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# 37362 11-Jul-2009 19:40
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Just wondering if it would be possible to keep my phone with TelstraClear but switch from cable to Telecom ADSL? What about switching to other ISP's? Would they allow this?

Thanks.

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  # 234203 11-Jul-2009 20:09
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may i ask why youre changing from cable to adsl because im having really bad lag problems with my cable connection with telstra clear this has been happening for about a year now and im sick of it



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  # 234204 11-Jul-2009 20:11
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It's not the lag. In fact I find Cable is very very good for gaming and gives me no problems at all. It is also very fast and would probably be much faster than the equivalent ADSL plan.

It's just very overpriced as far as usage goes... For the same price as 10gb on Cable, I could be getting 20gb on ADSL. Whats the point in having such fast internet if you can't use it without incurring extra fees?

 
 
 
 


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  # 234490 12-Jul-2009 22:44
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ADSL can't run over a phoneline that's on the cable network. You would need to port your number to a POTS line with another provider and have ADSL provisioned to that line.

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  # 234494 12-Jul-2009 22:51
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I don't know if this is still the case but the deal was when Telstraclear released PDQ, as part of the deal Telstraclear had with Telecom, you could not sign up to those plans if you were within 30m of their Cable Network.

I was living in Lower Hutt at the time down a right-of-way and no Cable going down it but were close enough to the Cable Network that TelstraClear said no due to that fact.

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  # 234818 13-Jul-2009 17:31
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As pointed out the answer is no - you have to move back to a Telecom POTS line with Telecom or Telecom reseller.

TCL's network is 100% owned by them and is a FTTN network virtually identical to what Telecom are deploying as part of their NGN. Copper only goes back to their roadside cabinet.




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  # 234822 13-Jul-2009 17:39
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Ah ok then. Thanks. So if I want to switch to ADSL, I'll need to get PDQ? Any idea when TelstraClear is going to get ADSL2+?

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  # 234829 13-Jul-2009 17:54
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DjShadow: I don't know if this is still the case but the deal was when Telstraclear released PDQ, as part of the deal Telstraclear had with Telecom, you could not sign up to those plans if you were within 30m of their Cable Network.

I was living in Lower Hutt at the time down a right-of-way and no Cable going down it but were close enough to the Cable Network that TelstraClear said no due to that fact.


it was known as the '100m rule'. TCL can provide ADSL/POTS services to all addresses that are non-serviceable on the cable now though.

fraseyboy: Ah ok then. Thanks. So if I want to switch to ADSL, I'll need to get PDQ? Any idea when TelstraClear is going to get ADSL2+?


If your local Telecom exchange equipment has been upgraded to ADSL2+ and your modem is compatible, you should be fine.


If you're thinking of going from inhome->homeplan at the same address, you can't. 



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  # 234831 13-Jul-2009 18:00
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If you're thinking of going from inhome->homeplan at the same address, you can't. 


Wait... So why not?

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  # 234834 13-Jul-2009 18:05
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Why would a company want to sell a competitors product when they can sell their own? =)



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  # 234835 13-Jul-2009 18:06
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anatoki: Why would a company want to sell a competitors product when they can sell their own? =)


So homeplan is just reselling Telecom's ADSL? Bugger...

Well hopefully cable gets a bit cheaper in the near future...

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  # 234935 13-Jul-2009 21:42
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Funnily enough, I've found that Telecom now do the better deal when it comes to broadband pricewise. I've got TCL,, but I'd change if it were my choice, but it's not.

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  # 234997 14-Jul-2009 03:40
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fraseyboy:




If you're thinking of going from inhome->homeplan at the same address, you can't. 


Wait... So why not?


TCL will not provide wholesaled services (using Telecom lines for phone and broadband) where they have their own network available.

If you want ADSL you will have to move providers and can't stay with TCL.


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