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  Reply # 851072 8-Jul-2013 17:51
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Is the requirements to install VDSL more relaxed compared to when it was in the pilot?

Reason why I'm asking is I've put in my application online, and the line checked said I can get VDSL. I'm just worried I may not be able to get it.

My ADSL line stats are:
Downstream 16905
Line attenuation down: 18.0

Cheers.


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  Reply # 851075 8-Jul-2013 18:03
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Just ordered my vdsl connection.

Have just had new cabinet installed last month from very congested lines.
Getting 14mb at the moment.

So hope i don't get speedy ticket after the vdsl is installed.Laughing

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  Reply # 851077 8-Jul-2013 18:06
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joker97: wow i can get VDSL!!! (duh ... despite chorus saying i can't: thanks vexxxboy!)

now one question: i only want VDSL because my ADSL is a bit congested at peak hours, the PING is not great at peak hours (erm what i mean is there is a delay after you click on a link say facebook or youtube or anything for that matter), everything is slower at peak hours

will moving from Telecom ADSL -> VDSL fix that?

yes my modem stats are perfect


Without knowing the cause it's impossible to say.

Do you get slower speedtests to the speedtest here ( http://www.telecom.co.nz/packages/packages/existingcustomer/testyourspeed/ ) during peak times but consistent throughout the rest of the day?

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  Reply # 851103 8-Jul-2013 18:26
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Talkiet:
joker97: wow i can get VDSL!!! (duh ... despite chorus saying i can't: thanks vexxxboy!)

now one question: i only want VDSL because my ADSL is a bit congested at peak hours, the PING is not great at peak hours (erm what i mean is there is a delay after you click on a link say facebook or youtube or anything for that matter), everything is slower at peak hours

will moving from Telecom ADSL -> VDSL fix that?

yes my modem stats are perfect


Without knowing the cause it's impossible to say.

Do you get slower speedtests to the speedtest here ( http://www.telecom.co.nz/packages/packages/existingcustomer/testyourspeed/ ) during peak times but consistent throughout the rest of the day?

Cheers - N




thanks not at home at the moment, will try and have a look later



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  Reply # 851110 8-Jul-2013 18:29
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got a real silly question - @michaelmurfy has just run some tests and this shows up

lineAttenuation=10 - 12 dB
downloadRate=VDSL2: 15.6 - 17.3 Mb/s
uploadRate=VDSL2: 2.2 - 5.9 Mb/s

so there is a possibility that my "VDSL" (if it is even possible to connect) could actually be a ADSL on a vitamin pill?

anyone out there knows what this potentially means in the real world? I don't really want a VDSL that' does <20Mbps down and <3Mbps up, would rather stick with what i've got - as i night be doing renovation don't want another "job" if not necessary

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  Reply # 851113 8-Jul-2013 18:32
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those would be just an indicative.

Should be getting 30  - 40 down , 5 - 10 up with that attenuation I reckon.




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  Reply # 851116 8-Jul-2013 18:33
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What does the $99 install fee actually cover? Is it just to install a master filter?

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  Reply # 851123 8-Jul-2013 18:43
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Chorus technicians call out fee, his/her time and materials i can imagine.

Telecom will most probably be billed $200-300 per customer by Chorus.


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  Reply # 851129 8-Jul-2013 19:03
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alvstar2001: Chorus technicians call out fee, his/her time and materials i can imagine.

Telecom will most probably be billed $200-300 per customer by Chorus.




Telecom won't be charged anything. Master filter installation is now covered by the monthly fee rather than the upfront cost which was previously in place.

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  Reply # 851130 8-Jul-2013 19:05
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sbiddle:
alvstar2001: Chorus technicians call out fee, his/her time and materials i can imagine.

Telecom will most probably be billed $200-300 per customer by Chorus.




Telecom won't be charged anything. Master filter installation is now covered by the monthly fee rather than the upfront cost which was previously in place.


So how does one normally get a master filter installed? doesn't it cost anymore?




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  Reply # 851131 8-Jul-2013 19:05
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jeeg: Is the requirements to install VDSL more relaxed compared to when it was in the pilot?

Reason why I'm asking is I've put in my application online, and the line checked said I can get VDSL. I'm just worried I may not be able to get it.

My ADSL line stats are:
Downstream 16905
Line attenuation down: 18.0

Cheers.



The requirements are essentially the same.
If you like PM me your address and I'll check

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  Reply # 851139 8-Jul-2013 19:14
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so i ordered the vdsl, i am using an Netgear WNDR3800 on gargoyle firmware, can i run the Thompson TG589vn in bridge mode? or half bridge?

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  Reply # 851145 8-Jul-2013 19:20
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lokhor: 

So how does one normally get a master filter installed? doesn't it cost anymore?


On ADSL it costs, VDSL (with us anyway) it's included as part of the install.

The $99 covers a VDSL Modem which is pretty good as modems go (Businesses have used them no worries), the master filter installation which as stated in this thread is also part of the extra $10 and everything else in between, but for what you're getting and the fact you don't have to provide your own VDSL modem it's worth it imo.




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  Reply # 851147 8-Jul-2013 19:26
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Yyrael:
jeeg: Is the requirements to install VDSL more relaxed compared to when it was in the pilot?

Reason why I'm asking is I've put in my application online, and the line checked said I can get VDSL. I'm just worried I may not be able to get it.

My ADSL line stats are:
Downstream 16905
Line attenuation down: 18.0

Cheers.



The requirements are essentially the same.
If you like PM me your address and I'll check


Good thread in that it made me submit also submit an online application but now as I read these posts and have the same stats, I might have to PM as well :D

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  Reply # 851149 8-Jul-2013 19:28
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I've had a request in for VDSL for a few weeks now, Telecom rang today to say it's available now and started processing the upgrade.

They say I'll get my new router by Wednesday and the splitter upgrade will happen on Saturday (this week) :)


Currently I've got ADSL2+ with a splitter running on old white 2-pair "Homelan" cable that was installed years ago. It's obsolete now but I found the datasheet and it looks like it would be OK for VDSL2 - though I'm not 100% sure.

Would Chorus upgrade the wiring as part of the install? Do I need \ should I get the wiring upgraded?

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