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  Reply # 1043210 13-May-2014 20:18
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NikT:
solaybro: Does cable still get installed by drilling a hole in the wall, shoving the cable through and then connecting it to a special modem? I wish it was a cleaner install, with everything hidden so you could just plug a your router into a jackpoint in the wall.


A cable jackpoint is normally installed rather than just shoving a length of coax through! Sorry if you had an ugly install in the past, the techs can be quite accommodating (in my experience) if you explain what you'd like where. :)


Can you get a phone line through HFC? If not then that destroys a possible plan.


Yes, but it's not technically delivered over coax, it's delivered over their copper PSTN network.



I would assume that you could get a VOIP number from the provider of your choice, and run that over the cable network?

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Reply # 1043241 13-May-2014 20:59
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Hammerer: It's pretty rough being on Vodafone cable and having nothing worth complaining about. I checked the speed just in case and even that has improved since last year.


DM me your account number I will get @NikT to break something tomorrow morning for you

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  Reply # 1043543 14-May-2014 11:22

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Can you get a phone line through HFC? If not then that destroys a possible plan.


You sure can. As Steve notes, this is through exTCL copper, and uses the existing phone jacks in a house when other cable services are installed.

Take a look here.




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  Reply # 1043654 14-May-2014 12:19
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solaybro:

Can you get a phone line through HFC? If not then that destroys a possible plan.


You sure can. As Steve notes, this is through exTCL copper, and uses the existing phone jacks in a house when other cable services are installed.

Take a look here.


What does it mean it uses existing jackpoints? How does do that? I though the HFC cable got a new jackpoint>special modem>my own router, how does it go into an existing jack to provide phone service?







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  Reply # 1043740 14-May-2014 12:54
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solaybro:
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solaybro:

Can you get a phone line through HFC? If not then that destroys a possible plan.


You sure can. As Steve notes, this is through exTCL copper, and uses the existing phone jacks in a house when other cable services are installed.

Take a look here.


What does it mean it uses existing jackpoints? How does do that? I though the HFC cable got a new jackpoint>special modem>my own router, how does it go into an existing jack to provide phone service?


Every HFC line comes with 2x copper pairs attached to the sheath.... if you order phone+tv/Internet, a copper pair is separated from the sheath and connected into the back of your master socket. This is done by DISCONNECTING the chorus line. If you want a second line (very rare I think these days), you have a second pair available.

Meanwhile the Coax line is connected to wherever you ask for it to be connected, terminating in a f-connector normally screwed to the skirting board... thats where you connect cable modem, t-box etc. Works well in practise and means most installs can be done in 1-2 hours depending on underfloor access etc...




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  Reply # 1047212 17-May-2014 20:52
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  Thanks. Just looking to sign up and I can only see a $10 discount for linking an on account plan when I sign up online for an unlimited Cable plan? How do I access the $30 discount when signing up?

johnr: You can add mobile number later yes open term plan is fine

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  Reply # 1047213 17-May-2014 20:53
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htweedie:   Thanks. Just looking to sign up and I can only see a $10 discount for linking an on account plan when I sign up online for an unlimited Cable plan? How do I access the $30 discount when signing up?

johnr: You can add mobile number later yes open term plan is fine


You getting naked or clothed cable?



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  Reply # 1047215 17-May-2014 20:55
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  Never heard it being called clothed (presume you mean a pots phone line), then yes. Definitely not naked.

johnr:
htweedie:   Thanks. Just looking to sign up and I can only see a $10 discount for linking an on account plan when I sign up online for an unlimited Cable plan? How do I access the $30 discount when signing up?

johnr: You can add mobile number later yes open term plan is fine


You getting naked or clothed cable?

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  Reply # 1047217 17-May-2014 20:56
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htweedie:   Never heard it being called clothed (presume you mean a pots phone line), then yes. Definitely not naked.

johnr:
htweedie:   Thanks. Just looking to sign up and I can only see a $10 discount for linking an on account plan when I sign up online for an unlimited Cable plan? How do I access the $30 discount when signing up?

johnr: You can add mobile number later yes open term plan is fine


You getting naked or clothed cable?


