The Joys of a 3rd World Internet Connection…

12 Nov

Hey everyone, yes, I’m still alive, but my ADSL line is not. In fact, it’s probably crawling with unmentionable cthulu-like creatures that were birthed at the moment of its anti-climactic death… 😦

I’ve phoned the ADSL provider (Telkom – they are idiots and lazy idiots, at that) about seven times, had conversations with probably seven different people, explained seven times that I can’t connect to the internet, explained seven times about the pretty lights flashing and not flashing on the modem, and have had technicians out to check the line 3 times already. Oh, and the problem has been ‘escalated’ three times, too (I actually wonder if anyone at Telkom has the faintest inkling of what that word means and how to implement it in their work).

In fact, I’m beginning to think that the technicians quick-fix the line so that it’ll see its arse again so that I can call them out again so that they can get paid, AGAIN.

Third World, huh?

I have no idea when I’ll be back up and blogging (Telkom cannot tell me, either) but hopefully it’ll be soon.


for me because I’m struggling… 😦


Posted by on November 12, 2010 in Announcements


3 responses to “The Joys of a 3rd World Internet Connection…

  1. Lu

    November 12, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    OMG welcome to the “I hate Telkom” club

    Allow me to rant! My line gets stolen once a month, and “breaks” every second week! I am not joking. It is ridiculous. Their infrastructure is horrible and their service is disgusting. They have been charging me at work for a line since February that I didn’t know about and they only found it 2 weeks ago after the technician had to track it down somewhere in the street. Good luck trying to get a refund….

    They lie, and give falls information when you call them, and the one is as useless as the next one.

    Nobody can beat their service. Nobody

    • Dave-Brendon de Burgh

      November 14, 2010 at 9:07 am

      My line is working again!! 😀 Took almost a full week to get it fixed, but man, am so glad that I’m connected again!

      Sheesh, Lu, reading what you went through makes me fell like I shouldn’t even have ranted! O.o Hope everything was sorted out in the end, though. 🙂

  2. Lu

    November 14, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Heheh nah you have the right to rant 🙂 Hopefully they sort themselves out soon!


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