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Topic # 224370 15-Nov-2017 07:29
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Hi all,

 

does anyone know of any pitfalls with changing from 2d fibre to Vodafone fibre in Chch.  With this new deal they have I can save $400 a year on what I'm paying at the moment, but are there horror story's with it.   I have to pay a $99 break fee only.

 

 

 

Thanks for any info/help.


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  Reply # 1901076 15-Nov-2017 09:13
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i assume its FiberX? yea its not real fiber optic its the same cable lines. Contact 2D and ask if they can give you a good deal :P





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  Reply # 1901153 15-Nov-2017 11:05
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l43a2:

 

i assume its FiberX? yea its not real fiber optic its the same cable lines. Contact 2D and ask if they can give you a good deal :P

 

Depends though, if there is already a fibre connection setup then it appears that even if there is a Vodafone cable connection going into the house that Vodafone will re-use the fibre connection already installed - based on what a CSR told me last night. That being said though the FibreX update has been pretty big and the complaints have died down so going to FibreX wouldn't exactly be a step backwards.





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  Reply # 1901353 15-Nov-2017 15:35
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matisyahu:

 

l43a2:

 

i assume its FiberX? yea its not real fiber optic its the same cable lines. Contact 2D and ask if they can give you a good deal :P

 

Depends though, if there is already a fibre connection setup then it appears that even if there is a Vodafone cable connection going into the house that Vodafone will re-use the fibre connection already installed - based on what a CSR told me last night. That being said though the FibreX update has been pretty big and the complaints have died down so going to FibreX wouldn't exactly be a step backwards.

 

Just headed into the store and it appears that is the case - so if you already have fibre installed then that is what will appear when you're on the 'build your own package' page. Maybe Vodafone is gradually mothballing their network through natural attrition?





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  Reply # 1901387 15-Nov-2017 17:06
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l43a2:

 

i assume its FiberX? yea its not real fiber optic its the same cable lines. Contact 2D and ask if they can give you a good deal :P

 

 

 

 

No, it is defiantly UFB Fibre here as we are in a new Subdivision and there is no Cable (FiberX) here.

 

 

 

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