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  # 2293349 10-Aug-2019 07:28
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I think you'll find the cost to underground services is what's holding it back. And by "we" do you mean that CORA group in Wellington at the turn of the century? What happened to them?

 

I also recall speaking to lots of people around that time and very few were unhappy with the cables (most people didn't care - "Saturn's cable blocks my view...of the other cables?"), but they were certainly happy to have faster (cable) internet.




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  # 2294458 11-Aug-2019 22:34
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Many thanks for the replies. I had not looked for a couple of days, guess I was expecting an email of responses? Perhaps I need to edit my profile.

 

I am in Ch-Ch and the Saturn cable was (is) underground. 

 

Yes it was an old silver box, I can hunt up the actual model. Although rung up I was never offered the T box or any continuation other than Vodafone TV which would require monthly broadband charges. As I have a low data usage I am on 12Gb 2deg modem stick. Not prepared to pay for gigabytes that will consistently remain unused. 

 

They really seemed to have no interest in keeping an existing direct debit customer, which is surprising, but similar to electricity suppliers who just seem to want new business. 

 

So if T box is still running in other areas am really none the wiser?

 

Perhaps they needed as much capacity as possible for new broadband customers so kicked off those less profitable.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2294473 11-Aug-2019 23:15
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avond:

Many thanks for the replies. I had not looked for a couple of days, guess I was expecting an email of responses? Perhaps I need to edit my profile.


I am in Ch-Ch and the Saturn cable was (is) underground. 


Yes it was an old silver box, I can hunt up the actual model. Although rung up I was never offered the T box or any continuation other than Vodafone TV which would require monthly broadband charges. As I have a low data usage I am on 12Gb 2deg modem stick. Not prepared to pay for gigabytes that will consistently remain unused. 


They really seemed to have no interest in keeping an existing direct debit customer, which is surprising, but similar to electricity suppliers who just seem to want new business. 


So if T box is still running in other areas am really none the wiser?


Perhaps they needed as much capacity as possible for new broadband customers so kicked off those less profitable.


 


 



T-box is grandfathered and the kit is at least 10 years old and not being offered to new connections afaik... Vodafone tv runs off internet, and was locked to Voda network, but they recently announced they were opening it up to any network in sept. I doubt the tv device supports direct connection to a USB modem like yours though - and I wouldn’t want to run tv off a 12GB data pack in any case....





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  # 2294492 12-Aug-2019 07:07
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avond:

 

 

 

Yes it was an old silver box, I can hunt up the actual model. Although rung up I was never offered the T box or any continuation other than Vodafone TV which would require monthly broadband charges. As I have a low data usage I am on 12Gb 2deg modem stick. Not prepared to pay for gigabytes that will consistently remain unused. 

 

They really seemed to have no interest in keeping an existing direct debit customer, which is surprising, but similar to electricity suppliers who just seem to want new business. 

 

So if T box is still running in other areas am really none the wiser?

 

Perhaps they needed as much capacity as possible for new broadband customers so kicked off those less profitable.

 

 

 

 

If you didn't have broadband with them and don't want a fixed broadband connection and instead opt for a mobile data stick they had no way to deliver you a TV service. There is no conspiracy here 

 

It's nothing to do with capacity, merely they had no way possible way they could service you.

 

 




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  # 2294629 12-Aug-2019 11:13
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So it sounds like the service is still operating for T boxes and my link was shutdown due to the older receiver box. Not a closure of the cable TV service its self that I had assumed? I should have asked at the time.

 

Have no intention of trying to run TV from existing 2deg connection. Had been toying with getting Sky TV (offered good price) but just found out that Spark now provide Premier Football games, which means more fragmentation of sports viewing. 

 

Waiting for some enterprising organisation to offer pay per match viewing covering all sports. A very long, long wait!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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