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Topic # 187920 9-Dec-2015 21:59
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Is there any way to get Enable (I'm in ChCh) to do an OTN install in a cable area? 

As in, everything minus the service?

I would like to stay with VF (Been a TCL Cable/VF Mobile customer since 2003) but I also want to take advantage of the subsidised fibre install while it lasts and it is my understanding that time is running out. I'm more than happy to stay on cable for the time being.

I can't see a downside in giving HFC customers this option. 

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  Reply # 1446798 9-Dec-2015 22:01
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slim to no chance, you cant see the downside, but vodafone want people on THEIR infrastructure and using their service.

could just change ISP's to one that offer no contracts for a month get the install then cancel


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  Reply # 1446854 10-Dec-2015 05:41
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As far as I'm aware, no, they will only allow you to connect via cable in a location where it's available.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1446861 10-Dec-2015 07:02
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Yes there is. Move ISPs. At the end of the day it's Vodafone's loss not yours.

Time is *not* running out for free UFB installs.



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James Bond: Is there any way to get Enable (I'm in ChCh) to do an OTN install in a cable area? 

As in, everything minus the service?

I would like to stay with VF (Been a TCL Cable/VF Mobile customer since 2003) but I also want to take advantage of the subsidised fibre install while it lasts and it is my understanding that time is running out. I'm more than happy to stay on cable for the time being.

I can't see a downside in giving HFC customers this option. 

Thanks



its vodafone's choice not to allow you to move to UFB.

If you don't like that, then switch ISPs.
Pretty much any other ISP will be more than happy to take your business - and you'll enjoy better speeds and most likely better customer service too.

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  Reply # 1446948 10-Dec-2015 09:39
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I'm not sure what options there are, but I've passed the request on to the team, they'll probably be in touch today.

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  Reply # 1448627 11-Dec-2015 10:47
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sbiddle: Yes there is. Move ISPs. At the end of the day it's Vodafone's loss not yours.

Time is *not* running out for free UFB installs.


Out of interest do you know if there will come a time when free UFB installs stop and people will get stung large amounts of money?

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  Reply # 1448663 11-Dec-2015 11:45
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r2b2:
sbiddle: Yes there is. Move ISPs. At the end of the day it's Vodafone's loss not yours.

Time is *not* running out for free UFB installs.


Out of interest do you know if there will come a time when free UFB installs stop and people will get stung large amounts of money?


This is just my guess and opinion, but it won't be before the UFB deployment has finished. People in areas who were deployed to first getting free installs and people getting UFB in 2019 having to pay could be a bit of a problem for the government and would affect the uptake.

To the OP, you mentioned being with them since 2003 meaning you're a loyal customer, if they don't appreciate that then take your money elsewhere - we have a good amount of competition so you're not limited for choice (and in my opinion will provide better service than VF).

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