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liuyanbiao

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#56109 12-Jan-2010 14:50
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HI

I am with xnet fusion at the moment, and it is a naked DSL plan, therefore I have a 950XXXX number.

How can I switch to Slingshot "Just broadband" plan? Am I getting a new number?

can I just sign for the 6 months contract rather than the 12 months one?

I dont need the modem anyway as I already got one.



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liuyanbiao

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  #289293 12-Jan-2010 15:03
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Is Scott here??

 
 
 

You will find anything you want at MightyApe (affiliate link).
kfella2000
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  #289350 12-Jan-2010 17:31
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You should be able to swap ISPs to Slingshots just broadband service and still keep your xnet VFX phoneline. But bare in mind of course that if you change ISPs and want to keep your VFX phone service you will have to pay Xnet $11.25 a month for that service. Slingshot do have their own voip service italk and they will have their own local numbers for your area. I am not too sure whether Xnet will allow you to port your existing number over to italk or not. Someone else may be able to answer that one.

liuyanbiao

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  #289375 12-Jan-2010 18:50
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thanks for the reply.

However I dont have to stick with xnet VFX. I can change to slingshot italk as well.

dont know what I need to proceed my application though.




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  #289465 12-Jan-2010 23:05
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let xnet know your moving as their fine print says the will keep billing you even after your lines changes.

Not sure of the process of changing from one nakedsl service to another, but I don't think there is a direct path as Telecom takes it's whack.


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  #289535 13-Jan-2010 09:27
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liuyanbiao: HI

I am with xnet fusion at the moment, and it is a naked DSL plan, therefore I have a 950XXXX number.

How can I switch to Slingshot "Just broadband" plan? Am I getting a new number?

can I just sign for the 6 months contract rather than the 12 months one?

I dont need the modem anyway as I already got one.



Thanks

Surprised



You can get a new number from us, or port your existing number to Slingshot iTalk.

Then I recommend you choose the iTalk free credit of $9.95.

Yes you can sign for 6 months.

Did you get a call yesterday in the end? Let me know how it went Smile




liuyanbiao

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  #289568 13-Jan-2010 10:52
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Slingshot:
liuyanbiao: HI

I am with xnet fusion at the moment, and it is a naked DSL plan, therefore I have a 950XXXX number.

How can I switch to Slingshot "Just broadband" plan? Am I getting a new number?

can I just sign for the 6 months contract rather than the 12 months one?

I dont need the modem anyway as I already got one.



Thanks

Surprised



You can get a new number from us, or port your existing number to Slingshot iTalk.

Then I recommend you choose the iTalk free credit of $9.95.

Yes you can sign for 6 months.

Did you get a call yesterday in the end? Let me know how it went Smile


Thanks Scott.

She just called me and we had a very productive conversation.


tkr001
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  #289777 13-Jan-2010 20:00
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I am assuming the PAP2T I have for Xnet Fusion is the Linksys ATA Slinshot refer to in their iTalk blurb. If my assumption is correct does one need to get Xnet to do anything like unlocking it to use it with Slingshot?



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  #289810 13-Jan-2010 21:06
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tkr001: I am assuming the PAP2T I have for Xnet Fusion is the Linksys ATA Slinshot refer to in their iTalk blurb. If my assumption is correct does one need to get Xnet to do anything like unlocking it to use it with Slingshot?


No you dont need to ring Xnet to unlock it all you do is dial **** off your phone then it will ask you to enter an option whereby you dial 73738# (reset#) and then press 1 to confirm and then the PAP2T will be set back to factory settings. This applies to all Linksys ATAs.

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  #289817 13-Jan-2010 21:28
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hellonearthisman:
Not sure of the process of changing from one nakedsl service to another, but I don't think there is a direct path as Telecom takes it's whack.




AFAIK Telecom Wholesale allow the transfer from one WSP to another, however IIRC Slingshot offer nDSL services over VF's Red Network? I don't know if they use Telecom Wholesale for nDSL.


If thats the case, then Telecom Wholesale hasn't got anything to-do with it.


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  #289831 13-Jan-2010 22:14
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Funny this pops up now as i am considering the same move when i get a new house. If i'm right for $10 more a month i get the same service with 25gig of peak time traffic. Will save me quite a bit.

liuyanbiao

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  #289838 13-Jan-2010 22:28
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congras for a new house....wow


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  #289841 13-Jan-2010 22:52
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well thanks looking at two tomorrow hoping to find one my daughter likes she is not keen to move back to the hutt hehe.

kfella2000
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  #289842 13-Jan-2010 23:02
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hellonearthisman: let xnet know your moving as their fine print says the will keep billing you even after your lines changes.

Not sure of the process of changing from one nakedsl service to another, but I don't think there is a direct path as Telecom takes it's whack.



I can shed some light on changing from one naked dsl provider to another as I did this last year when I changed from Xnet fusion to Maxnet ndsl. Scott will probably be able to verify if Slingshot have the same process but when I changed Maxnet asked me to acquire a special number from Xnet called an ASID number. This number identifies the pair of phonelines coming into your house and every set of phonelines in NZ has one. But be prepared to be ringing Xnet about 2, 3, or maybe 4 times as 1 or 2 didnt know what I was talking about and finally got onto someone who did. Even then the person who did know what I was asking knew why I wanted that number.

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  #289890 14-Jan-2010 09:12
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The transfer should be fairly seamless now if your going from wholesale telecom to wholesale telecom.

There has been a significant change which meant no technician is required to go on site anymore. This caused a lot of the dramas experienced before.




liuyanbiao

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  #289949 14-Jan-2010 12:16
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one small question.

is it possible that my internet speed would be faster? as xnet is telecom network and slingshot is vodafone red network....

at the moment my internet is like 1mb/s hopefully joining slingshot will help in terms of speed.

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