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Topic # 236359 29-May-2018 19:40
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My retired mother is being constantly contacted by Enable and various others about getting Fibre installed.

 

 

 

Shes currently with 2degrees for mobile
ADSL with Spark and uses Xtra.co.nz email.

If there was a way to migrate all the Xtra emails and folders etc to another service that would be preferable
So say take up 2 degrees internet and phone so all with one provider and then use another email rather than xtramail.

 

I've told her she doesn't really need fibre speed and ideally don't want to start paying more per month when you're retired.

 

 

 

Any suggestions welcome


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  Reply # 2025088 29-May-2018 19:45
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She might not need fibre speeds, but since copper will be retired in the future it's a good idea to get fibre installed for free while she still can. Pricing is the same between the cheapest fibre and ADSL anyway.


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  Reply # 2025099 29-May-2018 20:01
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Get her a Gmail address and slowly tell friends & family the new email address, That is what I did with my parents when they moved from an ihug address

 

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  Reply # 2025100 29-May-2018 20:03
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maybe move mobile to spark and bundle up?

 

 

 

for elderly folk, i personally wouldn't mess with their email





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  Reply # 2025102 29-May-2018 20:06
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but stay with Spark just to avoid email migration?


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  Reply # 2025108 29-May-2018 20:12
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spark does fibre with enable too.. as well as a bundle up bonus.

 

 

 

i may be missing it, but i haven't seen a particular reason to go to 2d? apart from having mobile with them?

 

 





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