* Posts by Shirtbuttons

5 posts • joined 21 Jul 2009

BT to slap overalls on 1,000 new bods in fibre broadband boost

Shirtbuttons
FAIL

FTTP

All new shiny upgraded exchange and cabinets all over Hereford. Problem is that the cabinet 50m from the house isn't the one our lines connect to. Oh no that's much too easy. Our lines connect to a cabinet over a mile away and line is old and crappy and can't support the projected 10MBPS promised. The line maxes out at 5MBPS even though line tests in the house by the engineer shows 10MBPS. Once he runs a Speedtest.net test it shows 5MBPS. Strange that.......

Easy I say! Our lines go literally straight past the nice new cabinet so hook us up to that one! After 10 visits to the house and countless exchange tests etc I'm told that BT Openreach engineers have no ability to order that a property be connected to a new cabinet. No ability in the sense that there simply isn't a form to request a job order and they've been expressly told not to offer cabinet changes.

In the meantime I report a fault on the line once a week to the ISP which drives them nuts and one day the cost for BT to continuously dig up parts of a 1 mile line to cabinet may encourage them to do the intelligent thing.

Fail because adding staff to the project is only as good as the quality of the work produced. This smacks of a box ticking exercise to fulfil a government agreed target.

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Video calling impresses Brits, if it's Apple video calling

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Sooo

We all need to walk around with earpieces and mics on the off chance that we may get a video call assuming we're in an area with Wifi.

Fair enough if you set up a call - as in business etc but for day to day stuff I just don't see it taking off.

I wasn't aware of being able to use the forward camera which would be much more interesting as you would be able to receive detailed instructions from the Mrs about which apples she wants you to pick out at the supermarket.......

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Microsoft boots modders off Xbox Live

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Pedant

Turning 360 means you're facing where you began from and so ony refreshing your view of the Xbox.

Sorry to be pedantic....

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Intel to announce quad-core mobile Core i7 chips tomorrow

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Alien

Tokyo Games Show

Speculation is rife that Alienware will announce a refresh of its 15 laptop the M15X at the TGS Thursday morning (local time) which will include the Core i7 chips (all 3 variations) and running NVidia 240/260 cards. The laptop is said to be closely based on its bigger brother the M17X.

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Wheels come off O2's data network

Shirtbuttons

Quick fix?

Try this:-

To do this, do as follows:

Settings;

General;

Network;

Cellular Data Network;

Change APN from idata.o2.co.uk TO mobile.o2.co.uk

If you wish to send MMS also you need to do as follows:

Settings;

General;

Network;

Cellular Data Network;

Change MMS from idata.o2.co.uk TO wap.o2.co.uk

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