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Topic # 107150 8-Aug-2012 08:38 Send private message

Hi Guys. I'm thinking about changing from Telecom to Orcon Genius in Rolleston to save approx $55 a month. Can anybody give me feedback that is using this service here in Rolleston. I'm a little hesitant to jump because of the lack of ports available here in Rolleston and I can't be with out internet if it goes pear shaped.
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  Reply # 669433 8-Aug-2012 09:13 Send private message

While I can't comment on performance (other than saying I wouldn't expect any issues) I'd be surprised if there were still port issues in Rolleston. Has somebody told you this recently?

There were issues up until a year ago, but Rolleston received a huge number of cabinets as part of the cabinetisation program.



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  Reply # 669523 8-Aug-2012 11:18 Send private message

A collegue of my wife told her last week that they were still on the waiting list to get Telecom Broadband. (?!)

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  Reply # 669529 8-Aug-2012 11:26 Send private message

If you're in an area that's cabinetised there shouldn't be any such issues. Without knowing your address we can't tell you that, but the Chorus SAT tool can.

Anybody who's on a waitlist is probably not on an ISAM, and that typically means an old ATM based DSLAM so you wouldn't get Genius on that anyway since it doesn't support EUBA.



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  Reply # 671008 11-Aug-2012 13:55 Send private message

One further question before I sign up. Their rates to call an Australian mobile are 56 cents per minute. Would there be a cheaper options to do this. Can you use 2talk or something similar with Orcon Genius.
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  Reply # 671177 11-Aug-2012 21:00 Send private message

Yes you could use 2talk with Orcon Genius but you would have to buy a separate Analogue Telephone Adapter and plug it into your Genius modem.

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