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  1. I've had a much less positive experience than this. Ignoring the abysmal service in store to sign up that left me sat for over an hour waiting to be seen. First day I got it set up was getting 28ish down 8 up which seemed fine, better than the, at best, 9 I get from Wi-Manx, but the second day I was down to 6 with pings near 200 and that's where it stayed all weekend. PvP matchmaking on Destiny 2 was taking 15-20 minutes on Friday night and on Saturday morning it threw up a "Strict NAT" error so put it in a DMZ to see if it was restricted ports issue, still had a "Strict NAT" but also with the Xbox warning of a "Double NAT" nothing I could do would open it up, console network checks weren't completing just a pain so it seems there is a Carrier Grade NAT to contend with as well. Random webpages wouldn't load, other would load slowly, videos would buffer indefinitely and just generally unreliable. So plugged the Wi-Manx router back in "Open NAT", network tests completing with no errors, matchmaking back to a few minutes at most and no more hanging pages. I'm hugely disappointed with the service, I was looking forward to binning off Manx Telecom's extortionate line rental and not having to wait for them to upgrade the lines so I can get a reasonable connect speed despite living on a new estate. But I'll be dropping the router back in store under the 30 day trial as I would rather have a reliable fast enough service than an unreliable faster, sometimes, service. Obviously its massively dependant on location and everyone's experience will be different and if it wasn't for the 30 day trial I never would have bothered so I'm grateful for that.
  2. From the AppleCare terms Weird as I currently have it on 2 iPhone 8s and a Macbook Pro, and had it on my last laptop and 2 iPhone 7s last year. Both laptops bought online, phones collected in store on launch day. I've never had to claim on it though so god knows if they would have honoured it or not.
  3. Pensioners to lose free prescriptions

    Maybe some one who needs to take high dosages regularly and doesn't want to spend half their life in Tesco? Assuming a prescription of 100 x 400mg tablets 2 to be taken 3 times a day, that's 50 doses or nearly 17 days worth of medication at 7.7p a dose. Want to do that through Tesco the most you can buy at once is 2 boxes of 16 x 200mg at 37p each, meaning having to take 4 pills at once to reach the same dose, giving you 8 doses or just over 2 days worth of medication at 9.25p (£4.62 for 50) a dose, now you might be happy enough to go to Tesco every other day potentially for the rest of your miserable life to get ibuprofen but not every one is capable.
  4. Forum Upgrade Questions

    Yes. I use Ad Guard on iOS, which I believe is also available for Android although it needs side loading. Or you can use the Opera mini browser which has an ad blocker built in.
  5. Manx Telecom Phone + Contract prices

    LG G5 from Manx Telecom:£45/month for 2 years = £1080 LG G5 from Virgin Media: £26/month for 2 years = £624 Cheapest Manx Telecom Sim-Only contract £15/month for 2 years = £360 Return flight to Manchester = £69 Total = £984 Flight was leaving Thursday 1st Dec, returning Saturday 3rd Dec. Wouldn't it be simpler to just buy a SIM-free phone off Amazon? https://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-G5-32-SIM-Free-Smartphone/dp/B01CDZYXXE/ref=sr_1_4?s=telephone&ie=UTF8&qid=1479403327&sr=1-4&keywords=lg+g5 LG G5 : £400 Cheapest MT PAYG £15/month for 2 years: £360 Total: £760 Granted, you don't get a weekend away for the pleasure, but hey, it's 25% off MT prices It is yeah, just would prefer to do it monthly rather than in one go right when I'm supposed to be buying other people Christmas presents... Buy it monthly from giffgaff £20 a month then get a sim from someone. https://www.giffgaff.com/mobile-phones/lg/lg-g5/phone-details £506 total for the phone over 2 years and what ever for your contract/pay as you go, probably cheaper than MT.
  6. Rumour - high end developer gone bust?

    Sounds about perfect for them then.
  7. Rumour - high end developer gone bust?

    Well this doesn't look at all suspicious. Endless Design Ltd. look for a full complement of architectural staff. Managed by Jim Brookman former Managing Director of Richmond Square Group.
  8. The Great British Bake Off

    "Can't Pay We'll Bake it Away"?
  9. Roofer recommendations

    Hmm using the DVLA search posted in that other road tax thread, that number plate is owed by a white Ford thats currently got a SORN in place, assuming I'm reading it right.
  10. Roofer recommendations

    Laxey ! that looks about right for the "laxey girls",to be expected in laxey i'm afraid. Is that a recent picture?
  11. Osteopath recommendations please

    Hi llap, no its 3 months wait I have been told. I was referred to Ortho, and I saw a spinal physio who thinks the injection will help with my back/foot she said 3 months waiting list. Flossie that sounds about right according to the latest information I have. It also seems that you've been referred appropriately. The waiting list for a chronic pain appointment is too long - I don't think 4 years is right though - but referrals to this service should only really be made once all other relevant specialist services have been unable to help. For back pain (which incorporates SIJ pain) there is a well established pathway on the IOM Map of Medicine. Similarly, NICE guidelines soon to be updated are fairly clear on who should be referred in, and where they should be referred to. I bow to your obviously greater knowledge but 4 Years sounds about right to me, my missus has been on the list at least 3 years with the only contact being a phone call to make sure she was still in pain after about 2 and still wanted to be on the list. This is from a referral from othro after both Nobles and Wrightington have been unable to offer any other solutions.
  12. Credit Card Charges

    Just tried to pay for my VED in branch with a credit card and they flat out refused to take it had to be a debit card.
  13. Oh good this is being developed by Kylotonn Games the developers of possibly the worst Racing/Motorsports games in recent years Motorcycle Club.
  14. Sounds risky I've heard these days if you say your English you'll be arrested and thrown in jail.
  15. Potential Wireless Health Effects

    Do you wear it with the shiny side out or the shiny side in...? Does it make a difference? That's a silly question everyone knows a real tinfoil hat is shiny both sides. Shiny outside to protect them beaming thoughts into your head, and shiny inside to stop them stealing the thoughts you have.
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