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Post by PALADiN » 05 May 2017, 22:34

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I have no idea what is going on. To me it feels like they've gone and hooked up the very easiest parts of the area and then thrown the rest in the too much effort basket.
This lines up with a story I read a few weeks back about NBNco putting more complex connections in the "too hard" basket in order to make the LNP's rollout numbers look good.
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Post by boars » 07 May 2017, 13:33

Had a Telstra tech turn up at my new house last thurs, ready to do a full install. No idea why, considering it's all cabled. Turns out there's a minor issue, the telstra cable connection has been disconnected on the pole and a neighbour plugged into it. Nice work when the HFC rollout didn't put enough connections on a pole.

Telstra: not our problem.
NBN: yeah, we'll get to that by 28th of July.

Just under a 3 months ETA for a 5 minute job (supposedly).

Sigh... guess my mobile data bills are going to be large this month... and the next two after that ...
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Post by Nekosan » 07 May 2017, 20:35

Unplug your neighbour?
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Post by boars » 07 May 2017, 22:29

Would love to but the poles too high and Telstra and NBN will probably frown at me and I didn't get a modem off them when they cancelled the install. :/

That and it's not the neighbours fault.
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Post by Lucifer Morningstar » 24 May 2017, 14:42

Where we're moving isn't done by NBN. It will be done by Telstra "Velocity".
I'm worried. The prices are shit, and we won't be getting unlimited.
Edit: it might also be fixed wireless by the actual government NBN. Even worse.
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Post by boars » 05 Jun 2017, 00:20

4 weeks tomorrow and still no word from NBN, not exactly shocked.

Can someone explain to me why they are wasting money on advertisements on TV?
It's not like we have any bloody choice in the matter.

or are they afraid that their service etc is going to be so shit that people would rather just get mobile broadband... I mean I guess if you don't need much data......

At any rate, seems like a waste of money.
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Post by jambo » 05 Jun 2017, 01:50

I think part of it is awareness, as a lot of copper stuff will be shuttered in the coming years.

Similar to when the analogue TV signal was switched off.
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Post by Artful-dodgeR » 05 Jun 2017, 09:27

2 more days until I get my NBN, ~580m cable length from the node. Let's hope it lives up to the hype :P
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Post by linxus » 05 Jun 2017, 09:35

NBN active in my area - now to choose who to go with - what are people in Perth using?
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Post by Nekosan » 05 Jun 2017, 18:46

boars wrote:
05 Jun 2017, 00:20
4 weeks tomorrow and still no word from NBN, not exactly shocked.

Can someone explain to me why they are wasting money on advertisements on TV?
It's not like we have any bloody choice in the matter.

or are they afraid that their service etc is going to be so shit that people would rather just get mobile broadband... I mean I guess if you don't need much data......

At any rate, seems like a waste of money.

Not everyone frequents gaming forums, most people have zero to do with technology unless its forced in their face.
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Post by linxus » 06 Jun 2017, 20:37

Its been a good many years with Internode, but jumping ship for AussieBB - or will do after the end of the month.
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Post by Artful-dodgeR » 07 Jun 2017, 12:21

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Post by boars » 26 Jun 2017, 17:10

Ah awareness, pretty ratty adverts in terms of giving actual information about the product in my opinion but oh well.

And just about 8 weeks in and all I've had is a single call from Telstra telling me they haven't forgotten me but nothing has happened. Well nothing other than them billing me for my internet connection monthly fee for internet that I don't have. Bet no one is surprised at that classic Telstra moment.
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Post by ball0fire » 26 Jun 2017, 17:33

been with nodes nbn for a while now pretty happy with it, get the occasional slow down on the odd weekend but speed has been fine, the main issue with cvc / congestion on fttn tho is ping

when it starts getting heavy use in my area my ping from rocky to brisbane goes from 13ms ish to 150ms makes online games a real fuck fest when trying to play on NA or EU servers. but other than that its all good

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Post by PALADiN » 26 Jun 2017, 17:36

boars wrote:
26 Jun 2017, 17:10
Ah awareness, pretty ratty adverts in terms of giving actual information about the product in my opinion but oh well.

