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Topic # 13240 30-Apr-2007 11:37
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Please correct me if I'm wrong, is World Exchange contineously extending their "no service charge 'till..." promotion until we can get naked DSL?  Telecom has recently stated they want to launch naked DSL and/or unbundeling by December.  If that is the case, can we expect free VFX access 'till then?  When nDSL happens I would surely switch over to VFX.

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  Reply # 68915 30-Apr-2007 11:51
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Hopefully number portability will be introduced by then, so you can keep your current phone number when switching to DSL and VoIP.




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VoIP-providers: intervoip.com | sipgate.de (German DID) | sipgate.co.uk (British DID) | sipcall.ch (Swiss DID)
connection: 100/5 MBit/s (DOCSIS 3.0)
mobile devices: Huawei P6 | Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM | Huawei: E5832, E1762, K3715, K3765 | Qualcomm Gobi 2000 in Sony VAIO VPC-Z12X9E/X

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  Reply # 68917 30-Apr-2007 11:56
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inquisitor: Hopefully number portability will be introduced by then, so you can keep your current phone number when switching to DSL and VoIP.


Number portability is already here. It started on the 1st April

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  Reply # 68919 30-Apr-2007 12:14
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Niel:

Please correct me if I'm wrong, is World Exchange contineously extending their "no service charge 'till..." promotion until we can get naked DSL?  Telecom has recently stated they want to launch naked DSL and/or unbundeling by December.  If that is the case, can we expect free VFX access 'till then?  When nDSL happens I would surely switch over to VFX.

Thanks,
Niel




Still to be decided, the mangement team here decided to extend the period untill July 07 , we will be re evaluating closer to time as to if we will extend it again , it's a possibilty only at this stage but we will not be extending it indefinetly  




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  Reply # 68931 30-Apr-2007 14:24
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Hey maverick where can you confirm for me, I'm having trouble believing what I am seeing.

Currently for free until at least July I get
  • Anonymous Call Rejection
  • Call Forwarding Always
  • Call Forwarding Busy
  • Call Forwarding No Answer
  • Call Hold
  • Call Return
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Line ID Delivery
  • Call Name Delivery
  • Call Notify
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Last Number Redial
  • Speed Dials
  • Three-Way Calling:

and then its only a 11.25 p/m flat fee after the free period ends.

So no matter what I do as long as I only make local calls, even if I setup a redirection from my vfx number to my mobile there are no charges?






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  Reply # 68934 30-Apr-2007 15:03
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Not quite, the service / line rental is free untill we start billing ($11.25 per line), and that includes the following services

Anonymous Call Rejection
Call Forwarding Always
Call Forwarding Busy

Call Forwarding No Answer
Call Hold

Call Return

Call Waiting

Call Line ID Delivery

Call Name Delivery

Call Notify

Do Not Disturb Last Number Redial

Speed Dials
Three-Way Calling:

You also forgot you get Voicemail as well Cool

Local calls are free for residential customers just how they are now with your standard PSTN line,
VFX to VFX calling is free,

VFX to National / International and Mobile are charged I'm afraid...where good but not that good Laughing 

Rates for these are located here

http://www.xnet.co.nz/pdfs/rates_xnet_vfx.pdf





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  Reply # 68937 30-Apr-2007 15:18
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Right so having the call forwarding feature is free but any calls that are forwarded you pay the standard call rate for.
Thanks, its still an awesome deal!

Do me a favor, pull some strings and get naked DSL asap :0




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  Reply # 68941 30-Apr-2007 16:12
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Filterer:
Do me a favor, pull some strings and get naked DSL asap :0


You could always move to Wellington or Christchurch and get TCL cable! Smile

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  Reply # 68987 30-Apr-2007 23:04
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Vector Fibre is good in akl :-P



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  Reply # 69013 1-May-2007 08:14
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I will move to Christchurch just to sort out the 19 year old that ******* me out of a new Linksys WAG54GP2 and instead send me a used WRTP54G (my first TradeMe deal went wrong after almost 500 good ones).  So I still need to get an ADSL2+ modem (any suggestions?).  If anyone wants to pay him a visit in Lyttelton, I've got his full details after doing some clever investigation.  He is also an XNet customer, but I don't think they will get involved.

Anyway, I am very happy with XNet and the phone service is great with all those features.

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  Reply # 69020 1-May-2007 09:27
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chris021: Vector Fibre is good in akl :-P


Vector fibre is available from $ 375 + GST per month.
Pricing for this service is dependant on your location, monthly data usage and other specific requirements.

I think I'll just pay for a redundant phoneline!




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  Reply # 69021 1-May-2007 09:33
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Of interest to anyone looking to signup. Firstin.co.nz has one of the VFX approved routers (Linksys WRTP54G WirelessG) for sale, today only at $169 supposedly saving $130 off RRP

http://www.firstin.co.nz/splash/index.php?p=2065




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  Reply # 69566 5-May-2007 00:39
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I bought one of these for my father from the distributor at a very good price ... they've been discounted because they're overstocked.
However, the wireless does not extend from one side of the house to the other .. too many walls in the way I guess.
But at least I presume it does not expose the management interface to the net like the spa2102 does.
I guess I'm going to have to go under the house and lay cat5e.






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  Reply # 69569 5-May-2007 07:44
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Try lifting the router up, especially if it is sitting next to your monitor or PC.  I've bought a DECT phone for work and at first (too lazy to move cables) had it next to my 21" monitor.  Managed to go about 20m to the kitchen, as soon as I went into the kitchen the signal dropped out.  All I did was to lift the base station up onto my monitor and suddenly I could go 70m to the other side of the factory without loosing the signal.  I did not bother going further, because I do not need it and wanted to do some work, but that increased my range 3x!  DECT works at 1.8GHz, WiFi behaves similarly.  So just get your router on a shelf or something so it can "see" over your PC, monitor, printer, whatever metal is close by.  Also have the antenna point away from the router box (I think wall mount is best for the WAG54GP2 and WRTP54G style routers).

You must be able to disable access to the config interface from the WAN side, it is a standard feature.




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  Reply # 69594 5-May-2007 12:29
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Further info regarding naked DSL:
http://www.telecom.co.nz/binarys/kk_consumer_mbd_07.pdf
Seems like it is to come soon...

Also some interesting reading from last year:
http://www.telecom.co.nz/binarys/clsa_sept%2006_marko.pdf




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