Ok so I couldn't sty off the old blog. Firstly can I say a big think you to Dave who's been looking after my server wot runs this. Or ran this, thanks to my former colegues its now running on there server. I was going to bring it back home. BUT my poor long suffering flatmates are customers victims of NTL. I refuse to call them Virgin, there still NTL and as shite as ever.
My telephone number is known to many of you, I woudn't phone it if i were you since it rings and goes to voice mail. When I say it rings, it rings somewhere, not here. Tuesday they rang the mobile, saying they would fix it. I went "oh god" there goes the internet. Before the internet broke, you see I've been a victim of NTL before. They're shite. Yessterday they rang again saying internet would return and this time they would fix the phone.
Phone no longer works at all, at least it made calls before. Internet sort of works, obviosly I have to add keepalives to all my servers, servers who's connections never wavered on the worst third world connections, but not NTL. Sometimes ever the ploynesian internet I griped about is faster than this. Hell, who actully buy's one of their packages. Last time I had to get a phone line just to run internet over it, cos NTL didn't work.
Dear World. DO NOT get interenet off NTL aka Virgin. They are dreafull. I'm not the only one who's dirty, In my possiton as neighbourhood geek I have been asked to look at dozen NTL cockups, mostly what happens is you changeTV channels and they do something wired to your acount and diconnect your internet. One enterprising NTL "engineer" installed a cable - randomly connecting the wires at either end. Hmm that will work. The second engineer, couldn't fix it, said it would be fine and leggeed it. Yep they're that good.
NTL Letter of Complaint
Hey this letter is a famouse one, I'd say his experience of NTL is typical though his prose it better than mine. I've never posted the contents of a cats litter tray to them.
I don't have a cat.
God knows what they do all day, bolock juggling probably, I'd call them and ask but the phone don't work. Here's a tip though. Don't get your internet from someone whos customers run a forum called NTL Hell
Seach google for NTL are shite? About 91,000 pages.