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  Reply # 1273937 31-Mar-2015 08:45
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My Mum tried the wireless Vodafone product in Wanganui a few years ago. It was so awful she got rid of it less than a week later. Maybe it's improved, but if you're going to go for that do a bit of research first.

I'd just switch to Telecom (for simplicity for your Mum) and go cooper only.




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  Reply # 1273938 31-Mar-2015 08:47
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Jaxar: If her house only has cable going to it getting new copper laid could be rather expensive. Some houses are in that situation some are not.


It's pretty rare for this to be the case.

When cable is installed the copper is typically just rejumpered at the demark. Moving back to Chorus is a 5 min job for a tech.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1273942 31-Mar-2015 08:51
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timmmay: My Mum tried the wireless Vodafone product in Wanganui a few years ago. It was so awful she got rid of it less than a week later. Maybe it's improved, but if you're going to go for that do a bit of research first.

I'd just switch to Telecom (for simplicity for your Mum) and go cooper only.


Was she impacted by an echo issue? The units now are 3G and much better now

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  Reply # 1273953 31-Mar-2015 09:15
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Jaxar: If her house only has cable going to it getting new copper laid could be rather expensive. Some houses are in that situation some are not.


It's pretty rare for this to be the case.

When cable is installed the copper is typically just rejumpered at the demark. Moving back to Chorus is a 5 min job for a tech.


Good to hear, my perspective is skewed by only being aware of the cases where it is an issue.




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  Reply # 1273958 31-Mar-2015 09:24
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timmmay: My Mum tried the wireless Vodafone product in Wanganui a few years ago. It was so awful she got rid of it less than a week later. Maybe it's improved, but if you're going to go for that do a bit of research first.

I'd just switch to Telecom (for simplicity for your Mum) and go cooper only.


Was she impacted by an echo issue? The units now are 3G and much better now


It was something like that, yeah, really bad voice quality. Good to hear they've improved.




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  Reply # 1273974 31-Mar-2015 09:41
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kiwipawl:
johnr: Home phone wireless


hi John.

The wireless connection at my Mother in Laws place is terrible.

You may recall a conversation we had sometime ago re taking several hours for a text to get through in Raumati South.

By the way which you never fully answered, after we sorted out the wrong number situation.

Cheers Paul.


is it terrible for all providers, or just for vodafone?
  
You could try skinny or spark if they might have better coverage there.

they don't have 'home phone wireless' products, but all that is is just a mobile phone that looks like a landline.  Im sure if she prefers a 'landline' feel you can buy those kinds of devices separate and just put a skinny/spark sim in it.

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Dose "Wireless Local" support LNP?

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