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Topic # 89380 1-Sep-2011 10:01
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Sadly, our old system doesn't quite meet the new standards, so this morning, it was switched off at the wall, and The Last Post was played by a lone trumpeter.

Farvel friend.

 




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  Reply # 514908 1-Sep-2011 10:34
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please stand for 1 minute of silence... 




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  Reply # 514914 1-Sep-2011 10:38
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Sad times when a perfectly good machine has to be shut down




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  Reply # 514926 1-Sep-2011 10:49
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*sniffle*




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  Reply # 514937 1-Sep-2011 11:03
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You can still send any notices that don't meet the requirements of the copyright act to the old equipment :)



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  Reply # 514949 1-Sep-2011 11:16
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graemeh: You can still send any notices that don't meet the requirements of the copyright act to the old equipment :)

Considering sending them to SaltyNZ and his team.

Everyone knows 2 Degrees prepaid 3G users are the worst infringers.

/blatanttrolling 




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  Reply # 514950 1-Sep-2011 11:17
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  Reply # 514951 1-Sep-2011 11:19
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tonyhughes:

Considering sending them to SaltyNZ and his team.

Everyone knows 2 Degrees prepaid 3G users are the worst infringers.

/blatanttrolling 


Pfffff we're exempt for a couple years anyway because we're new hip and special. Only you fixed line dinosaurs can get served... Teehee!

//Cheaper to buy the DVDs than BitTorrent on 3G




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  Reply # 514954 1-Sep-2011 11:22
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SaltyNZ: Pfffff we're exempt for a couple years anyway because we're new hip and special. Only you fixed line dinosaurs can get served... Teehee!


Rawwwwr.

Our wireless customer base doesn't think we are fixed line dinosaurs :-P

(Speedtest in my sig is on wireless tooooooooo :-))




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  Reply # 514955 1-Sep-2011 11:23
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Speaking of 2Deg I need to get a SIM card for my Telecom Tab. I upgraded to the leaked/hacked Optus 2.2 and gave up my 850MHz XT capability.




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  Reply # 514960 1-Sep-2011 11:27
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tonyhughes: Speaking of 2Deg I need to get a SIM card for my Telecom Tab. I upgraded to the leaked/hacked Optus 2.2 and gave up my 850MHz XT capability.

And now I have an XT Prepaid SIM that has used data every day for 5 months and never been topped up. Need to find a use for that. (Maybe an Android phone).




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  Reply # 514969 1-Sep-2011 11:35
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tonyhughes:
SaltyNZ: Pfffff we're exempt for a couple years anyway because we're new hip and special. Only you fixed line dinosaurs can get served... Teehee!


Rawwwwr.

Our wireless customer base doesn't think we are fixed line dinosaurs :-P

(Speedtest in my sig is on wireless tooooooooo :-))


So what wireless tech do you guys use down there, anyway?




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  Reply # 514970 1-Sep-2011 11:45
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SaltyNZ: So what wireless tech do you guys use down there, anyway?

A bit of WiMAX lovin' going on to provide full service (net, phone, dialup alarms/sky/eftpos, IP services) to customers who are too far away from copper.

We are also unbundled, and delivering traditional copper services.

We also have other wireless backhaul and redundancy around the bay. 




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  Reply # 514984 1-Sep-2011 11:57
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Sweet. Where I live I get pretty reasonable ADSL1 (I'm close enough to the exchange to get full speed). The problem is that the exchange is not planned to be upgraded to 2 or 2+ (let alone VDSL). At least, being rural, there are few enough other users that I can saturate it any time of day.

We looked at getting Compass wireless service to avoid Telecom but unfortunately they require LOS to their tower, and there was an inconvenient amount of hill in the way. XT or Vodafone 3G (900) are available but even at 2degrees prices I would go bankrupt.

Sigh... I knew we should have dropped a fibre in the trench when we moved the house there. If we ever get UFBed we will have to decline.

In short, I wish I had a few more options, but at least it could be a lot worse.




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  Reply # 514987 1-Sep-2011 12:01
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We are LOS too although pretty tolerant of minor LOS issues, and enough redundant transmitters at multiple sites facing in various directions to make lack of LOS a rare event here from what I gather.

We can support all POTS dependant services incl dialup internet over our connections lol.




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tonyhughes:
tonyhughes: Speaking of 2Deg I need to get a SIM card for my Telecom Tab. I upgraded to the leaked/hacked Optus 2.2 and gave up my 850MHz XT capability.

And now I have an XT Prepaid SIM that has used data every day for 5 months and never been topped up. Need to find a use for that. (Maybe an Android phone).


Another user who comes here bragging about free Internet, and soon this will be "fixed" by some provider...

 




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