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Topic # 98841 7-Mar-2012 14:50 Send private message

Just saw this advertised on a website ....  Get a free Tivo and free wireless modem if you sign up for 12 months to a total home package.

Click here for more information ...

http://www.telecom.co.nz/internet/greatvaluestartsherewithtotalhome

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  Reply # 591794 7-Mar-2012 15:03 Send private message

RXV: Just saw this advertised on a website ....  Get a free Tivo and free wireless modem if you sign up for 12 months to a total home package.

Click here for more information ...

http://www.telecom.co.nz/internet/greatvaluestartsherewithtotalhome  


Frown  Saw this advertised just after I switched to Vodafone BB.
Not too bothered as I get the same 60GB cap and calling rates but much faster and $15 a month cheaper. [21Mbps according to speedtest] 
I could buy an extra Tivo for the difference I guess, if Noel Leeming have that special again.

Mind you Telecom are jacking up their wire maintenance charges soon according to the letter I received before I switched.

D

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  Reply # 591811 7-Mar-2012 15:27 Send private message

Kiwi1971:
RXV: Just saw this advertised on a website .... ?Get a free Tivo and free wireless modem if you sign up for 12 months to a total home package.

Click here for more information ...

http://www.telecom.co.nz/internet/greatvaluestartsherewithtotalhome??


Frown??Saw this advertised?just after I switched to Vodafone BB.
Not too bothered as I get?the same 60GB cap and calling rates but much faster and $15 a month cheaper. [21Mbps according to speedtest]?
I could buy an extra Tivo for the difference I guess, if Noel Leeming have that special again.

Mind you Telecom are jacking up their wire maintenance charges soon according to the letter I received before I switched.

D


telecom are also phasing out some old plans, and charging more as a result. I have just had a letter from them, so I will be looking at switching. I can probably save $50 a month by switching and reducing some services I am not using.

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  Reply # 592049 7-Mar-2012 22:30 Send private message

It surprises me that anyone on these forums would pay for the wiring maintenance service. What could possibly go wrong with your internal wiring that you couldn't fix yourselves? OT I know..

"Over time, the wiring in your home can experience wear and tear, and occasionally it may need repairing. To do this, you'll need someone qualified such as an electrician or Telecom technician to come and fix your wiring" Qualified? Bah!

BTW thanks for the heads up, if I remember any friends who still insist on being Telecom customers, I'll suggest they sign up.

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  Reply # 592138 8-Mar-2012 08:58 Send private message

Thanks for the link.  I managed to get a free TiVo by re-newing my contract with Telecom for 12 months.

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  Reply # 592159 8-Mar-2012 09:32 Send private message

Skolink: It surprises me that anyone on these forums would pay for the wiring maintenance service. What could possibly go wrong with your internal wiring that you couldn't fix yourselves? OT I know..

"Over time, the wiring in your home can experience wear and tear, and occasionally it may need repairing. To do this, you'll need someone qualified such as an electrician or Telecom technician to come and fix your wiring" Qualified? Bah!

BTW thanks for the heads up, if I remember any friends who still insist on being Telecom customers, I'll suggest they sign up.



The wiring maintence charge has been a life saver for me.  After major on going ph and broadband problems, Telecom TOTALLY rewired my entire two line property for free, including extensive work in an external building, fed from the house lines.   It's like an insurance policy and it has sure paid off for me over the last couple of years, so I TOTALLY disagree with your statement above.


You might want and be able to perform such work yourself (and good on you) but many others for various reasons are not lucky enough to be in the same position.     






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  Reply # 592175 8-Mar-2012 10:05 Send private message

+1 - The nice chaps from Telecom were around at my place twice in a year, once to rewire most of the wiring INSIDE the house (and didn't charge us) and once to replace the line from the house to the road, including replacing the mounts on the house, again, for no charge.

In this instance, the wiring fee paid for itself, I hate to think how much an electrician would've charged for the same work.

That said, I'll give them a bell and see if I can score myself a TiVo. You can hack them right? :)




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  Reply # 592223 8-Mar-2012 11:20 Send private message

stevenz: +1 - The nice chaps from Telecom were around at my place twice in a year, once to rewire most of the wiring INSIDE the house (and didn't charge us) and once to replace the line from the house to the road, including replacing the mounts on the house, again, for no charge.

In this instance, the wiring fee paid for itself, I hate to think how much an electrician would've charged for the same work.

That said, I'll give them a bell and see if I can score myself a TiVo. You can hack them right? :)


When I mentioned to the Vodafone guy that Telecom was upping their wiring maintenance charge soon, he put on his best confused face and asked why I would pay for that.
So can I assume that if there is a line problem at your residence, that VF expect you to take care of it yourself at your own expense?

In my case I rent so is that still my problem?

I never even realised in the 2 years I was paying it that the wiring and maintenance charge related to my property, I just thought it was like council tax and it related to the street's wiring, I never gave it much thought TBH.

TiVo hackable...not so much.

DLS

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  Reply # 592285 8-Mar-2012 13:09 Send private message

stevenz: and once to replace the line from the house to the road, including replacing the mounts on the house, again, for no charge.

You wouldn't have been charged anyway as they are resposible for the lines as far as your incoming junction box.

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  Reply # 592286 8-Mar-2012 13:11 Send private message

B1GGLZ:
stevenz: and once to replace the line from the house to the road, including replacing the mounts on the house, again, for no charge.

You wouldn't have been charged anyway as they are resposible for the lines as far as your incoming junction box.


Thats what I was thinking. Wiring contract is a waiste of money. I have never had one except for in the old days when I was with Telecom.

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  Reply # 592288 8-Mar-2012 13:12 Send private message

Kiwi1971:

In my case I rent so is that still my problem?


Your Landlord's problem I guess unless you pay the line maintenance fee.

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  Reply # 592291 8-Mar-2012 13:16 Send private message

stevenz:
In this instance, the wiring fee paid for itself, I hate to think how much an electrician would've charged for the same work.


If you've been paying the maintenance charge for say 10 years or more then probably less than you've already forked out to Telecom. As far as Telecom is concerned it's just icing on the cake for them.

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  Reply # 592312 8-Mar-2012 13:35 Send private message

Looking at the bills for both my current and previous residence, there's no mention of the fee anyway, so unless it's built into the "Total Home" plan, looks like I'm not paying for it. Given the substantial fee I had to pay for them to run a cable to my new place, that's probably a good thing (approx $180 for parts, callout and reconnection).

No idea if it was being paid at the property in question as it the bill didn't go to me.

Now, off to the Telecom shop to talk to them about a Tivo.




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  Reply # 592315 8-Mar-2012 13:37 Send private message

B1GGLZ:
stevenz:
In this instance, the wiring fee paid for itself, I hate to think how much an electrician would've charged for the same work.


If you've been paying the maintenance charge for say 10 years or more then probably less than you've already forked out to Telecom. As far as Telecom is concerned it's just icing on the cake for them.


Other telcos charge a maintenance fee too, so it is not just them.

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  Reply # 592498 8-Mar-2012 18:51 Send private message

Damn, its only for new customers!

RXV



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  Reply # 592501 8-Mar-2012 19:07 Send private message

CB_24: Damn, its only for new customers!


Does it say that?  I thought it just required you to re-sign for another 12 months? 

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