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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #101 on: September 26, 2017, 08:34:05 PM »
This would be nice
https://www.itwire.com/business-technology/80056-new-microsoft-facebook-subsea-cable-can-transmit-data-at-160tbps.html

We will not be getting anywhere near decent speed in 10 years when data usage application could use massive throughput. I remember modems, and browsing at the time could be done sort-of okay, but not comparable to today's speed. leap ahead ten years and we will be ripping up endpoints to put in fibre. We should have put fibre it in from the start. Whatever happened to the original universality concept of a single high speed nbn?. And what have we been given, a mish mash of plans depending on how much you spend, and still mostly not fibre (Some people can still get fiber but is going to cost lots and lots, It's not universal).

Though I will not be getting nbn until next year some time I hope.

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« Reply #102 on: October 23, 2017, 03:12:01 PM »
There's no Great Evil conspiracy against consumers within engineering, manufacturing and supply. Just the many tradeoffs incurred to satisfy diverse tastes, priorities and wallets. But first comes all the insatiable Gummint eggsperts, nanny-staters and usual suspects.

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« Reply #103 on: October 25, 2017, 12:55:49 PM »
We'd all do well to remember it's a bloody big work in progress and nothing stopping the couch potatoes, gamers and porn addicts from coughing up for the last few metres of fibre to the premise if they really must have-
https://www.msn.com/en-au/money/markets/nbn-is-supercharging-old-copper-to-go-as-fast-as-fibre-next-year/ar-AAtZYut
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #105 on: November 27, 2017, 05:50:57 PM »
That explains why Telstra "gave" us an additional 100 Gb monthly data last week on our broadband plan.
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« Reply #106 on: November 27, 2017, 07:32:26 PM »
That explains why Telstra "gave" us an additional 100 Gb monthly data last week on our broadband plan.
You need to get onto them... I got an additional 500gb bringing ours to 1tb/month

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« Reply #107 on: November 27, 2017, 08:41:02 PM »
You blokes have done ok, I was rounded up to 50Gb. 
You blokes must have some sort of evidence on these %^&*tards.
Wanna share?

Yes, I know, deny all knowledge.

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« Reply #108 on: November 27, 2017, 10:54:06 PM »
It has just been published that NBN will be available in my area late September next year.
I'll help the pigs to fly if that happens by that date.
Not going to wait in any case. Wireless Internet by a local company - Uniti Wireless - is now available to me.  At least 5 others neighbours have joined up and I am looking to do so too.
25/10Mb with little or no congestion (so the forums/feedback reports) and cost less than the Telstra phone + ISP ADSL that I current enjoy at 2/0.75Mb.
As soon as I can get my ISP and their linked Email separated, I'll be joining up too. 
When NBN comes along - I recon I will not be hooking up.  Another lost opportunity for a customer to the big NBN
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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #109 on: November 28, 2017, 05:32:47 AM »
I scored some extra data this week, went from 200GB to 1000GB, must mean that the NBN is years away for me, makes no difference with the extra data when you cant even use it due to crap downloads

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« Reply #110 on: November 28, 2017, 07:44:44 AM »
I scored some extra data this week, went from 200GB to 1000GB, must mean that the NBN is years away for me, makes no difference with the extra data when you cant even use it due to crap downloads

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We got the same.  Originally on a 100GB plan that had a bonus to double it 1.5 years ago.  Last week they "kindly" upped it to 1000GB for no apparent reason. (possibly other that trying to get us to stay with them)

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« Reply #111 on: November 28, 2017, 08:37:43 AM »
Quote from: Bookleaf
It has just been published that NBN will be available in my area late September next year.

that's ok - Nick (evolution) - his estate isn't even on the NBN map... it wasn't an area when the NBN Shit started...
He'll probably be 50 years away...
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« Reply #112 on: November 28, 2017, 09:08:58 PM »
We got the same.  Originally on a 100GB plan that had a bonus to double it 1.5 years ago.  Last week they "kindly" upped it to 1000GB for no apparent reason. (possibly other that trying to get us to stay with them)

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« Reply #113 on: November 29, 2017, 07:03:16 AM »
I'm running 2 houses at the moment. The one the family lives in, rural area on ADSL 40km just out of Brisbane and the place I live in while working just out of Newcastle with NBN.

