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#11925 19-Feb-2007 10:20
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As you all may be aware on the 1st of April Number Portability is scheduled to be officially live with all carriers giving users the ability to move phone providers and take thier existing Phone number with them, however there is scheduled a softlaunch date prior to this approx 5th March,

I am looking for some Trial Users that would like to be involved with this,


POINT TO NOTE and this is very very Important !!!

*NB* DSL is tied to your Telecom Phone Line, so if you try to port a Number that has your DSL line on it your DSL will be removed as well ***


Preferable to have users that are on alternate networks, Telstra Cable, Wired Country etc, happy to consider Telecom access on second lines but trial users have to be aware of the above info.

If you wish to be a trial user, please post here with the following details,

Current Broadband Supplier - Wired Country, Telstra Clear Cable etc
Current Broadband Type - Wireless, Cable , DSL etc
Current Number Provider - Telecom, Telstr Clear, italk etc
Current VFX Device Type - SPA2102, Wag54gp2, PAP2T etc


Depending on the number of replies I will advise people directly by PM and look to get more detailed info.

Current VFX users only please.

Thanks in advance


So that you are aware WorldxChange has already successfully ported Telecom Numbers already and were the first ones in the country to do so.

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Phil Moore
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WorldxChange Communications






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  #61192 19-Feb-2007 10:31
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Yes, please put me down for the trial Phil:

Current Broadband Supplier - XNET Flood
Current Broadband Type - DSL Full-speed Up & Down (on a different line)
Current Number Provider - Telecom (rented via TelstraClear)
Current VFX Device Type - SPA2102

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  #61198 19-Feb-2007 11:38
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Current Broadband Supplier - Inspire Net
Current Broadband Type - Wireless (1Mbit up/down)
Current Number Provider - Telecom
Current VFX Device Type - PAP2


Device is a PAP2 (not a PAP2T) but works fine with the service.


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  #61209 19-Feb-2007 13:15
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Current Broadband Supplier - ihug (not my connection) & Vodafone
Current Broadband Type - DSL max/max & HSDPA
Current Number Provider - italk
Current VFX Device Type - PAP2T





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  #61210 19-Feb-2007 13:26
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Yes, please put me down for the trial...

Current Broadband Type - Wireless (4mb)
Current Number Provider - Telecom
Current VFX Device Type - SPA2102 to be changed to WRTP54G-AU

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  #61253 19-Feb-2007 17:43
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I'm definitely interested...

Current Broadband Supplier - Xnet
Current Broadband Type - DSL
Current Number Provider - Telecom (but on a separate number to DSL)
Current VFX Device Type - PAP2T

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#61258 19-Feb-2007 18:40
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I'd love to, but i've already moved over to VFX for my phone line :)

Nice :)




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  #61259 19-Feb-2007 18:44
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OK, so I'm super curious:

everyone here who offered to try it out (except one) has DSL. And the header says your DSL will be disconnected.

So - you number is switched, you have no DSL (and now, no phone line), but a nice VFX box sitting there, waiting for a network connection - which will not come, 'cos you have no DSL.... etc.

Just a thought :) I could understand it for Cable, wireless etc users, but there is no Neked DSL yet....




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  #61266 19-Feb-2007 19:33
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Current Broadband Supplier - Wired Country
Current Broadband Type - Wireless
Current Number Provider - Telecom
Current VFX Device Type - PAP2T

Very interested

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  #61267 19-Feb-2007 19:36
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nic.wise: OK, so I'm super curious:



everyone here who offered to try it out (except one) has DSL. And the header says your DSL will be disconnected.



So - you number is switched, you have no DSL (and now, no phone line), but a nice VFX box sitting there, waiting for a network connection - which will not come, 'cos you have no DSL.... etc.



Just a thought :) I could understand it for Cable, wireless etc users, but there is no Neked DSL yet....


That point was mentioned in Phil's post. Some people do have two Telecom lines of course




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  #61271 19-Feb-2007 22:03
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Well, yes, good point. However, I thought having two lines was kinda..... overkill these days....

