• w00t!

    by  • 20 December, 2007 • General • 1 Comment

    Just in time for the christmas season, OTE, the incumbent telecom operator, which happens to be the supplier of my ADSL connection, has announced drastic price cuts to their services. I ordered my upgrade yesterday and as a result I will soon have a 24Mbps/1Mbps ADSL2+ connection for €29.90/month, VAT, ISP, all inclusive, no data limitations. That’s just 50 euro cents more than I paid in March 2004 when I got my first ADSL connection at 512Kbps/128Kbps. But that was for the LINE only. My ISP (then Tellas) charged me an additional €35/month for the connection to the world wide wondernet. w00t! Surprising what a little open market competition can accomplish!

    To show my appreciation for OTE I have included below a commercial which they ran a while a go, subtitled in English by some friendly YouTube user, that I just find hilarious. It so pointedly shows the generation gap in the digital age. The father figure has no idea why his daughter is so upset, so it’s probably a female problem, “go talk to your mother”. Enjoy it!

    One Response to w00t!

    1. Kat
      21 December, 2007 at 18:51

      And I see you used the “word of the year” complete with the 00.

      I came over a few days ago to see if you’d posted anything new and was pleasantly surprised you had. My first visit was back in April, then you went MIA and I was a bit concerned. Glad that you’re back AND you’ve found me as well.

      Greece seduced me 10 years ago in winter, and I’ve been hopelessly or haplessly devoted to her since, despite the trials. I must like abuse because I’m still here. 😉

      A pleasure to finally “meet” you!

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