Plusnet:No broadband outage information on the Service Status phone no 0800 917 6714

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by michael adams, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. Interesting. Maybe they're just keeping it going for the sake of
    people who already have dial-up accounts. Or maybe my dial-up account
    is a remnant of an ADSL account I had years ago, and the only reason
    it still works is that my login details haven't yet been deleted from
    their system. Maybe they don't know about it. (Don't tell them!)

    Rod.
     
    Roderick Stewart, Sep 19, 2014
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  2. That seems to be Plusnet's policy; they very seldom - if ever - remove a
    facility for existing customers when changing (i.e. reducing) those for
    new customers' packages.
    For instance, I've still got webspace, MySQL and all sorts of stuff that
    I don't use, as when I joined Plusnet, you got the whole shebang.
    Nowadays, the'y've gone "lean & mean"...
     
    George Weston, Sep 19, 2014
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  3. As long as you're broadcasting your CLI, then you should be able to
    connect to the first of those numbers regardless.
     
    Plusnet Support Team, Sep 19, 2014
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  4. OT: I miss my Kindle Keyboard. I replaced it with the Touch model a year
    or two back only to find that 3G access has been restricted to Amazon
    sites only. If I'd have known at the time, I'd have stuck with the
    keyboard model.

    http://xkcd.com/548/
     
    Plusnet Support Team, Sep 19, 2014
    #24
  5. "Plusnet Support Team" wrote on Friday, September 19, 2014 12:10 PM
    or two back only to find that 3G access has been restricted to Amazon
    sites only. If I'd have known at the time, I'd have stuck with the
    keyboard model.


    Amazon sites and Wikipedia and latterly translate services.

    Buy a used Kindle Keyboard 3G with a one year warranty as a spare

    https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=STABAMAKIN3G001A#.VA4limNKOpo
    https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=STABAMAKIN3G001B#.VA4l2GNKOpo
     
    Michael R N Dolbear, Sep 19, 2014
    #25
  6. George Weston wrote:
    Did that happen before or after their involvement with BT?
     
    Flyiñg Ñuñ 2°14 + on netbook, Sep 19, 2014
    #26
  7. michael adams

    fred Guest

    Useful pointer thanks.

    I'm struggling to see a difference between the two despite the lower
    price on B. Is the letter a condition indicator or just a bunch of
    different stock? Couldn't see an explanation on the website.
     
    fred, Sep 21, 2014
    #27
  8. "fred" wrote

    price on B. Is the letter a condition indicator or just a bunch of
    different stock? Couldn't see an explanation on the website.

    I can't see any difference either.

    There is an A & B for other Kindle models too.


    -- --
    Mike D
     
    Michael R N Dolbear, Sep 21, 2014
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  9. michael adams

    fred Guest

    Thanks for the reality check, I'll take a view on it.
     
    fred, Sep 21, 2014
    #29
  10. That's an outfit that also buys and sells secondhand phones along
    with tablets, memory, HD's, games, DVDs etc, in their shops anyway.

    The fact that buying and selling prices for A's are marginally higher
    than B's suggests it relates to the condition of the items.

    Presumably a certain number of scratches etc are permissable
    for the things to be resable.


    michael adams

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    michael adams, Sep 22, 2014
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  11. <quote>

    Product grading
    How are your items graded?
    Phones:
    Mint (Grade A) - Phone in new/mint condition, with charger, original box
    and all accessories.
    Good (Grade B) - Working phone in good condition with slight cosmetic
    blemishes. Charger supplied. Missing one or two accessories or original box.
    Poor (Grade C) - Phone in poor cosmetic condition. Charger supplied but
    maybe missing accessories and packaging.
    Not Working (Grade F) - Phone not working but intact, not crushed or
    snapped in half. Non-working examples: dead, cracked, broken/bleeding
    LCD (screen), not powering up, speaker/mic faults, broken aerial, et

    </ quote>

    https://uk.webuy.com/grading/


    michael adams

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    michael adams, Sep 22, 2014
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  12. michael adams

    fred Guest

    Thanks for finding that.

    The link appears to only be shown on the T&Cs page, well buried so not
    exactly an open declaration.
     
    fred, Sep 22, 2014
    #32
  13. I never even knew they had a grading system. I've bought loads
    of DVD singles and box sets from them and also in the past a few
    160 Gb IDE Hard Drives which they knock out for £8. Originally
    intended for Sky boxes and PVR's I believe. I've just noticed from
    their website that they only offer to pay £2 for these. Which
    is a bit worrying.

