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  Reply # 824472 23-May-2013 22:56
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Just man up and dig the trench.





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  Reply # 824557 24-May-2013 09:28
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Jizah:
I've been told I can pay to dig a trench, and pay the ~$120 on top to get the cables laid. Happy to pay the $120 but I don't want to pay for a trench as I am only here until January.

A technician mentioned that I can use the tcl cabling as a draw wire to pull the telecom cables through, but he wasn't allowed to do it himself. Does this sound viable?

Final option is to go with tcl/vodafone. But I'd have to pay a $149 install fee on top of a $199 early termination fee for Telecom.



Just been re-reading this post and a couple of questions spring to mind.

1. You say you are only in the property till the end of January. Where are going after that? To another location in Wellington/ChCh (because you mention there is TCL/VF wiring already there) or outside that area?

2. If to a TCL area, then if you sign up for TCL/VF services and pay $149, when you move to another property and keep your TCL/VF account, I am not sure they will charge you another installation fee.You say you happy to pay $120 for TNZ installation so $149 isn't much more.

3. What is the early termination fee for Telecom?  Are you moving from a location now that is Telecom and you need to disconnect that account to sign up for TCL/VF?




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  Reply # 824815 24-May-2013 15:29
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lchiu7:
Just been re-reading this post and a couple of questions spring to mind.

1. You say you are only in the property till the end of January. Where are going after that? To another location in Wellington/ChCh (because you mention there is TCL/VF wiring already there) or outside that area?

2. If to a TCL area, then if you sign up for TCL/VF services and pay $149, when you move to another property and keep your TCL/VF account, I am not sure they will charge you another installation fee.You say you happy to pay $120 for TNZ installation so $149 isn't much more.

3. What is the early termination fee for Telecom?  Are you moving from a location now that is Telecom and you need to disconnect that account to sign up for TCL/VF?


Fee for dropping Telecom is $199. And yes, moved from a property where I had Telecom. Worst part is, I was really happy with them. Had a plan I was happy with, the speed was good, price was acceptable. But getting charged $199 for something I felt I had no control over is really leaving a sour taste in my mouth. The amount of time I spent trying to keep my account was probably worth more than the ETF in the end.

And hopefully I am staying here after January. Our lease expires then as the landlord who lives overseas may or may not be coming back. If we do have to move, we will be staying in the area which is why I just took the risk in the end and signed up for 12 months and received the subsequent free install.



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  Reply # 824817 24-May-2013 15:32
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chevrolux: The landlord is going to have a mere when UFB comes along then....

I really can't believe someone can be so short sighted and just flat out stupid. For the sake of only $100-odd dollars (plus trenching) the property can be connected.


Yeah I agree. I was told that Chorus charge the $120 dollars when connecting a new property, and Telstraclear does it for free. Not sure if this is accurate but if it is, why completely tie your own hands for the sake of $120? Obviously the trenching doesn't need to be done either, so it just doesn't make sense to me.

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I'd be tempted to tell telecom "I'm not disconnecting, so I'm not paying the etf. But I'm also not paying for a service I'm not being provided either."

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