As from the 1st of April, WorldXchange are refusing new connections, as the exchange is flagged as UFB, however there is no UFB equipment in there. There are no other ISPs willing to connect down there either.
Chorus have no specific date on when they will install equipment.
So there is literally no way for anyone to get a phone in this village, other than a vodafone or telecom router +SIM option, which I feel is slightly crazy.
Am I missing something here, or is this common?