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  Reply # 942037 28-Nov-2013 09:38 Send private message

Slingshot:
Foo: Any idea of VDSL coverage in Wellington if Fibre isn't due to run out for at least a couple of years? Would love to get VDSL connected, but looking at the Chorus coverage map, we're right on the edge of VDSL availability


If you PM me your address I'll take a look for you when I get in tomorrow.   Cheers, Chris


Any luck with checking availability at all Chris?

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  Reply # 942082 28-Nov-2013 10:19 Send private message

Foo: Any luck with checking availability at all Chris?
  Just replied now :)  
unmaimed: Is this a typo, or are you serious that the VDSL modems are twenty bucks?  



No Typo :)



kimxk: Thanks Chris.

Would you mind explaining what those extra charges are, given that the base price is the same?

I was hoping to get VDSL as an interim step until fibre eventually reaches me, but at that premium I won't be.  I find it a bit strange that it costs more than the equivalent fibre.






Not sure of the specifics (that's above my pay grade) but I'm told there's an extra fee added from them to offset the price of installation.


Cheers,
Chris




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  Reply # 942123 28-Nov-2013 10:51 Send private message

Slingshot:
Foo: Any luck with checking availability at all Chris?
  Just replied now :)  
Chris


Sorry, haven't seen a response yet - was that via a pm on geekzone?

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  Reply # 942148 28-Nov-2013 11:17 Send private message

Err...I may or may not have forgot to press send...:D




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  Reply # 942151 28-Nov-2013 11:19 Send private message

What's the easiest way to find out where Chorus fibre is laid?




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  Reply # 942160 28-Nov-2013 11:29 Send private message

Kingy: What's the easiest way to find out where Chorus fibre is laid?



This little fella here is pretty handy for that - http://www.chorus.co.nz/network-upgrade-map




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  Reply # 942169 28-Nov-2013 11:36 Send private message

Ok well I'm good to go. 

*sit patiently* 




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  Reply # 942369 28-Nov-2013 16:17 Send private message



Not sure of the specifics (that's above my pay grade) but I'm told there's an extra fee added from them to offset the price of installation.


Cheers,
Chris


Hi Chris,

Sorry to keep flogging a dead horse, but what install costs?

If it is master splitter etc at the home, then in my case that's done.  If it is at the cabinet end, could there be an option for the customer to pay that rather than an ongoing monthly fee?

I ask as other ISPs VDSL offerings appear to be either the same price (e.g. WXC) or a $5/month premium (e.g. SNAP).

I'm sure that others who are years away from fibre would like to get VDSL via Slingshot's better network as well, due to the fact that Chorus in the vast majority of cases isn't offering it at all.

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  Reply # 942377 28-Nov-2013 16:36 Send private message

Have a quick compare of the modem costs for VDSL.

I think you can get SNAP down to around $275 on a 12 month plan (free on a 24). I couldn't find WXCs modem cost, but the above stated VDSL modem cost of $20 for slingshot might make that $5 premium a little easier to swallow.

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  Reply # 942426 28-Nov-2013 17:51 Send private message

Slingshot: No word on Naked plans. However you can change to VDSL/Fibre without penalty although you will be put on a new 12 month contract.


Couple of related questions:

What would the termination fee be?
What would happen once the naked plans come out and I wanted to switch to those? Would that invoke that fee and/or a new contract term?




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  Reply # 942895 29-Nov-2013 12:52 Send private message

kimxk: Hi Chris,

Sorry to keep flogging a dead horse, but what install costs?

If it is master splitter etc at the home, then in my case that's done.  If it is at the cabinet end, could there be an option for the customer to pay that rather than an ongoing monthly fee?

I ask as other ISPs VDSL offerings appear to be either the same price (e.g. WXC) or a $5/month premium (e.g. SNAP).

I'm sure that others who are years away from fibre would like to get VDSL via Slingshot's better network as well, due to the fact that Chorus in the vast majority of cases isn't offering it at all.



From my understanding Chrous are super keen to do a splitter install with every VDSL connection so they're not charging providers that every time. Instead they've added a bit to the price we pay 'em for the service. That charge is passed to us regardless of wether the house already has a splitter installed. Other than that there is the fact that unmaimed pointed out that we're discounting the modems quite heavily. I'm not really involved with setting the prices so I'm just spitballing here.


Detruire: Couple of related questions:

What would the termination fee be?
What would happen once the naked plans come out and I wanted to switch to those? Would that invoke that fee and/or a new contract term?



Termination fee is $199. Once there are naked plans out you should get charged for changing to them. You'll likely be put in a fresh contract but there shouldn't be a charge to switch.

Cheers,
Chris




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  Reply # 943030 29-Nov-2013 18:14 Send private message

Slingshot:
Detruire: Couple of related questions:

What would the termination fee be?
What would happen once the naked plans come out and I wanted to switch to those? Would that invoke that fee and/or a new contract term?



Termination fee is $199. Once there are naked plans out you should get charged for changing to them. You'll likely be put in a fresh contract but there shouldn't be a charge to switch.

Cheers,
Chris


Well, that kills my interest.




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  Reply # 943272 30-Nov-2013 06:29 Send private message

Slingshot:

Termination fee is $199. Once there are naked plans out you should get charged for changing to them. You'll likely be put in a fresh contract but there shouldn't be a charge to switch.

Cheers,
Chris


Hi, I take it there's a not missing there? I.E. You meant to say "Once there are naked plans out you should not get charged for changing to them."? As the next/final sentence doesn't make sense otherwise.

Cheers

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  Reply # 943954 2-Dec-2013 10:09 Send private message

Nil Einne: Hi, I take it there's a not missing there? I.E. You meant to say "Once there are naked plans out you should not get charged for changing to them."? As the next/final sentence doesn't make sense otherwise.

Cheers


Yes actually, well spotted. So to clarify, changing from one service to another (clothed/naked adsl -> UFB and between UFB services) will not incur a charge but you will be put on a new contract. *proof reads* yeah that's right :)






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  Reply # 944035 2-Dec-2013 12:14 Send private message



From my understanding Chrous are super keen to do a splitter install with every VDSL connection so they're not charging providers that every time. Instead they've added a bit to the price we pay 'em for the service. That charge is passed to us regardless of wether the house already has a splitter installed. Other than that there is the fact that unmaimed pointed out that we're discounting the modems quite heavily. I'm not really involved with setting the prices so I'm just spitballing here.



So no discounts at all, if you have a splitter, and provide your own VDSL gear?

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