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Topic # 113433 16-Jan-2013 21:29 Send private message

I hear whispers that Telecom with be offering VDSL2 by April to retail customers.

Let's hope they offer naked VDSL2, VOIP and well priced data packages too, oh and DECENT routers free on contract like Snap offer at present. Wink

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  Reply # 745960 16-Jan-2013 21:33 Send private message

Who's whispering?



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  Reply # 745966 16-Jan-2013 21:47 Send private message

One of the Telecom arms said their testing is done, now they're just getting ready to launch the product, e.g. pricing, plans, etc.

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  Reply # 745967 16-Jan-2013 21:49 Send private message

Can't imagine Telecom doing naked any time soon.



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  Reply # 745974 16-Jan-2013 21:56 Send private message

Would be nice, but yeah wishful thinking on my part for naked services.

I hope they offer VOIP with this service, not just the expensive legacy POTS.

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  Reply # 745999 16-Jan-2013 22:31 Send private message

I am guessing that it will be launched at the same time as Telecom's UFB products.
It would be cool to even have naked DSL with Telecom.




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  Reply # 746060 17-Jan-2013 05:45 Send private message

Why do you expect everything for free?

A decent VDSL2 device with VoIP doesn't cost $40 in bulk. You seem to want naked broadband, VoIP, and a free modem, along with a master VDSL2 filter which is mandatory for VDSL2 and costs $199, yet you clearly want to pay peanuts for it. Why? Does the concept of paying a fair price for a quality product not sound better?

And as for Telecom offering VoIP any VoIP offering from them will use the same psuedo NEAX linecard VoIP solution that UFB will use, powered by the exceptiolly reliable NEAX's..






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  Reply # 746091 17-Jan-2013 08:01 Send private message

Steve don't you know all the carriers around the world are actually under cover charities?




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  Reply # 746104 17-Jan-2013 08:43 Send private message

K1w1G33k: One of the Telecom arms said their testing is done, now they're just getting ready to launch the product, e.g. pricing, plans, etc.


Which arm? Gen-i?

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  Reply # 746116 17-Jan-2013 08:52 Send private message

johnr: Steve don't you know all the carriers around the world are actually under cover charities?


I bet Vodafone and Telecom wish they were like Sanitarium..


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  Reply # 746117 17-Jan-2013 08:53 Send private message

sbiddle:
johnr: Steve don't you know all the carriers around the world are actually under cover charities?


I bet Vodafone and Telecom wish they were like Sanitarium..



Good point, I wonder if I could find an excuse to pay no tax




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  Reply # 746123 17-Jan-2013 09:03 Send private message

johnr:
sbiddle:
johnr: Steve don't you know all the carriers around the world are actually under cover charities?


I bet Vodafone and Telecom wish they were like Sanitarium..



Good point, I wonder if I could find an excuse to pay no tax


The Church of JohnR?

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Reply # 746131 17-Jan-2013 09:12 Send private message

Cymro:
johnr:
sbiddle:
johnr: Steve don't you know all the carriers around the world are actually under cover charities?


I bet Vodafone and Telecom wish they were like Sanitarium..



Good point, I wonder if I could find an excuse to pay no tax


The Church of JohnR?


Genius




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  Reply # 746320 17-Jan-2013 12:58 Send private message

johnr:
Cymro:
johnr:
sbiddle:
johnr: Steve don't you know all the carriers around the world are actually under cover charities?

I bet Vodafone and Telecom wish they were like Sanitarium..

Good point, I wonder if I could find an excuse to pay no tax

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Or perhaps call ourselves Jedi's... And thus let the force dictate our future.

In all seriousness I doubt Telecom would ever offer naked plans, the NEAX's are just too dammed reliable and why would Telecom shutdown a good source of revenue to only have to replace it with a similar system which would earn less revenue.

VDSL... Who knows what the year will bring on that front.  But as Steve said Master Filters, and Premium service attracts a premium monthly cost.




I work for Spark, but as always my views are my own.



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  Reply # 746481 17-Jan-2013 17:15 Send private message

sbiddle: Why do you expect everything for free?

A decent VDSL2 device with VoIP doesn't cost $40 in bulk. You seem to want naked broadband, VoIP, and a free modem, along with a master VDSL2 filter which is mandatory for VDSL2 and costs $199, yet you clearly want to pay peanuts for it. Why? Does the concept of paying a fair price for a quality product not sound better?

And as for Telecom offering VoIP any VoIP offering from them will use the same psuedo NEAX linecard VoIP solution that UFB will use, powered by the exceptiolly reliable NEAX's..







Me? No not at all...I'm quite prepared to pay for this. I am simply going by Snap's VDSL2 offerings and hoping Telecom would do a similar range of options.

I would pay for a decent router, but if locking in to a 2 year contract allows a discount or free router, then I'm all for it. Wink

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  Reply # 747605 20-Jan-2013 07:29 Send private message

Any more on these rumours? I'm currently with Telecom but am about to switch to Snap for VDSL unless Telecom might offer it up soon???

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