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Topic # 103038 29-May-2012 12:01 Send private message

Just saw this announced on twitter:

http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/homeplan/internet/naked-broadband.cfm

From what I can gather it only works in UCLL areas (it didn't like any addresses I gave it unless it was close to an exchange)

Looks like you can get a phoneline with it but unsure if they mean VoIP ?

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  Reply # 631922 29-May-2012 12:23 Send private message

It does seem to be limited... it's rejected every address I've tried too, including my parents' (who are on an exchange - WHK - not a cabinet).

From what I can gather it's not VoIP but a "normal" phone line, albeit without free local calling.

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  Reply # 631928 29-May-2012 12:43 Send private message

Naked Broadband+ is here! Broadband + the security and convenience of a phoneline – without having to pay for line rental. Naked Broadband+ comes in packages from 20GB to 150GB and lets you choose Calling Off (bye bye telemarketers) or Calling On (yes mum, I’m eating my veges) Calling Off blocks ALL inbound and outbound calling. If you want Calling On, then just pay for the calls you make, starting from just 10c per minute to call locally and 25c per minute to call landlines around NZ. We’re busy working on bringing Naked Broadband+ to even more New Zealanders, but for now it’s only available in limited areas. Find out all the details and if your home can get it here



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  Reply # 631929 29-May-2012 12:51 Send private message

Doesn't the old kiwishare come into this about free local calling? or that old news now?

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  Reply # 631940 29-May-2012 13:12 Send private message

DjShadow: Doesn't the old kiwishare come into this about free local calling? or that old news now?


Replaced by TSO

http://www.med.govt.nz/sectors-industries/technology-communication/communications/telecommunications-service-obligations

And it only applies to Telecom and Chorus anyway...

Cheers - N


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  Reply # 631945 29-May-2012 13:16 Send private message

@DJShadow, I think that the kiwishare thing only applies to Telecom, and even then it doesn't require that every plan include free local calling, only that a free local calling plan is available at a price constrained by inflation.


So it's naked broadband, but not quite naked broadband. Interesting.

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  Reply # 631998 29-May-2012 15:04 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: @DJShadow, I think that the kiwishare thing only applies to Telecom, and even then it doesn't require that every plan include free local calling, only that a free local calling plan is available at a price constrained by inflation.


So it's naked broadband, but not quite naked broadband. Interesting.


'Leaves little to the imagination' broadband?




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  Reply # 632007 29-May-2012 15:13 Send private message

antoniosk:
NonprayingMantis: @DJShadow, I think that the kiwishare thing only applies to Telecom, and even then it doesn't require that every plan include free local calling, only that a free local calling plan is available at a price constrained by inflation.


So it's naked broadband, but not quite naked broadband. Interesting.


'Leaves little to the imagination' broadband?


Bored-band?





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  Reply # 632030 29-May-2012 15:45 Send private message

antoniosk:
NonprayingMantis: @DJShadow, I think that the kiwishare thing only applies to Telecom, and even then it doesn't require that every plan include free local calling, only that a free local calling plan is available at a price constrained by inflation.


So it's naked broadband, but not quite naked broadband. Interesting.


'Leaves little to the imagination' broadband?


PG-13 Broadband?

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  Reply # 632128 29-May-2012 18:03 Send private message

great plans

My questions

1. Can i choose to get my speed reduced if I went over the cap rather than getting additional packs? since I usually only use 10Gb per month, so it is quite likely for me to over the cap.

2. If I want Calling on, what will happen to some of the call features? Where can I get information on cost related to call features? eg. Voice mail, Calling ID。。。。




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  Reply # 632137 29-May-2012 18:19 Send private message

Hopefully its not "slow-band"

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  Reply # 632174 29-May-2012 19:24 Send private message

So, what are the conditions needed for this to be available in your area? Will it even be available for me before Fibre...

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  Reply # 632198 29-May-2012 20:10 Send private message

Obraik: So, what are the conditions needed for this to be available in your area? Will it even be available for me before Fibre...


It's available in the Unbundled Local Loop areas that TelstraClear invested in - hence the address check needed.




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  Reply # 632208 29-May-2012 20:23 Send private message

antoniosk:
Obraik: So, what are the conditions needed for this to be available in your area? Will it even be available for me before Fibre...


It's available in the Unbundled Local Loop areas that TelstraClear invested in - hence the address check needed.


Thought that was the case hence most addresses I tried were rejected, any chance it will go onto the chorus wholesale network?

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  Reply # 632219 29-May-2012 20:30 Send private message

DjShadow:
antoniosk:
Obraik: So, what are the conditions needed for this to be available in your area? Will it even be available for me before Fibre...


It's available in the Unbundled Local Loop areas that TelstraClear invested in - hence the address check needed.


Thought that was the case hence most addresses I tried were rejected, any chance it will go onto the chorus wholesale network?


It would only be the recent UCLL significant price drop set by the Commerce Commission that make this pricing affordable. There isn't a chance in the world of seeing level entry pricing like this on wholesale as it'd be a huge loss.

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  Reply # 632244 29-May-2012 21:12 Send private message

antoniosk:
Obraik: So, what are the conditions needed for this to be available in your area? Will it even be available for me before Fibre...


It's available in the Unbundled Local Loop areas that TelstraClear invested in - hence the address check needed.

Ah. 

With UFB on the way, is it even likely that they're going to bother adding their gear into other exchanges?

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