Special Feature: Dr Turncoat and the wrong NBN prescription

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While there are experts there not every poster there is an expert.

They can give you a lot of help—distance (length of copper from node to your phone point) is one. You could also ask for a good RSP: the rule of thumb is, stay away from RSPs offering unlimited plans. There will be people there from your neck of the woods Aussie.

Find the NBN thread for your exchange, have a read and maybe set up an account and ask a question or two.

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Nagging arseholes. Let me see if I can get Elde Fruit out of my bag of tricks.

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HBS Guy wrote:I would, Aussie. They can tell you how far you are from the node now and after your proposed move.

The gain comes after you are on FTTN Aussie. ADSL is much more resilient if theoretically slower than FTTH (aka VDSL2, Very high bitrate DSL.)
Distance from the node is 'muy importante'. Do not sign up to NBN if you are further than 800 metres from the nearest NBN node.

Since I forced Telstra and NBN to acknowledge this, my service, with a free $30 per month boost... has been adequate. SLOW, but adequate for my minimal needs.
I am told NBN will continue to improve.... as more people in the area are wired up. Hmm. I will wait and see. :up

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davo wrote:When I click on my town there is a google link that shows all the nodes and pillar locations.
Yeah, but the copper may not run the way you think: the closest node to you as the crow flies is not necessarily the node that serves your premises.

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Great....so I go to Step One....which is enter my email address, which I do. It tells me an email has been sent there.

So, I look. No email.

Let's see if it's there in the morning.

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HBS Guy wrote:While there are experts there not every poster there is an expert.

They can give you a lot of help—distance (length of copper from node to your phone point) is one. You could also ask for a good RSP: the rule of thumb is, stay away from RSPs offering unlimited plans. There will be people there from your neck of the woods Aussie.

Find the NBN thread for your exchange, have a read and maybe set up an account and ask a question or two.
True Monk like any online forum you need to sort the wheat from the chaff.

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99% of the people there are genuine with only 2-3 Liberal trolls.

Not every one there is an expert tho. But 99% will try and help.

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HBS Guy wrote:99% of the people there are genuine with only 2-3 Liberal trolls.

Not every one there is an expert tho. But 99% will try and help.
Yeah like the user Kingforce who has been absent from the thread 'NBN policy and related issues' who turned up today in an attempt to muddy the waters due to the upcoming 4Corners story

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Reality is no-one but you can fix your problem.... by putting in the hard yards. If there is a mob or two mobilising to take on NBN Co. I wish them GOOD LUCK. !!.

If you think someone other than your provider, or NBN CO. themselves, can do something other for you than a class action, think again.
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Yeah, not even the Telecoms Ombudsman can do much, such tiny fines the companies just pay it.

I chose to go wireless, my copper being so crap. The area I am now had all the pits etc marked out in yellow paint, ready to roll out FTTH but the bloody Libs stalled the roll out and now there is a stupid green cabinet on the footpath around the corner :sad

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Elde Fruit has landed. Jayzuz.....how do you navigate around there!

(No need to answer.....I'll suck it and see.)

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Aussie wrote:Elde Fruit has landed. Jayzuz.....how do you navigate around there!

(No need to answer.....I'll suck it and see.)
Welcome to Whirlpool Aussie :thumb

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What is your exchange, Aussie?

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I can't see a Member list....I can't even see me there. Oh well. Later.

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HBS Guy wrote:What is your exchange, Aussie?

And there it begins! WTF is an 'exchange?'

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Telephone exchange.

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Good forum Aussie mostly honest responses if you do post porkies you will be held to account,

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Aussie wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:What is your exchange, Aussie?

And there it begins! WTF is an 'exchange?'

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You can look it up in the white pages and there will be a Whirlpool thread for each exchange.

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You can look it up in the white pages and there will be a Whirlpool thread for each exchange.

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Here is a list of exchanges in Queensland, Aussie, can work it out from there and find the thread dealing with your area.

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Aussie I had a browse of the internet forum from what I see I think the best provider is a mob called Aussie Broadband
They purchased the most CVC compared to others and offer flexible plans.
I have an account with Telstra when the time comes to join the NBN it will be very doubtful I will stick with them.

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davo wrote:Aussie I had a browse of the internet forum from what I see I think the best provider is a mob called Aussie Broadband
They purchased the most CVC compared to others and offer flexible plans.
I have an account with Telstra when the time comes to join the NBN it will be very doubtful I will stick with them.
Yes, I have already decided I am gone from Telstra etc. And yes.....I have seen that Aussie Broadband mob and they are very inviting.

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Quite a few Whirlpoolers are with them. Keep searching tho—and don’t be afraid to post a question there!

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