So it's $10 clothed and $30 on Naked



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  Reply # 1047220 17-May-2014 21:01
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  Thanks .. just checked the web pages and so it is. Thats nuts .. I may as well just take the naked, get a 2talk VOIP number with 250 incld national minutes/month for $15 month, and get the free mobile account.


johnr:
htweedie:   Never heard it being called clothed (presume you mean a pots phone line), then yes. Definitely not naked.

johnr:
htweedie:   Thanks. Just looking to sign up and I can only see a $10 discount for linking an on account plan when I sign up online for an unlimited Cable plan? How do I access the $30 discount when signing up?

johnr: You can add mobile number later yes open term plan is fine


You getting naked or clothed cable?


So it's $10 clothed and $30 on Naked

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  Reply # 1047221 17-May-2014 21:03
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htweedie:   Thanks .. just checked the web pages and so it is. Thats nuts .. I may as well just take the naked, get a 2talk VOIP number with 250 incld national minutes/month for $15 month, and get the free mobile account.


johnr:
htweedie:   Never heard it being called clothed (presume you mean a pots phone line), then yes. Definitely not naked.

johnr:
htweedie:   Thanks. Just looking to sign up and I can only see a $10 discount for linking an on account plan when I sign up online for an unlimited Cable plan? How do I access the $30 discount when signing up?

johnr: You can add mobile number later yes open term plan is fine


You getting naked or clothed cable?


So it's $10 clothed and $30 on Naked


Nothing has changed in the last few years around it's always been $10 or $30 discount

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  Reply # 1055810 29-May-2014 11:54
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Hi, I'm a bit confused. I signed up for Ultrafast Cable 130/10 yesterday on the understanding (from the person in the shop who checked my address) that I'd be getting Huawei HG659 modem/wireless router. However, in an earlier post on this thread NikT says you get the Cisco DPC3008 DOCSIS3.0 cable modem on this plan.

Can someone clarify what hardware I'll actually be getting? During the signup process I checked a box that says Wireless Broadband Homehub. I'm pretty confident the Cisco DPC3008 DOCSIS3.0 cable modem is neither wireless nor a router...

Vodafone don't do themselves any favours by selling both Cable broadband and Fibre broadband under the name UFB. Two very different products.

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  Reply # 1055861 29-May-2014 12:51
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OutofTouch: Hi, I'm a bit confused. I signed up for Ultrafast Cable 130/10 yesterday on the understanding (from the person in the shop who checked my address) that I'd be getting Huawei HG659 modem/wireless router. However, in an earlier post on this thread NikT says you get the Cisco DPC3008 DOCSIS3.0 cable modem on this plan.

Can someone clarify what hardware I'll actually be getting? During the signup process I checked a box that says Wireless Broadband Homehub. I'm pretty confident the Cisco DPC3008 DOCSIS3.0 cable modem is neither wireless nor a router...

Vodafone don't do themselves any favours by selling both Cable broadband and Fibre broadband under the name UFB. Two very different products.


I think you get both - the Cisco modem is essentially a media converter, converting coax to ethernet, then the Huawei router (not modem) takes the ethernet and shares it across ethernet and wireless.

I can see why they are branding them as UFB - although they are very different physical products - but they deliver essentially the same result - much faster broadband than standard ADSL - hence UFB

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  Reply # 1055866 29-May-2014 12:58

OutofTouch: Hi, I'm a bit confused. I signed up for Ultrafast Cable 130/10 yesterday on the understanding (from the person in the shop who checked my address) that I'd be getting Huawei HG659 modem/wireless router. However, in an earlier post on this thread NikT says you get the Cisco DPC3008 DOCSIS3.0 cable modem on this plan.

Can someone clarify what hardware I'll actually be getting? During the signup process I checked a box that says Wireless Broadband Homehub. I'm pretty confident the Cisco DPC3008 DOCSIS3.0 cable modem is neither wireless nor a router...

Vodafone don't do themselves any favours by selling both Cable broadband and Fibre broadband under the name UFB. Two very different products.


You'll be getting the Cisco DPC3008 & a standalone wireless router (Likely the Netcomm NF5).

Sorry about the confusion, the online order wizards were built for both fibre & cable, so they make references to HomeHubs & wireless modems which aren't for cable. I've been getting a few of those references tidied up recently & hope to have it ironed out in the near future. :)




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  Reply # 1055939 29-May-2014 14:04
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Hi NikT, thanks for the quick response. Pretty disappointing though - no AC wireless or dual band with the Netcomm compared to the Huawei. Plus, the slight inconvenience of 2 device rather than one. VF really need to make this clearer on the site.

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