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2 hours ago, Kopek said:

It's hard to tell from that foto how many spuds are needed? Looks like a couple of kilos?

624624 for advice!

So, you call 624624 for the latest on 'where's my bleedin internet connection gone '?

The first thing you hear is ' Go to our media page for the latest update on this outage' (or something similar)....but in order to do that....you need an internet connection and the reason you are calling is....you don't have one!! 

So helpful from this one member of our local communications DUOPOLY......

Come on Comms Commission....time you actually did something practical for your locals like investigate why this operator, MT, owner of the infrastructure doesn't have a reduncy parallel set of gear running alongside the main one for just such an (in this day and age) comms failure.

Prove your worth and clout....please!

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When lockdown started and our company had everyone working from home, I got through the best part of a box of cat5 making cables for them to use to connect to their router instead of using wi-fi.   

I've always suspected deliberate throttling to persuade you to 'upgrade' to a more expensive tariff.

Don't be so defeatist. Nokia engineers have replaced a load of hardware today so even if that didn't fix it it's probably a good upgrade.

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1 hour ago, Donald Trumps said:

Pray tell, what is RCA in this context?

RCA. Phono plugs, when you log on to the internet a loverly lady in the exchange, in a frock, finger waves  and bobby socks, pulls out someones phono plug and sticks your phono plug in there, that gives you a connection but unfortunately, cuts someone elses, hence the current problem!!!

Dial up speeds were faster than some of the above reported'!

Lower Dlas, 2.3  ping, 32down, 2.3up but that up speed seems to take a long time for the little circuly thing to change direction!!!

Is that too technical???

PS. Anyone any circuit board phono sockets for an Audiolab 5000 A, mine have crumbled away!!

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1 minute ago, NoTail said:

Will MT be facing fines or other penalties for this outage? In the UK the comms companies are heavily hit when this sort of thing happens. 

You're correct, in the UK, given the circumstances, and apparent length of time that they had no idea what was wrong with the core network, you'd expect Ofcom to be nudging or investigating the CSP.

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...but would it be right for a private company offering a private service to private citizens to be fined by a Govt quango???

If you are having a heart attack, I think you can dial 999 for assistance rather than logging on to Manx NHS online service!!!

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5 minutes ago, Kopek said:

...but would it be right for a private company offering a private service to private citizens to be fined by a Govt quango???

If you are having a heart attack, I think you can dial 999 for assistance rather than logging on to Manx NHS online service!!!

Of course. They pay handsomely to government for controlling the monopoly of our phone system.  In return they are committed to providing a service of a minimum standard. If they fail in their duty they should be penalised. 

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13 hours ago, the stinking enigma said:

A one week internet lockdown would definitely see blood on the streets. 

Apparently the service has to be 'off' for 5 days before we are entitled to any recompense, 5 days, almost a quarter of what you are paying for. Who the hell agreed to this miscarriage of 'best business practice on our behalf'... oh wait....look who is involved....iomg....on our (sic) behalf.

Say no more.

 

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Should Dealz be fined because their cheap batteries only last half as long as Duracell????

If ISPs pay a license fee to provide their service, should it be the Govt who provide the recompense???

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8 minutes ago, Kopek said:

Should Dealz be fined because their cheap batteries only last half as long as Duracell????

If ISPs pay a license fee to provide their service, should it be the Govt who provide the recompense???

If your crap Dealz batteries fail then you have the option of available alternatives at alternative prices supplied by a market economy? You pay your money and takes your choice. With IoM internet you just pays your money, largely.

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59 minutes ago, ed fournier said:

The chinook helicopter that landed at the hospital this evening was apparently carrying equipment to help sort the internet issues. A generator I hear. 

Well, what ever it ‘dropped off’ will be bust as the thing never even touched the ground.  

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