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Topic # 103048 29-May-2012 16:55 Send private message

Hi guys,

 

Who’s excited about Fibre? Slingshot Fibre will deliver speeds of up to 100Mbps downstream and 50Mbps upstream and is part of the Government’s rollout of UFB.

We are currently looking for 50 current Slingshot customers to trial Fibre connections over the next 12 months. We are interested in ‘average’ users at this stage who we can use as examples of a ‘typical‘ install and would be happy to provide feedback about the experience.

 

The following is required to be included in this trial;

-          You do not have to be a current Slingshot customer.

-          You must have had Fibre rolled out to your door already.

-          You will live in Albany ,Remuera or Ponsonby (At this stage we are only looking for customers here, if we need more we will be opening this to other areas too).

-          You must own your own property or be in a long term residential status as the trial will take place over a 1 year period.

-          Be in a stand-alone property with Right of Access, i.e no shared driveway.

-          You must be allowed to make changed to the property. Fibre must be installed to your house and internal wiring is required.

-          Be an average broadband user, not on the Unlimited plan (This will not be included in trials).

 

What you get:

-          A 100Mbps downstream and 50Mbps upstream connection at the same price as our current, capped broadband plans for one year.

-          A free connection and internal wiring required to instate Fibre at your house.

-          A free Netcomm Wireless modem.

 

If you fit the criteria above please email me on [email protected] with your account details, name, address, and a short message about what Fibre means to you.

 

Thanks,

Ben




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  Reply # 632095 29-May-2012 17:24 Send private message

I take it call plus business customers are exempt?



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  Reply # 632099 29-May-2012 17:29 Send private message

Hi,

Yeah at this stage we are only looking for Slingshot customers. If any updates on this come I will post it here.

Thanks,
Ben






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  Reply # 632539 30-May-2012 12:08 Send private message

Hi guys,

This is now open to Albany, Remuera and Ponsonby customers.

Thanks,
Ben




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  Reply # 632542 30-May-2012 12:14 Send private message

Pity it's limited to existing customers, I can see a few being interested if they could switch from another ISP :)


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  Reply # 632544 30-May-2012 12:17 Send private message

It's sad Chorus haven't sorted out how they are going to do Apartment's (Even small apartments) sad because most of the places in Auckland were UFB is available is not available because of this :(

Rages at Chorus, Feel sorry for Chorus too :-P




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Reply # 633690 31-May-2012 20:39 Send private message

*watches*
Interested in when/if this opens to Lower Hutt.



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  Reply # 640099 13-Jun-2012 11:08 Send private message

Hi guys,

This has just opened up to non-existing customers! IF you fit the criteria above and are with another provider then please email me on [email protected]

Thanks,
Ben




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  Reply # 640408 13-Jun-2012 21:14 Send private message

Can you please clarify or point me to a map to show the Albany area you are interested in?



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  Reply # 640552 14-Jun-2012 09:46 Send private message

https://maps.google.co.nz/maps?q=albany,+auckland&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x6d0d3bf1f3d7fd3b:0x500ef6143a2b100,Albany,+Auckland&gl=nz&ei=FArZT7ynJI2viQe03KCUAw&oi=geocode_result&ved=0CBEQ8gEwAQ

You will know if you have had Fibre rolled out already.

Thanks,
Ben




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  Reply # 641891 16-Jun-2012 18:50 Send private message

Fibre is already available in other areas like Dannemora(East Tamaki Heights) so why is this trial limited to only Albany,Remuera & Ponsonby?



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  Reply # 642371 18-Jun-2012 09:39 Send private message

Hi,

We have chosen a few suburbs for trials because they have a large customer base and wide area of Fibre connections already in place.

Fibre will be ready soon, please be patient and if you want you can sign up once it is out.

Thanks,
Ben




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