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Topic # 24720 31-Jul-2008 22:48
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Hello folks. I've got this interesting request from Vodafone New Zealand. They are looking for people in Auckland to participate in a trial for their new super fast VDSL2 service.

Vodafone is inviting Geekzone readers who live or work within 1 km of the Ponsonby exchange (picture below) to participate in this landline broadband trial.



Vodafone has already signed up its first trialist and reports that despite poor performance due to the recent storms, his service has delivered some good speeds.

“Our trialist is less than half a kilometre from the exchange and despite the downpour managed to see speeds of almost 30Mbit/s down and around 15Mbit/s up,” says David Joyce, Vodafone’s GM of fixed line and broadband services.



The VDSL2 trial is in beta testing stage and will be intermittent as they test different aspects of the service. Vodafone will provide the triallists with a second phone line to test on so their primary connection isn’t compromised.

“We really want to test this thing, so we’re looking for some hard core users who can really push the limits on what works and what doesn’t.”


The offer is strictly first come first served although as Vodafone rolls out testing to the next five exchanges there will be an opportunity to join the trial beyond the boundaries of the Ponsonby exchange.

If you are interested in this trial please contact Paul Brislen directly (PM is fine). This is available for a limited time only, so be quick. And of course please let us know if you get in.





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  Reply # 153171 1-Aug-2008 02:28
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Anyone have any rentals available in that area? =)

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  Reply # 153176 1-Aug-2008 07:16

My wife is declining to move just for faster broadband...

I just don't understand it.

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  Reply # 153179 1-Aug-2008 07:42
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Does anyone want to house swap for a while pukekohe sounds similar to ponsonby.

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  Reply # 153195 1-Aug-2008 08:34
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Damn, Our office is just outside of the zone, we are on Richmond road opposite the woolworths and next to hells pizza. :-(




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  Reply # 153305 1-Aug-2008 13:52
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I'm probably about 1.25km from the exchange /cry




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  Reply # 153307 1-Aug-2008 13:54

We will be offering up beta testing spots on the other exchanges that we're testing in ... they come on stream in the next couple of months so I'll put up another post about that.

Of course, the Mount Roskill exchange hasn't been included prior to launch DESPITE some strident urgings from certain members of staff.

dammit all.




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Reply # 154163 4-Aug-2008 23:56
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How about Martinborough in the Wairarapa? I volunteer!





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  Reply # 154175 5-Aug-2008 06:31
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how about halswell in chch?

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  Reply # 154615 6-Aug-2008 12:29

Just to update you on the trial.

We've had a huge response (who knew there were so many Ponsonby-living Geekzoners??) so we're sorting through the numbers now.

We'll split the trial into two parts - individuals first and companies second. Lots of responses from companies wanting multiple connections, so we'll have to park that for now till we've got the basic one-person connections up and running.

I'll be making contact with all those that have emailed/PM/phoned to let you know whether you're in or out and what happens next.

Thanks for all the interest - we'll do more testing when we have the remaining five test exchanges come on line in the next couple of months so keep an eye out.

Cheers

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  Reply # 154994 7-Aug-2008 16:19
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PaulBrislen: We will be offering up beta testing spots on the other exchanges that we're testing in ... they come on stream in the next couple of months so I'll put up another post about that.

Of course, the Mount Roskill exchange hasn't been included prior to launch DESPITE some strident urgings from certain members of staff.

dammit all.


Will Whangaparaoa (Rodney) be included in this beta?





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  Reply # 155509 9-Aug-2008 22:34
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please let me know if you do one near the mt roskill area. thanx

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  Reply # 155887 11-Aug-2008 13:44
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Oh bugger! I live right at the top left of that map.
Any chance that they could extend it a very small amount?




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  Reply # 156005 11-Aug-2008 19:51
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The words say 1km, the map shows a 750m circle. Therefore you may be in range...




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  Reply # 156027 11-Aug-2008 20:51

Sadly it's 1km as the copper line is trenched, not as the crow flies (hence the slightly smaller radius on the map)...

also, we have our initial test group so thanks to all who applied - and there were a heap of you. Hopefully we'll be able to start a second round at some point soon.

Cheers

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  Reply # 157620 18-Aug-2008 01:49
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would be quiet keen to trail it. let me know when you guys are trailing cbd. living @hobson street.

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