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09-05-2020, 20:21   #316
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The state wasn't releasing sufficient funding to P&T for improvements.

After restructuring and investment, still state-owned Telecom Eireann got to the stage of having a world class network and then it was let rot once privatised.
It got the world class network so it could be privatised and so the new owners could freewheel.
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09-05-2020, 20:26   #317
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Three ‘broadband’

I think I broke something in my brain trying to cope with their product ‘broadband’ that was rubbish and as dreadful as dial up only less reliable or fast - and then having to cope with their Indian script reading customer dis-service robots. Utter nightmare.
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09-05-2020, 20:48   #318
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It got the world class network so it could be privatised and so the new owners could freewheel.
Only partially - a lot of the investment was by governments with no intention to privatise.
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11-05-2020, 16:11   #319
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Three ‘broadband’

I think I broke something in my brain trying to cope with their product ‘broadband’ that was rubbish and as dreadful as dial up only less reliable or fast - and then having to cope with their Indian script reading customer dis-service robots. Utter nightmare.
It all depends on your area. For me the Three broadband has been great. Living in rural south Dublin gives me 40Mb/s which was about an order magnitude fast than I was on previously and for less cost than any other solution I can't complain.
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Three Ireland are one of therworst, the Pakistan call centre are an absolute nightmare to deal with, couldnt understand a word they were saying
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The courier industry is one of THE most competitive industries going... couries are under severe pressure due to this... most operators i know have time definitive deliveries ie. guaranteed delivery by xx time or your money back... most companies have couriers delivering in too large a delivery area where they will struggle to meet their time commitment to the customer unless they drive over the limit, take chances and drop a package or two without a signature being obtained as they only have to redeliver the next day.. that said there is NO excuse for any courier 'leaving' a package either in a porch or anywhere without obtaining a signature... the height of carelessness and disregard..for the customer and their delivery.
I tried out for one of the companies mentioned. In fairness to the interviewer, she painted a realistic and not very pretty picture of what working there would be like. Reprimands for being 5 mins late, ok, but also for being 5 mins EARLY? Come on it's just Karen waiting for her delivery of cat accessories from Wish.com, not a consignment of a life saving vaccine.
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I tried out for one of the companies mentioned. In fairness to the interviewer, she painted a realistic and not very pretty picture of what working there would be like. Reprimands for being 5 mins late, ok, but also for being 5 mins EARLY? Come on it's just Karen waiting for her delivery of cat accessories from Wish.com, not a consignment of a life saving vaccine.
Thanks but no thanks.
Sounds like you are exactly what DPD look for in their drivers
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Sounds like you are exactly what DPD look for in their drivers
Not afraid of work, just unreasonable expectations.
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9 Months........I remember when it was 5 years .
A load of my neighbours who had been on the waiting list all got their phones installed at the same time during the mid 80s. Most of them had been waiting a few years, some of them almost ten years. This in Dublin! There were just no more lines available in the area until then.


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The state wasn't releasing sufficient funding to P&T for improvements.
They were actually investing pretty heavily but most of it was going into state of the art digital exchanges. Most of the country was still on manual exchanges, the cities had automatic but they were mechanical, worn out and a maintenance nightmare. If they'd just added more and more lines onto that system it would have collapsed so they had to sort out the exchanges first.

Source: brother in law was a TE engineer in the 80s, made out like a bandit with the employee share ownership plan...

Didn't have to pull in a favour from him to get a phone though, we had had one since at least the early 70s, out of hundreds of houses in the immediate area there weren't many phones then and it wasn't uncommon to have someone knock on the door asking to make a call.
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Vodafone for me. My wife is Canadian and couldn’t understand how bad the broadband was and that Vodafone kept bringing speeds down and lying about it. She needed the speed for he remote works. She tore them a new a hole over the phone one day and I feel sorry for the poor person at the other end but it never happened since. She says in North America you have to lose your temper to get things done. Ireland are just too relaxed about everything
Eirclose second. Just filled my first ComReg complaint. All 5 neighbours have broadband and we can’t get it becusse of eircode database error. Getting no where with 6 months and we can’t move into our new house. Hopefully ComReg help
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Sounds like you are exactly what DPD look for in their drivers
DPD only need someone who can throw the package out the window of the van in the general direction of the recipient's house while driving by at high speed.
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Vodafone for me. My wife is Canadian and couldn’t understand how bad the broadband was and that Vodafone kept bringing speeds down and lying about it. She needed the speed for he remote works. She tore them a new a hole over the phone one day and I feel sorry for the poor person at the other end but it never happened since. She says in North America you have to lose your temper to get things done. Ireland are just too relaxed about everything
i'd rather be us than northamerican
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i'd rather be us than northamerican
Never had had any broadband probs while living there. We currently can’t get it here while neighbours all have it. Travel really opens up your mind and the Irish are just too relaxed about everything. Took me a year to get a mortgage nearly lost the house, just too relaxed everyone needs a good bollocking to get things done Ash
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Vodafone for me. My wife is Canadian and couldn’t understand how bad the broadband was and that Vodafone kept bringing speeds down and lying about it. She needed the speed for he remote works. She tore them a new a hole over the phone one day and I feel sorry for the poor person at the other end but it never happened since. She says in North America you have to lose your temper to get things done. Ireland are just too relaxed about everything
I call bull****

She just says she's Canadian so she doesn't have to admit to being american eh ?
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30-06-2020, 23:25   #330
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Eirclose second. Just filled my first ComReg complaint. All 5 neighbours have broadband and we can’t get it becusse of eircode database error. Getting no where with 6 months and we can’t move into our new house. Hopefully ComReg help
Eir first by a mile, thousands of complaints about them
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