A company putting in sewerage pipes near where I live managed to sever the telephone cable in the street cutting us off completely. No phone; no Internet.
Telstra won't tell me when it will be fixed but it appears to be somewhere between Feb 19 and Feb 26, which besides being outrageous is outside Telstra's 24 hour service guarantee. At least I can claim compensation from them.
Writing this from a friend's PC.
Updates when I can if I get time at work or when Telstra does the right thing and fixes the line.