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  Reply # 979324 3-Feb-2014 12:42 Send private message

Hi all,

HG659 isnt for ADSL, It can run it given it has ADSL2 Hardware in it but its a UFB RGW and VDSL2 modem/router. If there is the dire need to get ADSL on it i can reconfigure it for you but it will remove the VDSL config pre loaded. So best to let it be until VDSL is installed as they tech will need it to work before he leaves.

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  Reply # 979338 3-Feb-2014 13:17 Send private message

Has anyone twigged to a supporting phone plan that makes the VDSL Vodafone deal reliably cheaper?

It's a little bit confusing as to what plans are approved for the discounts etc.
Has anyone managed to link their work phone to their private VDSL account for a discount etc?

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  Reply # 979344 3-Feb-2014 13:27 Send private message

10 months ago when I was getting Naked ADSL from Vodafone I spotted the fact you got a $30 discount if you had an on-account mobile plan. The cheapest on-account mobile plan was $29.99. So I got Naked ADSL and and the on-account plan for 1 cent cheaper than Naked ADSL by itself :)

They sort of fixed that with the now minimum plan being $40 (I think). Still works out a reasonable deal if you can put up with the comparatively small maximum datacap that Vodafone offers (25-50% the size of Snap/Telecom).

Not sure about using a work phone - might depend on what arrangements your employer has with Vodafone, it might be park of a package.

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  Reply # 979346 3-Feb-2014 13:29 Send private message

TimA: Hi all,

HG659 isnt for ADSL, It can run it given it has ADSL2 Hardware in it but its a UFB RGW and VDSL2 modem/router. If there is the dire need to get ADSL on it i can reconfigure it for you but it will remove the VDSL config pre loaded. So best to let it be until VDSL is installed as they tech will need it to work before he leaves.

Cheers


Thanks Tim. That answers my question. As I saw it picked up ADSL in the settings I thought it might be a simple process. Will wait for Wednesday install day.

Cheers.




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  Reply # 979347 3-Feb-2014 13:33 Send private message

Jaxson: Has anyone twigged to a supporting phone plan that makes the VDSL Vodafone deal reliably cheaper?

It's a little bit confusing as to what plans are approved for the discounts etc.
Has anyone managed to link their work phone to their private VDSL account for a discount etc?


Hi Jaxson

Any Vodafone New Zealand On Account mobile phone can be used to validate a home broadband discount. The discount is $10 for the applicable clothed plans (home phone and home broadband) and $30 for naked broadband (broadband only). Our On Account mobile plans start from $29 a month.

The On Account mobile can be a Vodafone mobile through your work, or could belong to your partner or someone else in your household, that's all fine. An On Account mobile can be linked to only one broadband account at a time, and a broadband account can have only one On Account mobile discount at the time. ;)

The Vodafone Home Phone Wireless plans are also available for On Account mobile discount, that's our mobile phone that pretends to be a cordless phone and starts from $25 a month.

Hope that helps.

Dylan

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  Reply # 979452 3-Feb-2014 15:21 Send private message

Thanks Dylan and co,

What's the easiest way to see if my work phone is compatible with these offers? Give Vodafone a call?
I guess I'll need to run this past the work side of things also, to ensure we're not on some non compatible plan and/or they're ok with this practise.

In my location (Palmerston North) there appears to be no price difference between naked and clothed broadband, presumably we don't have the equipment separation in our lines infrastructure to support this.

I have no need for a home landline and my wife and I have phone calls covered via work phones, so have little need for a mobile phone either, which is a weird situation to now find myself in.

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  Reply # 979459 3-Feb-2014 15:30 One person supports this post Send private message

Archer77: 10 months ago when I was getting Naked ADSL from Vodafone I spotted the fact you got a $30 discount if you had an on-account mobile plan. The cheapest on-account mobile plan was $29.99. So I got Naked ADSL and and the on-account plan for 1 cent cheaper than Naked ADSL by itself :)

They sort of fixed that with the now minimum plan being $40 (I think). Still works out a reasonable deal if you can put up with the comparatively small maximum datacap that Vodafone offers (25-50% the size of Snap/Telecom).


$29 plan is definitely still available - just hit the small black arrow on the right. :)




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  Reply # 979503 3-Feb-2014 16:56 Send private message

Got our connection up and running, lots of Kudos to Tim for helping me get the connection up and running.

Been battling an issue where I get a 42mb connection, I can pull a 39mb down / 10mb up speedtest when connected via ethernet but get nowhere as close using wifi.

Laptop only does 2.4ghz wifi, can get upto 25mb at the moment yet if I speedtest with the iPhone 5 which is on 5ghz I can get it upto 30mb.

I've got inSIDDer and it finds 9 other wifi networks around me and channel 1 seems to give the best result. Will look into 5ghz wifi adaptors.

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  Reply # 979910 4-Feb-2014 09:25 Send private message

Wow, what a lot of palava i've been having...

It's a very long story now but I had to call them once again because someone removed the on account cell phone account which gave us our discount. I think I know what happened, but it's not what was asked.

After quite a lot of prodding I was able to find out that there was a note on my account that there wasn't enough capacity on the exchange for my VDSL connection... I thought that was strange given that I already have an ADSL connection so prodded further and have now spoken with tech support who agree and are going to talk to Chorus to get them to explain why.

At this point I can't understand why someone didn't just tell me that there was going to be a problem. I've had to chase voda every time.

If I can't get VDSL I would just like someone to tell me. If I can get VDSL I would like to get it sorted now, not wait another 10 days to be told it will or won't happen.

At this point Voda should be paying me for my time on the phone sorting out my own connection, heh.

I suppose this is all part of a Chrous/Voda/Me relationship... *insert witty joke about how three ways never work out*

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  Reply # 979916 4-Feb-2014 09:43 One person supports this post Send private message

Disrespective:

If I can't get VDSL I would just like someone to tell me. If I can get VDSL I would like to get it sorted now, not wait another 10 days to be told it will or won't happen.

At this point Voda should be paying me for my time on the phone sorting out my own connection, heh.

I suppose this is all part of a Chrous/Voda/Me relationship... *insert witty joke about how three ways never work out*


Could you please flick me a PM with your account details? Will get Demeter to take a look when she gets in. :)




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  Reply # 980457 5-Feb-2014 07:36 One person supports this post Send private message

Hey folks,

Just a heads up. We are due for VDSL install today. Our ADSL went down last night at 7:30 pm. I have been advised by Vodafone tech support that this is due to VDSL being installed today....

So, we will be without services for almost 24 hours. I find it a bit hard to believe but that's the Vodafone line....

If anyone is getting switched over then you may be without internet for a day.

Cheers, Matt.




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  Reply # 980473 5-Feb-2014 07:56 Send private message

Fingers crossed they do actually get your VDSL running today then...

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  Reply # 980474 5-Feb-2014 07:59 Send private message

Yeah. Waitangi Day is looming large tomorrow!




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  Reply # 980481 5-Feb-2014 08:10 Send private message

hairy1:

So, we will be without services for almost 24 hours. I find it a bit hard to believe but that's the Vodafone line....

If anyone is getting switched over then you may be without internet for a day.



I would have thought that was totally normal?
Especially if you were coming from another company to Vodafone.

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  Reply # 980487 5-Feb-2014 08:18 Send private message

I am currently with Vodafone.

It is just a change from ADSL to VDSL.

The weird thing is the existing modem gets an ADSL sync. It just doesn't connect....




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