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Sunday, 27 May 2012

Everyone needs their daily Fibre

Finally after waiting 4 days for the router to turn up, along came postman pat yesterday with the shiny new sky fibre router.

Broadband back online at a speedy 40Mbps :)

Happy bunny.

Now all I need to for Sky to re-credit me 4 days of Fibre rental and I'll be an even happier bunny!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Today's the day!

The teddy bears have their picnic - Oh wait, thats not right.

... That BTOpenreach install my Fibre connection. Thats better. Exactly what it happening today!

One of my colleagues who lives but 1 mile from me had it installed yesterday and reports 38mbps download!


Phone Fiasco

So the LG phone still did not work. A fully charged battery lasted me about 8 hours on standby - A long way from the 350Hrs (Max) that has been quoted around the net.

Rang Orange customer services - "Sorry sir, the phone is more than 6 months old" - Orange wash their hands of it

Rang LG customer services - "Try a new battery"

Interestingly, the phone was sent away with a PCB locked to Orange installed with Froyo (2.2). It seems to have come back with a PCB that is unlocked to any network installed with Gingerbread (2.35) - Thanks LG, the only good thing from this phone is that it is now worth more 'trade-in' because its unlocked and officially upgraded!

Fed up with LG, android and 3D phones so I have traded it in at CEX and got an iPhone 3Gs. - I know its not cutting edge like the LG Optimus 3D, but sometimes cutting edge is just not worth the hasstle. I never really used the 3D because the battery died after about 1 hour of snaps or video.

Its a very battered iPhone, but there are ways to make it look better - The fact that it works as a phone should work and the battery last ages is all I am now worried about.

Maybe I am growing up???

NAH! - Never happen! ROFL.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Got my phone back!

So my LG Optimus 3D has been playing up! NO surprise there as about 90% of owners have had issues.

I sent it away for a warranty repair about 2 weeks ago.

Yesterday it came back to me with a little note attached.

"Unfortunately, we have been unable to repair your handset. Instead, we have replaced the main system board. Because of this, your phone now has an new IMEI number"

OOOOOO - is it fixed?

The answer has yet to be fathomed as it works quicker, but no one has phoned me on it so I cant tell if it still sounds like I am under water or not!

Updates to follow!

Boats and Dragons - Who'd have thought

So a couple of weekends ago we went to Salford Quays to watch the Dragon Boat racing.

It was not as good as I hoped and we ended up going shopping instead!

Anyway - Here is the one race that I filmed!

Dragons, Boats and Racing!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Speed Freak

Just upgraded my Sky unlimited broadband to Fibre unlimited. 40Mbps for £12.50 extra! woo hoo streaming tv and HD online vids here I come!


EPIC FAIL on skys part! - It appears that over 3000 people have failed to receive their routers for the fibre upgrade. ME INCLUDED!

When I spoke to Sky they informed me that they knew there was a problem with the routers and that they would be received within 5 days of the service going live!

So ... 5 days (possibly) without internet connection! - Where are we, the Victorian times?

No indication from Sky that there is/was a problem. They sent me a text confirming the engineer visit, but no text to say there would be a delay in the router shipment. GGGRRR - 1 little text and I would have re-arranged the engineer visit for another time.

(If you do re-arrange the engineer visit, you have to wait another 14 days!)

Because I have had the day off work, I did not want to cancel, and anyhoo, I recon there is a way round this - Sky recon that the original router will not work with the BTOpenreach service - I'm not so convinced - Hack Hack Hack .... and see what we get Back!