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  Reply # 1064564 13-Jun-2014 00:03
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TimA: Ok. To reiterate the entire thread.

You are not happy you are paying $10 more for cable on unlimited and you can get unlimited ADSL for $75.
Weird discussion.


Not quite, i didn't say i was not happy just inquiring to see if the spirit of competition was enough to match a competitors offer.



But why would vodafone match an offer that's not comparable? $75 ADSL vs $85 Cable 50 Mbps?

You are not comparing apples with apples. Completely different products/services. 






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  Reply # 1064650 13-Jun-2014 07:56
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Soo just wondering if that $85 naked includes phone service (voip) & would it be available for that price in all areas that are cable capable?

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  Reply # 1064692 13-Jun-2014 09:45

jtbthatsme: Soo just wondering if that $85 naked includes phone service (voip) & would it be available for that price in all areas that are cable capable?


VOIP is only available over fibre for residential customers. Pricing for cable with a home phone is here for entry-level packages and here for the speed-conscious. :)

Cable's monthly pricing is the same for all serviceable areas (Christchurch, Pegasus, Wellington, Kapiti).

As for the unlimited ADSL vs. cable discussion, I would argue that the included installation alone is a significant advantage over the ADSL self-install. See: The sheer number of internal wiring issues across every ISP's forum on Geekzone. Unlimited cable for $85/month at 50Mbps is an absolute steal and something I never thought we'd see in my time with TCL.




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  Reply # 1064695 13-Jun-2014 09:57
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Ok thanks I'd be more interested in straight naked for $85.  Cheers something to consider.

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  Reply # 1064705 13-Jun-2014 10:08
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On adsl you will probably get between 9-15mbps download, Or more or less. The maximum you could get is 24 which you probably wont.

On cable you will basically always get 50.

Not to mention the costs/fees to get your house hooked back up to the chorus network



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  Reply # 1065660 14-Jun-2014 18:03
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UF50 Unlimited Broadband @ $85 a month is quite a good deal for 15tb a month @28days looks like i may bite the bullet and sign up after all. does that require a tech to install a docsis 3 modem?

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  Reply # 1065675 14-Jun-2014 18:36
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They don't use the Surfboards anymore?



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  Reply # 1065757 14-Jun-2014 21:42
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last refrence i can find is to this model Cisco DPC3008 that is being installed





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  Reply # 1065833 15-Jun-2014 01:01
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quickymart: They don't use the Surfboards anymore?


Surfboards are for 15/2 plans, the cisco is for 50/2 and 130/10

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  Reply # 1066427 16-Jun-2014 09:42

I believe the SurfBoards are no longer actively being installed for cable broadband, and all new connections will be with the Cisco DPC3008. The SB5101U model is AFAIK still supplied with the Vodafone TV recorder (aka the STB-formerly-known-as-T-Box).




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  Reply # 1066443 16-Jun-2014 09:58
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In the OPs defense, sometimes you do have an incredibly tight household budget so if he wants to go with DSL to save $10, sometimes you gotta do that.

As far as SurfBoards still being used for T-Box, I would like to see a T-Box where we don't need an external modem. They're unsightly and surely building the modem in wouldn't be hard.



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  Reply # 1066586 16-Jun-2014 12:47
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ghettomaster: In the OPs defense, sometimes you do have an incredibly tight household budget so if he wants to go with DSL to save $10, sometimes you gotta do that.

As far as SurfBoards still being used for T-Box, I would like to see a T-Box where we don't need an external modem. They're unsightly and surely building the modem in wouldn't be hard.

I would rather see WiFi integrated in the t-box. The cable modem is only for EPG from memory. Secondly it would save power not having to run the modem just for this "service"





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