Why must there always be a 'but'?FiRST Empowering You
says the multi-coloured ad for a new broadband service being launched here. Offering "Unlimited Usage" for a a range of monthly fees, from (up to) 384kbs to (up to) 3000, this seems to be the answer to my dreams, or, at the least, the end to my internet nightmares.
Just imagine. With broadband I can clutter up Jakartass with tedious video shots of my snake eating a mouse
or the girlfriend shaving her legs
. (NSFW? I wouldn't know, as I haven't actually watched this, not with my current 3.6kbs!) More likely, though probably of less concern to you, I could download the video of Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin's classic hit What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
So what's the 'but'?FastNet's website
asks: Interested in our products and prices? We want to make sure that you are provided with the most accurate information on our services and availability in your area, please enter your address in the fields below.
The fields include:Region
: [---Please select---], Area Name [---Please select your area---],Type
: House O or Building/Apartment/Hotel OComplex Name
: [---All---]Street Name
: [---Please select---]
The only field I can complete is House and the page closer is this:
Unavailable network on selected area.
They have another ad in the paper for cable TV, but I'm not overly interested in that. So that's half a page used up in the Post to advertise a yet-to-be launched service.
It makes me want to kick a few butts.
Apparently their site can only be viewed in I.E., but they couldn't be bothered to let you know. Not, of course, that actually putting in my address helps me much.It seems we haven’t reached your area yet! To make sure that we do, please fill up the request form below so that we can include your area in our network and contact you as soon as we are available to you.
So I filled it in, clicked on SEND
but only got this message:
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Ho bloody hum.
As for the cable TV 'service', you may recall my recent diatribe
against the media monopolists who have denied Indonesians the opportunity to watch any live Premiership matches on TV, unless they choose to subscribe to the Malaysian outfit Astro.
My fellow contributor to the Sunday Post, Simon Pitchforth, has a moan today about them.We're still having trouble getting Astro to connect us up to televisual images of 22 men kicking a leather ball around. There seems to be a big backlog of potential customers who are waiting for their footy and I guess we are way down the queue.
I doubt it Simon. You know that queuing is an alien concept here, but I'm still happy to wait until you post the full article in Metro Mad
And as for my footy, Charlton is not a regular feature in the news this season as we're now in the misnamed Championship
, which is actually the second tier.
But, hey, we're the favourites for promotion and there were no ifs or buts about the result yesterday
We sure kicked the Palace butts.
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