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Kheldar
12-06-2001, 03:21 PM
One of my friedns rang up austar today to inquire about broadband and was told that austar is stopping its broadband service - letters are apparently going out tommorrow


This is a disaster - I'm about to lose my broadband connection:cry: :cry: :argue:

Kheldar
12-06-2001, 04:31 PM
http://www.it.mycareer.com.au/breaking/2001/12/04/FFXPCAYJSUC.html

Wiggo
12-06-2001, 04:37 PM
Now that just stinks. :mad:
So what're goin' to do? :?:
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Kheldar
12-06-2001, 04:55 PM
I'll have to go satellite - no other options

Wiggo
12-06-2001, 05:03 PM
So is there a selection of then or is it a narrow market? :?:
Sorry I don't know as I live where there are amenities. :D
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Kheldar
12-06-2001, 05:17 PM
http://www.bigpond.com/broadband/satellite/products.asp

http://www.earthlink.au.com/sat_plans_&_pricing.html

thats what i've found so far

naybody else got any suggestions

can't get adsl, cable :cry:

Wiggo
12-06-2001, 05:21 PM
Can't remember now but what does Tweak? :?:
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Kheldar
12-06-2001, 05:32 PM
tweaks on sat but a few of the regulars use chello

hmmmm - 2 way sat http://www.bigpond.com/broadband/satellite/faq/2waysat.asp

noow this is sounding better

Slamo
12-06-2001, 05:49 PM
I'll have to go satellite - no other options

neighborhood cable offer a service in bendigo

http://www.neighborhoodcable.com.au/

Kheldar
12-06-2001, 06:04 PM
am investigating to see if I'm in the coverage zone :D

yummy cable

Olie
12-06-2001, 06:22 PM
mmmmmmmm CABLE

i think we can get sat up her but i'm not sure

Kheldar
12-06-2001, 06:27 PM
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Slamo
12-07-2001, 07:06 AM
You may now thank Slamo

Wiggo
12-07-2001, 08:08 AM
Not as good as Optus but much, much better than dailup. :thumb:
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Kheldar
12-07-2001, 09:33 AM
You may now thank Slamo

might be a bit premature yet - looks like I'm outta range (by about 500 meters) :cry: :cry:

Wiggo
12-07-2001, 10:27 AM
Now wouldn't that just chew the crutch out of ya undies. :(
But then I've got a m8 who can't get it as it stop 3 houses away from him. (so close yet so far)
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Thoric
12-07-2001, 10:56 AM
we are getting rid of it at the end of december...

we dont get movies anymore and dont download much...back to old 56k....bigpond probably

Wiggo
12-07-2001, 11:36 AM
Now THAT^^ is the sadest thing that I've heard all week. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Albinus
12-07-2001, 12:05 PM
we are getting rid of it at the end of december...

we dont get movies anymore and dont download much...back to old 56k....bigpond probably


Thoric, did you know that iPrimus now has NATIONWIDE unlimited downloads and unlimited hours for $32.95/month? It might be worthwhile looking into as the $24.95/month 425MB download cap mightn't be enough *cough* Grim *cough* ;)

And if you go to BigPong, be prepared to lose TweakTown for several days on end. Their DNS servers are LOUSY at updating, I left them because I couldn't view TT for 15 days straight :(

No problems with Optus though :D

Wiggo
12-07-2001, 08:43 PM
Still it's the 1st time that I've heard of someone wantin' to give up cable. :eek:
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Beefy
12-07-2001, 08:52 PM
it's not quite cable, but it is rather sad... :(

Synthetic
12-08-2001, 09:25 AM
sad? its devestating!:eek:
are you CRAZY??:crazy: :crazy: :no: :hammer:

Osiris
12-08-2001, 02:50 PM
Phonix will be pissed :eek:.