    However despite this, I've never had any problem with anything
    I've bought from them, anyway.


    michael adams

    ....
     
    michael adams, Sep 22, 2014
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  14. #> Thanks for finding that.
    Thanks from me too.

    But although I suppose every phone still comes with a charger, later Kindles
    don't so perhaps

    == quote
    Electronics:

    A - In good cosmetic order, may come with original box and accessories.
    B - Light to heavy cosmetic blemishes, may be missing original box and
    accessories.
    ==
     
    Michael R N Dolbear, Sep 22, 2014
    #34
  15. En el artículo <>,
    Should have gone to Specsavers.

    I'm by no means young but have a smartphone and the intelligence to wear
    a pair of glasses to see the screen. It appears you don't.
     
    Mike Tomlinson, Sep 23, 2014
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  16. michael adams

    Mark Guest

    Do you own shares?
    That's a bit low. For all we know he may have an eyesight problem
    that is not easily corrected by glasses.

    Despite my glasses my eyesight is no longer as good as it was when I
    was young.
     
    Mark, Sep 23, 2014
    #36
  17. Having to put on reading glasses to use a device makes it a rather
    less attractive option.

    -- Richard
     
    Richard Tobin, Sep 23, 2014
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  18. michael adams

    Graham J Guest


    I find that is now true of books - because I have to put on reading
    glasses, I find that I no longer want to read for recreation.

    And I have no interest in a smartphone, for much the same reason. I
    have a very basic phone that makes and receives phone calls, and will do
    so using a hands free kit in the car.

    The very concept that somebody might send me a text message while I'm
    driving, perhaps simply to say "when do you expect to arrive?" is just
    plain perverse! The idea of a phone is to talk!

    If I want to send text I do so from a proper computer with a big screen
    and full-size qwerty keyboard!
     
    Graham J, Sep 24, 2014
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  19. < Yawn >

    That remark was made over five days ago.

    Are you a slow reader or something ?

    Or is somebody in real life giving you a hard time Mike, or
    have they started laughing at you again ? Hence this need to
    address sarcastic remarks to complete strangers on Usenet.



    michael adams

    ....
     
    michael adams, Sep 24, 2014
    #39
  20. michael adams

    NY Guest

    Text has its place: for sending an offline message which the recipient can
    pick up as and when he's free, rather than having to take the call at the
    time that you call. A voicemail message serves the same purpose, but will
    usually involve the phone ringing a large number of times, on several
    occasions until the voicemail notification system decides "he's not going to
    answer so there's no point in ringing him every five minutes to let him know
    that there's a voicemail message waiting to be listened to".

    Email is far easier if you are sitting at a computer, mainly because you've
    got a full size keyboard rather than a touchscreen keyboard. But it does
    have its disadvantages for sending to a mobile phone: the recipient needs to
    have access to internet: he needs to a have a tariff that provides it and he
    needs to be within range, whereas text seems to get through in borderline
    signal areas (ie anywhere that's outside a town!) where the mobile can't
    find an internet signal.

    Are there any *free* email to text gateways so you can send an email from a
    PC and it arrives as a text message? That would be the best of both worlds.

    Glasses. My eyesight without glasses has started to diminish over the last
    couple of years (I turned 50 last year, which the optician says is about
    when it happens) and the accommodation of my eyes (the ability to *vary* the
    focus of the eye) is less than it was. This means I need glasses for driving
    (*) and other glasses for reading. Sadly I found varifocal glasses very
    unsettling: vertical lines tilted alarmingly when I moved my head. And the
    sharp line between the two parts of old-fashioned bifocal glasses was very
    distracting. So I'm stuck with needing two pairs of glasses. The bummer is
    that I cannot read a book or text on a Kindle or mobile phone without
    reading glasses, and I can't see much over about 10 feet away with the
    reading glasses on, so I'm forever taking them off and on if I'm reading in
    a car or on a train as I switch between reading and looking out of the
    window. Reading a mobile phone while driving would be a pain (even if it
    were safe and legal, which it's not) so glancing quickly at a text message
    when I get notification is not an option. Getting old(er) is a real bummer!



    (*) Without them I'd probably struggle with the eyesight number-plate test:
    though I am probably safe to drive, I always use glasses.
     
    NY, Sep 24, 2014
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