Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2741 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 114


Topic # 143820 28-Apr-2014 15:17
Send private message

I'm trying to tidy up the outside of the house at the moment, and the infamous TCL "ugly grey box" is in the middle of the wall near the front door . Given that I've no intention of it ever being hooked up again, is there a) Any reason that I can't just rip it off, and B) Anything I should bear in mind when doing so? 

I know that there's no telephony or anything else hooked up to it as the installer who reconnected the house back up to Telecom was cursing the TCL installer for having butchered the connections which he had to replace.

The existing cables have been installed in the usual half-arsed "drill a hole in the wall and poke the cable through" so I can just pull it out and plaster up the hole. (I wonder if the installers still charge TCL\VF for the junction box despite rarely using them?).






Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
3250 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 615


  Reply # 1032820 28-Apr-2014 20:56
Send private message

Which grey box? Do you have an image of it?

489 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 134

Trusted

  Reply # 1032835 28-Apr-2014 20:59
Send private message

I'd just f$%kn rip it.


yo




Voice gives context

 
 
 
 


1778 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 205

Trusted

  Reply # 1032842 28-Apr-2014 21:12
Send private message

I've ripped mine off in the past. If you manage to get through to someone at VF that cares, they won't send someone out to do it for you.

2843 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 681

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1032844 28-Apr-2014 21:16
Send private message

nickb800: I've ripped mine off in the past. If you manage to get through to someone at VF that cares, they won't send someone out to do it for you.


are they legally obligated to remove this, surely there must be something in the original contract.




Galaxy S7 Edge

 

Garmin  Vivoactive HR




5000 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1394

Trusted

  Reply # 1032845 28-Apr-2014 21:28
Send private message

Its pretty much destruction of property and you could be liable for repairs if say the network is damaged. Contact our desk and get them to log a ticket to remove the network from your premises with good reason. 





2843 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 681

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1032848 28-Apr-2014 21:33
Send private message

TimA: Its pretty much destruction of property and you could be liable for repairs if say the network is damaged. Contact our desk and get them to log a ticket to remove the network from your premises with good reason. 


best advice thus far Tim




Galaxy S7 Edge

 

Garmin  Vivoactive HR




5000 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1394

Trusted

  Reply # 1032862 28-Apr-2014 21:38
2 people support this post
Send private message

jeffnz:
TimA: Its pretty much destruction of property and you could be liable for repairs if say the network is damaged. Contact our desk and get them to log a ticket to remove the network from your premises with good reason. 


best advice thus far Tim


Its a daisy chain network. So it could cause 3-4 or how ever many to lose connection.
@OP. Yes, You need to have it removed by Downer, Yes if you cowboy rip it off and cause damage, You will be fronting up a decent bill.

Call stating:
I am not a VF customer with Cable, I dont want the network on the side of my house. I want it removed. game over. Done.





2022 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 477


  Reply # 1032905 28-Apr-2014 22:53
One person supports this post
Send private message

I wouldnt rip it off. If you or a future owner ever decided to get cable it would need to be installed again



2741 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 114


  Reply # 1032991 29-Apr-2014 08:58
Send private message

TimA: Its pretty much destruction of property and you could be liable for repairs if say the network is damaged. Contact our desk and get them to log a ticket to remove the network from your premises with good reason. 


Is "because I don't want it there" likely to be a "good reason"? This particular install is F'n ugly.





5000 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1394

Trusted

  Reply # 1033007 29-Apr-2014 09:37
Send private message

stevenz:
TimA: Its pretty much destruction of property and you could be liable for repairs if say the network is damaged. Contact our desk and get them to log a ticket to remove the network from your premises with good reason. 


Is "because I don't want it there" likely to be a "good reason"? This particular install is F'n ugly.



Call them and tell them. Make sure you speak with the tech team. I can see if someone can get back to you if you n want.





Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Samsung itroduces Galaxy Note8
Posted 24-Aug-2017 08:50


How Oppo shakes New Zealand’s phone market
Posted 22-Aug-2017 18:32


Recognition for top small business advisors
Posted 22-Aug-2017 17:23


OPPO R11 dual 20MP camera phone debuts in New Zealand
Posted 22-Aug-2017 15:45


Intel introduces new 8th Generation processors
Posted 21-Aug-2017 19:02


Trend Micro launches Home Network Security
Posted 21-Aug-2017 18:38


Avondale College students at top of Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship
Posted 21-Aug-2017 14:11


Garmin introduces inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+
Posted 21-Aug-2017 14:05


Public Wi-Fi plus cloud file sharing
Posted 18-Aug-2017 11:20


D-Link NZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:25


Garmin introduces the Rino 700 five-watt two-way handheld radio
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:04


Garmin announces the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:02


Brightstar announces new distribution partnership with Samsung Knox platform in Australia
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:07


Free gig-enabled WiFi network extends across Dunedin
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:04


Samsung expands with connect Gear S3 Frontier
Posted 17-Aug-2017 15:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.