So from the posts it appears that there are many free ports available. Could it perhaps be the estates exchange? Im assuming that with 400 homes they have a mini-dslam.
I've got attenuation of 26 - I live about 2.5k from my exchange. I should easily be able to get up to 12mbps line. At work we have attenuation of 35, about the same distance, but I suspect the copper in the ground is not in a good condition.
Last edited by Mr Feesh; 28-06-2012 at 06:34 PM.
If you want to be sneaky, try to get some of your neighbours to cancel their ADSL somehow. This should free up some ports at the exchange / DSLAM / mini-DSLAM / UMC / whatever is serving your complex. Convince them to switch to 3G/HSPA. If they are low usage users, it should be easy to convince them, in order to make a cost saving. A lot of your average mom and pop users hardly go over 1-2 GB. They could easily be catered for with a 2GB per month contract at R150 per month from Vodacom / MTN / Cell C, or 10GB per month from 8.ta at R199 per month.
I suggest you also apply for ADSL on your other lines as well. Might increase your chances of getting it. Then as soon as the first line is activated, cancel your other 2 orders.
With regard to applying on the other line voice line - the house was wired up with one line being the primary voice line, and the other line being the ADSL line with a backup voice line. As such, most rooms have the primary voice line feed, only the cabinet room has the ADSL line.
I just don't believe all the ports are full - someone, somewhere is giving this as a B.S answer. You think if I cancelled the order, and then re-ordered I could start from fresh? The call center just opens up my order with the order no i give them and looks at the note on the order that says ports full. They say i have been added to a "wait list" and don't need to call back. I don't believe this for one second! Bleh.
Internal wiring inside your house/apartment is a small issue, depending on how much you want ADSL. Apply on all 3 lines. Once the first one is activated, it's just a matter of doing a bit re-wiring, which an electrician can do, or you can do it yourself. You can then cancel the other ones.