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# 258508 7-Oct-2019 19:46
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Just had a Vodafone rep knock on door trying to get me onto their HFC network.

 

First thing he tries to tell me is that Fibre connections are/ or will slow down in your area.

 

Then asks if I've noticed any slow down, which I answered "no"

 

Then offers to do a free Vodafone upgrade at which point I said not interested and he went on his way.

 

 

 

Wonder how many people fall for the fibre is slowing down in your area story?


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  # 2332180 7-Oct-2019 20:03
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@jasonparis think you should be aware of this one


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  # 2332185 7-Oct-2019 20:16
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Fibre slowing down? That's a new one.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2332241 7-Oct-2019 21:12
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quickymart:

 

Fibre slowing down? That's a new one.

 

 

I don't know what happens when more of neighborhood joins up, (on Enable 32 houses share a connection?)  but if there was any slow down I would notice.

 

He was promoting the fibre max one which is probably a competitive price to the fibre gig one 900Mb/s?

 

Just sell a product on its merits. I'm still  wary of Vodafones past customer service for doing anything on account.

 

I can give street info etc to Vodafone person if it would help track down marketing company.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2332243 7-Oct-2019 21:26
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i guess in theory fibre could slow down if everyone on your split had gbit and maxed it all day everyday.. which would be unlikely.





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  # 2332343 8-Oct-2019 08:07
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How does Vodafone's HFC differ to their usual fibre plans? Is it some sort of new technology?


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  # 2332569 8-Oct-2019 14:01
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No, it's cable, their own network. They don't need to pay Chorus a connection fee so the pricing is different.


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  # 2332754 8-Oct-2019 15:26
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quickymart:

 

No, it's cable, their own network. They don't need to pay Chorus a connection fee so the pricing is different.

 

 

Ah, gotcha. I knew they had their own cable network but didn't know that's what they called it.


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