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Topic # 66047 11-Aug-2010 15:04
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I recently shifted to botany and applied for a phone and broadband connection with telecom.For the broadband they have put me on a waiting list, so i have to wait for someone to disconnect or march2011 when theyll be upgrading.Ive tried woosh wireless but they dont have coverage in our area. What optinons do i have except voda/telecom mobile broadband?

Should i try other broadband companies or do they all cant help until a port is free'd up ?

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  Reply # 366265 11-Aug-2010 15:09
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if there are no ports then there are no ports (for any company)

sounds like your only options (in the short term) would be either satelite or mobile broadband

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Reply # 366272 11-Aug-2010 15:15
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As big time is no longer available, I was thinking of changing from Telecom to Slingshot.

Now that I have heard this and live in Botany also, having second thoughts, would hate to end up without ADSL during the switch from 1 company to another!

Maybe safer to stick with Telecom on Pro plan in the meantime! 


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  Reply # 366282 11-Aug-2010 15:41
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Suggest you check with Orcon/Telstra/Voda to see if the exchange you would be connected to has been unbundled and if anyone has installed LLU kit in there.

Hmm, out of interest, does anyone know of a master list/reference of which ISP's have installed gear in which exchanges? Could be very helpful.

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  Reply # 366284 11-Aug-2010 15:43
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You do not lose the port if you change providers you only lose the port if you close your account

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  Reply # 366334 11-Aug-2010 16:47
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Enter your addresses here to find out what exchange/cabinet are you on?

Currently all the ISP's re-sell ADSL provided over Telecom Wholesale equipment apart from where they have installed their own gear in the exchange.

If you are directly connected to the exchange (rather than a cabinet) and one of the other ISP's have installed their own gear in this exchange then you might be able to get service from them without waiting.

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  Reply # 366385 11-Aug-2010 18:51
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You dont lose the port unless the ISP you are changing too stuff up, in which case you end up going without internet for days while orders in choruses systems have to expire before new ones can be created. Happed to my old flatmates. Thats why this one got their telecom one on and working before closing their old xnet one.


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  Reply # 366396 11-Aug-2010 19:18
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Alot of out east is cabinet fed, using ither conklins or old ASAM's which cannot be expanded.

It is very unlikely that if you are exchange fed that telecom will not have ports but other providers will (especially in main centers)

Most likely you have no choice but to wait for a spare port or an Wisper cabinet with ISAM upgrade (march 2011 you said.

Edit: Also if your a waiter with telecom *i think there might* be a process in order to give out subsidized mobile broadband.

Disclaimer: Comments I make are NOT on behalf of my employer, these comments are mine and mine alone.

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  Reply # 366479 11-Aug-2010 21:34
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Have you looked at Compass Wimax.
We are also in Botany and have both Wimax and ADSL for our business lines, wimax is much faster.
The signal comes off the Otahuhu repeater site.
Cost for wimax is not greatly different to ADSL.
Alternatively you can get an XT stick and a large data plan and wait it out.

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  Reply # 366758 12-Aug-2010 13:05
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I can't believe nobody has suggested 2 Degrees as an option if your usage requirements are reasonably light.

Botany was part of Auckland last time I was there so I assume that they will have coverage there.

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