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Standard User shedboy79
(newbie) Mon 27-Aug-12 16:32:03
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i requested a mac cod online over 10 days ago but still not got it frown

i thought the law was 5 days ?
Standard User Xplosion
(regular) Mon 27-Aug-12 16:44:27
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i requested a mac cod online over 10 days ago but still not got it frown

i thought the law was 5 days ?


Yes, Ofcom who are the telecommunications regulator (set the laws for the industry) say ISPs must (by law) provide a MAC code to a customer within 5 days of it being requested. They must also be unobtrusive.

Complain to AAISP by post using Ofcom's template letter and see your MAC code appear very quickly

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Standard User shedboy79
(newbie) Mon 27-Aug-12 17:12:12
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thanks

i may just do that


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Standard User gmoorc
(committed) Mon 27-Aug-12 17:38:06
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Thats odd.
When I migrated out I had a mac within less than a minute as they seemed to use an automated process to send them out.

I'm sure a quick phone call would sort this out straight away without the need for getting into a formal complaint process.

Checked your spam folder?
Standard User shedboy79
(newbie) Mon 27-Aug-12 18:22:23
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Thats odd.
When I migrated out I had a mac within less than a minute as they seemed to use an automated process to send them out.

I'm sure a quick phone call would sort this out straight away without the need for getting into a formal complaint process.

Checked your spam folder?


have just done it again and no email, checked in spam folder etc etc
Standard User ionic
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 27-Aug-12 18:38:58
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That's unlike them. Something must have gone wrong with I thought was an automated system. Suggest you call or pop
irc during business hours tomorrow, I'm sure they'll be able to rectify very quickly indeed.

Edit: s/our/or/

Edited by ionic (Mon 27-Aug-12 18:41:07)

Standard User shedboy79
(newbie) Mon 27-Aug-12 19:48:34
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all sorted now

thanks
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 27-Aug-12 20:17:19
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i thought the law was 5 days ?
5 working days!

There were only 5 working days in the last 10 calendar days.

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ISP Representative andrewhearn
(isp) Tue 28-Aug-12 10:02:35
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Hi shedboy79,

I'm glad it's sorted now...

MACs are normally emailed out within a few minutes of them being requested. If you're able to email in with the details we can look to see what the delay was in this case.

Andrew Hearn
AAISP Technical Support
aa.net.uk [email protected] 03333 400 999
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Standard User shedboy79
(newbie) Wed 29-Aug-12 21:37:12
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Hi shedboy79,

I'm glad it's sorted now...

MACs are normally emailed out within a few minutes of them being requested. If you're able to email in with the details we can look to see what the delay was in this case.


Hi

Thanks for replying

the fault was actually on my part, sorry frown

I am very sorry to leave, you have been a great isp but we need the internet during the day a lot more now as we are about to have our second child and my wife will be in a lot more. Maybe if you ever change your packages when day time is the same as evening time i would come back.

Thanks again for your excellent service
Standard User JamesS88
(newbie) Wed 07-Aug-13 19:18:02
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Might the Home::1 tariff help there as an alternative to jumping to another ISP, getting rid of the peak/off-peak split?

(I'm in the opposite boat right now - approaching the end of my year's FTTC commitment and thinking of jumping to A&A when I can. Last year, I could get FTTC but not Be ADSL, which on the tariffs at the time ruled out A&A; the arrival of Home::1 seems to make it viable for me.)
Standard User stuorguk
(member) Thu 15-Aug-13 14:38:14
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Not everybody is eligible for Home::1 My request to switch was declined. Cant use Netflix during the day with AAISP, and I have to queue all my downloads for 6pm frown
Standard User ionic
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Aug-13 09:22:52
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I'm guessing a business pays for your connection then?
ISP Representative andrewhearn
(isp) Fri 16-Aug-13 09:30:05
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Not everybody is eligible for Home::1 My request to switch was declined. Cant use Netflix during the day with AAISP, and I have to queue all my downloads for 6pm frown


There are some restrictions on Home::1 - mainly that it's for home users and there are no VAT invoices, it's all on the Home::1 page on our website.

