Off Topic : internet connection, ISP

paddy paddy at
Thu Sep 14 11:19:40 BST 2006

On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 08:26:02AM +0100, Simon Wilcox wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Sep 2006, Andrew Beattie wrote:
> > Getting connected is a nightmare.  I think it still goes like this:
> >
> > First, you order a phone.  You don't want one because you use a mobile
> > for everything but you've got to order a phone.
> >
> > Some weeks later, an engineer comes and fits a socket.  It has a phone
> > number.
> >
> > Next, you go to your ISP, tell them your phone number and order ADSL.
> > They then place an order on BT to fit the ADSL stuff on your line
> > (inside the exchange)
> >
> > In the meantime, you connect your router and wait.
> >
> > Some weeks later, ADSL flick the switch (or whatever they do)
> >
> > Finaly, your ISP switches on service.  This is the first bit that they
> > are in control of.  They know how frustrated you are.  They do it quickly.
> Unless, of course, you order BT broadband at the same time as you order
> your phone when, for some inexplicable reason given that they are supposed
> to be separate companies, they manage to communicate with each other well
> enough that the broadband gets switched on at the same time.
> Not fishy at all that, nooooo...

"simlutaneous provide"

supposedly you can get these with other BT resellers

Perl 6 will give you the big knob. -- Larry Wall

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