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Topic # 30365 5-Feb-2009 15:34
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for broadband. Would I be correct to assume that the speeds should be the same seeing as they use the same equipment?

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  Reply # 194472 6-Feb-2009 14:48
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I think that would depend on whether you connect to an exchange that has been unbundled, where Vodafone has installed their own equipment.

I know someone that was connected to Vodafone on an unbundled exchange and they where getting about 24mbs throughput, then switched to Telecom and where getting about 20mbps throughput.

Not really much of a difference and thats just a rough example.

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Reply # 194473 6-Feb-2009 15:02
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There are several factors to consider:

If you're going from Xtra to a Vodafone wholesaled connection, then you should not notice any change in physical line speed or line drop outs. Actual performance may vary, as it depends on how much capacity that provider has purchased.

If you're going from Xtra to a Vodafone LLU connection, then you might notice some changes. Possible outcomes could be higher line speeds, lower line speeds, increased drop outs, decreased drop outs - most of these would depend on how Vodafone have configured their equipment. The same rule applies with actual performance - even if you're getting a 24mbps connection to the dslam, you might not achieve anything near that unless they have the capacity (ie. international capacity) available.

It may pay to ask a friend or family member who has vodafone broadband and lives in the area about the performance, particularly in this age of minimum term contracts. 

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  Reply # 194911 9-Feb-2009 15:29
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Wills1: for broadband. Would I be correct to assume that the speeds should be the same seeing as they use the same equipment?

don't do it!!!
Vodafone will be about the same speed, but the customer service sucks.
Vodafone only cares about the $$, you can join up but don't ever expect to get any help from the help desk.

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  Reply # 195139 10-Feb-2009 16:03
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I agree with the previous post - don't do it!!! their broadband is slow as!!

I've been with ihug since they were the first ISP to offer unlimited dial-up internet at a fixed price and haven't really had a problem with their service (not that I've needed to call them lately) - but I must say that their broadband internet speed sucks!!! - the last 2 weeks it has been slow - even slower than my old dial up at times....

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