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  1. Thanks John! I'll get some more local quotes and see if they will be reasonable... Dreading the cost of a local assessor...!
  2. I have made a claim for water damage at my property (not flood related!), and the loss adjuster (who was a nice chap but appointed by and working for the insurance company) has been around and after an extensive investigation and meticulous cost analysis (or schedule as he called it...) on his tablet program, has made an estimate for repair which is far below local quotes i have obtained for the work to be completed. As i just want the work completed, am i entitled to ask the insurance company to arrange the repairs themselves? If they believe fixing it will only cost £3000, and i can not have the work completed for anything near that, then i would rather they send the relevant tradesmen / materials over themselves. They would need a plumber (or two) and a painter and decorator I've no interest in simply trying to "make a few quid" here via a nice cash settlement, i just want the work completing and the house back to normal. Any suggestions? Insurance is with Tesco (Royal Sun Alliance, via Sedgwick formerly Cunningham Lindsey.) thanks
  3. Looking to have a new ensuite bathroom fitted after the shower leaked into our lounge, so hoping for a recommendation for someone who can come up and quote for everything I would like cement board / kerdi board around the shower, not plasterboard, and i need the tiled floor pulling up and chipboard removing too. Looking at a new shower tray, glass, tiling etc This is going through insurance, so need the quote asap, and ideally the work completing well before xmas thanks
  4. I've tried speaking to MT about this, and they just say they are "2 years into a 5 year plan" Does anyone have any inside knowledge, about timescales for certain areas? I'm up in Onchan, and can only get the 100Mbps VDSL service, so very keen for fibre I completed the fibre expression of interest webform, and also went to every house in the neighbourhood and encouraged neighbours to do the same, which many did (and were quite happy about as they know nothing about it!)
  5. I am unfortunately dealing with Sedgwick (formerly Cunningham Lindsey) They have an atrocious reputation, so crossing my fingers for a successful resolution. It's not a huge claim by any means!
  6. In the process of an insurance claim on the house, and considering covering myself by hiring a loss assessor, as i know the current loss adjuster will be working on the side of the insurance company to ultimately minimise the payout, and consequently maybe affect the quality of the repair work thanks
  7. I honestly don't believe people really think this flat earth thing is real. From watching the netflix documentary, you can see that Mark Sargent didn't really believe it either, but he's created a form of celebrity for himself which he obviously enjoys. I just don't see the average intelligence person believing the earth is flat. You would quite literally need to be stupid.
  8. Not sure, i think the vectoring / profile changes only started once MT wanted to upgrade ready for the new 200Mb internet that will be offered. I don't think this was a year ago, but no way of knowing for sure when they started getting the ball rolling
  9. Hmm, maybe it depends on the Fritz model, as there have been a few i think? Personally i stick with Draytek, as although they are quite expensive, they are rock solid and you can do a ton with them. A bit complicated for the non technical though, but other than that the newer Netgear Nighthawks seem to get decent reviews, and i would imagine have up to date firmwares that support vectoring
  10. The disconnections are most likely due to Telecom switching your line to Vectoring enabled. Tons of fritzboxes simply don't work with it and drop off all the time, which is why MT are moving customers onto those cheap Technicolor routers, which do seem to work. I don't think they are a particularly "feature rich" product, but will do the job. Too many people have had this exact issue. What's crazy is the Telecom engineers themselves will tell you that the guys in charge know full well what the problems are (basically what they have caused!), yet still insist on having engineers visit site to keep the customers happy! Frustrating for the customer, and frustrating for the MT engineer, most of whom are excellent and sympathetic to the customer.
  11. I found out from an MT engineer that Vectoring was enabled on my line. This is my router Joey
  12. With regards to the 4G stuff, my boss was getting around 28Mb on his WiManx connection, and said it was sometimes dropping down to below 9 in the evenings. He has four kids, each with Xbox One or PC, and then you add in Netflix etc. He's had the 4G router for a couple of weeks and said he has been absolutely blown away by how good it is. Says averages around 35 down and 10 up. All for a good value £25 a month. Truly unlimited too, as he stressed to them about how much bandwidth his kids use and said there couldn't be any limits
  13. Are you on one of their vectoring firmwares Joey? I had to install one of them since MT started enabling vectoring on lines, and causing problems island wide ftp://ftp.draytek.com/Vigor2860/Firmware/v3.8.5/ My draytek was having tons of drop offs, and after much back and forth with WiManx, it transpired (after having to find out myself) that MT changing my (and many others!) line to vectoring enabled and had all but killed my internet connection, with me having up to 30 drop offs overnight. On a side note, i'm ditching Wimanx after 9 years and moving back to MT. Really feel WiManx has massively gone downhill since the engineers like Matty have left, and the tech guys you speak to now, although nice, are more akin to school leavers than the previous top quality guys they had. Had a ton of poor feedback about them in my office, and know a few people who have either moved to MT, or switched to 4G. Looking forward to being able to watch YouTube without constant buffering, as i suspect WiManx are using pretty heavy traffic shaping. Manx Telecom, i would suspect, have vastly more bandwidth available
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