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# 251294 17-Jun-2019 22:12
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Interesting letter in the mail from Spark tonight.


Apparently my copper landline is being upgraded to a wireless landline


The booklet says im getting a power backup, a wireless connection box and a main phone with a second phone.


Well what if I dont want to change because I have my house wired to use landline for two different base stations and handsets that work perfectly well and one of them is a bedside alarm combo unit that my parents dont want to replace?


Looks like i'm in for 2 hours of hold time tomorrow to get more helpful information than what the booklet has in it, like what this is going to do to my VDSL connection with 2Degrees over the copper line.


Sigh, why cant you just leave things that are not broken alone???

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  # 2259819 17-Jun-2019 22:21
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Discussed in a few threads including:




Send it back.  Complain to the Commerce Commission about the sales tactics.

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  # 2259820 17-Jun-2019 22:22
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Just ignore it and don't plug the thing in when it arrives.

Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 2259821 17-Jun-2019 22:24
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This thread as well


It should not impact your xDSL connection with 2degrees

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