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Topic # 111865 17-Nov-2012 14:14
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I'm currently on an Orcon LLU line and am thinking of switching to Telecom for my phone/ADSL. I'm a little foggy on the exact details but I think Orcon use some type of profile to allow a faster synch speed at the sacrifice of stability. I get around 9.5Mbits down and have no stability issues on my ADSL connection presently. I'm just wondering how much of a speed drop I can expect if I switch to Telecom. I know my street is not cabinetised and we connect directly to the exchange.

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  Reply # 718771 17-Nov-2012 14:19
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Orcon generally use a 6dB noise margin, whereas Chorus use a more conservative 12dB. This will result in a slightly more stable line, at the expense of a little throughput.

If you are on LLU, you will be connected direct to the exchange, however, is your area covered by a cabinet, or fed from the exchange?

Stick your address in to see.

If you are in a cabinetised area, but being fed by LLU gear from the exchange, you will almost certainly see an increase in sync speed if moving to a Chorus wholesale connection.

Post your line stats from the modem if you like...

EDIT: The amount that the rate will drop depends on your line, as a really rough estimate, 10%.

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  Reply # 718776 17-Nov-2012 14:53
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No we are not cabenitised, connect directly to the exchange on Orcons LLU. We seem to be on the outer limit of the uncabinetised region as the next street along is cabinetised. I don't really wanna drop to much below what we're at now, but may have to.


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  Reply # 718784 17-Nov-2012 15:38
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Vodafone Red network may be another option

Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  Reply # 718788 17-Nov-2012 15:51
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Must be a reason for changing if you are having no issues?

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  Reply # 718834 17-Nov-2012 17:54
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johnr: Must be a reason for changing if you are having no issues?

No issues with the ADSL connection, ideally it would be a bit faster. I'm finding the current data cap has become too small though. The actual phone line has been having annoying faults on/off again for 6months plus and no fix has ever seemed to work long term. And we're off contract now so thought it time to look around at my options.

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  Reply # 718835 17-Nov-2012 17:59
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coffeebaron: Vodafone Red network may be another option

Yeah worth a look, an first glance their plans look comparable to Telecoms offerings.

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