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  #775073 5-Mar-2013 16:20
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Any idea on what is happening to the Clear side of things. I assume details will be at a date yet to be confirmed, but am interested in knowing if the telstraclear account will be merged with a Vodafone a/c if one is already signed up, or if the clear.net.nz email addresses will continue or get merged.





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  #775098 5-Mar-2013 16:41
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TwoSeven: Any idea on what is happening to the Clear side of things. I assume details will be at a date yet to be confirmed, but am interested in knowing if the telstraclear account will be merged with a Vodafone a/c if one is already signed up, or if the clear.net.nz email addresses will continue or get merged.



Good question. I know the current wisdom is not to have your e-mail via your ISP, but I still use my paradise.net.nz e-mail for some sites.  While it is possible to change, it is a hassle and one most of us would rather avoid having to do.




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  #775577 6-Mar-2013 11:48
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TwoSeven: Any idea on what is happening to the Clear side of things. I assume details will be at a date yet to be confirmed, but am interested in knowing if the telstraclear account will be merged with a Vodafone a/c if one is already signed up, or if the clear.net.nz email addresses will continue or get merged.



Good question. I know the current wisdom is not to have your e-mail via your ISP, but I still use my paradise.net.nz e-mail for some sites.  While it is possible to change, it is a hassle and one most of us would rather avoid having to do.




In regards to the email addresses, Vodafone have the rights for these as well and so any changes are currently unconfirmed. I am sure you will have plenty of advance time and warning if and when they ever do decide to shut down any of those servers. 

 

But for now and hopefully a long time, it's all go :)

 

Cheers, Josh

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  #776036 7-Mar-2013 08:25
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Hopefully this merger is handled better than the merger when TCL came into existence in 2001...

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  #776088 7-Mar-2013 10:02
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Possibly being a doom and gloom merchant but I'm not expecting good things.

Vodafone are not known for well priced/well performing broadband performance or great customer service (johnR excepted).

I'd be happy to be proved wrong, but we'll see.




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  #776091 7-Mar-2013 10:09
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Yeah it's an interesting time. We signed up for the $75 a month deal back when no other major players were offering this. Now we're waiting for our 1 year term to expire so I can move the heck away from this company. I was considering going back to Vodafone, who at the time were excellent, just a bit more pricey was all. Now I'd be going 'back' to the same company I now with?! Hello Telecom perhaps?

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  #776106 7-Mar-2013 10:17
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I agree, lock the TelstraClear forum but perhaps create a new forum for Vodafone Cable or Vodafone TV to represent the "fixed line" business as being separate from their mobile/general DSL business. 

I don't know whether it should be Digital Entertainment (like Sky) or New Zealand Telecommunications as it's kind of both!  But I guess they will also merge at some point.





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  #776270 7-Mar-2013 14:46
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As long as I don't have to change my email address or any DNS/IP settings 1st April (or whenever TC disappears), and I get the current service I'm signed up for, I'm happy.

But later down the road, will be there be a change from .clear.net.nz to vodafone.net.nz? What happens if email names exist on both, to two different users? Also, will any emails directed to clear.net.nz automatically forward, for a period of time, to the new address?

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  #776279 7-Mar-2013 14:56
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StevieT: As long as I don't have to change my email address or any DNS/IP settings 1st April (or whenever TC disappears), and I get the current service I'm signed up for, I'm happy.


Ha, I'm quite the opposite.  I don't use an ISP's email and personally would be extremely keen to change my DNS/IP settings from Telstra to Vodafone.  That way facebook might load completely during peak times and youtube might stand a chance of buffering faster than it plays ~ like it used to on Vodafone...

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  #776298 7-Mar-2013 15:11
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Jaxson:
StevieT: As long as I don't have to change my email address or any DNS/IP settings 1st April (or whenever TC disappears), and I get the current service I'm signed up for, I'm happy.


Ha, I'm quite the opposite.  I don't use an ISP's email and personally would be extremely keen to change my DNS/IP settings from Telstra to Vodafone.  That way facebook might load completely during peak times and youtube might stand a chance of buffering faster than it plays ~ like it used to on Vodafone...


I've had no issues with Facebook, like I use to, for a few weeks now. No DNS servers have I changed in my router. YouTube loads just fine for me.

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  #776299 7-Mar-2013 15:12
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TwoSeven: Any idea on what is happening to the Clear side of things. I assume details will be at a date yet to be confirmed, but am interested in knowing if the telstraclear account will be merged with a Vodafone a/c if one is already signed up, or if the clear.net.nz email addresses will continue or get merged.



Good question. I know the current wisdom is not to have your e-mail via your ISP, but I still use my paradise.net.nz e-mail for some sites.  While it is possible to change, it is a hassle and one most of us would rather avoid having to do.




In regards to the email addresses, Vodafone have the rights for these as well and so any changes are currently unconfirmed. I am sure you will have plenty of advance time and warning if and when they ever do decide to shut down any of those servers. 

 

But for now and hopefully a long time, it's all go :)

 

Cheers, Josh


Vodafone still have ihug and earlier email addresses remaining in use so I'd be surprised to see any TelstraClear ones close.

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  #776303 7-Mar-2013 15:16
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... except for that brief outage moments ago on my cable modem for about two minutes.



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  #778481 12-Mar-2013 12:21
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Got this in my e-mail today:

 A new name is just the beginning

Welcome to the last issue of TC Update.

From April, TelstraClear is officially changing to Vodafone.

You'll start to notice a fresh new look as the Vodafone colours and logos replace the TelstraClear ones on TV, our website, your bill and everything in between. You will be receiving more information about the exciting changes in your mailbox over the next couple of weeks, so keep an eye out!

We are really excited about the opportunity we now have to bring you the power of our leading fixed and mobile networks. Vodafone is committed to leading edge innovation across all your current services, as well as bringing great new products to you in the future.

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