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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Johnny Cashflow, 7th May, 2016.

  1. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    Finally TPG got their asses here and connected the Internet. After 1 month when the originally said 10 days

    Can't even load a YouTube video

    Check download speed ...


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    Lol

    this is probably the average speed I had as low as 47kbs at one point.

    Happy I only got this for a 6 month contract as I will cancel and just hotspot my phone like I use to do
     
  2. Coota9

    Coota9 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Was this the set up page for the TPG set up??

    God that would be so frustrating :mad:

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  3. Lizzie

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    hahaha - you should try moving to the country ... speed is lousy ... assuming you can even connect in the first place
     
  4. Jerry O

    Jerry O Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    the one thing I really hate is when i'm trying to load a youtube video and you have to wait a minute or two for it to buffer so you don't have to stop and start the video because your connection is slow.. #firstworldproblems
     
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  6. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Give them a buzz and see if there's anything that can be done to speed it up. I used them in an old ppor and have no complaints.
     
  7. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I swapped to TPG to try to getter faster internet. They did a line test and said "good to go" and I had to sign up before Telstra tech came out to bring the copper into the house. We had copper til we went to cable.

    Tech had so much trouble getting a clear line but finally connects us and leaves. Within ten minutes line is lost and the fight begins to cancel the (no)service. My fault apparently for signing up before knowing the copper is old and brittle but I couldn't get that information until I sign up and was relying on TPG giving all clear to go ahead. So I cannot win!

    I brought in the ombudsman to try to avoid $850 fee for a service we had for ten minutes and ended up paying $75 or risk them digging their heels in.

    No wonder people stick with less than perfect... because the alternative can be even worse.
     
  8. datto

    datto Well-Known Member

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    Johnny, you're in heaven with those speeds!

    I'm with voda and don't get anywhere near it.

    But I suppose bogans are a bit slow themselves so it doesn't really matter. All good.
     
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  9. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    We have similar crapness. Ours is due to extremely old copper but I believe NBN was available as of last week so we are changing pronto!!
    We use our crap ADSL or a Vivid Wireless 4G which is much faster.
     
  10. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Your speed is due to a bad phone line/internal wiring/incorrectly installed splitter. As an ISP, TPG have more than enough bandwidth to support your connection
     
  11. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    An old colleague lives on the sunshine coast in suburbia - she's gotta rely on wireless bb in her ohone as they don't have adsl2 in her village.
     
  13. Lizzie

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    ... and, legally, Telstra only have to provide coppers of "phone" worthiness to the house - not internet quality.

    I can't understand why all this money spent on fibre optic, rather than everything simply going to wireless/satellite
     
  14. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    The telstra minimum committment is for adsl 1 at 1500/256 sync rate. Above that you are at the mercy of the copper gods