[AusNOG] M2 buy Primus

Paul Brooks pbrooks-ausnog at layer10.com.au
Tue Apr 17 00:41:09 EST 2012

On 16/04/2012 10:42 PM, Jason Reid wrote:
> >> The issue nobody is addressing is the grandmother problem
> >> My grandmother will most likley say no to having NBN connected just out of habit
> (yes even just for voice, she will say she doesn't understand it etc etc).
> >Lots of people have addressed that problem: the answer is that she'll lose her
> phone line when the copper is disconnected, and have to pay $300 to get it back.
> >Not much more to say about it, really.
> Except for the part that assumes a grandmother on a limited income is going to pay
> $300 to reconnect the phone line, when her childen can pickup a GSM ATA or
> mobile for under $100...
> Regards
> Jason Reid

Jason - Mark was trolling for a 2GB interview. In reality the nice man from Grandma's
loyal phone provider will make an appointment, turn up in a van, fiddle with the
wiring for half an hour, and drive away with Grandma none the wiser that her familiar
old phone is now getting dialtone over the shiny new cable instead of the old shabby
one the man took away. She won't be charged a cent, but she might notice from then on
the calls sound a bit clearer, and don't go all fuzzy after a heavy rain. The nice man
in the van must have fixed something.


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