oh damn HE'S back

Discussion in 'Spam....' started by AlphaAlex, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. AlphaAlex

    AlphaAlex Official Forum Nuisance

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    Yeah I'm back :cool:

    I moved house a little over a month ago and had a lot of trouble with my internet provider relocating my internet service.. They said it was easy and 'did it' but didn't work. I rang up and asked "why insn't my net working, my modem has red lights", so then they sent me a 'free' modem.. It didn't fix anything..
    So I rang up and abused them. Then they got a technician out to check the phone line and he said it was all good. wtf?
    Then got a text message from them saying I simply could not get broadband for reasons unknown. So I rang up again only to be told "Oh your re-connection is is progress wait 48 hours then it should work".. I replied "okay I guess I'll wait 48 hours and see what happens then thanks".. Then he said "Well, you could sit there and turn your modem on and off in that time and see if it works in the mean time, but it wont help" - REALLY!?
    3 days later, no internet so then got the telephone company to come out and check the phone line and 'apparently' fix it which they didn't. (AGAIN!) Then rang up and abused my internet people again for charging me internet connection fees for my old house and my new one in one week. Then they organized a technician to come out themselves and he said "oh there is something wrong, call 'Telstra' (the people that run the phone lines. This is what I just did a twice before) Don't worry none of these call out fees will cost you anything". *cough*
    Then got a 'Telstra tech man to come out from them and he told me "the wires from your house to the divider in your street were not connected properly.. this happens a lot with 'so called tech guys' -_- Anyway he fixed it.

    I rang my internet provider again to say it's all good now and to make sure My internet bill would just be the norm plus a relocation bill and no other costs. As they told me twice over the phone.
    They send me an invoice for $200....... so they charged me for the modem they said was free that I didn't need. Plus the technician they said was free. Plus an extra $20 over my plan for some odd reason...
    I hope they are looking forward to another phone call tomorrow ha!

    Anyway Rant over I'm back.. Now where's the beer.

    (Knows no-one is gonna bother reading this crap)
     
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  2. anonymous

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    sup bra. Welcome back I guess. And Fuck your internet provider.
     
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  3. Sparrow

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    I feel your pain.
    When I moved into this house, built in 1908, and called ATT to get internet service... they said the house wasn't showing up on the grid.
    Indeed I wasn't, as there was no land line going to the house! I finally had to have Comcast Cable come over and see what they could do... the guy had to climb a power pole, patch the cable into a hub, string it across the street to my house, thread it under the house for my television, and another line upstairs for internet/phone. All afternoon the guy worked on it in the miserable summer heat... I was very impressed! I actually bought the dude lunch as my way of saying "thanks".

    My charge for the hookup, the standard fee of $99, which included everything.
    They charge the same startup fee no matter what they have to go through to actually get you service.
     
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  4. AlphaAlex

    AlphaAlex Official Forum Nuisance

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    One of the problems was my internet provider was in fact bought out by another company while I didn't have internet. So I got billed by both and then got a nasty re-connection bill cos one side said something (it's free) and the new side said the other, plus billed me for an apparent free service technician and modem... however I just rang them up and got $80 credit plus they are working on the rest..... (they always say that and nothing happens till I ring them again). Still cant understand why it took 3 tech guys to come out and the last one simply said to me"oh it's just the connection at the end of the street.. took me 5 minutes." ugh

    Anyway enough whining.

    Glad to be back. Cheers!
     
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    Well fuck your countries internet suck; I have unlimited 4G (20 mb/s) connection for my phone and computer for 10eur a month.
     
  6. Richard Falken

    Richard Falken The Best Epic Literature Ever Written.

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    My house is so far from everything, that there is just no ISP wire. 2/3/4G does not reach this place reliabily. I have to use a Wimax network, which is ok for the price but has a very bad latency. Ok for dealing with emails, browsing the Usenet and not much more.

    When you run on a low capacity network like mine, you have to adapt. I have filtering proxies and Quality Control rules in my LAN computers for sanitizing my traffic. Browsing with console web browsers such as Lynx also helps sometimes.

    What I hate is the fact that the web has grown to assume that everybody has a great Internet connection. You arrive to an e-commerce site and are bombarded with images and scripts that take minutes to load. It just sucks. It is also a waste of resources.
     
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    Well where do you live - here we have a 3g in the middle of a swamp (3g has 98% country coverage) I was sad to pay 10eur/month for 4g, because I can get it cheaper lolz.
     
  8. Richard Falken

    Richard Falken The Best Epic Literature Ever Written.

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    I live in a valley far from everything that matters, in the outsides of a town that does not show in some maps of the area.

    There are weeks in which I see no human being at all. It is pretty cool.
     
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    sounds like Australia to me
     
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    That's probably the best part about your post.

    Sounds awesome. :D
     
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    Daughter of Hell damosel in distress

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    Welcome back to the graveyard, ALEX! (Ahem, my name is Alexandria - the female version of our continent-conquering species.) So, I hope you're a necromancer, because this forum is DEAD!
     
  12. Richard Falken

    Richard Falken The Best Epic Literature Ever Written.

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    Wow, what an optimistic view.

    He could also be a cleric or something, no need for messing with zombies :)
     
  13. AlphaAlex

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    Let's be friends lol. Oh and I'll do what I can to raise the forum from the grave.

    After a few beers I am a zombie.. the only holy water I need is the god's sweet golden fermented nectar. :p Doubt that makes me a cleric. Or perhaps a really bad one lol.
     
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    AlphaAlex the beer Cleric. in order to preform healing powers, he needs beer.
     
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    Heh - I'm still a bit in denial about this ;)
     
  16. AlphaAlex

    AlphaAlex Official Forum Nuisance

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    That's probably for the best :D

    *Takes one of Tur's muffins*
     
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    it's gonna be more interesting here with Alex and Anon back...
     
  18. AlphaAlex

    AlphaAlex Official Forum Nuisance

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    and jnk
     
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    thx :)
     
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    well all we now need a way to make riot