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Topic # 111865 17-Nov-2012 14:14 Send private message

I'm currently on an Orcon LLU line and am thinking of switching to Telecom for my phone/ADSL. I'm a little foggy on the exact details but I think Orcon use some type of profile to allow a faster synch speed at the sacrifice of stability. I get around 9.5Mbits down and have no stability issues on my ADSL connection presently. I'm just wondering how much of a speed drop I can expect if I switch to Telecom. I know my street is not cabinetised and we connect directly to the exchange.

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  Reply # 718771 17-Nov-2012 14:19 Send private message

Orcon generally use a 6dB noise margin, whereas Chorus use a more conservative 12dB. This will result in a slightly more stable line, at the expense of a little throughput.

If you are on LLU, you will be connected direct to the exchange, however, is your area covered by a cabinet, or fed from the exchange?

Stick your address in http://www.chorus.co.nz/service-availability-tool to see.

If you are in a cabinetised area, but being fed by LLU gear from the exchange, you will almost certainly see an increase in sync speed if moving to a Chorus wholesale connection.

Post your line stats from the modem if you like...

EDIT: The amount that the rate will drop depends on your line, as a really rough estimate, 10%.



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  Reply # 718776 17-Nov-2012 14:53 Send private message

No we are not cabenitised, connect directly to the exchange on Orcons LLU. We seem to be on the outer limit of the uncabinetised region as the next street along is cabinetised. I don't really wanna drop to much below what we're at now, but may have to.

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  Reply # 718784 17-Nov-2012 15:38 Send private message

Vodafone Red network may be another option




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  Reply # 718788 17-Nov-2012 15:51 Send private message

Must be a reason for changing if you are having no issues?






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  Reply # 718834 17-Nov-2012 17:54 Send private message

johnr: Must be a reason for changing if you are having no issues?

No issues with the ADSL connection, ideally it would be a bit faster. I'm finding the current data cap has become too small though. The actual phone line has been having annoying faults on/off again for 6months plus and no fix has ever seemed to work long term. And we're off contract now so thought it time to look around at my options.



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  Reply # 718835 17-Nov-2012 17:59 Send private message

coffeebaron: Vodafone Red network may be another option


Yeah worth a look, an first glance their plans look comparable to Telecoms offerings.

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