[CLUG] Broadband from UTVip
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Sat Oct 4 14:34:19 IST 2003
> The wire still has to be moved by an Eircom body, does it?
> I'm already a UTVip dial-up customer -- do they still need
> a guy with a screwdriver to come visit me?
Depends. If you have a regular PSTN line you can do self-install -- UTV will
send you the modem and a filter or two, and you'll get a green light on your
modem when the engineer moves the line in the exchange. If you have ISDN,
you can downgrade the line yourself for 25, but if your line test fails
subsequently, you'll have to arrange to get it put back - for a fee - and
there's no guarantee when that'll happen.
I went for UTV's direct ISDN-to-DSL "conversion" because they'll arrange for
the guy to switch you back to POTS if your line test fails. I don't think
it's guaranteed this way either, but I reckon it's prolly less likely I'll
get fscked around by Eircom.
> That's just Eircom trying delaying tactics.
> Look forward to a visit from one of their nice marketing girls,
> asking if you are really, truly happy with your choice :-)
I've hads lots of Esat girls (so to speak), but sadly all the Eircom
marketers are boys. And you only need to say one word to them, three
letters. Begins in U and ends in V. Soon as you say the word, they start
backing down the driveway. I don't say the word straight away though. I'm
cruel like that.
> Assuming he has one. I think those robotic clones don't do evacuation.
They tend to evactuate from my proximity pretty quickly when they find out
who I am. Infamy rocks.
> What about the UTV modem and settings?
Didn't get it yet. I've an enquiry in with UTV about the changed date. If
they say they can't do anything, I'll make some noise at CumRag.
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