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Topic # 93706 27-Nov-2011 19:50 Send private message

Just been looking at the unlimited broadband for $60 a month, but it says in small print at the bottom of the ad "BYO modem and must have an existing homeline"  By homeline does this mean a line for example that Telecom provides or can it be a VOIP connection?  As we currently have a VFX line with Xnet, but we are interested in the unlimited plan with Slingshot. 

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  Reply # 550662 27-Nov-2011 19:55 Send private message

An existing POTS connection

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  Reply # 550666 27-Nov-2011 20:02 Send private message

A homeline is a Telecom landline. Homeline is the branding used by Telecom (and most other ISP's) for a PSTN line.




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  Reply # 550667 27-Nov-2011 20:05 Send private message

sbiddle: A homeline is a Telecom landline. Homeline is the branding used by Telecom (and most other ISP's) for a PSTN line.



Thanks to both.
I would like more data, but also if possible to keep the VFX service.
 

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  Reply # 550714 27-Nov-2011 22:54 Send private message

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sbiddle: A homeline is a Telecom landline. Homeline is the branding used by Telecom (and most other ISP's) for a PSTN line.



Thanks to both.
I would like more data, but also if possible to keep the VFX service.
 


You can still keep using VFX, but you'll have to buy a $45-$50 POTS service and then pay seperately/ontop for the DSL.


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  Reply # 550726 27-Nov-2011 23:46 Send private message

Slingshot were talking about a new naked (no land line) un-metered plan in this thread for $90/month

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=92771&page_no=2#548011

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  Reply # 550738 28-Nov-2011 06:14 Send private message

Ragnor: Slingshot were talking about a new naked (no land line) un-metered plan in this thread for $90/month

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=92771&page_no=2#548011


Which no doubt won't be $90 now after the Commerce Commission pricing changes last week for naked UBA services!


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  Reply # 550918 28-Nov-2011 12:46 Send private message

There should be an announcement about the new naked plan after 4pm today I am told =)




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  Reply # 550932 28-Nov-2011 13:08 Send private message

sbiddle:
Ragnor: Slingshot were talking about a new naked (no land line) un-metered plan in this thread for $90/month

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=92771&page_no=2#548011


Which no doubt won't be $90 now after the Commerce Commission pricing changes last week for naked UBA services!



Yep looking at the final decision: Getting rid of urban and rural pricing effectively increases the wholesale cost of naked adsl by $5-6 per month for 70% of the population and reduces it by $12-13 for 30% of the population.

Unfortunately that narrows the price gap between standard adsl and naked adsl, so for 70% of the population naked adsl is less attractive.

The difference was already not compelling enough to drop the land line for most people.

I still can't fathom why the ComCom doesn't split wholesale pricing properly into 3 distinct components:

1: Access cost for right to use the copper
2: Voice service
3: DSL service

I think we would get a fairer/lower naked price if it had been done this way.

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  Reply # 550946 28-Nov-2011 13:27 Send private message

Ragnor:
I still can't fathom why the ComCom doesn't split wholesale pricing properly into 3 distinct components:

1: Access cost for right to use the copper
2: Voice service
3: DSL service

I think we would get a fairer/lower naked price if it had been done this way.


You're obviously mistaken into believing it's the Commerce Commission's job to deliver regulation that is both fair, and in the best interests of the consumer.

 

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  Reply # 551169 28-Nov-2011 19:55 Send private message

sbiddle:

You're obviously mistaken into believing it's the Commerce Commission's job to deliver regulation that is both fair, and in the best interests of the consumer.

 


Which f**ckers did we vote back in again? Oh yeah


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  Reply # 551171 28-Nov-2011 20:05 Send private message

kyhwana2:
sbiddle:

You're obviously mistaken into believing it's the Commerce Commission's job to deliver regulation that is both fair, and in the best interests of the consumer.

 


Which f**ckers did we vote back in again? Oh yeah



The Commerce Commission has nothing to do with the Government.

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Ragnor:

I still can't fathom why the ComCom doesn't split wholesale pricing properly into 3 distinct components:

1: Access cost for right to use the copper
2: Voice service
3: DSL service

I think we would get a fairer/lower naked price if it had been done this way.


 

Most of what they do is because of lobbying from the telcos (or responses to proposals). And I guess they just haven't.




 

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