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Topic # 49961 21-Nov-2009 07:03
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I saw no good reason why I should have to wait 24 hours for my TiVo to work properly so I made it download, did a force reboot, did another download, force reboot and there it is Caspa working fine and able to see my files on my computer

This is unconfirmed, but if you are switching to Telecom and agree to a 24 month contract (which you effectivly have to if you are paying TiVo off) the wireless modem is free!. I say unconfirmed as I have not seen my bill yet - check for yourself first

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  Reply # 274890 21-Nov-2009 07:56
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The advertised deal is:

"Our hot introductory TiVo offer!

Buy the TiVo launch bundle before 24 January 2010 and activate the Home Networking Package before 31 January 2010 and you'll get:

* the TiVo media device and remote - worth $899
* a TiVo wireless adaptor - worth $89
* and the Home Networking Package - worth $129 (not currently compatible with Macs)

All for $920 - you'll get $197 worth of value for your TiVo FREE!"

So the adapter is free at the moment regardless of whether you have an account with Telecom or not.




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  Reply # 274900 21-Nov-2009 08:35
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I am not talking about the TiVo wireless adaptor it is the wireless broadband router that you can get free - What the TiVo wireless adaptor talks to

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  Reply # 274903 21-Nov-2009 08:44
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Oh right. Sorry not usually awake this early on a Saturday! Yes that's standard also on a 24 month contract. They work okay too compared to what Telecom used to offer. Not perfect by any means but they do the job and the price is right. Although a 2 year contract can be risky with things like broadband pricing. Such is life!




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  Reply # 275030 21-Nov-2009 20:17
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Wow, so it's 24 months now for the wireless modem? Signed up a month a go and it was 12 months :-)


The wireless modem itself is okay.. the wireless isnt wireless N so mine is still sitting in it's box (sticking with my Belkin N1 MIMO)


Had a look on the telecom site and could only find:



Plus new customers to Telecom Broadband can also get:

  • FREE Single PC Modem Self-Install Kit (worth $99.95) on a 12 month contract OR

  • $100 Wireless Modem Self-Install Kit (worth $199.95) on a 12 month contract



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  Reply # 275031 21-Nov-2009 20:18
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As for it being worth $199 is a bit of a stretch, so not really worth signing up for 24 months just for the wireless modem.

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  Reply # 275032 21-Nov-2009 20:19
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They were running a special of only a 12 Month contract required. Must have been for a very limited time!




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