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Topic # 108153 24-Aug-2012 18:46 Send private message

Friends of ours in a new Suburb who have moved into a brand new house have been told by Telecom that the equipment in the area is too old to support broadband without a phoneline.

But the Orcon Genius site says that there is availability for the house number at that address.

What does this mean - are Telecom correct as they're using whatever is available to the rep on the phone or is the Orcon Genius checker valid if it says genius is available?




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  Reply # 676550 24-Aug-2012 18:54 Send private message

you could use http://www.chorus.co.nz/sat Will help you see what's available in a way.

It's possible that your friend was only after naked broadband and telecom don't offer that?

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  Reply # 676557 24-Aug-2012 19:15 Send private message

As above Telecom do not offer naked BB




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  Reply # 676565 24-Aug-2012 19:39 Send private message

Orcon could have their own LLU network in that area too....

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  Reply # 676585 24-Aug-2012 20:59 Send private message

Moved this to Telecom sub-forum.




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  Reply # 676586 24-Aug-2012 21:01 Send private message

The reason Telecom are giving is incorrect. The reason they cannot get broadband without a phone line is Telecom isn't capable of providing it. Talk to another ISP.





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  Reply # 676587 24-Aug-2012 21:04 Send private message

Telecom don't offer naked DSL. Orcon do. If Orcon won't do it due to that exchange "not doing" EUBA, other ISPs should do it.

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  Reply # 676589 24-Aug-2012 21:09 Send private message

Many ISPs offer naked BB




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  Reply # 676617 24-Aug-2012 22:39 Send private message

What area are they living in?

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