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About Chocky

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  • Location NRW
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  1. Coffee - where to buy

    Looking for an online store (or a physical one) that sells “gourmet” coffee beans - I want something other than the usual choice available in Rewe (Melitta, Lavazza own brand etc). Any ideas?
  2. Brexit: The fallout

    Any Brits planning on doing any international travel between now and April 12th?
  3. Brexit: The fallout

      The investigation in to Arron Banks' funding by the NCA (National Crime Agency) is ongoing. My guess is Her Majesty's Government will draw a blank.
  4.    I guess because it's Kölln and it's one of Germany's biggest cities?
  5. Latest update: Got a call today from Vodafone to tell me they had reopened the ticket I raised, (they closed it without letting me know first, proclaiming that the issue had been resolved ) and that they are sending a Telekom Techniker round to check the setup at home. If the issue is related to my setup (it isn't) then I will be billed 50€ for the visit. Pretty bizarre considering that it is clearly them throttling the bandwidth at times when usage across the network is at its highest..
  6.   Well that's somewhat reassuring, I guess..
  7. From the Guardian a few minutes ago
  8. Have any other Brits reading this NOT received any kind of government communication about their status post no deal Brexit? My naturalisation application has been in the pipeline for a while now, but other than that I have not heard anything pertaining to my status as a non German citizen in Germany after Brexit.
  9. Unannounced visit from debt collection bailiff

    Which country is your debt from? The UK or Germany?
  10. Thanks dj, I will consider it.
  11. Yep, I've only ever done the speed tests with my 2013 iMac connected with an ethernet cable directly to the router, no VPNs enabled. (Still no word from Vodafone, and the crappy bandwidth persists..)
  12. @dj_jay_smith To be honest the only reason I signed up for their DSL was that I needed a new iPhone (actually needed) and was loathe to shell out 700€ as a lump sum for a new one. They offered the phone along with a new mobile and DSL package for 80€ a month, only 10€ more than I was paying for my previous separate mobile and DSL products. If they can get this bandwidth issue sorted I'm prepared to stick with them.
  13.   Given that 50mbps is the fastest product any ISP has offered us at this address in the last two years, I would guess the latter 
  14.   Actually to be fair to them, their online support has been pretty good so far, I ran several bandwidth tests using the tool on their site, (not the usual which by sheer chance shows slower speeds than V'fone's ), and an agent replied directly to me to tell me they can see there is clearly something wrong. They have been keeping me informed of progress via text message. No improvement last night, but I guess there's a chance something will have changed before this evening. (Yep, obviously I didn't mean 50MB, that would be silly.)
  15. I’ve been a Vodafone DSL customer since March 6th, and every evening since that date my bandwidth (product is advertised 50MB download) has dropped to around 5mbps. Having spent the last day or so reading hundreds of similar complaints from other Vodafone customers, I am gearing myself up to get in touch with the Verbraucherzentral and look in to terminating the contract, because I have a feeljng that no matter how much time I spend in contact with V’fone tech support this problem is not going to get fixed any time soon. Any other Vodafone victims here?