High Speed

Well not quite. Today I had my ADSL starter pack delivered and plugged it in. My account is all set up and it’s worked right off the bat. I’m in the high speed nirvana that only a serial dial up user can get from a 512K connection. It might not be as fast as my brothers, nor of most of the state if the speed test site is to be believed, but for me, it’s a huge step up the connectivity ladder. No more waiting endlessly for simple pages to download and no more having to hit the 52K link for news videos and lamenting only getting five seconds of motion before it freezes into a picture over audio experience.

Anyway, I seem to be babbling now and so I think I will head off and enjoy my upgrade for a bit and post back when something more interesting to people who are not me presents itself. Now also this will mean I can post more pictures. Hazzar !

[Pointless anecdote: I just noticed that babbling and blabbing are the same word, but one has a lazy ‘L’ ]

In Waiting

Well the application for my phone and broadband seem to be going well. I’ve got on-line account access on their site and our phone has already been switched after a nice call this morning. ADSL, however, may take a bit longer.

I received an email yesterday telling me that my application was being processed and that it could take up to 12 working days to process. Well that’s good news (especially since with the phone switched over to the AAPT line, the dial in cost for my current internet access is cheaper) but having to wait over two weeks for ADSL now seems like torture. I made a decision to switch and now I have to wait !

Kicking the habit

Well it’s finally happened. I’ve applied for my first ever home broadband connection. Yes, I’m going ADSL. I applied earlier this morning with AAPT. I’ve gone through their sign up process and hopefully should have confirmation sometime during the week. I’m taking the plunge at this time, because I’ve finally gotten fed up with my dial up Internet provider. I won’t mention who it is because I’m not that kind of person and to be honest, I should have guessed they would be like this. I went for the cheapest plan I could find and got the cheapest product.

This time however, I’m going for flexibility. AAPT is not the cheapest, but also not the most expensive. I’ve gone for a mix of affordability and performance and just so long as the service is good (and I didn’t find anything on-line to say that it will not be) I should be happy. Otherwise, they have their connections at good rates with no contract, so if I find I need to bail out, it shouldn’t be a pain.

So now I’m just looking forward to approval, delivery of my ADSL modem and then that fabled first connection.