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# 171578 23-Apr-2015 16:10
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Ok it's just a theoretical question I am not actually going to get rid of my broadband connection.

I am currently with Slingshot UFB (broadband + phone)

I understand fibre installation is a one way street and I can't go back to copper anymore (although the line is still there.)

What if I sell the house and new owner only wants a landline? Can Slingshot (or any telco in that matter) deliver VOIP only over fibre?

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  # 1290272 23-Apr-2015 16:18
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There is a Voice over Fibre product out there delivered through the ONT however I am not sure who actually offers this (maybe WXC?)




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  # 1290273 23-Apr-2015 16:21
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Fibre is not a one way street and assuming it wasn't removed as part of the UFB install (which you've said is the case) it's no different to get than reconnected than any other premises in NZ.



 
 
 
 


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  # 1290274 23-Apr-2015 16:21
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pretty sure as long as you still have the copper there you can still use it for a connection

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  # 1290276 23-Apr-2015 16:24
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sbiddle: Fibre is not a one way street and assuming it wasn't removed as part of the UFB install (which you've said is the case) it's no different to get than reconnected than any other premises in NZ.




Copper might be damaged during the fibre installation (the line is quite old and Chorus tried to use blow fibre through in the same conduit)

So if we go back to copper and find the line is no longer working, Chorus is going to come back and fix it?

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  # 1290292 23-Apr-2015 16:51
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michaelmurfy: There is a Voice over Fibre product out there delivered through the ONT however I am not sure who actually offers this (maybe WXC?)

I think MyRepublic does.

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  # 1290296 23-Apr-2015 16:56
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Behodar:
michaelmurfy: There is a Voice over Fibre product out there delivered through the ONT however I am not sure who actually offers this (maybe WXC?)

I think MyRepublic does.


MR does their voip product through the ONT but I don't think it is standalone, rather bundled with the ufb product.

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  # 1290298 23-Apr-2015 16:59
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tkr001:
Behodar:
michaelmurfy: There is a Voice over Fibre product out there delivered through the ONT however I am not sure who actually offers this (maybe WXC?)

I think MyRepublic does.


MR does their voip product through the ONT but I don't think it is standalone, rather bundled with the ufb product.

Ahh, I didn't notice the "only" in the first post.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1290427 23-Apr-2015 21:53
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Behodar:
tkr001:
Behodar:
michaelmurfy: There is a Voice over Fibre product out there delivered through the ONT however I am not sure who actually offers this (maybe WXC?)

I think MyRepublic does.


MR does their voip product through the ONT but I don't think it is standalone, rather bundled with the ufb product.

Ahh, I didn't notice the "only" in the first post.


Voice over fibre can be ordered and delivered over the ont without broadband uni port enabled. I suspect soonish it would be available from someone else not MR. As a pure VoF offering.





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  # 1290430 23-Apr-2015 22:02
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Is there not some regulated product for Voice (only) over fibre? Ultimately fibre is replacement for copper, and already there are some fibre only subdivisions, so this will become more common in future. There will be some people who don't want broadband, only phone.





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  # 1290444 23-Apr-2015 22:37
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Then they can get a wireless home phone product from vodafone, and if there is demand for it then I expect the other telcos would add one to their range, but I suspect that the number of people that want it is so small that its not worth it.

IMO fiber install should be a one way street, no going back. No new copper installs in fiber areas. Taxpayers have paid enough for the network and its absurd to not use it.




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  # 1290640 24-Apr-2015 10:20
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richms: Then they can get a wireless home phone product from vodafone, and if there is demand for it then I expect the other telcos would add one to their range, but I suspect that the number of people that want it is so small that its not worth it.

IMO fiber install should be a one way street, no going back. No new copper installs in fiber areas. Taxpayers have paid enough for the network and its absurd to not use it.

I agree there are alternatives for phone only, but as a phone line is still considered an "essential service", then surely there must be a regulated product for phone only over fibre??





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 1290733 24-Apr-2015 11:49
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Perhaps it is time that a phone line was no longer an essential service? That was an idea from an era before cheap prepaid mobiles were a thing.

Chorus offer voice via ONT ports. If noone wants to resell it perhaps that shows what the market for that is like.

Anyone got the stats for how many houses buy a landline only now days? Must be pretty low other than rural people who can't get xDSL on their line.




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  # 1290736 24-Apr-2015 11:52
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there is a lot less infra required to run a copper phone line isn't there?

In a disaster would you be able to call 111 from a VoF service vs a copper service?

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  # 1290740 24-Apr-2015 12:01
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I see it assumed a lot that the copper service would stay up in a disaster. Maybe I'm missing something but it's just as likely to fail as UFB isn't it?. You need power at the end point but other than that, how is it really any different. 

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  # 1290754 24-Apr-2015 12:26
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lxsw20: You need power at the end point but other than that, how is it really any different. 

I think the power requirement is the main (only?) reason given for fibre being "less reliable".

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