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    • #4246
      Anonymous
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      I’d say some people missed this…
      http://www.rte.ie/business/2005/0616/eircom.html

      I bloody well knew they were going to do something like this! :evil:
      I assume I’d be correct in saying they’re the first company in Europe to try this?

    • #22208
      Anonymous
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      I guess so, I’ve never heard of it before. Seems extremely messy to me…

    • #22210
      Anonymous
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      Indeed, instead of wasting time setting up such a useless and probably complicated service they should be concentrating on getting broadband rolled out to more customers or perhaps dare I say, lower their existing prices?

    • #22211
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      Sounds dodgy, they should just concentrate on getting broadband out countrywide instead of inventing new ways to fleece their customers, even if I wanted to use this product my local exchange isn’t broadband enabled

      “sure what’s stopping ya”
      some suit at eircom hq apparently

    • #22214
      Anonymous
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      But what about people who don’t use more than the 20 hours a month. They do exist! Surely such a deal would make broad band more attractive to them. I appreciate that they should be trying to widen the number of areas with broadband, but are they also not entitled to increase the number of subscribers within existing broadband enabled areas?

    • #22219
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      Worldwide, Broadband seems to breakdown like this (in terms of speed and quality)

      Europe > US > UK > Mongolia > Eire

      This about right? I had 10MBps in Italy….over 2 YEARS AGO for less than I’m paying for 1MBps now. *sigh*

    • #22240
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      Worldwide, Broadband seems to breakdown like this (in terms of speed and quality)

      Europe > US > UK > Mongolia > Eire

      [/quote:d083f4c7a2]

      lol

    • #22252
      Anonymous
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      Never mind the countryside, from what I hear Eircom have enough of a problem getting it into most Dublin homes. Surely there’s a decent alternative. Anyone using anything else??

    • #22263
      Anonymous
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      Worldwide, Broadband seems to breakdown like this (in terms of speed and quality)

      Europe > US > UK > Mongolia > Eire

      This about right? I had 10MBps in Italy….over 2 YEARS AGO for less than I’m paying for 1MBps now. *sigh*[/quote:6e2bae024c]
      Last I heard, they were at 18MBps in France…. :(

      Edit: sorry it was 20 MBps

    • #22264
      Anonymous
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      And I’m paying 54 a month for 2MBps :(

    • #22265
      Anonymous
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      Last I heard, they were at 18MBps in France…. :(

      Edit: sorry it was 20 MBps[/quote:4c9a843cff]

      Dear God! 20MBs! We really should start some sort of campaign to show up how far behind we are in Ireland. It’s pathetic….the IT hub of Europe!? Yeah right.
      Can you actually get 20MBs out of a normal telephone line though?

    • #22268
      Anonymous
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      By Summer next year some companies in the US will be offering speeds up to 30Mbps….looks like the Sony CEO wasnt so crazy after all!

    • #22272
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      Worldwide, Broadband seems to breakdown like this (in terms of speed and quality)

      Europe > US > UK > Mongolia > Eire

      This about right? I had 10MBps in Italy….over 2 YEARS AGO for less than I’m paying for 1MBps now. *sigh*[/quote:ce11b58802]
      Last I heard, they were at 18MBps in France…. :(

      Edit: sorry it was 20 MBps[/quote:ce11b58802]

      And that’s for 14.90 euro! With a plug-into-phone-socket ASDL modem!
      Sheesh, I mean there’s probably location restrictions but still!

    • #22273
      Anonymous
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      Can you imagine how much eircom would charge for that type of speed

    • #22299
      Anonymous
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      just as long as we’re be-hatching about eircom….

      [RANT]

      i signed up for broadband with smart telecom a few months ago, transferred my account over to them from eircom.
      waited for my exchange to go live.
      2 months later nothing.
      phoned smart telecom, turns out eircom have pulled some legal crap which means that under the method which i signed over to ST, ST can’t provide both telephony and broadband. a lot of ST customers have been caught by this.
      comreg are taking eircom to court over it.

      only soln mean time, is to switch back to eircom and retranfer acc back to ST under different terms.

      eircom are a bunch of f**kin cowboys and play dirty when any competitor comes into ‘their’ market place.

      once i had transferred back to eircom (which meant a month waiting for eircom to take the account back), i needed my new account number to give ST so they could re-take my account.

      eircom wouldn’t give me the number over the phone cause the couldn’t be sure who i was.
      fair enough – i called into the eircom broadband shop, said here’s my id, you know who i am, now give me my account number –
      no joy there either.

      i had to wait another week for eircom to send out my account number in the mail.

      i’m currently waiting for ST to confirm they have my account and enable bb.
      next tuesday *fingers crossed*.

      [/RANT]

      sorry, i just saw the word eircom, and my fingers wouldn’t stop typing.

    • #22301
      Anonymous
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      just as long as we’re be-hatching about eircom….

      [RANT]

      <snip>

      [/RANT][/quote:a9f04bbae0]
      That would explain why I haven’t heard from them either…

      I was lucky enough though not to terminate mt eircom account!

    • #22334
      Anonymous
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      Can you imagine how much eircom would charge for that type of speed[/quote:b8ec1f2e61]
      That will be one soul thank you very much…

    • #22339
      Anonymous
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      Can you imagine how much eircom would charge for that type of speed[/quote:9f71c57aa1]
      That will be one soul thank you very much…[/quote:9f71c57aa1]

      lol

    • #22341
      Anonymous
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      Craig: What a nightmare! Is that just your area or are Swear-com doing that all over the country?!?

      I’m in Dublin and currently have my phone with ST. I’ve also signed up with their broadband and am waiting for it to go online. I wonder if this will be a problem? Could you get your broadband with ST and your calls with someone else like esat?

      Thanks.

    • #22342
      Anonymous
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      i think you can have calls with one provider and bb with another.
      just call ST.
      why would you want your calls with someone else and bb with ST – the whole point is with ST your line rental is free, and hopefully this eircom crap will go away and i’ll have bb sometime next week.
      nightmare is an understatment. :evil:
      i have been trying to get bb since early feb.

    • #22347
      Anonymous
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      Well at least your able to get BB at some point in the near future. Eircom are still giving me a shrug everytime I ask when it will be available in our area.

      Then again “Mark” from Smart rang the other day, heres a transcript of our conversation…

      Mark: Hi, my name is Mark and I’m ringing from Smart Telecom.
      Me: Hi, Mark. (I say with a chuckle as I know where this is going)
      Mark: I’m calling to tell you about our new offers that may save you money
      on your phone bill.
      Me: I see…
      Mark: May I speak to person who pays phone…uh crap…er…

      Mark then hung up on me without another word, clearly knowing his improper use of the English language had ruined his chances of getting me to switch over to Smart…

      :D

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