[OT] Alternatives to Telstra for phone lines (rant)

Richard Russell richard at yellowgoanna.com
Tue Dec 3 01:56:03 CST 2002

On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 03:30:11PM +1030, Andrew Hill wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-12-02 at 15:05, Richard Russell wrote:
> > 4) Worked from home, putting a few things off until tomorrow, so I
> > could see the Telstra techo, let him in, and tell him where to stick
> > it (er... the phone connection, that is), but by the time it got to
> > 2:30pm, I decided to spend another half hour on hold, to find out that
> > he's coming tomorrow.
> Free money!
> From the Telstra CSG: "You may be entitled to a CSG payment for every
> working day of delay beyond an agreed connection date." It's $12/day for
> residential, $20/day for business for a standard phone line install, up
> to 5 working days - then it goes up to $40/working day.

Wow. $12. Handy. :)

> They really do pay, too! I've managed to get a few hundred $ out of
> Telstra before for this situtation, where they don't show up on the
> agreed day. To maximise your benefit, you should ensure that you are
> unable to work from home again for a few weeks!

The unfortunate thing is that I have no proof that they said Monday
apart from the fact that I recall them saying Monday, and I wrote
Monday down...

> See the back of the White Pages for all the details.

Cheers ... :)


Richard Russell
Yellow Goanna P/L
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