You can use Netflix with AAISP though, do don't block or filter anything.

Andrew Hearn
AAISP Technical Support
aa.net.uk [email protected] 03333 400 999
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Standard User stuorguk
(member) Fri 16-Aug-13 09:37:04
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I work from home, so a portion of the bill is paid by a company. I pay the rest.
Standard User ionic
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Aug-13 09:45:27
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I'd suggest trying to change the arrangement so you pay it all and your work pay you through expenses. No VAT invoice then so should be eligible.
Standard User stuorguk
(member) Fri 16-Aug-13 09:56:40
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Yes I had thought of that, but I would still need a VAT invoice.
Standard User stuorguk
(member) Fri 16-Aug-13 11:04:11
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Maybe there is an opportunity there to do a HomeWorker::1 package. A single invoice to the company for all homeworkers, and separate invoices to each homeworker for their share. Have some sort of flexible billing portal, to manage how much each homeworker pays.

My share is based on the cheapest TalkTalk package. The business pays for the rest.
Standard User ionic
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Aug-13 11:24:57
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Depending on how much you're currently paying in total have you looked at office::1 instead?
Standard User stuorguk
(member) Fri 16-Aug-13 11:38:01
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I worked it out to about £325 + VAT per month!! It would be cheaper to buy the Mrs DVD box sets of everything she watches on Netflix on her days off.

Got to do something. The ear bashing I get because we don't have internet she can use during her days off. "all my mates watch Netflix...why cant we?"
Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Fri 16-Aug-13 12:42:28
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why do you still need a seperate vat invoice?

companies can choose to pay vat.
you can choose to pay the vat part of the invoice. I believe for residental aaisp still breakdown the bill so it shows which part is vat right?
or is it a disaster if you just pay for home::1 yourself?

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Standard User stuorguk
(member) Fri 16-Aug-13 13:00:58
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The terms are, AAISP wont issue a VAT invoice. I know by law they have to produce one if you ask, but doing that every month would be a hassle, and I doubt they would be too impressed.

I'm backed into a corner really. The Mrs keeps questioning why her mates on TalkTalk or whoever can watch Netflix all day, and she cant. She has a point. My business requires a reliable FTTC connection with fixed IP and ipv6. The other option is to get a second FTTC line in with one of the budget ISPs. More expense, but cheaper than AAISP bandwidth prices. I actually did try this once before, and Openreach screwed the whole thing up. I ended up loosing all services for a while, which was a nightmare to sort out. I'm frightened this will happen again. I cant work without the internet, and if I am seen to start melding again, and it goes wrong, it will look bad on me.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 17-Aug-13 19:43:11
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You can supply your own VAT invoice
(3) Where a registered person provides a document to himself which purports to be a VAT invoice in respect of a supply of goods or services to him by another taxable person registered in the United Kingdom, that document may, with the approval of the Commissioners, be treated as the VAT invoice required to be provided by the supplier under paragraph (1)(a) above.



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Standard User stuorguk
(member) Sat 17-Aug-13 20:07:02
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Thanks. I have been having a look around at what other isp's are offering, and decided to bite the bullet and switch to idnet. Sadly AAISPs pricing is not keeping up with todays usage requirements.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 17-Aug-13 20:16:43
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It's clear they don't want you as a customer, if they are prepared to break the law to get rid of you wink


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Standard User grahammm
(member) Sun 18-Aug-13 08:31:22
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They are not breaking the law. The law only requires that VAT invoices be issued to VAT registered customers. One of the terms of the Home::1 package is that it is for private, personal, customers only. VAT invoices are issued on all of the unit based packages.
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sun 18-Aug-13 08:34:38
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As I said, you can produce your own VAT invoice.


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