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Topic # 98041 23-Feb-2012 18:21 Send private message

I've always wondered about these:

Line Rental - $39.94
Wiring Maintenance - $3.05

We had line rental when we had SkyTV (through Sky) as well.

What exactly are these charges for?

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  Reply # 585912 23-Feb-2012 19:04 Send private message

Are you on cable or copper?

line rental is for the cable running into your house and local calling,

Wiring Maintenance is like insurance if you have issues with wiring in your house the carrier will send around a tech to resolve the issue

John







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  Reply # 585924 23-Feb-2012 19:41 Send private message

We have a cable from the street to our modem for TV (I think?) and a cable running into the modem for internet (that might be copper cabling?)

We were with telecom, so whatever they use from the street into the house is what we have (I'm guessing copper)?

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  Reply # 586086 24-Feb-2012 08:54 Send private message

Hi

I also questioned this charges and I was told it was purely for the Phone Line.
SO I had a look and worked out I could cancel my phone line. I have done so and now use 2Talk and pay around $6 a month for and 04 number.

This is not just telstra that does it. You will see it on all the ISP that give you a phone line.

Voip is the way to go..

C

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  Reply # 586105 24-Feb-2012 09:23 Send private message

fastie: so how do you get your internet to your place? If you have cancelled your Phone line? You divert your 04 number to your cell phone? and use data from your Cell phone?

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  Reply # 586106 24-Feb-2012 09:25 Send private message

I have cable from Telstra, but you can get naked broadband now from most of the top players
So I have internet with no phone line. (There is a physical phone line in my house but does not work) 


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  Reply # 586110 24-Feb-2012 09:30 Send private message

Hi everyone,

We offer naked broadband on our cable service. The details are here: http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/residential/inhome/internet/cable-broadband/naked-broadband.cfm

Cheers, Gary

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