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  Reply # 762524 14-Feb-2013 17:39 Send private message

Jaxson: Not that this is specifically PN related, but I went through something similar just recently for my parents in Wanganui.  Fibre appears to be being installed in their street as we speak, (or is this just an empty conduit etc?):




https://myaccount.snap.net.nz/signup/home
Now despite these guys not being available in our areas, (Wanganui/Palmerston North), am I reading this right that cost wise the:

Fibre plan is directly comparable to the ADSL option? 
And VDSL is a $25 a month premium over ADSL?

(As an intermediate step, I'm disappointed at how much more VDSL is.  I'm sure there is a reason, but it's disappointing all the same.).

I guess you could technically have both services if for any reason you desperately wanted an older analogue line as well.  Just I expect the calling plans a lot of people have with telecom for instance couldn't be used if you're running fibre?  So I hope the voice plans as VOIP bundled with the internet provider are still realistically priced.  I use a cellphone or skype for all calls but some people, parents, do still use the actual land line phone.


Yes it's just empty conduit until you request an installation.

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  Reply # 762590 14-Feb-2013 19:33 Send private message

DarthKermit:
Yes it's just empty conduit until you request an installation.
Thanks Wink

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  Reply # 762691 14-Feb-2013 23:22 Send private message

I've been really disappointed by the paucity of UFB options in Palmerston North. Soon I will be able to walk outside with a Scotch in hand and wish the fibre Happy Birthday. Ours was the first street in Palmerston North to have the fibre rollout completed then I waited, and waited. I was with Orcon years ago and won't go back. I'm with Snap and love their customer service BUT after waiting so long to be able to be connected I won't bother at all now. We plan to move this year sometime and the delays by ISPs are chewing through the time we could have been on a contract. I won't commit to a year or two on contract when we know we intend to move. 

It's frustrating to have it so close and not be able to be using it. 

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