Fair point tho :) (say's he with NO phone line :) )




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  #61272 19-Feb-2007 22:08
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nic.wise: OK, so I'm super curious:
everyone here who offered to try it out (except one) has DSL. And the header says your DSL will be disconnected.
...I could understand it for Cable, wireless etc users, but there is no Neked DSL yet....

Quite right Nic.  That's why I mentioned in my post:

DSL Full-speed Up & Down (on a different line)

Until about 2 weeks ago we used to have 3 Telecom lines rented through TelstraClear @ $39.95 + GST per line.

Now we have just two, one of which carries DSL and acts as a dedicated fax line.

The remaining line is the one to be ported to WxC i.e. it will cease to exist as a physical line but its voice functions will be replaced by VFX.

Having purchased a dual-port ATA also allows me to replace the second line disconnected 2 weeks ago i.e. 3 lines for the price of one + $7.95 for the second VFX line (i.e. $39.95 + GST + $7.95 = $52.89 instead of $134.83).  Definitely a much better deal, I'm sure you will agree.

As a footnote, I should add that I phoned Telecom to ask what they would charge me for a single business line if I chose to come back into the fold.  I was expecting a good offer to make it worth my while but they totally floored me with:

$51.95 + GST per month for Business Anytime if I made all my toll calls through Telecom
or:
$58.42 + GST per month for the line only.

$58.42 + GST = $65.72 what a rip-off!
I haven't paid that much for a business line since the late 1990s!

As it says in today's Herald, number portability is going to be bad news for Telecom:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10424633

$65.72 per month is a very good incentive for businesses to ditch most of their landlines and move to VFX or cellphones with the upcoming "local number" option to be offered by Voda and possibly Telecom.

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  #61300 20-Feb-2007 09:10
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Grant17: Having purchased a dual-port ATA also allows me to replace the second line disconnected 2 weeks ago i.e. 3 lines for the price of one + $7.95 for the second VFX line (i.e. $39.95 + GST + $7.95 = $52.89 instead of $134.83). Definitely a much better deal, I'm sure you will agree.



Oh, I agree. I had a cable phone line, now I have VFX + cable internet. Works like a charm, and when I go overseas later in the year, the PAP2T is coming with me :) I love getting $5 phone bills :) (which will be $15 later, but thats still ok). My line charges are about the same, but thats mostly 'cos of the amount of data I put thru - I use about 30GB, so I'm right on the border of paying overage for a 20GB plan, or paying for (and not using) a 40GB plan.


As it says in today's Herald, number portability is going to be bad news for Telecom:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10424633

$65.72 per month is a very good incentive for businesses to ditch most of their landlines and move to VFX or cellphones with the upcoming "local number" option to be offered by Voda and possibly Telecom.


Yup, I agree there too. I mostly use my cell at the moment. The phones here at work are all VOIP (Callplus - can't recommend tho), tho it's on a dedicated IP line via citylink. I dont think it's going to cut telecom's line's in half (ie, 50% go to others), but it's going to hurt them a lot.




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  #61329 20-Feb-2007 15:41
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Current Broadband Supplier - Xnet
Current Broadband Type - DSL
Current Number Provider - Telecom
Current VFX Device Type - n/a However, I use an old SPA1000 for my existing voip service


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  #62195 27-Feb-2007 21:44
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Current Broadband Supplier - Telstra Clear Cable
Current Broadband Type - Cable
Current Number Provider - Telstra Clear
Current VFX Device Type - SPA2102

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#62199 27-Feb-2007 22:54
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Just for interest sake. I would like to be part of the trial but do not have a Telecom number to port :-(

Current Broadband Supplier - iHug
Current Broadband Type - Dsl
Current Number Provider - Slingshot
Current VFX Device Type - Grandstream Handytone 286 (ATA)
Current Copper provider - Telecom line that is not mine to port :-(

low-end but Simple

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