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Topic # 129197 6-Sep-2013 14:54
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I dont see anyone else talking about the fibre trial so ill start a thread....

So i got a call this week to trail it, i currently have naked dsl

I have signed up for the 30/10 Naked Broadband Entertain 250GB for $89*

stuff you might want to know:
I have been told that my naked broadband will be cut on a specific date and swapped the the fibre (so no wasted cross over costs)
$1 per GB for going over cap
*$30 on account discount has been applied to the price or it would have been $119
i think it was $30 more for the 100/50, which i decided i didnt really need
they ad another 100gb package for less but i generally use more than 100gb
2 Months Free Base Package and Connection as part of the promotion
12 Month Contract with $199 ETC
Free Broadband Connection
Free Homehub (i dont even know what their home hub is, i have good quality equipment so ill see if i like it prolly wont use it)
2 Months Free WarpSpeed Booster (this is on the email i got sent, i dont know what it is)

anyway i signed up as its cheaper than my current naked dsl package..... save $10 and get an extra 50gb, with 2 free months, i guess i hope that by trial they mean we are networking experts and its all going to be great :)  so good deal, and the customer server was great ...

my penned in install date over the phone was the 13th (but to be confirmed by the local installer, which is corus in Dunedin so i was told)
i rang today and the 16th has been confirmed for install

i guess ill update this on the 16th if it goes live with some tests or before if anything changes.

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  Reply # 890952 6-Sep-2013 14:54
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

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- you have reset your modem and router

 


 

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A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

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  Reply # 890996 6-Sep-2013 16:21
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yeah i have some cisco equipment, rather than hunt down the usb to serial adaptor and the terminal cable ill give the huawei a go and see what its like (like Vodafone intended me to try haha) :)
and the existing wifi will be easy to add on in sure (a unifi long range ap) 

 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 891089 6-Sep-2013 20:14
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I have been book in for a Friday 13th install (yet to be confirmed by installer). I will update with results.

TimA. I tried to google the Huawei 659C, but it doesn't exist. Is that the right number?

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  Reply # 891131 6-Sep-2013 22:06
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kendog: I have been book in for a Friday 13th install (yet to be confirmed by installer). I will update with results.

TimA. I tried to google the Huawei 659C, but it doesn't exist. Is that the right number?


Possibly without the C but it is a Model. Similar to the HG658.

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  Reply # 891175 7-Sep-2013 00:29
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$1 per GB for going over cap
^Is there an option to be capped instead? While i hate the idea of being capped, with a high speed connection if someone had something maxing it out (good example would be malware on the network), then in theory it coud be ticking over a dollar every few minutes. I think most people prefer slow net (and then buying data packs) over bill shock.

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  Reply # 891301 7-Sep-2013 14:37
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Would love Slowed down net but TCL and Vodafone don't offer it from what I can see.

I'm waiting on Vodafone to hurry up in Dunedin myself, so I would love those specs for $119 a month




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  Reply # 891350 7-Sep-2013 15:56
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Who do I have to suck up to to get a home trial?

Home and business with vf, registered to get UFB ASAP etc?



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  Reply # 891508 8-Sep-2013 00:06
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kendog: I have been book in for a Friday 13th install (yet to be confirmed by installer). I will update with results.


the installer didnt actually ring me to confirm (i was told the local installer would confirm within 48 hours, it never happened not even after 48 hours) so after a few days i rang vodafone to see what was happening and they said they had the confirmed date in the system.



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  Reply # 891509 8-Sep-2013 00:10
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sen8or: Who do I have to suck up to to get a home trial?


haha i know right !! i registered my interest once upon a time on some vodafone webpage and got a random call out of the blue.... sooo ?

so short of registering your interest, i assume i did it here  http://www.vodafone.co.nz/fibre-optic-broadband/ i have no idea ? 

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  Reply # 891568 8-Sep-2013 10:06
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dragonx:
kendog: I have been book in for a Friday 13th install (yet to be confirmed by installer). I will update with results.


the installer didnt actually ring me to confirm (i was told the local installer would confirm within 48 hours, it never happened not even after 48 hours) so after a few days i rang vodafone to see what was happening and they said they had the confirmed date in the system.

Yesterday a Downer guy called asking if he can come do a pre inspection.
He came round to find the fibre pipe at the road side, quick dig and thre it is.
Then he checked our telephone pipe to pass the fibre from the road to the house. It looked like the right size (20mm), but that was only the visible part. So I signed a civil works form for another team to come and lay a new pipe from the road to the house.
So, during the week the new pipe will be laid, with the install still scheduled for Friday.

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  Reply # 891595 8-Sep-2013 11:08
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Hi i am also enjoying being on the trial. Has been a mostly ok experience. I am using the Vodafone Home Station at present but have also had the HG659 to try. I think it helps my Netflix and Hulu and Vudu experience.




My gear 55" Samsung 4K SUHD LCD HDR , Denon AVR-4200W Reciever in 7.1.2 Surround , Denon 2 Channel Amp to power ceiling speakers , Combination of Polk Audio Fronts And Tannoy Surrounds plus 2 Cambridge Audio Ceiling Speakers Pioneer Downfiring Subwoofer , Oppo UDP-203 UHD Player , Roku Ultra , Apple TV 3



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  Reply # 892963 10-Sep-2013 22:09
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update:

so i got an email on monday afternoon with the tracking number of the home station unit. i tracked it and im glad to say it was dropped off this afternoon.
Given that im in dunedin and it was dropped off in Whangarei, makes me think that im not going to ever see it, so i called VF and they were of course sorry and they would get one out to dunedin, im not to bothered considering there seems sufficient time for it to arrive prior to monday but i guess ill see :)

ill setup the cisco unit or a pfSense box if it doesnt arrive by the the weekend i guess.


i also received a text today saying the following;

Hi Dragonx VF here! Install date confirmed for the 16/09/2013, you will need to be home all day, tech will be at your address between 8-9am. If you have NOT r

im not sure what was going to be after the r, i can guess but i shall leave it to your imagination :)

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  Reply # 893104 11-Sep-2013 10:01
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Does the homehub have a built in DLNA server like the existing ADSL routers offered by Vodafone, this is a feature I like very much and use

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  Reply # 894179 11-Sep-2013 11:55
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Hi yes their is a DLNA server from memory.




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  Reply # 895715 14-Sep-2013 22:44
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FAIL.

On Thursday Downer put a trench and 20mm pipe in from the road to our house. I called VF to confirm install still on for Friday, yep all good. So I take the day off.
10am no sign of anyone, so call VF. The tech is scheduled for midday, so all good.
2pm no sign of anyone, so call VF. They are not sure why no one is there, will call tech and get back to me.
I get a call from Chorus (I think it was them) who are contracted to do the install. They tell me my install is not scheduled till next week, WTF.
After a few calls with different people I conceded to a wasted day off work, with another required next week.
VF call to apologise and said there was a mix up with dates and they will be revisiting their process. I hope they do, as it was like the left hand not knowing what the right hand was doing.

Pretty poor experience so far, lets hope it gets better.

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