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  1. mark's Avatar
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    Cheers dude that's a great help. The guy just called and i'm gonna do it sunday morning - that's the broadband, wireless, TV and anything else that's to be done.
  2. localzuk's Avatar
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    Right, each point in order:

    The box arrives simply with the powerline adapters. You plug them in, and the cat5 into each end (one into the vbox and one into the hub). The V-Box takes about 15 minutes to set itself up, restarting a few times.

    The programs available are in packs, namely TV, Music, Kids and Sport. Each one costs 6 or the full pack is 14. (I believe). I chose just the TV pack, which allows free access to the full range of tv shows in the On demand TV menu. You can also pay for movies simply by selecting them in the movies section. Transformers cost me 2.99 for 24 hours. A bit pricey I'll admit.

    The VOIP phone simply is a second line. No fancy costs etc... Just free evening and weekend calls to national and local numbers. It works just like a normal line - the phone defaults to calling out via the VOIP line AFAIK.

    Without being in a digital TV area, the box is kinda wasted. And it is doubly pointless if you have sky.
  3. mark's Avatar
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    Just got a customer who's ordered this and want's me to go round and install it for them this week - so any tips gratefully received!
    It's a teacher, and they have little clue about what they've actually signed up for. They wanted to connect 2 PCs and a wireless laptop so I advised to wait for the kit to see what it came with. So they went and bought some wireless PCI cards! The kit arrived with a pair of Powerline adaptors like you got. I read you can get matching ones from eBay cheapest.

    We're not in a freeview area (until late next year - no signal at all now), so on BT-Vision they'll only be able to download content. So is all that free for 6 months? Do you have to pay for any programs? I thought not all were free? /even on the trial?

    Their maximum broadband speed is 3Mb so not as good as yours. They're getting the VIOP phone tho' are very confused about what it does - BT-India aren't alot of help either - he asked a 'technical' person if he would be able to call America for free, and they said they didn't know!

    People on the Digital Spy forums have posted conflicting information about how the VOIP phone works. Some say that phone only works with incoming broadband calls, and your land line with regular calls, and every other permutation from that.

    The guy already has Sky, and would've been far better off with Sky+ with their new 26 all inclusive deal IMHO - rather than this deal @ 28cpm plus Sky @ 18cpm -- the guys a real scrooge normally.

    I've no idea which package he has, if there are choices. It's hard enough trying to work out the basics.

    I'm off to his house in the next couple of nights so wish me luck!!
  4. localzuk's Avatar
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    I'm on BT Total Broadband Option 3, 24.99 a month. And after the 6 month period the BT Vision will cost me 6 a month for the TV pack + any movie rentals.

    Oh and I signed up for the service when they were giving out the colour phones rather than the new cheaper black and white phones.
  5. Domino's Avatar
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    so which broadband package are you on? and how much is it costing you all-in all?
  6. mark's Avatar
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    Get me one while you're at it - I can't be doing with the hassle either!
  7. mark's Avatar
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    k thanks
  8. Joanne's Avatar
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    just a phone call here and there and an odd e-mail... so nothing too drastic. GAH! Just want another job!!
  9. localzuk's Avatar
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    Lol, it depends. If you're going round and knocking on their doors at night then you may be seen as a bit too keen. If you are calling up every few days then that may be ok. There's a thin line between keenness and insanity :P
  10. Joanne's Avatar
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    he sits there staring at you and looks generally grumpy. Normally he hops about his cage twittering you see.

    My chirpies has a big personality!! (or maybe its all in my head!)
  11. Joanne's Avatar
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    I keep harassing the people who I have applied to asking them where they are up to and stuff... is that a bad thing? or does it show I'm keen?? :P
  12. localzuk's Avatar
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    Yeah, I hated looking for jobs too. I applied for jobs with my existing employer, knowing I already had the skills, and knowledge of the university but they didn't even respond to me.

    I ended up moving 300 miles to the opposite end of the country, pretty much killing my relationship at the same time.

    Well, good luck with your other possibilities!!
  13. localzuk's Avatar
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    It's a system for providing input methods to the OS I believe. It provides a simple way of allowing complex languages to be inputted and used by Linux. (ie. Chinese input would be an example).
    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCIM[/ame]
  14. mark's Avatar
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    wtf is scim then?
  15. Ryan's Avatar
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    Agreed mate. Same for people attacking ambulance and healthcare workers. Maddening. People doing their already difficult jobs having it made more difficult.
  16. ZeroHour's Avatar
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    Yep I agree
  17. Domino's Avatar
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    hahahahahahahaha....

    ....and then you'd wake up
  18. Ryan's Avatar
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    Nowt to do with technicalities, if you don't have insurance, a well-maintained car (valid MOT) it invalidates your insurance and you can go and FOAD (as far as i'm aware anyhoo)

    Oddly satisfying seeing a ned wagon in that state though
  19. SYNACK's Avatar
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    So long as he never admits guilt and refers to it as a freak accident insurance will probably pay out. If he was drunk, driving without a liscence, car registration or warrant (probably cert in UK) the insurance company will wriggle their way out of paying under those technicalities.
  20. localzuk's Avatar
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    The internet is a difficult one for sarcasm. Sarcasm tags are always useful <sarcasm></sarcasm>