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  1. No probs, it's a weird way to do business. They used to pull the same stunt with their mobile phone service. True, and if I wanted a phone I'd probably just go along with it. But I don't want it, I'm certainly not going to pay to have it, so they've lost my business.
  2. I must be making it all up then. Oh wait but. Maybe you could explain how this snip an email from TPG sales fits in with your literally bold statement: Try signing up for NBN with no phone line here: https://www.tpg.com.au/nbn Or read their FAQ on that same page, where you will find You'll also find that in the event you cancel the service TPG keep the $20, which is the reason I am not continuing with them (it's basically theft).
  3. I'm allegedly a couple of weeks away from being connected with FTTC, second prize in the Fraudband Lottery™. I've had ADSL through TPG for well over a decade, with no problems except their horrible support. But, I don't want or need a landline, and they won't connect me without one (and they take $20 of my money as a prepayment on phone calls I'm never going to make). So, as a matter of principle, I'm moving to Aussie Broadband who seem to be well regarded for an ISP, and it's cheaper for the first six months. In any case, we'll be paying less for unlimited/100Mbps* because we no longer need to be paying The Filth (Telstra) for a landline that only attracts beggars and thieves. My modem is also on the way, a simple modem router without wireless, as I have a mesh system. I win, as long as it actually gets connected and it works. Now to wait and see what happens next. *not actually 100Mbps.
  4. New series of Derry Girls due in a couple of days.
  5. All of them, they are utterly useless.
  6. I don't find them boring as such, but I'm over them and have been for a few decades, I suppose I just reached a point where I no longer had the capacity to be surprised by Common Practice works. Obviously most other people aren't, same old dead blokes are always up there, same old warhorses get trotted out as exemplars of the genre. This isn't to say I don't like them or won't listen to them, I just prefer other things if given the choice. Of my selections for the Top 100, four of them made the cut, four made the next 100 and one missed out altogether. I have no illusion that my preferences are not mainstream but I don't care.
  7. I've started watching the third series of Jessica Jones, seems pretty good. I fear, however, that it will suffer from the same issue as the second series - once you've had David Tennant as the main antagonist, not having him is an almost insurmountable problem.
  8. @Hergest could I please get the matching #4 and #12 scarf and beanie if they are still available. Thanks,
  9. It runs well, I have some issues with some devices dropping out/reconnecting periodically but that's all. I get full coverage so it's solved that problem.
  10. They've recently finished laying fibre down both sides of our street, at which point they moved the goalposts out by a further three months (they do that every three months like clockwork). Now October to December 2019.
  11. Derry Girls. It's only 6 short episodes, but we found it very funny once we got used to the accents (my daughter watched it all with subtitles turned on!).
  12. Do not watch Chris Lilley's latest travesty, Lunatics. His one idea peaked with Summer Heights High and has been on a steep descent since, this effort is absolute rock bottom. I doubt that anyone would bother watching the second episode unless they associated with the title.
  13. I ordered an Orbi AC3000 pair. I have a worry that if I need to extend it Netgear no longer offer the satellites separately (you have to get the AC2200 version). That aside, I'll see how it goes.
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