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Ultimate Geek

# 240828 27-Sep-2018 21:39
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Quick background


My friends house (and her neighbours) has an issue with the letterbox numbers not matching LIM house number not matching Chorus line details ... you can guess were this is going :)


When she first moved in a year ago we discovered Chorus had the wrong line details for her house, took a while to get internet, but they said they had fixed the database


Around the start of September she started getting e-mails from Bigpipe saying that they had been informed she was moving ISP - so we figured the new neighbour behind had applied for internet and that problems could be on the horizon. She e-mailed Bigpipe back and informed them that she wasn't moving and that there had been issue with Chorus having the wrong line numbers before and that they should look into it




11th September


She comes home from work - no DSL signal - being the email chain with Bigpipe. She let them know that it was likely the Chorus had disconnected the wrong house, or stolen her line for the rear neighbour. 


12th September


Bigpipe e-mail back and say sorry, and have a re-connection date of 13th from Chorus.




No re-connection




Chorus waiting for line to clear


anyway fast forward a bit and Chorus tech comes up the drive on the 15th - Yay problem solved?? Tech says he will resolve, confirmed issue with line details at exchange - and lo an behold DSL light comes back on


Still no internet - Bigpipe say Chorus is waiting for line to clear


Since then back and forward every couple of days - no confirmation on time frame




24th September


Chorus say there is a database issue and will resolve a soon as possible






Still no internet :(




@BigpipeNZ @ChorusNZ care to help us out here - she is out of mobile data, is now addicted to Bachelor Australia and that is just not good lol


Pm me for address details


Seriously it shouldn't take this long to sort out the lines especially as there has already been a truck roll. 


Unfortunately Skinny say no good for 4G so know option there in the meantime


/rant over



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Ultimate Geek

Chorus NZ

  # 2097969 28-Sep-2018 09:23
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Hi Clint,


This can happen when addresses have not been subdivided correctly, which does cause some confusion when it comes to updating network records to match.


We're happy to take a look at everything in more detail but we will need the account holder to contact us directly.


She can send us an email through ,give us a call on 0800 600 100 or contact us through our social media channels













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  # 2097983 28-Sep-2018 09:41
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This can happen when addresses have not been subdivided correctly



Sounds more like your database isn't updated correctly, not the address being subdivided incorrectly which would be a council issue and cause a lot more issues than just no internet.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 2097984 28-Sep-2018 09:41
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Thanks Sara,


Will let her know she can get in touch directly with Chorus





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  # 2098020 28-Sep-2018 09:54
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This can happen when addresses have not been subdivided correctly



Sounds more like your database isn't updated correctly, not the address being subdivided incorrectly which would be a council issue and cause a lot more issues than just no internet.





The subdivision was done quite a few years ago, and there was no issue. ( LIM is perfectly fine ) however it is possible the subdivision may have done something non standard with the Chorus lines


It looks like households didn't follow the subdivision plan when numbering their letter boxes however. It caused a bit of confusion when she was buying the house as the actual address of sale didn't match what the letter box said. So of course when you move in you give the number on the letterbox as your address and everything goes downhill from there


Electricity is easier because you give them the  unique serial number of the meter so that makes sure they are charging the right customer ( 99% of the time )


I guess the landline number used to be a unique identifier in this way ( and certainly and easy way to tell if service had been connected), but with the rise in naked broadband may be the customer should have access to a unique Chorus Identifier for each property to quote on application for services ( could be stuck on the master jackpoint ) 


My big issue is that she warned them twice that this could happen, and suggest someone give her ring so she could explain what happened when she moved in, so as to avoid all of this.













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Uber Geek


  # 2098059 28-Sep-2018 11:09
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Hey Clint, I've just dropped you a PM - if you want to come through live chat and ask for me by name, I'll have a look and see if we can figure out where the holdup is.

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  # 2098116 28-Sep-2018 13:04
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Looks like we've got some traction - Bigpipe has aplan on how to get this sorted :)

Thanks to all that are sorting this out


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  # 2098252 28-Sep-2018 16:05
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And internet is back :D

Now to wean her from Bachelor Australia lol


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