WIRELESS (Part 1)
were graciously chosen by Jaring to test
their wireless service from November to
the end of December. Our office is in the
centre of KL. Like you, there was very little
help in setting up the service, but our
intrepid executive managed to get it up
and running on her own with a couple of
calls to the technical desk. We were also
given a VOIP telephone and told to make
as many calls as we liked, for free!
broadband service was extremely good. However,
at the early stage, we had to lug the SOMAport
from computer to computer to access the
broadband. Later, we tested a wireless router,
attached it to the SOMAport and both office
computers worked fine with wireless cards.
The VOIP service also worked well. I made
as many local, mobile and overseas calls
as I could. About two weeks before the end
of the trial period, the phone service packed
up - I reckon they finally rumbled that
I was calling everybody and his dog around
Sigh, how I envy you folks in the Klang
Valley. I would not even mind suffering
the "nice" lady at Jaring if I
could have broadband (any broadband) service
in my very remote neck of the woods in faraway
I am one of the early adopters to apply
for Streamyx when they were first launched
more than 3 years ago. Happily I was told
by the TMnet helpline that I called that
my line was suitable for Streamyx service.
But, till today I have yet to receive the
service. I was told by TMnet and the Kedai
Telekom subsequently that my house line
exceeds the 5km limit for good Streamyx
connection even though if I stand on the
roof of my house I could see the exchange
where the line distance was purportedly
measured from. The other mystery to me was
newly built houses located further away
from the same exchange can be conected.
When the Kedai Telekom counter staff cannot
explain this strange phenomenon to me, they
recommend that I write to the newspapers.
There are several different conclusions
one can derive from such an answer. Needless
to say, my retort cannot be put in print.
I await that faraway day when I might have
the opportunity to duel with perhaps a clone
of that Jaring lady in JB?
Mah Chee Wah
Your article on wireless services from Jaring
is tragically hilarious. Thank you for putting
into words all the frustrations of the thousands
of Malaysians who are constantly pissed
off by the billboards and advertisements
on TV showing the wonders of broadband that
are 'available' to Malaysians on their journey
I made a trip to a Kedai Telekom more than
a year and a half ago to be told that Streamyx
was not available in my area and that I
should register on the waiting list. A year
later I got an email informing me that the
service was not available in my area and
that my request had been received and that
I was on the waiting list. Now jaring has
promised to come to my home to 'check' if
their wireless service can extend to my
condo which is in the fringe area. I'm waiting
though not with bated breath.
Did I tell you that when you call up to
report a breakdown on JARING dial-up, the
announcement tells you to logon to their
Some things are so Malaysian that they NEVER
did you also read the statement by Lim Keng
Yaik that RTM TV1 was on the air and on
the ground during the blackout last week
to keep the people informed of the situation.
Has anybody invented a TV that operates
during electrical black outs?
was kind of you to share the lessons you
learned when signing up to be connected
to the wireless world.
Lesson #1 seems to apply even when I tried
to register my son for primary school.
had wanted to be fully prepared for any
dispute that might arise on the status of
my residence. So, I brought along my IC
and a copy of the S&P as evidence that
I lived in a house that I had acquired by
legal means. But no, the registration clerk
insisted that a utility bill would provide
indisputable evidence of my residence. Quite
naturally, I was reluctant to enroll in
a school where Einstein was reincarnated
without the ISO certificate.
Lesson #3, I suggest that in future you
state "100 meters" in the space
provided for you to enter the race.
Link to this feedback: http://www.tvsmith.net.my/duasen/180105_wireless_feedback.html
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