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  Reply # 572333 23-Jan-2012 12:44 Send private message

nate:
AndrewTD: The agent insisted they had to charge me a fee to make the change


Need to confirm exactly what the charge relates to.

You'll be up for a $25 fee to port your number, this goes to the losing provider, and it's charged regardless of who you swap to,from.


But I'm not porting a phone number ... ? This is naked bb. 




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  Reply # 572341 23-Jan-2012 12:53 Send private message

Physical line work may need to be done




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  Reply # 572370 23-Jan-2012 14:28 Send private message

I note from the vf website on this service that it says:
 Connection and wiring
Once you have confirmed that you can get broadband and have the right hardware you need to choose how to get connected.
There are two different options - connection only ($101.20) and connection & wiring ($253.52). It will depend on your individual set up which option you'll require.



I'm guessing that means they will want to charge me $101.20 (given I don't need any in-house "wiring" done).

I had inferred (incorrectly it now seems) from the discussion in this thread that I could have avoided that "connection" charge given that I was simply transferring an existing naked bb service over to vf.

That charge chews up > 3 months worth of the savings I would have made by moving to vf. I might just wait a bit now to see if some other provider comes up with a better deal for me.






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  Reply # 572384 23-Jan-2012 14:49 Send private message

AndrewTD: I note from the vf website on this service that it says:
 Connection and wiring
Once you have confirmed that you can get broadband and have the right hardware you need to choose how to get connected.
There are two different options - connection only ($101.20) and connection & wiring ($253.52). It will depend on your individual set up which option you'll require.



I'm guessing that means they will want to charge me $101.20 (given I don't need any in-house "wiring" done).

I had inferred (incorrectly it now seems) from the discussion in this thread that I could have avoided that "connection" charge given that I was simply transferring an existing naked bb service over to vf.

That charge chews up > 3 months worth of the savings I would have made by moving to vf. I might just wait a bit now to see if some other provider comes up with a better deal for me.



I'd talk to them again, because a standard "churn" is $25'ish. Exception being is if you are moving between Chorus DSLAM to ISP own ULL gear.
 




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  Reply # 573077 25-Jan-2012 09:40 Send private message

Ok,

After ironing out some issues I am pretty happy with 2talk. The call quality is generally excellent on my Cisco 7940 which I picked up cheap off trademe, and the call quality on the analog handset plaugged into the ATA port of the Draytek is also excellent.

Bria on android is ok, and I am continuing to tweak it. Apparently a lot of the call quality has to do with 802.11b/g/n wireless, and can vary a lot based on interference etc.

802.11n is apparently best if it supports wmm - not sure if my Samsung Galaxy does?

The only thing really annoying now is when all 4 phones in the house ring, you can get another person to pickup the call on a different handset (unless I am missing something).

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  Reply # 573120 25-Jan-2012 11:16 Send private message

bigal_nz: The only thing really annoying now is when all 4 phones in the house ring, you can get another person to pickup the call on a different handset (unless I am missing something).


You can't




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  Reply # 573127 25-Jan-2012 11:30 Send private message

nate:
bigal_nz:?The only thing really annoying now is when all 4 phones in the house ring, you can get another person to pickup the call on a different handset (unless I am missing something).


You can't??


Are you trying to transfer a call once answered to a different handset?




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  Reply # 573128 25-Jan-2012 11:32 Send private message

hairy1:
nate:
bigal_nz:?The only thing really annoying now is when all 4 phones in the house ring, you can get another person to pickup the call on a different handset (unless I am missing something).


You can't??


Are you trying to transfer a call once answered to a different handset?


That would acheive the same effect, but I am not sure you can do this? 

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  Reply # 573167 25-Jan-2012 13:58 Send private message

Any reason you use Bria on android and not the native sip that comes with android?



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  Reply # 573233 25-Jan-2012 17:37 Send private message

kiwitrc: Any reason you use Bria on android and not the native sip that comes with android?



I had heard Bria was better.
 



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  Reply # 573235 25-Jan-2012 17:38 Send private message

Ok - tool cool. I have got my google contacts to sync onto the "Directory" button of my Cisco IP phone.

LOVE IT!

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  Reply # 574747 29-Jan-2012 21:38 Send private message

Well today I took the plunge and signed up for Vodafone's Ultimate Naked BB 60Gb per month for $65 - after the $30 discount for having an on-account vf mobile.
In the end I decided to sign up for a 12 month term - to avoid the $101 connection fee. (Although I turned down the free router, primarily 'cos I didn't want the hassle of getting the new one, and didn't think it would be better than my existing Draytek.)
Given that I don't plan on moving in the next 12 months, and UFB isn't coming to my part of Whitby in the next 12 months, I figured it was a reasonable punt to take.
Yes - it is likely that Vf and other carriers will come out with better deals in the next 12 months, but I'll take the savings now.

Will be interesting to see how the transition goes. Not looking forward to the inevitable down time between working connections! Maybe I'll strike it lucky and it will go smoothly.
The 2Talk re-connection should be trivial once the internet connection is re-established.
I'll report back on progress.




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  Reply # 574751 29-Jan-2012 21:50 Send private message

AndrewTD: Well today I took the plunge and signed up for Vodafone's Ultimate Naked BB 60Gb per month for $65 - after the $30 discount for having an on-account vf mobile.


I gave up waiting for Vodafone to come to our exchange and signed with Orcon today. Hopefully Vodafone will open up our exchange at some stage.... Maybe UFB will happen... Good luck with the downtime. I am going from wireless to ADSL so won't have any downtime unless there is a huge stuff up.

If you have a decent router you could plug a 3g USB stick into it to run the 2talk until the ADSL is up and running during the downtime.





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  Reply # 574759 29-Jan-2012 22:20 Send private message

My WxC Naked to Vodafone Naked worked with no downtime, just a password change.




Hmmmm

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  Reply # 574776 29-Jan-2012 23:21 Send private message

cisconz: My WxC Naked to Vodafone Naked worked with no downtime, just a password change.


Same thing happened to me when I changed. I had only just walked in the door from work and the Internet from my previous ISP stopped. So I changed my login details on my modem to vodafone.co.nz and hey there was the internet back up again.

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