[AusNOG] M2 buy Primus
jasereid at gmail.com
Tue Apr 17 07:58:38 EST 2012
Fair call :) I can imagine the ACA staffers rubbing their hands in glee
otherwise, shortly followed by infomercials for ATAs...
On Apr 17, 2012 12:41 AM, "Paul Brooks" <pbrooks-ausnog at layer10.com.au>
> 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
> > >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
> > 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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