Rural ADSL is rubbish. We are probably the furthest house from the exchange (6km) and Telstra don't want to spend a dollar on the wire as our area is slated for wireless BB in a few years. Rain and humidity sees a slow down in speed and occasional drop outs.

NBN connection to my other place >:(. Took 8 weeks from when I signed to when it was connected (quoted 3 weeks). Speed was good, but so many drop outs as the modem would continually reset its self. About every 15-20 minutes it would cycle. Sometimes going for hours, sometimes reconnecting for seconds, only to reset again. Each time it would take around 2-3 minutes to reconnect, so a bit irritating.
I spent literally several hours on the phone to Telstra (kept a log and made a ombudsman complaint) and they would get me to turn it off and on again and run numerous 'tests' to still not solve the issues.
Telstra would blame NBN.co, NBN who actually had a technician at the house to check the line when the NBN was connected would blame Telstra's hardware, Telstra would tell me they were sending a technician that never arrived (always good when you have taken a day off solely for that reason).

After 3 months of angry phone calls I finally got a new modem and its been good since. Not the massive quoted speed, but when you are used to having 2 kids streaming videos off ADSL, it seems very quick :laugh:.

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« Reply #114 on: November 29, 2017, 08:30:18 AM »
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Telstra would tell me they were sending a technician that never arrived (always good when you have taken a day off solely for that reason)

As a penalty - Telstra/Any Company that says someone is showing up to fix/deliver Shit should give you 2 months free/refund delivery costs when this happens. I think we have all had to have a day off for some ****tard to come between 7-12 or 12-midnight and they never show up. That'll smarten them up a **** load.
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« Reply #115 on: November 29, 2017, 08:37:18 AM »
As a penalty - Telstra/Any Company that says someone is showing up to fix/deliver Shit should give you 2 months free/refund delivery costs when this happens. I think we have all had to have a day off for some ****tard to come between 7-12 or 12-midnight and they never show up. That'll smarten them up a **** load.
as a self employed person i would prefer they paid me for my lost days income, it would be worth a lot more then a couple of months free internet. On the flip side, i'd be happy for them to invoice any home owners that bugger them around not being home when a tech is scheduled to visit also.....bet I know which happens more often though.
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« Reply #116 on: November 29, 2017, 08:43:29 AM »
have recently changed from iinet FTTN to aussiebroadband...

very happy with the service and performance, regardless of peak hour...

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« Reply #117 on: November 29, 2017, 10:48:57 AM »
Like others I have had my data allowance doubled.

Big deal, I am the only user in the house, don't watch movies or play games so rarely get close to my data limit.

And I get less than 5mbps on my $30 a month iinet ADSL plan I would probably need to be downloading 25 hours a day.

Most of the time the slowness doesn't bother me and with the NBN it seems I  will have to pay much more for speed I may or may not require. Or even get.

I guess that is progress.   

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« Reply #118 on: November 29, 2017, 11:10:31 AM »
as a self employed person i would prefer they paid me for my lost days income, it would be worth a lot more then a couple of months free internet. On the flip side, i'd be happy for them to invoice any home owners that bugger them around not being home when a tech is scheduled to visit also.....bet I know which happens more often though.
So what I do... Send them an invoice for your time lost... It does get their attention

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #119 on: November 29, 2017, 12:53:55 PM »
I've been on NBN FTTN since Aug last year. My experience thus far has been very good. I was initially getting syunc speeds of 42-44Mbit and speedtest results of around 3.2-3.6mbyte downloads roughly. coming from ADSL was I pretty happy with this.

During the first few months while gaming online I did notice latency spikes from the usually 10ms or less to 80-90ms which was high. Doing a lot of reading online and seeing a lot of feedback on the whirlpool forums I took the plung and payed a sparky to remove/disconnect all my old phone outlets in the house and rerun a net Cat6 cable from the street feed straight to my modem. This was well worth the effort my sync speeds are no 54Mbit (I'm on a 50Mbit plan so capped out not max) my speedtest results are now 4.8-4.9mbyte on download and my pings no longer spike at all.
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« Reply #120 on: January 03, 2018, 12:26:40 PM »
I have woefully slow adsl2, am at the limit in regards to distance from the exchange so have very slow internet and frequent dropouts so have been counting down to getting broadband, when I looked earlier last year they said from Oct 2017, then it went too 5th Jan 2018, just checked again and now it's saying Oct 2018 WTF? Just checked my current speed after a reset and it 0.90 Mbps  :'(

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« Reply #121 on: January 03, 2018, 12:39:35 PM »
Our street recently got added to NBN. Interestingly, not long after that my ADSL2 download speed dropped to 1.3mp during peak times. Next door neighbour recently switched to NBN and said it was great..............for the 36 hours that it lasted. He has now been without internet for 3 weeks while NBN/Telstra shuffle responsibility (without any enthusiasm apparently).

