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  Reply # 787873 27-Mar-2013 12:46
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If you'd like to be one of our first residential customers (we've got a number of VDSL business customers which we'll be moving to UFB straight away) send me a PM and we can work something out.

All going well, we go live with UFB in May.


This is great to know, and good luck. I hope you do well as it appears Tauranga needs more competition.   I'm not sure I can wait until May but thanks for the offer.

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  Reply # 787876 27-Mar-2013 12:47
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Behodar:
Telecom Ultra Fibre will be available to customers in the Chorus footprint initially due to the fact they’re by far the largest UFB partner with nearly 70% of the UFB market. The existing Chorus footprint where Telecom Ultra Fibre will be available covers parts of Auckland as well as Blenheim, Dunedin, Hastings, Levin, Napier, Nelson, Palmerston North, Queenstown, Rotorua, Timaru and Wellington. Ashburton, Masterton, Taupo and Invercargill can expect Ultra Fibre within the next few months, with further regions in line with Chorus’ roll-out plans.

I'm not sure what it means about being "in line with Chorus' plans". I'm in Whakatane, fibre is being rolled out by Chorus, and there are already several streets that seem to be complete. Yet there's no mention of Whakatane in that list...

Edit: With that said, I'm not complaining about the pricing etc. I'd sign up tomorrow if I could.


I'm fairly sure Whakatane is on the list: http://www.crownfibre.govt.nz/crown-partners/

Chorus Limited, formerly the network arm of Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited (Telecom): 69.4% of UFB total coverage comprising 24 Candidate Areas : Auckland, Waiheke Island, Pukekohe, Waiuku, Rotorua, Taupo, Whakatane, Gisborne, Napier-Hastings, Palmerston North, Feilding, Masterton, Kapiti, Levin, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, Greymouth, Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill (being all areas except those covered by ENL, WEL and Northpower).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 787879 27-Mar-2013 12:51
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Good to see some realistic and sustainable pricing, rather than the cut price customer grab stuff that's been going on!




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  Reply # 787880 27-Mar-2013 12:51
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Oh, but rest assured some would still want "all you can eat for $19.95". And they will get it somehow from another provider, with atrocious performance.




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  Reply # 787882 27-Mar-2013 12:52
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Crap. Just gonna stick to telecom 500GB plan for A few more YEARS! :(

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Plans are disappointing. Hopefully the masses shop around, and Snap/Orcon/Whoever else markets enough to make people aware of what else is out there.

Was hoping that the plans were going to be more competitive and cause other providers to beef up their offerings too

And on the note of VDSL:
"@TelecomNZ @yakmoose no plans to launch VDSL yet, but we know it's of interest to our customers so we'll keep everyone updated with any plans! ^HM"

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  Reply # 787884 27-Mar-2013 12:54
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freitasm: Oh, but rest assured some would still want "all you can eat for $19.95". And they will get it somehow from another provider, with atrocious performance.


Haha the good old dial-up pricing plan! 3.5Kb/sec was just great ;)

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freitasm: Oh, but rest assured some would still want "all you can eat for $19.95". And they will get it somehow from another provider, with atrocious performance.


Or, 100/50 1Tb plan for $130 was what I had been expecting. 

Are you saying Orcon offer atrocious performance because they have an unlimited plan? 

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  Reply # 787887 27-Mar-2013 12:54
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plambrechtsen: I'm fairly sure Whakatane is on the list: http://www.crownfibre.govt.nz/crown-partners/

Chorus Limited, formerly the network arm of Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited (Telecom): 69.4% of UFB total coverage comprising 24 Candidate Areas : Auckland, Waiheke Island, Pukekohe, Waiuku, Rotorua, Taupo, Whakatane, Gisborne, Napier-Hastings, Palmerston North, Feilding, Masterton, Kapiti, Levin, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, Greymouth, Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill (being all areas except those covered by ENL, WEL and Northpower).

I'm aware that Whakatane is part of the Chorus rollout, but my question was more along the lines of "why isn't Whakatane mentioned in the Telecom media release?"



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  Reply # 787888 27-Mar-2013 12:55
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freitasm: Oh, but rest assured some would still want "all you can eat for $19.95". And they will get it somehow from another provider, with atrocious performance.


Or, 100/50 1Tb plan for $130 was what I had been expecting. 

Are you saying Orcon offer atrocious performance because they have an unlimited plan? 


I didn't have any specific ISP in mind when I wrote the comment. 





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  Reply # 787890 27-Mar-2013 12:58
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Well no real reason to move from current solid ADSL2+ service despite being in a UFB area and ready to roll. Not keen on other ISP's at the moment either and cost of changing services that use copper (alarm etc) at the moment out weigh the benefits.

If the plans were more appealing then I would move.




 

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freitasm:
surfisup1000:
freitasm: Oh, but rest assured some would still want "all you can eat for $19.95". And they will get it somehow from another provider, with atrocious performance.


Or, 100/50 1Tb plan for $130 was what I had been expecting. 

Are you saying Orcon offer atrocious performance because they have an unlimited plan? 


I didn't have any specific ISP in mind when I wrote the comment. 




OK, but, you don't have a high opinion of unlimited plans. 




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  Reply # 787895 27-Mar-2013 13:00
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Behodar:
plambrechtsen: I'm fairly sure Whakatane is on the list: http://www.crownfibre.govt.nz/crown-partners/

Chorus Limited, formerly the network arm of Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited (Telecom): 69.4% of UFB total coverage comprising 24 Candidate Areas : Auckland, Waiheke Island, Pukekohe, Waiuku, Rotorua, Taupo, Whakatane, Gisborne, Napier-Hastings, Palmerston North, Feilding, Masterton, Kapiti, Levin, Wellington, Nelson, Blenheim, Greymouth, Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Queenstown and Invercargill (being all areas except those covered by ENL, WEL and Northpower).

I'm aware that Whakatane is part of the Chorus rollout, but my question was more along the lines of "why isn't Whakatane mentioned in the Telecom media release?"


Probably just an oversight.  I'll ask the PR team working on it if there was a reason for it but they are all now at the public press release.

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  Reply # 787897 27-Mar-2013 13:03
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Small Business Plans:

Business Broadband Ultra Fibre 100
$167.29 p/m plus GST for 200GB of data on a 24 month plan (speeds of up to 100Mbps download/up to 50Mbps upload).


That is a positive. I'm glad they won't be offering small businesses a 30/10 plan. Waste of time.


We have 130 odd users on a 30/30 plan, no one ever complains of slow net. 

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Does anyone know what will happen with overage? Will there still be the choice like in the ADSL plans of slow down or data packs?




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