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Topic # 13448 10-May-2007 14:11
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Hi Guys,

I've been an Xnet customer for a week now and am really happy with the service so far...love it!!

I'm wanting to ditch telecom once and for all but am not quite sure how I would go about it as there seems to be no threads on the subject apart from Number portability...not to mention that nDSL is not a reality yet.

Can anyone shed some light on:
  • How I would go about doing this sooner rather that later?
  • Can I use the phone VFX capabilities of my WAG54GP2 all-in-one box NOW??
  • I assume that until nDSL comes out I will be paying the Telecom monthly fee as well as XNET charges etc...is this correct?

Thanks in advance

Kerry.



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  Reply # 70167 10-May-2007 14:51
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Hello Kerry,

Unfortunately as it stands atm you are required by Telecom to have a landline in order to obtain adsl service. The only way to completely cutout Telecom in the now is to connect up a non dsl service such as cable or one of the wireless options (varying degrees of success with VOIP over wireless due to latency issues). Until this changes to naked dsl we are resigned to the fact that the status quo remains in regards to the Telecom line rental.
 
You can indeed use the features of the wag as soon as your VFX profile is configured.

Currently there are no line rental charges for the VFX line until June.




Nicholas Cuc

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  Reply # 70168 10-May-2007 15:10
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Griven: ...one of the wireless options (varying degrees of success with VOIP over wireless due to latency issues).

Wired Country / Compass or Kordia Extend wireless are all excellent for VoIP (better than ADSL as latency is low and very stable).
BUT:
Woosh wireless is NOT good for VoIP.

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  Reply # 70171 10-May-2007 15:19
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pulsta: Can anyone shed some light on:
  • How I would go about doing this sooner rather that later?
  • Can I use the phone VFX capabilities of my WAG54GP2 all-in-one box NOW??
  • I assume that until nDSL comes out I will be paying the Telecom monthly fee as well as XNET charges etc...is this correct?

1. Cant ditch TNZ voice line AND use ADSL at the moment.
2. Yes!!! Call them and set it up. Its easy and quick.
3. Correct.







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  Reply # 70185 10-May-2007 16:20
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I have read that when nDSL comes out you will be paying TNZ about $15 less.  That is because only a small portion of the cost goes towards "free" local calls and the analogue phone system.  I do not know if this is true or not.  If it is and you go with VFX, then you will be paying about the same as for a basic TNZ connection but you will get all the bells and wistles plus extremely low toll calls.  As an example TNZ charges $4 if you simply want your current analogue incoming calls forward to your VFX line!  VFX does not charge for such a service (assuming forward to local number).

If everything goes well then we should have nDSL within 6 months, according to a publication from TNZ.  TNZ is also going VOIP, that is what their new video phone advertising is about.  It is getting expensive to maintain analogue systems, and with services like VFX around people are expecting more.

You sign up with VFX, someone phones you and records the conversation (or contract), the next day you are connected assuming you gave them the correct MAC address and the person on the other side understand your accent (I have a hard-to-understand South African accent) otherwise you just e-mail your MAC address.  Easy.




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Reply # 70324 11-May-2007 09:49
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Awesome guys!

Thanks for the responses to my questions above...it all makes perfect sense now.!!

I will give VFX a call and sort ASAP as I've got a Flat mate who's a POWER tolls user, and I dont want to give Telecom even more money!! lol

Cheers

Kerry

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