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  1. Master_Scythe

    Nakedadsl- Not Worth The Down Time!

    I'm here to advise people against Naked ADSL in residential areas. Telstra technicians still don't have any equipment to check if a pair is being used for NADSL as opposed to having a dial tone. For the 4th time in 3 months I've had a telstra tech disconnect me up the street to get someone elses phone line to work. -My internet connection dropped -Then I heard a diesel van come down my street and popped my head out just in time to see 'TELSTRA' on the side of it. -Jumped in my car and boosted down the road to flag him down -he pulled over and admitted he'd been doing work on my street, and yes, it coulda broken my line -he apologised and said its too hard to work in the pitch black, please log it. and took note of my address on the telstra map thing on his PC. I think its the first time he's been 'Fast and Furious'd' to pull over and quizzed about his job :P (if only I owned a black civic with underglow, lol) It's not their fault. Tracing my line would be hell; I know from the last subcontractor that my line "Jumps 5 to 7 pairs, just to reach the house" and even then my Sync rate is only 3-4mbps. I went with Internode naked, assuming a good service level as Internode has never done me wrong; but I didnt expect the line issues. If this repair leaves me at less than 5mbps, I'll be jumping ship and going with Exetel, like the other phone line in the house. They do line rental and 200GB for the same cost as my naked line; and they manage 9ms ping to DOTA2, where Internode is at best 66ms. Sick to DEATH of being disconnected. And a dial tone would fix that.