My broadband has been crap for ages and honestly I figured that’s just how we live now. But I snapped the other night when I couldn’t watch Tulsa King and snarked a tweet at Optus with a screen shot of my sad, medieval internet speeds.
So, er, turns out it wasn’t their fault. Mostly.
My NBN modem carked it and the Optus box attached to it has been working like a champion to make up the difference with an emergency 4G signal.
That’s cool. I guess.
But I can’t help thinking if they hadnt done that I’d have realised a long time ago that my NBN box was dead.
Thinking I should probably just get my service from the Russian hackers.
I hotspot at work, which works fine for what I do, and charge my phone at work (because I'm a tightarse and don't want to buy another charger for home). One morning my phone was beeping at me, in a tone that wasn't a text, ring or alarm. Turns out I'd been hotspotting all night (watching Netflix and other after hours tooling around) and didn't even notice the difference between that and my NBN connection...
When we all get Elon’s Neuralink inside our scone, the signal will come direct from the radio mast atop the Central Services building. The day will be coming soon, when we will own nothing and be happy.
<white hot rage font>Don't talk to me about fucking Optus ... jerks</white hot rage font>
Internode and 46mpbs downloads , ping at 13. Internode also have a top notch help desk in Adelaide, who I don't call much because it just works. Infact it was so fast I downgraded it and used the difference to get the TV box thingy.
do you get Aussie Broadband there? We got absolutely jack of optus and switched. Easy and haven't looked back. (Being rural we are on wireless broadband). We have a hiccough every now and again but aussie broadband actually contact us to let us know there are problems and they are working on it - optus we didn't hear from once. Takes work but these companies need us to move more often to keep them on their toes. They love a sleeping beauty customer (i think that is what i heard them called - a customer that doesn't ask for any contract improvements and just pays their bill on time paying shiteloads more than people moving around for deals)
Why is internet so slow in Australia?
In the US, I pay $65.00 a month for gigabit service downloads and uploads.