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# 240842 28-Sep-2018 16:27
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Hi Guys,

 

I'm thinking of getting my Actual Fibre connection livened up.  I have a 100Mb Cable plan, in Christchurch Enable has gifted 200Mb Fibre for the 100Mb price but I remember back in the day Vodafone refusing to convert people to Actual Fibre if they lived in areas with Cable, is this still the case.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2098290 28-Sep-2018 16:36
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pretty sure Vodafone have not taken up Enables offer yet.

 

 

 

It's worth remembering that Enables upgrade is not to everyone, It's a promotion to RSP's that opt in.

 

Their marketing has been quite crafting in given the interpenetration everyone should have it...





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  # 2098297 28-Sep-2018 17:42
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Yes, you can get fibre even if you live in a cable area, pretty sure this was confirmed in the media but might not be obvious on the website.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2098333 28-Sep-2018 18:02
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Yes you can if you request it

 

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  # 2098335 28-Sep-2018 18:13
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Yes you can but a trick Vodafone plays on their website is to suggest their cable plan over the fibre plan I feel the way they justify this is by making their 200 plan as cheap as the fibre 100 plan and this is why I feel despite the fact that Enable in Christchurch have given a free upgrade to 200 mbps vodafone will not do this because it makes the cable deal look pointless (my own conspiracy theory I admit).

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  # 2100164 2-Oct-2018 15:57
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Full page add on todays press about Stuff fibre going to 200MB plan for same price as 100MB plan, surely VF will have to concede at some point at flick the switch?

 

 




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  # 2100818 3-Oct-2018 14:37
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Thanks Guys for the information; if I can request an actual Fibre connection can I also request a 200Mb Fibre connection for the 100Mb price if I live in Christchurch until Vodafone take up the Enable offer. 


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  # 2100831 3-Oct-2018 14:49
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DeepBlueSky:

[..] if I can request an actual Fibre connection can I also request a 200Mb Fibre connection for the 100Mb price if I live in Christchurch until Vodafone take up the Enable offer. 

 

 

Obviously there's nothing stopping you from trying to negotiate a good joining offer with Vodafone but Enable isn't the retailer and I would be surprised if they would go as far as to specifically recommend which RSPs have taken up the offer.

 

 

I can't remember what kind of deal Enable negotiated with Crown fibre as to how their installations would be financed but switching people over from FibreX post 2020 will have to be something they will have to deal with.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2100837 3-Oct-2018 14:57
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yitz:
DeepBlueSky:

[..] if I can request an actual Fibre connection can I also request a 200Mb Fibre connection for the 100Mb price if I live in Christchurch until Vodafone take up the Enable offer. 



Obviously there's nothing stopping you from trying to negotiate a good joining offer with Vodafone but Enable isn't the retailer and I would be surprised if they would go as far as to specifically recommend which RSPs have taken up the offer.


It would be a really useful piece of information for enable to provide on their website imo. Put some pressure on RSPs to pass on this offer. But yeah you can ask for anything you want.

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  # 2100882 3-Oct-2018 16:17
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I am with 2 Degrees and they provide the free upgrade to the 100 speed plan if you are happy to change providers. Can't fault them.


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