We got notified by mail from NBN Co. that we needed to switch as the ADSL2 was soon being switched off in our area. Neighbour on the other side contacted Telstra about switching and was told that they are not doing any new connections in our area until about 6 months time as there is not enough capacity to support our area ?

There is a new housing estate of 1500 homes being developed between our street and the nearest exchange, so I'm not holding out much hope for the future.

looks like 4g via the mobile phone might be the best option ?

edit;- my mobile started misbehaving on the week-end, so I went into the Telstra shop yesterday to see about upgrading........................thats 4 hours of my life i'll never get back.....

Since when do you need to make an appointment at a shop ? doctors or solicitor sure...........but a Telstra retail outlet ?????? When I walked into a near empty store with multiple Telstra employees sitting along a wall doing what appeared to be data entry ?, young lassie asks if I was on the list ? no says I, I just want a phone, she starts tapping away on a tablet and says, that will be a 2 1/2 wait until the next available appointment.... >:( >:( >:( >:(

Imagine the uproar if Coles or Woollies had the same business model.............oh, you want milk and bread........come back in 2 1/2 hours and we'll see if a checkout is open........................ oop's, hang on.......maybe they are  ???

perhaps I should wander over to the rant page  :'(
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« Reply #122 on: January 03, 2018, 12:53:26 PM »
looks like 4g via the mobile phone might be the best option ?

Just tested my phone and it's 10-20 times faster than my adsl2+, Prices have been coming down a lot recently but unless you are a fairly low consumption user it will likely cost a fair bit more.

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« Reply #123 on: January 03, 2018, 01:08:28 PM »
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Our street recently got added to NBN. Interestingly, not long after that my ADSL2 download speed dropped to 1.3mp during peak times. Next door neighbour recently switched to NBN and said it was great.... for the 36 hours that it lasted. He has now been without internet for 3 weeks while NBN/Telstra shuffle responsibility (without any enthusiasm apparently).

That's normal from everything I've read and what the 3-4 people here have been through


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edit;- my mobile started misbehaving on the week-end, so I went into the Telstra shop yesterday to see about upgrading........................thats 4 hours of my life i'll never get back.....

Since when do you need to make an appointment at a shop ? doctors or solicitor sure...........but a Telstra retail outlet ?????? When I walked into a near empty store with multiple Telstra employees sitting along a wall doing what appeared to be data entry ?, young lassie asks if I was on the list ? no says I, I just want a phone, she starts tapping away on a tablet and says, that will be a 2 1/2 wait until the next available appointment.... >:( >:( >:( >:(

Went through similar few weeks ago when all I wanted was a new SIMM enabled... bloke infront of me stormed out after much almost heated discussion...
I didn't understand why until it was my turn.. 3 hours they wanted me to wait, I said I think you know the answer to that since most of you are standing around doing **** all.
This one person could have served me, but her job was to stand there with a tablet all day and just wait for people. This local shop is not Telstra owned I believe but a franchise.

Went to another Telstra owned shop - less than 5 mins work to enable a SIMM card.. I do it regularly with work but on Business accounts. They cant help peasant users.
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« Reply #124 on: January 04, 2018, 08:42:54 AM »
I'll throw in opposite stories for both areas :D

Swapped from Telstra Cable to NBN HFC back in November & it's been fine :D Tech took about 20 minutes to do the job (half of that on the phone trying to sort out discrepancy about name shown on his order) & it came active within ~2 hours, Has been fine since with consistent download speeds ~21 - 23 mbps & high 4's up. Couple of short dropouts but nothing to write home about :D

Got the young bloke a new phone for Chrissie which has a mini Sim, rather than the full size card in his old phone. Went into the local T shop (which is franchised) early last week to swap it. Mid-morning, all the staff were with customers except the girl with the ipad. Told her what we needed, Yep, fine - confirmed phone number involved, then she went behind the counter, punched some buttons & handed over a new Sim, with all contacts, music & so on already programmed into it! Total time in shop, ~3 minutes & $nil! ;D

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