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  Reply # 565612 7-Jan-2012 01:25 Send private message

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nate: Pair it with your on account Vodafone mobile plan and it drops to $65.


live in auckland in vodafone's red network area and it drops to $55 :-) 


I live in central Auckland but no red network here. Go figure. 




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  Reply # 565615 7-Jan-2012 01:35 Send private message

hairy1: Due to the commerce commission splitting exchanges into rural and non-rural years ago. Vodafone don't offer naked on designated rural exchanges. The pricing has recently changed from the commerce commission and vodafone have hinted here that they may review this this year.

Cheers.


Pardon? ANYONE can get naked broadband. It just might not be in vodafone's cheap zone. There is no difference between Auckland exchange and the Rangiwahia exchange. Doesn't matter where you are it's the same service.

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  Reply # 565626 7-Jan-2012 05:32 Send private message

chevrolux:
hairy1: Due to the commerce commission splitting exchanges into rural and non-rural years ago. Vodafone don't offer naked on designated rural exchanges. The pricing has recently changed from the commerce commission and vodafone have hinted here that they may review this this year.

Cheers.


Pardon? ANYONE can get naked broadband. It just might not be in vodafone's cheap zone. There is no difference between Auckland exchange and the Rangiwahia exchange. Doesn't matter where you are it's the same service.


I have been through the process several times with Vodafone and they don't offer it on rural exchanges. The address checker at Vodafone will not let you sign up to naked if you are on a rural exchange.

http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/topic/9085-naked-dsl-availability-and-cabinetisation-date/

I wasn't saying you can't get naked broadband but you definitely can't get Vodafone naked on a rural exchange.

Cheers, Matt.




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  Reply # 565627 7-Jan-2012 05:42 Send private message

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bobmeister: Not only does the Vodafone NBB cost $65 if you pair it with your mobile account, you also get a $15 discount off your MySky account if you pay it through Vodafone. And they give you a cool Huawai 556 router that you can plpug a normal analogue phone into for VOIP. .


Exactly the same as what I've done.

I dumped the Vodafone router as it was a POS, kept having issues with DNS.  Swapped for a Draytek, all sorted. 


Nate, what model Draytek did you get? When you say swapped, did you buy your own router or did Vodafone swap it out?

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  Reply # 565633 7-Jan-2012 07:10 Send private message

I've been on the $65 Vodafone naked DSL for about a year. No major issues unless you want to port your existing landline number - that's hit and miss at best in my opinion.

Getting 2Talk setup on the Vodafone router was fairly easy though one or two people have had troubles with the process. It's well documented here on the Geekzone forums which is a bonus.

The main issue is if you ever need to use over 120gb data with Vidafone. You officially can't - it's the most buzz are situation of any ISP I've ever come across. Fortunately the one time I went over the 'double your data' amount I was offered a 'one off' workaround.

Also annoying is the situation I'm in with my Internet today. Late last night my Internet speed dropped and when I checked email I saw my 60gb was used up. My only option if I want broadband for today is to spend $30 to double my data allocation to 120gb (the last day of my billing cycle is today - tomorrow I get 60gb again)




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  Reply # 565651 7-Jan-2012 08:42 Send private message

chevrolux:
hairy1: Due to the commerce commission splitting exchanges into rural and non-rural years ago. Vodafone don't offer naked on designated rural exchanges. The pricing has recently changed from the commerce commission and vodafone have hinted here that they may review this this year.

Cheers.


Pardon? ANYONE can get naked broadband. It just might not be in vodafone's cheap zone. There is no difference between Auckland exchange and the Rangiwahia exchange. Doesn't matter where you are it's the same service.


While you can get naked dsl virtually anywhere you can't necesssarly choose your ISP. Because of the urban/rural split many ISP's (incl Vodafone) would not supply service in rural areas due to the increased regulated price set by the Commerce Commission.


This issue has now been solved with the recent Commerce Commission decision to increase naked DSL prices in all urban areas, and drop them slightly in rural areas so they are now the same.

    

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  Reply # 565731 7-Jan-2012 12:34 Send private message

kiwitrc: Nate, what model Draytek did you get? When you say swapped, did you buy your own router or did Vodafone swap it out?

The Draytek 2710 (not 2710e), He purchased it.




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  Reply # 565987 8-Jan-2012 07:47 Send private message

sbiddle:
.........This issue has now been solved with the recent Commerce Commission decision to increase naked DSL prices in all urban areas, and drop them slightly in rural areas so they are now the same.


Sounds good. I haven't checked anyones website to see though wonder; is it from right now, or do we have to wait for another couple of years?

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  Reply # 565999 8-Jan-2012 09:32 Send private message

Noig:
sbiddle:
.........This issue has now been solved with the recent Commerce Commission decision to increase naked DSL prices in all urban areas, and drop them slightly in rural areas so they are now the same.


Sounds good. I haven't checked anyones website to see though wonder; is it from right now, or do we have to wait for another couple of years?


Well pricing changed on the 1st December and very little has happened so far. I expect you'll probably see every ISP start hiking prices in the New Year, as absorbing the cost isn't really sustainable.




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  Reply # 566005 8-Jan-2012 09:41 Send private message

It was my understanding the cost was decreasing not increasing so why would they put the prices up?

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  Reply # 566012 8-Jan-2012 10:19 Send private message

codyc1515: It was my understanding the cost was decreasing not increasing so why would they put the prices up?


The naked costs have gone up for all existing urban users, so ISP's will in effect have no option but to pass these prices on with their already slim margins.


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  Reply # 566013 8-Jan-2012 10:21 Send private message

bigal_nz: I have been very happy with vodafone broadband, but I want to try 2talk and the 60Gb naked package is expensive ($90).


Anyone reccomend a cheaper naked BB package?

Cheers

-Al


????????


You have a on account mobile plan so will get a discount, I am sure I have mentioned this to you before

John






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  Reply # 566042 8-Jan-2012 11:59 Send private message

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kiwitrc: Nate, what model Draytek did you get? When you say swapped, did you buy your own router or did Vodafone swap it out?

The Draytek 2710 (not 2710e), He purchased it.


I got 2710vn - Drayteks are awsome. My dl speed went up 4mb/s when I changed to Draytek.

    



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  Reply # 566044 8-Jan-2012 11:59 Send private message

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bigal_nz: I have been very happy with vodafone broadband, but I want to try 2talk and the 60Gb naked package is expensive ($90).


Anyone reccomend a cheaper naked BB package?

Cheers

-Al


????????


You have a on account mobile plan so will get a discount, I am sure I have mentioned this to you before

John


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  Reply # 566110 8-Jan-2012 15:09 Send private message

Useful thread. I'm looking at moving my broadband from WxC's Xnet to this Vodafone broadband deal.
I never use more than 60Gb of traffic.
My average bill from WxC is approx $110 per month. This would go down to $65 per month. A decent saving.
But I'd have to spend the $110 connection fee (don't want a term commitment)
I am a bit worried about the service I would receive from Vodafone.
WxC are very good with their service (not that I need it much), and their techo's know their stuff.

I too have a Draytek Vigor 2710n router - which is pretty good. Although I am annoyed there is no IPv6 f/w for this model. (I'd like to move to actually using IPv6 one day)
And I will continue to use 2Talk for my VoIP (just moved to their new 2Talk+ so I can use G.722)

How have people found the process of transitioning to the Vodafone broadband service?




kind regards Andrew TD

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