As the recent crash of the XT network in New Zealand fades into a distant memory for many, especially those that chose to go elsewhere for their service some of us are wondering when we are going to get a decent broadband service. I’m sorry but this is a bit of a rant. You see since 13th December my broadband service has been nothing short of appalling. Phoning for ‘technical support’ leads me to an offshore set up that after this that and the other form of checking my computer eventually decides to put me through to the technicians here in NZ. Again I went through this little exercise this morning starting at 7.30a.m. after hours of tooing and froing a whole morning was totally wasted, grrrr. It was supposed to be my day off and I did have plans to get out with the dogs, huh! About 3 this afternoon the modem light eventually went from red to green and it was all systems go.
What has really peeved me is the fact that I had learnt to rely on internet usage for everything from shopping sprees to banking, the latter has caused a lot of grief, especially for my suppliers. I went from sending cheques to on-line banking after far too many going missing in the mail. What is next, carrier pigeon?Tell me, am I the only one this is happening to? I’m sure when I explain to people that my internet has been down they don’t believe me.
As far as I can see, the only upside of having internet is contact with DH, and the contact I have with all my blogging friends. To all of you, thank you for being there when and if I manage to get on-line.