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Topic # 111307 30-Oct-2012 08:00 Send private message

Can't recall if I posted this link earlier, but for those interested in details of the install that I got with Snap / Enable, I've recorded the details here:

http://halswellufb.blogspot.co.nz/

Everything went very smoothly. Only issue I've got is with DTMF tones - default setting (RTP + Inband) on the FritzBox works with the Snap voicemail, but fails with AirNZ/Telecom etc. Swap it to a setting (Inband) that works with the likes of AirNZ/Telecom is ok, but then can't access voicemail 8-(.
Not a big issue because admittedly I get all voicemail forwarded to my phone anyway.

Nigel H.

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  Reply # 708870 30-Oct-2012 08:16 Send private message

Looks like Halswell that ends well.

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Reply # 708882 30-Oct-2012 08:39 Send private message

kiwitrc: Looks like Halswell that ends well.


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  Reply # 709154 30-Oct-2012 13:44 Send private message

About how much has it cost you all up?

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  Reply # 709450 30-Oct-2012 20:41 Send private message

DarthKermit: About how much has it cost you all up?


Hmm, good question.
I paid an extra $50 to get the better FritzBox (7390 vs 7340) - otherwise it would have been free because I signed up for a 24 month contract.

Installation was free.
So that includes initial planning, tunnelling, feeding of fibre conduit (or whatever they call it), install of fibre from cabinet to house, install of box outside, install of jackpoint inside + Huawei router.

And I don't actually start paying til Dec 9 (first 2 months free), so by swapping I've actually saved a lot of money - and get a lot more 8-).

Nigel H.


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  Reply # 709888 31-Oct-2012 14:52 Send private message

3g:
DarthKermit: About how much has it cost you all up?


Hmm, good question.
I paid an extra $50 to get the better FritzBox (7390 vs 7340) - otherwise it would have been free because I signed up for a 24 month contract.

Installation was free.
So that includes initial planning, tunnelling, feeding of fibre conduit (or whatever they call it), install of fibre from cabinet to house, install of box outside, install of jackpoint inside + Huawei router.

And I don't actually start paying til Dec 9 (first 2 months free), so by swapping I've actually saved a lot of money - and get a lot more 8-).

Nigel H.



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  Reply # 710837 2-Nov-2012 09:10 Send private message

RalphFromSnap:

Good to hear about another happy Snap! UFB customer. Hope you are enjoying the service. ^AL


I'm very happy 8-).

Although I do feel that you have misled me with how useful fibre is 8-).

I had a very nice person from Telecom on my door step the other night and when I explained that I had just dumped Telecom to join Snap with a fibre connection, they informed me that fibre wasn't really that useful as I was still constrained by the link out of the country. Didn't seem to matter to him that I find moving large datasets to my office servers much better over fibre. 
Decided the conversation was a waste of time when I talked about using our Smartphones with the FritzBox, at which point he asked "Is that what they call VoIP?". 

Seriously - is that Telecom's strategy for Halswell/Christchurch?
"We haven't got ourselves sorted, so let's try and downplay how useful UFB is until we are sorted".

LAME TELECOM!

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  Reply # 710897 2-Nov-2012 10:59 Send private message

Would never pick SNAP over Telecom NZ.

Tis you that is the fool tbh.
Also yes he was right to a certain extent. Telecom NZ do have a huge amount of international bandwidth compared to other ISPs.




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  Reply # 710909 2-Nov-2012 11:24 Send private message

NZCrusader: Would never pick SNAP over Telecom NZ.


Other way around for me. Snap has worked out very very very well and I have put a couple of other people over onto it as well.




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  Reply # 710946 2-Nov-2012 12:46 Send private message

NZCrusader: Would never pick SNAP over Telecom NZ.

Tis you that is the fool tbh.
Also yes he was right to a certain extent. Telecom NZ do have a huge amount of international bandwidth compared to other ISPs.



Lol there is plenty of international bandwidth available in NZ. The chokepoint would be getting data from Christchurch to Auckland int hat context. And why wouldn't you choose Snap, they have a fairly good reputation and at elast are moving onto new technologies e.g. UFB and VDSL2.





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  Reply # 713384 7-Nov-2012 10:05 Send private message

Hi team,

Have purchased a new place in the awesome suburb of Halswell and it is able to be connected to UFB.

I have got a couple of concerns however and would like your input - particularly from OP.

1. How much does the install impact on the house? Dont want to be cutting up gardens/driveways etc.

2. Will the install techs do some Cat 6 wiring for a little extra whilst they are there?





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  Reply # 713396 7-Nov-2012 10:30 Send private message

rossmnz: Hi team,

Have purchased a new place in the awesome suburb of Halswell and it is able to be connected to UFB.

I have got a couple of concerns however and would like your input - particularly from OP.

1. How much does the install impact on the house? Dont want to be cutting up gardens/driveways etc.

2. Will the install techs do some Cat 6 wiring for a little extra whilst they are there?


Having had UFB also installed in Haslwell and loving it.

1. Little impact at my place the team did a borehole drill to get the ducting across my lawn and even replanted some trees they had to move.
Inside its all done in cupboards and the roof so apart from the external Fiber Point and the Internal Termination block no one would know. 

2. I would talk to Snap and also Enable when the order is placed. I'm sure they would. 

Hope that helps

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  Reply # 713397 7-Nov-2012 10:31 Send private message

3g: Can't recall if I posted this link earlier, but for those interested in details of the install that I got with Snap / Enable, I've recorded the details here:

http://halswellufb.blogspot.co.nz/

Everything went very smoothly. Only issue I've got is with DTMF tones - default setting (RTP + Inband) on the FritzBox works with the Snap voicemail, but fails with AirNZ/Telecom etc. Swap it to a setting (Inband) that works with the likes of AirNZ/Telecom is ok, but then can't access voicemail 8-(.
Not a big issue because admittedly I get all voicemail forwarded to my phone anyway.

Nigel H.


I have had the same issue with DTMF and the team told me to set to AUTO and its working for all now.

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  Reply # 713426 7-Nov-2012 11:08 Send private message

underwatervrg:
I have had the same issue with DTMF and the team told me to set to AUTO and its working for all now.


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  Reply # 713433 7-Nov-2012 11:21 Send private message

That sounds great.

You have put my mind at rest regarding impact on the house. It is a fairly flashy place and I dont really think the mrs will appreciate any negative impacts on the exterior.

Im not convinced that the FritzBox (even though it sounds like a fantastic bit of kit) will be able to stream media to my TV well enough to suit hence me wanting to use CAT wiring





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  Reply # 713462 7-Nov-2012 12:17 Send private message

In your blog pictures I don't see any battery backup in either the outside or indoor parts?  I would have thought as part of the install for voice in emergency situations, it would have to have a battery backup somewhere? 

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