Wiggo
12-08-2001, 03:57 PM
I bet he would be. :eek:
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Mr. C
12-08-2001, 08:04 PM
But then I've got a m8 who can't get it as it stop 3 houses away from him. (so close yet so far)
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I'd be for moving, if it were me.
Or at least get a mistress in the service area:laugh:

Albinus
12-08-2001, 08:22 PM
I'd be for moving, if it were me.
Or at least get a mistress in the service area:laugh:


But then you'd be spending all your time at your mistress' house using the fast Internet....... making your spouse even MORE suspicious ;)

Wiggo
12-08-2001, 08:38 PM
Or ya'd be spendin' more time with the mistress than on the net. :D
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Mr. C
12-08-2001, 08:41 PM
Or ya'd be spendin' more time with the mistress than on the net. :D
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Yeah - like that's gonna' happen:cackle:

Wiggo
12-08-2001, 08:54 PM
Well I've got the cable so it's not my problem. ;) :D
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Bahamut Zer0
12-08-2001, 09:53 PM
Dingoblue (http://www.dingoblue.net.au)

400hours a month
1.5gig a month
Uses the optus network

35/month, 25/month if you get their longdistance/mobile service as well.

Im with them. No complaints.

You can do referrals, each person you refer to the DB service, you and them get $40 credited to your account.

Andy
12-09-2001, 05:34 AM
1.5gig a month

ONLY 1.5G A MONTH?!?!?!?! i can do that in a day ;) :p

Wiggo
12-09-2001, 08:50 AM
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ONLY 1.5G A MONTH?!?!?!?! i can do that in a day ;) :p

But that's dailup and not cable so you should remember how long it takes to d/l 100MB's on dailup as ya havn't had the cable connection all that long. :smokin:
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Andy
12-09-2001, 12:13 PM
But that's dailup and not cable so you should remember how long it takes to d/l 100MB's on dailup as ya havn't had the cable connection all that long. :smokin:
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well actually, i've had cable for about half a year, and i can't really remember how long it took to d/l 100 megs on dialup bcoz i wan't interested in <cough>warez</cough> so there :p :D

Wiggo
12-09-2001, 12:24 PM
Another year and a half and ya'll be a veteran then. ;)
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Grim Reaper
12-09-2001, 12:37 PM
Thoric, did you know that iPrimus now has NATIONWIDE unlimited downloads and unlimited hours for .95/month? It might be worthwhile looking into as the .95/month 425MB download cap mightn't be enough *cough* Grim *cough* ;)

And if you go to BigPong, be prepared to lose TweakTown for several days on end. Their DNS servers are LOUSY at updating, I left them because I couldn't view TT for 15 days straight :(

No problems with Optus though :D


LOL, exactly, if u go with bigpond then ur just wasting a ****load of money...but ive changed from iprimus now neway & doing thru datafast as they are 24.95 per month for 500meg DL & unlimited hours...but it doesn't have a kick off time so its good for my netserver....if anybody comes across a dialup for about $32 with unlimited dl & hours & no kickoff time then PLEASE TELL ME!

Thoric
12-09-2001, 05:46 PM
yeah ok...its just my parents want the Internet, Phone bills all on the same bill...so it saves money...

hmm...iPrimus sounds pretty goodo...get hex to look around..he knows more about that stuff

Albinus
12-09-2001, 06:39 PM
But that's dailup and not cable so you should remember how long it takes to d/l 100MB's on dailup as ya havn't had the cable connection all that long. :smokin:
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Well I download between 2 and 3GB a month on dialup - so 1.5GB isn't enough for me :p

Kheldar
12-10-2001, 11:28 AM
its official - I got my letter tell me it was being disconnect on 15th of jan

:cry: :cry: :cry:

Kheldar
12-10-2001, 11:31 AM
Dingoblue (http://www.dingoblue.net.au)

400hours a month
1.5gig a month
Uses the optus network

35/month, 25/month if you get their longdistance/mobile service as well.

Im with them. No complaints.

You can do referrals, each person you refer to the DB service, you and them get credited to your account.

I'm not interested in dial up

I can get unlimitted hours, unlimitted downloads, no disconects for $0 per month

but I want broadband or some description

Wiggo
12-10-2001, 11:50 AM
Yes I'm sure that ya don't want to go backwards Kheldar. :eek:
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Thoric
12-10-2001, 03:32 PM
its official - I got my letter tell me it was being disconnect on 15th of jan

:cry: :cry: :cry:

yeah got our's today...their motive: "lack of demand, and high costs"

Andy
12-10-2001, 05:16 PM
its official - I got my letter tell me it was being disconnect on 15th of jan

:cry: :cry: :cry:

make the most of it while you have it, download about 1 gig(or more, if you so wish ;)) a day :D

Wiggo
12-10-2001, 05:46 PM
Knowin' Kheldar he'd make that 2or3 g's at least. :D
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Kheldar
12-10-2001, 06:22 PM
:cry: no HD space left

filled 120 G - i gotted do some serious cd burining

Wiggo
12-10-2001, 07:28 PM
Well ya better get started on them them. ;)
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Olie
12-10-2001, 07:55 PM
$hit Kheldar that is alot of space

how could you use so much?!?!!?

