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  1. Flogging a very dead horse I know but. +3 years (nearly ) from my original post, can I get VDSL can I buggery and now MT have the affront to say they're going to charge me £3 a month more as I'm not a 'loyal' customer. Trust me MT if you actually delivered the service that you think you do I'd be a damn site more loyal. Robbing corporate !@£$@£$!!!!! Have a nice day P.S. I eventually nailed a 1m dish to the side of my house and get a more than adequate 40Mb/20Mb (down/up) over Sure's 4G. Just a shame they use carrier NAT and cannot provide fixed IP's but hey nothings perfect.
  2. No, I use an Teltonika RUT955 router connected to an external MIMO antenna.
  3. Sure 4G in rural Maughold, the best MT can offer me is a 5M/640k ADSL2+ on my phone line.
  4. ManxMann


    Why not just plug an Ethernet cable between your TV/STB/Desktop/Laptop etc and your router and bypass the who issue, either that or put up some 'Tempest' style chicken wire screens around your house to stop RF leakage
  5. I have a FireTV (Not Stick) and it works perfectly via my Domicilium Internet connection.
  6. Used to see a Lotus Carlton most days back in the 90's parked in Shoprite Ramsey car park.
  7. Certainly used to be, I believe it was the owners of the scrappers down in Ballasalla certainly used to be parked outside.
  8. Genuine question, do the speed guns take a picture? If they don't surely it's a case of 'their word against mine' and If they do but the picture is unable to show the drivers face are you still legally bound to admit who was driving given it wasn't a warranted Police constable that caught you 'allegedly' breaking the law?
  9. Don't move to Maughold, carrier pigeon would be quicker. I've been chasing for literally years and always get the same 'We'll get to you sometime soon' I was looking forward to the BlueWave 4G service as my phone is at least three times quicker than my ADSL2+ enabled telephone line.
  10. OSX is free anyway Exactly! Well only if you have a Mac that is
  11. Lots of unique cars on the Island, one such example (1 of 3 in the UK, with < 1000 remaining word wide) lives up Port Lewaigue keeping the stainless beastie company
  12. A few photos from today in Ramsey, courtesy of Barry Prince. It was great to see the cars that did appear, sad that so many didn't.
  13. Reposting this info from the Perfectly Retro Facebook page, please spread the word all welcome come along for a look of bring your metal. Classic car and bike display down the entire length of parliament street, Ramsey, on Sunday 7th December. The time will be 11.00am to 5pm. Mr Cunningham (owner of the new motor museum) is planning on bringing a selection of vehicles for the display. https://www.facebook.com/events/412686612221343/
  14. Thanks Shill, I have tried that only to be told that wasn't an option, again I suspect that the cabinet in question _isn't_ a fibre cab after all and that my line already goes through it. Unless MT choose some extremely convoluted path from my house to Ramsey the 'green' box is a logical junction i.e. it's a straight line from my house to the box to the exchange. The topography around the whole area is one of woodland/hills and rocky coastline which are all non conducive to cheaply laying cable ducts. Follow the road (and the MT access hatches) and you logically end up at 'the box'. Whilst this is fun, my guess is 'no one knows' outside MT in regard to my questions, and they are not telling. We are now truly in the age where broadband coverage is a factor in house purchasing, had I known I'd be stuck in this black spot I'd certainly have thought twice!
  15. Exactly Monkey Boy, looking at the larger Fibre to the cabinet unit outside B&Q and others I strongly suspect it isn't, just random MT hyperbol. For the record I'm well aware of whys and wherefores of who can and cannot get it and why, so again I come back to my questions, where are the 26 fibre cabinets, what is the coverage map and what future roll out plans are in-place? As Jack Nicholson's character said 'Is this as good as it gets?'
  16. Thanks Shill, it just confirms what I already knew. Speed Estimates for 81XXXX ADSL Download 2.5Mb/s - 3.5Mb/s(A) ADSL2+ Download 4Mb/s - 5Mb/s(A) My Cisco 887VA manages 6Mb/s so can't complain on that front but..... common MT I still want VDSL its not as if I live on the top of Snaefell!
  17. Don't get me started! Lets just say it didn't work out.
  18. Has there been any update from MT since the 2013 'state of the nation' report about the VDSL coverage? On their website they claim to have the 12 exchanges + 26 Fibre cabs, which is nice, but don't provide any location for same or coverage maps info? Since 2011 once a year I ring up MT to find out when VDSL is coming to my area only to be told 'its coming'. About a year ago a medium size green box appeared on the coast road just outside Ramsey proudly displaying 'Fibre Broadband is here'. My house, if you measure the road path not 'as the crow flies' is 1.1km from this box but no VDSL. Talking to Telecom the response was 'ah there must be a reason'. I'm so glad I live in the sticks, as must be the other 30/40 house holders who live right next to me! Anyone have any updates on whats happening? given their previous efforts I'm worried they've reached the 'good enough' stage and are now onto the next big money making thing.
  19. If you're referring to the 'Windows Tax' you might be able to get a refund from Microsoft. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundling_of_Microsoft_Windows
  20. Source? My source of the contrary is a VOSA inspector. He said you can drive to any station you like as long as 1) Its pre-arranged and 2) you go straight there. I am pleased you are agreeing with this point I made in the preceding post #9. A prohibition would only come about by taking a vehicle with a serious fault. Possibly and if it was a flagrant breach of law who could disagree? However if it was just a matter of getting a vehicle back here in the course of a day then it would be arguable especially with the ombudsperson. The default would be "we're not paying" as the person pressing f5 or whatever to produce than letter will have never come across this scenario in training. As Big Dave has illustrated, you might have to wait for the rejection letter to proceed which in itself a ludicrous way of going on but this is the DVLA we're talking about. Never forget their remit is to relieve you of money. VOSA? Why on earth would I take a car I'd purchased for a UK MOT! I'm referring to the local import safety test on the IOM. According to the head examiner you can legally drive the car without current UK VED to the test centre, if stopped show your appointment confirmation. However as stated if it fails you are unable to drive it back.
  21. Source? It sounds mighty unlikely unless it failed on a serious issue rendering immediately unroadworthy in which case you wouldn't want to drive it home. For those determined to get around this, you don't have to go to the nearest testing station but you might have a bit of trouble booking it if the test isn't due for some time... *Edit - unless they've changed something on Oct 1st regarding this. The test centre, so take with a pinch of salt! I've had a car fail due to a lack of fog light, which is hardly a 'Serious Issue' no matter how foggy the mountain.
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