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Topic # 107120 7-Aug-2012 20:17 Send private message

What are my options for doing this? I live in a shared house and they have WorldNet setup, which is awful, plus the fact they constantly stream through Chinese programs, means the internet is barely usable most of the time.

I'd be keen to get my own internet service set up but I have no idea how to go about this, would I need to get an entire new phone line hooked up to the house?

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  Reply # 669254 7-Aug-2012 20:19 Send private message

The existing leadin cable should have at least 2 copper pairs in it. so you'll just need Chorus to visit and install a new jackpoint.




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  Reply # 669255 7-Aug-2012 20:22 Send private message

sbiddle: The existing leadin cable should have at least 2 copper pairs in it. so you'll just need Chorus to visit and install a new jackpoint.



Do you know roughly how much that costs? Would my internet run smoothly with the other guys going bandwidth crazy in the house? Sorry for the noob questions!

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  Reply # 669257 7-Aug-2012 20:23 Send private message

Ring a provider and just ask for a new connection. we can harp on about your service lead, internal wiring blah blah blah but if you aren't too worried about the initial cost the best way is just to book it wit your ISP and Chorus will come and install it.
To give you an idea of prices though...
New connection $150
New service lead (if the current one does not have 2-pairs) $120
New jackpoint $150

those are very approximate prices. Some companies offer a free jackpoint install with new line installs. And if the Chorus tech gets there and finds the lead is not suitable and has to install a new lead then you can just tell them don't worry about it and they will leave.
The other issue is if the service lead is not suitable and they can't draw a new lead through the existing duct then things will get in to the region of probably not bothering as this would require trenching.

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  Reply # 669265 7-Aug-2012 20:30 Send private message

A lot of houses in nz have two lines, so it should be possible. Check your address with an ISP. 
The ISP would just have to tell Chorus to leave the Worldnet setup intact.

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  Reply # 669269 7-Aug-2012 20:36 Send private message

RamyElbeltagi: A lot of houses in nz have two lines, so it should be possible. Check your address with an ISP. 
The ISP would just have to tell Chorus to leave the Worldnet setup intact.


An ISP can't tell you what kind of wire is in the ground. Best thing to do is just book a connection.

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  Reply # 669405 8-Aug-2012 08:40 Send private message

Talk to your Retail Service Provider and they'll be able to let you what's possible (once we check out line capacity) - the majority of homes do have a second copper pair feeding it, but make sure you explain this is for a second line i.e. in addition to your existing connection - flatmates may not be so happy with you if you accidentally transfer to a different RSP instead of enable a new connection.




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  Reply # 669415 8-Aug-2012 08:53 Send private message



Do you know roughly how much that costs? Would my internet run smoothly with the other guys going bandwidth crazy in the house? Sorry for the noob questions!


Pretty sure it will cost you $402.50, but like everyone has said, decide on a service provider then call them. Your internet would not be affected by whatever is being done with the other line.

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