Now you have it, now you don't

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by david.heggie, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. david.heggie

    david.heggie Guest

    My local exchange (Crossbost) was due to be enabled "by the 6th of
    July" all through last year, and this year. Yesterday (the 6th) came
    and it showed up on the BT availability checker as available. And so I
    happily ordered my Demon HomeOffice 1000 package.

    Now when I check on the availability checker, it tells me that my
    exchange will "have broadband by the 18th of July".

    What gives?
    david.heggie, Jul 7, 2005
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    kraftee Guest

    last minute problems with the backhaul connection, problems with the
    contractors installing the equipment, problems with supplying the power for
    the DSL equipment, you name it.......
    kraftee, Jul 7, 2005
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  3. david.heggie

    David Guest

    Surely though if they say it'll be available "by the 6th" they should
    have all that sort of stuff worked out.

    Well, I'd have thought so.
    David, Jul 7, 2005
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    gadget Guest

    I had this problem exchange was due to be enabled on June 15th but nothing
    happened and eventually the bt website stated was no idea when due to be
    enabled. BT could not give me any more info eventually found out problem
    and told why. I said not very good not to be informed why. But yesterday the
    chap who I had contact with me informed me will be enabled on July 30th.
    Fingers crossed. Now just need isdn line to be disconnected and broadband
    enabled. After this length of wait would love to happen on date but if not
    what difference is another week.
    gadget, Jul 7, 2005
  5. david.heggie

    poster Guest

    Is is ISDN or Highway (and have you heard about a "managed conversion"
    so if the ADSL service doesn't work, they get you back to the ISDN and
    don't charge a fee) ? Anyway, 5 years after some people were using
    ADSL, the "what difference is another week" seems very apt.

    I can only wish you good luck with it... you will certainly not want to
    go back once it is on, believe me. Peter M.
    poster, Jul 7, 2005
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    kraftee Guest

    Have you ever known contractors to actually finish on time? Most of the new
    infrastructure is being put in place by contractors nowadays not BT...
    kraftee, Jul 7, 2005
  7. david.heggie

    Andy S Guest

    What gives?

    This is the UK, incase you hadn't noticed?

    When someone gives you a 'date' over here, you can easily expect that date
    to change 3 months either way.

    Don't be suprised if they change the date to August or September next week!
    Andy S, Jul 8, 2005
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