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Just pray one of your neighbors will disconnect their line so that you can get it after. Feeling is mutual since I don't have ADSL at home and just relying on crappy 2G and sometimes 3G connection wirelessly.
Was there anything below the AAPT results section? Normally there are two sections, AAPT and Telstra.
That being said, a distance/line of 5km is at the outer limits for DSL connections, so it may be that even if there was a port available to you, your line wouldn't support the service anyway.
So, I have some news for everyone. It comes with the caveat that my situation may be differnet to everyone esle therefore resutls may vary but:
I have successfully managed to negotiate for my landline account to be placed on hold until such time that an ADSL port becomes available. I am able to place landline on hold because I use a mobile phone and also have a data allocation. This may not be the same for everyone else.
The end result is good though. I save $90 per month and this has the potential to save me $630 over 7 months (assuming that Telstra takes the full 9 months to connect me to ADSL - noting from time of original application I was told I had to wait 6-9 months and that was two months ago)
It took me 45 mins on the phone to come to this arrangement after calling 132200 and eventually getting to the Landline 'Department' or those that manage Landline accounts.
You too could save money by doing the same thing and with a potential number of people waiting for ADSL being in the order of thousands this may trigger something by Telstra...who knows. We can only try..... I encourage all those waiting to do that which I have done and if you know someone who is waiting then let them know too....spread the word.....please.....
As an individual it may not hurt the income stream but as a collective there is potential it will trigger action. Particularly when the number of those waiting for a port are likely to be in the order of thousands......
At my exchange there are 19 households waiting (as at 17 Apr 14). There are approx 2940 ADSL capable exchnages. Assuming queue length in fernvale QLD matches that of other areas that have ADSL exchanges I could then do the fol:
19 x 2940 = 55860. Therefore I could be ambitious and say that if all 55860 had ability to place landline on hold (has mobile phone) and they all had same cost as I then total collective saving could be $5,027,400.00!!! Per Month!!!!! Times that by 12 and you get a potential total collective saving of $60,328,800.00 annually.
That saving by consumers equals loss of revenue by Telstra.....
To be honest, this is kinda ridiculous. I'm also residing in lyndhurst and have moved in for almost a year now, after moving from dandenong. i find it frustrating that telstra tells me " theres no port avaliable" and that " we cannot do anything about it", and the extremely off putting thing about this is that another neighbour of mine, literally two houses down who moved in last month from my place has a fixed internet connection, and it happens that we are both running off the same DSLAM, now stuck on wireless 4G and paying $80 for a measely 20GB, which is used my my other siblings who are also completing their VCE.
Hi 3975, I am having the same issue as you have. I moved to Lyndhurst ( just out side of Marrio Water boundary) for over 6months. I tried with different company to get an adsl. They all came back with no port is available and the time frame is up to 2- a year... i am very frustrated it too. Have you got your internet?
hi Can anyone advise me on how i can get internet. Telstra keep telling me that there are no available ports. my two neighbours on either side of my house bothe have telstra broadband but i cant get nothing. Iv been told this for over a year. i spoke to a telstra sales rep 2 weeks ago and he told me i could get it..only to be let down 2 days later with the same old story NO PORT AVAILABLE. What can i do as wireless is way to expensive. my business is really struggling.