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    Telstra will switch off the 3G mobile network, for the 4G one, but says 5G will not replace NBN. [ that may make sense to some , I'm sure I'll understand one day]

    The 3G era is coming to an end. Here's what that means
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    We hardly get any 3G signal and certainly no 4G. Mobile coverage in our area was better 25 years ago when we had AMPís technology.

    It is a disgrace today.
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    One tip is to sit the modem right next to the NBN plug in the wall, and then use force to run every thing from there inside the house.
    Another tip is to demand your USP logs a ticket to come and inspect the copper connection from the node to your premises, as nothing can change unless NBN, not the ISP, changes it.
    In our case, the whole street was complaining bitterly, but it took a visit by an NBN technician to fix it. He replaced the kerbside connections for most of the houses in the street, including ours. Telstra copper pits fill up with water.
    I have a friend who used to be employed full time to go around fixing up bad connections. He said the real answer is to bin the copper and lay fibre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post

    So you will need to change to something when your ADSL2 stops so you need to be making decisions now.
    Sure. When I first checked on timetables, I was supposed to have availability 18 months ago, now it's this time next year, and then I have 18 months.. I could be dead by then. Stuff making decisions now, it will have changed so much as to be unrecogniseable over the course of the next two years, which is when I might have to take action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    The NBN will never achieve the promised speeds while it includes copper.
    Maybe not, but including copper was the only way the whole ridiculous idea could be achieved, Mick. That's the point of having cost/benefit analyses. You find this stuff out BEFORE you start spreading fairy dust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATH View Post
    I just knew when TPG took over Iinet it meant bad news.

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    I was amazed 2 weeks ago when meeting rellies in Brisbane that they still did not have NBN in Graceville a suburb of Brisbane, and didn't expect it until 2020.

    I have had NBN at Avoca Beach since February 2018.
    My speed intially was crap while some ADSL was around, but then went 11Mbs and now 30Mbs all of the time.

    I have have virtually NO problems aside from a dud modem initially, but am considering deleting the phone line as all I get are calls from "NBN" threatening to cut off my ADSL. LOL
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    No complaints here...


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    Me neither - this just now on the wireless on my iPad - while streaming Netflix on the Telly.

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    Great, but what plans are you two on, and do you have FTTP or what? I'm possibly closer to the CBD than you are, Gav. I'll be getting FTTN, while people 200 metres away are getting FTTC. They have installed a node about 900 metres from me, put it in last month but I'm still nearly 12 months out. So, some complaints here...
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