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  Reply # 1105115 8-Aug-2014 20:22
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networkn: Conversant would trump 2talk every day of the week for service. 



I thought this was a thread about Bigpipe's good news? BTW 2Talk works well for this residential customer (on Bigpipe).

Back on subject. Thanks Bigpipe ........... very pleased with the service I have received to date.


Someone asked for advice on a phone provider, one recommendation was made, another was made to counter it. Seems appropriate to me.


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  Reply # 1105139 8-Aug-2014 21:33
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Thanks for the tips, anyone else feel that my shoddy 1Mb/s link wouldn't manage VOIP though?

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  Reply # 1105140 8-Aug-2014 21:36
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PhantomNVD: Thanks for the tips, anyone else feel that my shoddy 1Mb/s link wouldn't manage VOIP though?


I wouldn't be keen to do it unless unavoidable, but then I am not the biggest fan of VOIP over my nice 70Mbps VDSL Connection. As discussed elswhere, VOIP isn't really a significant cost saving, it's features that VOIP give you, you can't easily get or can't get at all over POTS. 

If I knew then what I know now, I would have stayed with POTS, I know others will disagree, YMMV.

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PhantomNVD: Thanks for the tips, anyone else feel that my shoddy 1Mb/s link wouldn't manage VOIP though?

If it's ADSL1, then stick with POTS.




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  Reply # 1105455 9-Aug-2014 15:22
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BigPipeNZ: No, not UFB just yet,  tongue-out 


Bugger. We've just been notified that we're getting fibre laid in the street - they've already marked the footpath. I'd hate to have to leave BigPipe. Mind you, fibre is more of a want than a need at this stage since I'm already getting 30/10 on VDSL.

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BigPipeNZ: No, not UFB just yet,  tongue-out 


Bugger. We've just been notified that we're getting fibre laid in the street - they've already marked the footpath. I'd hate to have to leave BigPipe. Mind you, fibre is more of a want than a need at this stage since I'm already getting 30/10 on VDSL.


it does take a few months before the fiber that is laid in the street is able to connect to your house,  then it could take a few months after that to even get connected (actual install to your house). BigPipe "SHOULD" have UFB plans by that stage :)




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l43a2:
cadman:
BigPipeNZ: No, not UFB just yet,  tongue-out 


Bugger. We've just been notified that we're getting fibre laid in the street - they've already marked the footpath. I'd hate to have to leave BigPipe. Mind you, fibre is more of a want than a need at this stage since I'm already getting 30/10 on VDSL.


it does take a few months before the fiber that is laid in the street is able to connect to your house,  then it could take a few months after that to even get connected (actual install to your house). BigPipe "SHOULD" have UFB plans by that stage :)


they are bound to have it out soon, cant have the name bigpipe, without selling the larger pipes to the interwebs! ;)




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  Reply # 1106037 10-Aug-2014 20:32
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networkn:
DaveB:
networkn: Conversant would trump 2talk every day of the week for service. 



I thought this was a thread about Bigpipe's good news? BTW 2Talk works well for this residential customer (on Bigpipe).

Back on subject. Thanks Bigpipe ........... very pleased with the service I have received to date.


Someone asked for advice on a phone provider, one recommendation was made, another was made to counter it. Seems appropriate to me.



Can you elaborate? We've been using 2talk for our company for 8 months now without a problem from them (only issues have been my own fault...)




 


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  Reply # 1115056 25-Aug-2014 12:19
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l43a2:
cadman:
BigPipeNZ: No, not UFB just yet,  tongue-out 


Bugger. We've just been notified that we're getting fibre laid in the street - they've already marked the footpath. I'd hate to have to leave BigPipe. Mind you, fibre is more of a want than a need at this stage since I'm already getting 30/10 on VDSL.


it does take a few months before the fiber that is laid in the street is able to connect to your house.


Apparently not. It's all go now in the street - Spark are already touting for business (fat chance). 2 weeks all up from notification of the start to available.


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  Reply # 1115088 25-Aug-2014 12:57
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Apparently not. It's all go now in the street - Spark are already touting for business (fat chance). 2 weeks all up from notification of the start to available.



Doesn't quite happen that fast all the time. I lived in Parnell earlier on this year and they sent comms out to my street in April but as of yet there still isn't fibre.






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  Reply # 1115102 25-Aug-2014 13:04
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BigPipeNZ: No, not UFB just yet,  tongue-out 


Bugger. We've just been notified that we're getting fibre laid in the street - they've already marked the footpath. I'd hate to have to leave BigPipe. Mind you, fibre is more of a want than a need at this stage since I'm already getting 30/10 on VDSL.


If ur in Auckland see this

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=158&topicid=151425

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  Reply # 1115121 25-Aug-2014 13:33
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cadman:
BigPipeNZ: No, not UFB just yet,  tongue-out 


Bugger. We've just been notified that we're getting fibre laid in the street - they've already marked the footpath. I'd hate to have to leave BigPipe. Mind you, fibre is more of a want than a need at this stage since I'm already getting 30/10 on VDSL.


If ur in Auckland see this

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=158&topicid=151425

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