HSI plans Stream/River and Flood all require you to have a standard Telecom supplied landline in order to provision. The Fusion service does not require a landline in order to be provisioned. This means under Fusion you will have no billing relationship with Telecom.
Network Support WorldxChange Communications www.xnet.co.nz
I think that the confusion may lie in folks thinking that we can buy a wholesale DSL line for the same price as a naked DSL line. In the perfect world that would be true. The reality is that the regulated price for stand alone NDSL is much higher for a DSL service that must be associated with a phone line. The difference is price reflects the increased cost.
The DSL line with VFX as an add on will have a ~ $45 phone line charge that must be factored into the overall cost. Naked DSL does not. The basic phone line charge covers dial tone and the ability to make and receive phone calls. If there are any Value adds such as CLI, voice mail etc. The price goes up.
Xnet Fusion offers all of those in a single bundle and if the access cost was not so high, the over all price of Fusion would be lower. Most subscribers are finding that they are saving money, have more control over their services and have more services.