Getting Bored Waiting for Free Upgrade

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Gareth Edmondson, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Hi Guys,

    Is anyone else getting bored waiting for their free upgrade from
    Plusnet? Okay I know it is free and if I paid it would happen sooner,
    but the original PDF said my exchange would be done in May.

    :-( Winge winge.

    On another note, anyone else playing with Google Earth?


    Gareth Edmondson, Jul 4, 2005
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  2. I think it's down to BT and the speed with which they upgrade exchanges. I gather the
    principle is the same for all ISPs.
    Andrew Sayers, Jul 4, 2005
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  3. translation :-

    with which they increase user speeds

    the exchanges do 2M already.

    Phil Thompson, Jul 4, 2005
  4. Gareth Edmondson

    wexnz Guest


    ....and I know it's down to BT, but the point is we were told one thing
    and it hasn't happend, my exchange was supposed to be done "in" June.
    I'm just more than a little fed up with peoples inability to do what
    they say, and get paid to do.

    And the Google earth beta was closed by the time I got there.

    wexnz, Jul 5, 2005
  5. Gareth Edmondson

    Spack Guest

    Gareth wrote on Mon, 04 Jul 2005 20:00:49 +0100:
    Heh, mine said "Trial" which should have been April. Then in May BT updated
    their data to June, and then in June changed it to July. I've just checked
    again, and now it's moved to August. Joy. I guess I can wait a bit longer,
    I've not been using my line for much more than email and IRC in the past few
    Yeah. Impressed with the level of detail - my house is in one of the high
    resolution areas, I can see my old white Renault 5 on my drive (so that
    makes the image of the Solihull area around 3 years old). Impressed with the
    direction finding too, I was expecting it to be pretty ropey but it seems to
    work really well ... at least I now know what the roads look like getting
    out of Edinburgh airport when I'm driving to Pitlochry in August :)

    Spack, Jul 5, 2005
  6. Hi there,

    I can't really pass comment without your usernames so I can have a look
    at things. It is true that BT have encountered delays though but we did
    say to expect that when we made the first schedule public.

    On the subject of Google Earth, I downloaded it a couple of days ago to
    play with it but none of my area appears to be in any large amount of
    detail, certainly couldn't see individual buildings. None in fact, not
    even in Sheffield really. Put it down after about 10 minutes of playing
    though so perhaps I was doing something wrong. Didn't download directly
    from Google as it was unavailable, got it from a mirror elsewhere.

    Kind Regards,
    PlusNet Support Team, Jul 5, 2005
  7. Gareth Edmondson

    Spack Guest

    PlusNet wrote on Tue, 05 Jul 2005 12:37:22 +0100:
    Mine is worldofspack. I know it's a BT issue, just annoying that they keep
    moving the goalposts.
    Where you get it from shouldn't matter. Give it another go - try looking for
    famous landmarks. The London Eye and Millennium Dome are pretty clear. The
    green text for the Sphinx is about 2/3 mile south west of it's actual
    location, go take a tour of the pyramids :) Grand Canyon is worth a look
    just for the terrain modelling that's been added, and take a look a New York
    with the buildings option enabled. There's plenty to look at, although the
    lack of decent high res coverage is a bit annoying at times.

    Spack, Jul 5, 2005
  8. Gareth Edmondson

    Black Shuck Guest

    Black Shuck, Jul 5, 2005
  9. Gareth Edmondson

    wexnz Guest

    wexnz, Jul 6, 2005
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