MySTiCuSS
12-10-2001, 08:37 PM
Knowin' Kheldar he'd make that 2or3 g's at least. :D
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WTF? I have 80 gb and only 20 is full LOL

Kheldar
12-11-2001, 08:41 AM
total sapce free on my pc (rest of HD space is on my lan)

Kheldar
12-11-2001, 08:43 AM
primary HD

Kheldar
12-11-2001, 08:44 AM
Secondary HD

Kheldar
12-11-2001, 08:45 AM
Scsi HD

Kheldar
12-11-2001, 08:46 AM
$hit Kheldar that is alot of space

how could you use so much?!?!!?

Does piccy's help?

Wiggo
12-11-2001, 08:55 AM
Plus movies hey? :D
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Andy
12-11-2001, 12:40 PM
/me wants your xxx folder :D

*drools*... 5.45gb of porn :D

Albinus
12-11-2001, 12:48 PM
/me wants your xxx folder :D

*drools*... 5.45gb of porn :D


Settle down there young randy teenager :no: :no: :no:

Wiggo
12-11-2001, 02:29 PM
Ya only have to show/mention something along those lines and he's all eyes and ears isn't he? :D
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Kheldar
12-11-2001, 02:57 PM
/me wants your xxx folder :D

*drools*... 5.45gb of porn :D

thats only the last 3 months of porn :D

I've got about 50 cd's & 9 G on my server

Kheldar
12-11-2001, 02:58 PM
Plus movies hey? :D
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yeah - thats another 13 G worth with another 10 G waiting at work for me to get home

Andy
12-11-2001, 04:50 PM
whats wrong with being randy may i ask?

Synthetic
12-11-2001, 05:33 PM
absolutely nothing:D :wave:

Wiggo
12-11-2001, 05:45 PM
And the missus thinks that I'm bad. :laugh:
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Andy
12-12-2001, 01:34 PM
lol, you are... just not as bad as me :D :laugh: :laugh:

Albinus
12-12-2001, 01:39 PM
whats wrong with being randy may i ask?


Don't worry Andy, it's PERFECTLY NORMAL at your age..... just don't ask Wiggo, it's ancient history for him :cackle:

Olie
12-12-2001, 01:42 PM
lol
i got told that i was rather randy last night

Wiggo
12-12-2001, 04:29 PM
The question has to be asked. :D
By who and male or female? :?:
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Woody
12-12-2001, 05:35 PM
Kheldar i got NCable. ... in ballarat.. it is pretty sweeet.. download speeds of about 50 - 60KB/s ... they have a Counter strike server set up.. got about 10 peeps in it 24/7.. get a ping of around 10ms to it.. if u got a good computer lol...


about 20 - 30GB per month downoad limit.....

i have been with them for 2 and a half months now and they have never been offline.. so that is pretty good

so if u CAN get it.. then it would be a wise desision :)

Kheldar
12-13-2001, 01:21 PM
cool me want

but i've heard they had problems in geelong and thus stiooped bendigo's rollo out untill they fixed the probs

Kheldar
12-13-2001, 01:25 PM
bugger i whish i could type and speel :D

Olie
12-13-2001, 01:29 PM
"Admin who can't spell"

look i can spell and i'm younger than you

Kheldar
12-13-2001, 01:31 PM
I've got to get NCable - sounds fantastic

Wiggo
12-13-2001, 02:00 PM
I'll stick with my Optus Cable. :D :laugh:
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Olie
12-13-2001, 02:10 PM
you and your bloody optus cable

we will neva hear the end of it will we?

Wiggo
12-13-2001, 02:13 PM
Ummm.................... :?:

Nope. :D

But then only the best will do. :toung:

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Kheldar
12-13-2001, 06:19 PM
i dunno wiggo 20 to 30 G d/l per month sounds damn good

Olie
12-13-2001, 06:35 PM
double my hdd space and you get a number inbetween those two figures ;)

Wiggo
12-14-2001, 08:20 PM
Yeah it does sound good but I can't think of that much to d/l myself. :?:
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