And just about 8 weeks in and all I've had is a single call from Telstra telling me they haven't forgotten me but nothing has happened. Well nothing other than them billing me for my internet connection monthly fee for internet that I don't have. Bet no one is surprised at that classic Telstra moment.
TIO. Telstra shouldn't be billing you for service if it's not being provided (particularly if you already know you're waiting for NBN to do something).
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Post by boars » 26 Jun 2017, 18:25

Haven't contacted Telstra yet, will do on a quiet afternoon at work when I can stand putting up with calling them and dealing with all the usual fun.
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Post by boars » 18 Jul 2017, 22:11

Ticked over 12* weeks waiting for NBN installation, contacted Telstra for a refund, which they happily obliged with.
As predicted took almost an hour on the phone to do so.
No way I was going to do that each month.

Additionally got them to cancel future bills to boot, at least till service exists.
Didn't realise they'd be open to that, even though its the only reasonable option.

Finally bitched at NBN on twitter, woo, that'll be super effective...

God damn I hate the NBN co.

* 2 weeks of that was the time it took to get the tech around the first time.
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Post by linxus » 20 Jul 2017, 19:46

This is more like it:
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Edit - its for 25/5. Going by the routers info, I think we couldve gotten close to 50/25, but I didnt see the need for it.
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Post by Treloar » 22 Jul 2017, 03:34

I've left Telstra altogether now, they are craptastic. It took me 6 months to get the name changed on the home phone from my dad to me so I could bundle...

I am Internode bundled now, home phone and Internet, the billing system for bundled is somewhat confusing though and needs improvement :!:

When the NBN gets to me I'll prolly go with Internode for that too, less than 200m to the node ftw :!:
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Post by n1cholas » 23 Jul 2017, 13:52

Treloar wrote:
22 Jul 2017, 03:34
When the NBN gets to me I'll prolly go with Internode for that too, less than 200m to the node ftw :!:
I would advise against signing a contract so if Internode has congestion issues you can more cheaply and easily switch ISPs.

If you sign a contract potentially having to go through the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman to break your contract without penalty can be a drawn out and painful experience.

I'm tempted to get a second line to try NBN, we use our iiNet ADSL2+ connection for work during the day and gaming after hours so a congestion free 10/1mbit connection is preferable to a 100/40mbit connection that has terrible congestion and latency spikes.

A friend recently switched from Telstra ADSL2+ to Telstra FTTN and latency has increased to certain locations, latency to the Overwatch Australian servers is 140ms+ whereas on ADSL he was getting 70ms.

Had a front page article in the local paper this week advising people about FTTN issues and to signup for the ACCC's trial to test FTTN speeds.

The local member Ken Wyatt has been inundated with complaints about the NBN but replies with spiel about everyone having access to 25/5mbit and many eventually having 50/20mbit. Complaints about reliability and congestion are completely dismissed or ignored with no help other than to tell people to get in contact with their ISP.

I don't think LNP offices even read complaint letters about NBN as I've seen a few and the formatting and wording is almost identical as if it is just a template they send to all complainants regardless of the content of their letter.
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Post by storm84 » 23 Jul 2017, 16:07

"The fact that you want faster internet is a sign you are intending to pirate Game of Thrones. Live with slow internet and pay Murdoch the money he deserves, you smashed-avo eating thief!"
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Post by ball0fire » 23 Jul 2017, 18:41

lol thanks for the laugh
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Post by boars » 26 Jul 2017, 00:30

n1cholas wrote:
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A friend recently switched from Telstra ADSL2+ to Telstra FTTN and latency has increased to certain locations, latency to the Overwatch Australian servers is 140ms+ whereas on ADSL he was getting 70ms.
Sounds like the NBN is over delivering when it comes to ping.
140ms is way better than what they've been spruiking.

Heck look at that download speed, phenomenal eh.

Not that I can talk, I'd pretty much be happy with an internet connection of any sort that's not mobile broadband - quotas are ridiculously small on mobile.
Exceed your quota on practically any plan and its $10/gig - what a crock.
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Post by Artful-dodgeR » 26 Jul 2017, 15:03

I went from 90ms to 22ms in Overwatch *shrug*.
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Post by ball0fire » 26 Jul 2017, 15:53

nbn and fttn especially has a naasty habit of giving you nice high pings when they run into cvc / congestion issues like i said up there a bit ^^ ping from rocky to brisbane goes from 14ms to 150+
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