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Topic # 29258 31-Dec-2008 08:36
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What have people used the wiring maintenance for?
Wondering what things I could get done without paying anything extra, otherwise I will just get rid of the maintenance charges.

Right now at home I have my line going to the alarm (alarm is disabled, but still passes through), then coming out a [b]hole in the wall[/b] over my front door, surface clipped down to the floor, clipped down the hallway and then up into a beautiful stainless steel jack (the best looking part of the setup!). This is the only jack in the house.

I was thinking about just getting a filter installed, then I would have the hall jack turned into a ADSL jack, and put a new jackpoint in the lounge. When that is done hopefully it wouldn't be surface wiring.
Do you think I could get any of this done minus the filter under the wiring maintenance? Then I could put the filter in myself at a later stage.

-Just noticed the filter charge is now $199.

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  Reply # 186781 31-Dec-2008 08:38
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Just adding a question: Would TelecomNZ ever install RJ45 jacks instead of BT if I request? Not wired up for ethernet, just the outlet type.

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  Reply # 186783 31-Dec-2008 08:45
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The wiring maintenance charge covers existing wiring. It does not cover running new wiring unless it's replacing existing cabling or running a new cable run in a different location to replace existing cable that may be damaged.

If you do pay the $199 the work done seems to depend on your luck. I've heard of people getting significant amounts of work done ie multiple new cable runs but it possibly just depends on the installer. I'm sure there is a spec sheet somewhere defining exactly what the limits are when it comes to what is included. Last time I got a filter they were around $60 trade so by the time you factor in labour and travel costs there isn't a lot of profit in the install.
You can't use it to get your house rewired! Smile

I don't believe Telecom will install RJ45's either, just standard BT sockets.


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  Reply # 186873 31-Dec-2008 23:09
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Psilan: Just adding a question: Would TelecomNZ ever install RJ45 jacks instead of BT if I request? Not wired up for ethernet, just the outlet type.

From my experience working at Telecom it's not if they will install RJ45 jacks or not

It's wheter the techy who's contracted to do the work signs off on it.

At least that's how it was described to me via a telecommunications installer guy.

He said it worked like this :

He would go out to the place and assess the job.If he assesed that it would fall under things covered by the wire maintence he would make a note on his invoice and send that off to Telecom for payment.If it wasn't then he would advise the client right there on the spot and if necessary give the invoice for the work to the customer.

So my best advice would be to open your phone book and ring a few telecommunication installer companys in the area. Have a talk with them.

- Hone , Often accused of Excess Verbosity

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