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Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 03-Apr-13 16:42:15
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MAC Production?


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I'm currently twiddling my thumbs waiting for a MAC from my ISP...can anyone explain why it might take days to generate a MAC, is it a complex process?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 03-Apr-13 23:34:04
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If using a reseller, it may simply be the delays as the MAC is request, generated and then passed back up the chain.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
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Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 03-Apr-13 23:47:34
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Yes, I'm probably missing something obvious, it just seems odd in a world of computerisation and instant communication that the process takes days rather than hours.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 04-Apr-13 00:06:57
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When I left O2 it arrived about 20 minutes after the request. By email and text.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Thu 04-Apr-13 06:28:17
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they are allowed a number of days, and it's in their interest to hang on to your revenue for as long as possible

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 04-Apr-13 08:56:03
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Five Working days to be precise.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 04-Apr-13 12:14:03
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If you are sure you are going to use the MAC, you could of course also serve your notice to leave when asking for the MAC. So it makes little difference.

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