• No 24Mbps ADSL

    by  • 6 January, 2008 • General • 0 Comments

    Day 12. Get this: it is Sunday, moreover it is a special Sunday, Epiphany, which is celebrated all over Greece, the highlight being the diving for the cross, where young (and not so young) men dive into the ice cold water to retrieve a cross that the priest has thrown in. This typically happens in harbors and ports all over Greece. On this day, around the time most young men were worrying about their nobler parts shrinking into practical non-existence in the biting cold water, I get a call from a technician from OTE: “You seem to have problems with your ADSL line?”. Me: “Yes I do”. He: “You cannot have 24Mbps on your connection, you’re too far away from the connection point (he meant the DSLAM). You must downgrade to 4Mbps”. Well, thank you, and it took you 2 weeks to find that out? Upon my request to please downgrade me to 4Mbps, his answer was that he could not do that, I had to call 134 or go to my local OTE branch to fill out a request. Sigh. How long would it take? Oh, about 4 to 5 working days… Yeah yeah, whatever…

    It makes me wonder if they will ever do anything right…

    Oh, and we had an earthquake too on Sunday morning. Nothing spectacular here in Iraklio, we were shaken (not stirred!) in bed for about 30 seconds, enough to wake us up at a little bit past seven, and that was it. More like a gentle rocking of the cradle actually. But apparently people felt it all over Greece, even in southern Italy and Malta.

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