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Telstra didnt dig deep enough WELL DONE

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by n3wbi379, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. n3wbi379

    n3wbi379 Member

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    Well done teltra....

    Well starting my landscaping today and i had the bobcat over to remove some soil and level it for me....

    As soon as he started he snagged a line, it turned out to be my phone line.

    His like WTF iv only gone like 5cm deep into the dirt.

    His liek it should be 300mm deep and it was only like 50mm if that...

    Called up telstra and explained to them, there like mmmmmmmmmmm some will be there tomorrow to repair it. The bobcat driver goes they would have shit them selfs coz they fuked up big time.

    So hopefully some1 will come out tomorrow at the mean time it just sitting in the front yard with my home made skills (hope it doesnt rain)

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  2. caspian

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    blame the electrical contractor who laid the leadin, Telstra don't do that work.

    hopefully you know who it is, as you may be passing a bill along to them.
     
  3. Dungoofd

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    thats hilarious.
    fucking idiots.
     
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    n3wbi379 Member

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    Nope, i got the house with a blue cable hanging out of the wall.

    I had to call telstra to organise it.

    They send out a sub contractor who connects its up to the street.
     
  5. silentlightning

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    oh come on now its not that bad. your still on OCAU now aren't you?
     
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    soon as the bobcat driver goes iv got the phone line, in my mind i was like FARKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK no ocau today LMAO.
     
  7. zaim

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    pathetic. seriously.. i fucking HATE people who cut corners!!! SHORTCUTS MAKE ME SICK!
     
  8. Pugs

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    Oh Snap...
     
  9. caspian

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    then there is the contractor at fault.
     
  10. HotHed

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    Should've used a crowbar or shove to find it first.

    That said, pretty poor effort by the subbies.

    All of Telstra's work is contacted out.
     
  11. Jesmol

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    Thats also the depth of the main streetline out the front of my house.
     
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    a contractor yes but not necessarily the electrical contractor and yes 300mm in the rule for depth
     
  15. kally

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    A work colleague dug up a fibre optic cable only 150mm deep, people down the street started coming out of their houses to see why their phone/internet had died :lol:
    Telstra billed him something stupid for the repair, he rang them and said he wasn't paying for something that shouldn't have been so shallow. He ended up not paying.
     
  16. Pugs

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    very lucky... had it been the right depth then he would have been in trouble
     
  17. biatch

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    Had it been the right depth then it probably wouldn't have been dug up in the first place....
     
  18. Pugs

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    true... didn't stop some council workers in Queensland doing the same thing..
     
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    When a neighbour's fencing contractor severed the Telstra coax line in the sidewalk, this is how Foxtel (also Telstra) "fixed" it.

    I had to endure weeks of Bigpond cable and Foxtel dropouts every time the ground got wet. Only when I went to the TIO did Telstra actually replace the entire line all the way up to my house.

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  20. bubblegoose

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    LMAO that's wicked! Ghetto as! :lol:
     

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