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.


JoeTurksta

61 posts

Master Geek


#195944 12-May-2016 21:22
Send private message

So.... Recently becoming a Dad, and  my household moving to a single income, I've decided to move to the wonderful organisation of Vodafone...

 

Sky by itself is a flipping rip off so the current deal of Unlimited 100mbps down and 20mbps up fibre with Vodafone TV with Sky is a wicked deal! Less and $150 per month.

 

Some questions:

 

  • Do you have to use the Vodafone Router for Vodafone TV, or is it an ethernet connection from the Vodafone TV box to the ONT?
  • If you have to use their router, can you configure the DHCP scope to be what you want it to be?
  • Are landline services delivered by the ONT or through SIP ports on the back of the router?
  • Anyone had issues with Vodafone TV and poor Internet Performance?

 

 

Cheers team.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
NonprayingMantis
6434 posts

Uber Geek


  #1551796 12-May-2016 21:33
Send private message

"Recently becoming a Dad and wife"

 

ummmm, congratulations I guess...tongue-out

 

 

 

anyway, that doesn't seem that great a deal tbh.  

 

You can get unlimited 100/20 for about $80-90 from other ISPs and Sky+sports etc for $49 from Sky if you ask for it - so it;s abot the same.(or just ditch sky, get Netflix and save even more money)

 

And the best bit is you won't have to put with vodafone's terrible service.


 
 
 

Backblaze Unlimited Backup. World’s easiest cloud backup. Get peace of mind knowing your files are backed up securely in the cloud (affiliate link).
JoeTurksta

61 posts

Master Geek


  #1551798 12-May-2016 21:37
Send private message

haha, edited the above post.

 

 

 

Anyway, yes I had that deal for the past year which has now expired. To get it again, I have to disconnect sky for 28 days (meaning free view again for 28 days) before reconnecting. So I've decided to jump into Vodafone again.

 

 

 

Funnily enough, the sales girl was good. I'm aware of the poor customer service otherwise, but there is a loophole: The vodafoneNZ Twitter Account.


ripdog
548 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #1551799 12-May-2016 21:40
Send private message

Yeah, I'm going to concur: Vodafone is f-ing awful, avoid like the plague. If you're lucky, you may get away without any major battles with VF, but you could join basically any other ISP and get vastly better service (because, you know, other ISPs can be bothered competing).

 

 

 

Anyway, your questions:

 

 

 

     

  1. Yes. EDIT: Might be wrong about this.
  2. You mean the DHCP assignable address pool? That's a common option, so probably.
  3. AFAIK only Spark uses the ONT ports yet, so on the router is normal.



mdf

mdf
3343 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1551802 12-May-2016 21:47
Send private message

I helped my mother switch to a similar setup. And agree, since Dylan and John left the forums, the twitter account is typically the best way to talk to VF. Though others have learned the trick too so they're not as responsive as they used to be.

 

Do you have to use the Vodafone Router for Vodafone TV, or is it an ethernet connection from the Vodafone TV box to the ONT?

 

VFTV box to router. So far as I know, any router works.

 


If you have to use their router, can you configure the DHCP scope to be what you want it to be?

 

DHCP range? Yes. Or just assign a static IP to the VFTV box? Not sure about that one.

 


Are landline services delivered by the ONT or through SIP ports on the back of the router?

 

SIP ports on the router.

 


Anyone had issues with Vodafone TV and poor Internet Performance?

 

 

 

The VFTV box is pretty cr@ppy to be honest. Button lag ain't great. Mum got a model from a particularly bad production run and had all sorts of problems with it. Been replaced and it's been better since. It is really good being able to put the box anywhere with an ethernet jack though.


JoeTurksta

61 posts

Master Geek


  #1551810 12-May-2016 22:00
Send private message

Good to know. They did give me the option of keeping current sky, which i could probably change it, I'm still waiting to go live. 

 

 

 

How is the TV delivered? Different VLAN seperate to your internet?


mdf

mdf
3343 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #1551823 12-May-2016 22:28
Send private message

UFB multicast. Point-to-multipoint Ethernet Multicast Access (EMA) are apparently layer 2 services that are well beyond my understanding.


quickymart
11710 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified

  #1551826 12-May-2016 22:32
Send private message

Why would you even want to go to Vodafone? I have kids too. We got rid of Sky last year for the exact same reason you mention - it's a ripoff, and it was $50 that could be much better spent elsewhere. My kids watch DVD's normally.




JoeTurksta

61 posts

Master Geek


  #1551834 12-May-2016 23:14
Send private message

Sport. In particular, NRL, AB's, Cricket, Super. For the package I've got, sports is free for the year. So If i compare my subscription with MyR vs. Voda I'm essentially getting Sky for $40.

 

But i hear you, especially on the DVD thing.

 

 


quickymart
11710 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified

  #1551851 13-May-2016 03:45
Send private message

I personally don't think all the headaches you would get from attempting to switch to Vodafone would be worth saving all of $10 a month.
Have a look at their Facebook page if you want to see what kind of feedback people give them (ie, do some homework first).

NonprayingMantis
6434 posts

Uber Geek


  #1551893 13-May-2016 07:59
Send private message

JoeTurksta:

Sport. In particular, NRL, AB's, Cricket, Super. For the package I've got, sports is free for the year. So If i compare my subscription with MyR vs. Voda I'm essentially getting Sky for $40.


But i hear you, especially on the DVD thing.


