When is a modem not a modem?

EVERYTHING MUST GO! CLOSING DOWN SALE!
EVERYTHING MUST GO! CLOSING DOWN SALE!

I was going to come-up with a witty response to that question but it just didn’t come.

My housemate and I have a plethora of Modems. Or Routers if you want to be pedantic. So we’re selling our excess stock! Buy one, get one for a similar price! Get a spare modem for a rainy day (especially if the rain drips on your existing modem causing it to release the magic smoke and die with a crackle of components).

Anyway, the ads are on Gumtree here:

The insistence of internet service providers (ISPs) to provide a modem with every single account you get is verging on the bizarre. This might be useful for first-time users, adopters of alternate technology (cable versus ADSL), but for me it’s become a nightmare of hardware and cabling that I’ve simply had enough of.

Everything must go! Closing down Sale! Insert another immaterial adjective here.

 

Author: gotheek

Sometime writer, full time human.