 


Bigpipe 100mbps unlimited ufb $79/m
Fanpass $55/m
Netflix $13/m

Total = $147
Bigpipe > Vodafone
Fanpass = sky sport
Netflix >>>>>>>> sky basic.

Quinny
818 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #1552063 13-May-2016 11:17
Send private message

Just did the move of net and sky to vodafone/sky over fibre. Gone fine and net is as good as snap was. I had previously had cable to the vodafone box is fine for me. Quailty is excellent and faster than sky. Can still use SkyGo but not OnDemand.

 

 

 

Do you have to use the Vodafone Router for Vodafone TV, or is it an ethernet connection from the Vodafone TV box to the ONT?

 

Signal at ONT and eternet to tv. Can have backfeed and yes my very big panel working fine tho Enable threw hissy and left me to sort install.

 


If you have to use their router, can you configure the DHCP scope to be what you want it to be?

 

Somewhat, Interface is nice but still sorting mac address combos. Some items for some reason dont show in list. Just letting everything work out of box has been fine for me so not really bothered too much. 

 


Are landline services delivered by the ONT or through SIP ports on the back of the router?

 

Phone is normal ones plug into router (snap has to use voip fritzfones back to fitzbox which super sucked for signal and quaility). Picked up this from HN http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/phone-and-gps/cordless-phones-and-accessories/cordless-phones/panasonic-kx-tg7653-triple-handset-cordless-phone.html which was on special for $148 (a mega bargin) and OMG wonderful wonderful phone coverage around whole property. In love. Just put base in garage (too lazy to run to a room despite panel can. 2 extensions and extender other end of house. Very very happy.

 


Anyone had issues with Vodafone TV and poor Internet Performance?

 

Zero issues. 41ms ping in wow v 39 on Snap. Tv working as good as sky multi room was. 

 

 

 

My savings are $80 per month so well worth the change for me.


ZollyMonsta
2991 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified
Trusted

  #1552069 13-May-2016 11:20
Send private message

JoeTurksta:

 

Good to know. They did give me the option of keeping current sky, which i could probably change it, I'm still waiting to go live. 

 

 

 

How is the TV delivered? Different VLAN seperate to your internet?

 

 

 

 

Seperate.  Doesn't affect your Internet speed.





 

 

Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz - Now on iHeart Radio, TuneIn and Radio Garden

 

As per the usual std disclaimer.. "All thoughts typed here are my own."


Hammerer
2463 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1552087 13-May-2016 11:55
Send private message

JoeTurksta:

 

Sport. In particular, NRL, AB's, Cricket, Super. For the package I've got, sports is free for the year.

 

 

Thanks for the info. I'm on Vodafone TV already so it took two minutes to call and upgrade.

 

That's a good deal for Vodafone customers too particularly compared with FanPass which I was looking at. I'll get the ESPN channels, can watch online too, and it is cheaper.

 

I'm happy with Vodafone customer service. It's not all bad like some people want you to believe.

 

The only downside is that I'm contracted for another 12 months which might delay my move to UFB for a few months.


Hammerer
2463 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1552092 13-May-2016 12:00
Send private message

NonprayingMantis:
Fanpass = sky sport

 

FanPass has Sky Sport 1 to 4 but not ESPN


quickymart
11710 posts

Uber Geek

ID Verified

  #1552335 13-May-2016 18:12
Send private message

Hammerer:

 

JoeTurksta:

 

Sport. In particular, NRL, AB's, Cricket, Super. For the package I've got, sports is free for the year.

 

 

Thanks for the info. I'm on Vodafone TV already so it took two minutes to call and upgrade.

 

That's a good deal for Vodafone customers too particularly compared with FanPass which I was looking at. I'll get the ESPN channels, can watch online too, and it is cheaper.

 

I'm happy with Vodafone customer service. It's not all bad like some people want you to believe.

 

The only downside is that I'm contracted for another 12 months which might delay my move to UFB for a few months.

 

 

That's good to hear, but I fear your experience is the exception rather than the norm, sadly.


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News and reviews »

Synology Introduces BeeStation
Posted 23-Feb-2024 14:14


New One UI 6.1 Update Brings Galaxy AI to More Galaxy Devices
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:50


Amazon Echo Hub Available in New Zealand
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:40


InternetNZ Releases Internet Insights 2023
Posted 20-Feb-2024 10:31


Seagate Adds 24TB IronWolf Pro Hard Drives for Multi-user Commercial and Enterprise RAID Storage Solutions
Posted 19-Feb-2024 16:54


Seagate Skyhawk AI 24TB Elevates Edge Security Capacity and Performance
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:18


GoPro Releases Quik Desktop App for macOS and Introduces Premium+ Subscription Tier
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:14


Ring Introduces New Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro
Posted 9-Feb-2024 16:51


Galaxy AI Transforms the new Galaxy S24 Series
Posted 18-Jan-2024 07:00


D-Link launches AI-Powered Aquila Pro M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems
Posted 17-Jan-2024 20:02


Newest LG 4K Lifestyle Projector Doubles as Art Objet
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:50


More LG Smart TV Owners Set To Enjoy the Latest webOS Upgrade
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:45


Panasonic Announces the Z95A and Z93A With Fire TV Built In
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:30


Amazon Echo Pop Review
Posted 8-Jan-2024 14:22


Samsung Tab S9 FE Review
Posted 17-Dec-2023 08:26









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.







GoodSync is the easiest file sync and backup for Windows and Mac