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  Reply # 331604 18-May-2010 21:25
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Ahh I see where you're coming from. I assume you're on a TCL cable connection already?

I think it's still a requirement for anybody offering naked ADSL to have an active Telecom line to attach this to. There is no need to keep this Telecom line, but I think it needs to be active initially.

This has been discussed quite a few times on here in regards to Slingshot installs.

You can just still keep your TelstraClear cable connection and use a VFX VoIP connection over that, depending on your usage it's cheaper or similar in price to a Xnet Naked ADSL plan.

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  Reply # 331621 18-May-2010 21:53
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sbiddle: Ahh I see where you're coming from. I assume you're on a TCL cable connection already?

I think it's still a requirement for anybody offering naked ADSL to have an active Telecom line to attach this to. There is no need to keep this Telecom line, but I think it needs to be active initially.

This has been discussed quite a few times on here in regards to Slingshot installs.

You can just still keep your TelstraClear cable connection and use a VFX VoIP connection over that, depending on your usage it's cheaper or similar in price to a Xnet Naked ADSL plan.


Awesome! I just looked into that and that sounds like a great idea. My only question is does anybody know on estimate what sort of traffic VOIP calls use? I don't use the phone line too much, but I just want to make sure that we aren't going to go way over because of to many phone calls :)  Sorry - I shouldn't be getting into such a seperate discussion in this thread. Last question I promise :)

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  Reply # 331623 18-May-2010 21:57
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mulac:
sbiddle: Ahh I see where you're coming from. I assume you're on a TCL cable connection already?

I think it's still a requirement for anybody offering naked ADSL to have an active Telecom line to attach this to. There is no need to keep this Telecom line, but I think it needs to be active initially.

This has been discussed quite a few times on here in regards to Slingshot installs.

You can just still keep your TelstraClear cable connection and use a VFX VoIP connection over that, depending on your usage it's cheaper or similar in price to a Xnet Naked ADSL plan.


Awesome! I just looked into that and that sounds like a great idea. My only question is does anybody know on estimate what sort of traffic VOIP calls use? I don't use the phone line too much, but I just want to make sure that we aren't going to go way over because of to many phone calls :)  Sorry - I shouldn't be getting into such a seperate discussion in this thread. Last question I promise :)


The VOIP calls use very little traffic but Steve can probably give you a better idea. I've just switched to a VOIP line with Xnet, and I've cancelled my TCL phone line and digital TV service. 

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  Reply # 331629 18-May-2010 22:15
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@amanzi - that's exactly what I'm looking into now. Looks like the best bet indeed, going to try to get in contact with Xnet tomorrow and get it organised. And just emailed StarBlazer for the fantastic Sky Offer :) Cheers guys

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  Reply # 331651 18-May-2010 22:40
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mulac: @amanzi - that's exactly what I'm looking into now. Looks like the best bet indeed, going to try to get in contact with Xnet tomorrow and get it organised. And just emailed StarBlazer for the fantastic Sky Offer :) Cheers guys


We have had that setup for some time now and would never consider paying more than my VOIP for a phone line again!  Plus you cant beat the prices of cable Internet in comparison to naked ADSL, you wont regret your change, only downside is three bills but internet banking takes care of that ;)

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  Reply # 331719 19-May-2010 07:20
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mulac:
sbiddle: Ahh I see where you're coming from. I assume you're on a TCL cable connection already?

I think it's still a requirement for anybody offering naked ADSL to have an active Telecom line to attach this to. There is no need to keep this Telecom line, but I think it needs to be active initially.

This has been discussed quite a few times on here in regards to Slingshot installs.

You can just still keep your TelstraClear cable connection and use a VFX VoIP connection over that, depending on your usage it's cheaper or similar in price to a Xnet Naked ADSL plan.


Awesome! I just looked into that and that sounds like a great idea. My only question is does anybody know on estimate what sort of traffic VOIP calls use? I don't use the phone line too much, but I just want to make sure that we aren't going to go way over because of to many phone calls :)  Sorry - I shouldn't be getting into such a seperate discussion in this thread. Last question I promise :)


Have a look at this calculator

http://www.faktortel.com.au/bandwidthcalc.shtml

By default G.729 is used by VFX, ulaw/alaw gives slightly better call quality but uses significatly more bandwidth.

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  Reply # 331738 19-May-2010 08:24
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mulac: @amanzi - that's exactly what I'm looking into now. Looks like the best bet indeed, going to try to get in contact with Xnet tomorrow and get it organised. And just emailed StarBlazer for the fantastic Sky Offer :) Cheers guys


Just PM'd you the details.




Procrastination eventually pays off.


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  Reply # 331759 19-May-2010 09:33
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sbiddle:
I think it's still a requirement for anybody offering naked ADSL to have an active Telecom line to attach this to. There is no need to keep this Telecom line, but I think it needs to be active initially.


This was not the case for us.  We got naked ADSL installed by Xnet.  We did not have an active Telecom line.

The trained monkies from Saturn cut the Telecom wires when we went to them for our landline so there was definitely nothing left from Telecom.

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  Reply # 331762 19-May-2010 09:38
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sbiddle:
I think it's still a requirement for anybody offering naked ADSL to have an active Telecom line to attach this to. There is no need to keep this Telecom line, but I think it needs to be active initially.


This was not the case for us.  We got naked ADSL installed by Xnet.  We did not have an active Telecom line.

The trained monkies from Saturn cut the Telecom wires when we went to them for our landline so there was definitely nothing left from Telecom.


I've been told the issue is only one with Slingshot who don't have the provisioning capability to do this.

The issue of the wiring is something that will affect anybody who moves back from TCL to Telecom - a standard TCL install involves connecting the TCL cable to the home phone cabling inside the demarc box. If you want to move back to Telecom somebody will need to reconnect the Telecom line which will mean a van rolling to you unless you know what your doing and can do this yourself.

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  Reply # 332268 20-May-2010 12:14
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Well - today is the cut-off day for Telstra to provide us with an update. Too late for me though, MySkyHDi is booked into to be installed on Monday.  In time for the friendly against Austrlia :) Thanks Graham.

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  Reply # 332322 20-May-2010 13:18
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sbiddle: The issue of the wiring is something that will affect anybody who moves back from TCL to Telecom - a standard TCL install involves connecting the TCL cable to the home phone cabling inside the demarc box. If you want to move back to Telecom somebody will need to reconnect the Telecom line which will mean a van rolling to you unless you know what your doing and can do this yourself.


This was the approach I took.

I bought 2m of external rated Cat 5e cable along with a packet of 3M connectors and then found my ladder was about 1m short of what I needed to reach the demarc box (despite it being a 6m ladder).

Thank goodness for hirepool :)

The positive side of this is that I probably have one of the shortest internal wiring setups in NZ.

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  Reply # 332861 21-May-2010 11:39

As Bjork once sang:

"It's oh so quiet...."



21 days 14 hrs and 20mins to kick off.

Pull your finger out TCL!

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  Reply # 334164 24-May-2010 18:24
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Woohoo - just got MySkyHD installed this morning all ready for the big game tonight, what awesome quality. Best service I've had for a long time, the guys called me yesterday and told me exactly what time they would be turning up, were efficient and friendly, and cleaned up well before they left.

Don't wait for Telstra anymore, there is no way you will get it before the world cup, I can almost gaurantee it. Get MySky now! :)

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  Reply # 334175 24-May-2010 18:48
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Hi all

Anybody else think that this is what we are waitng for for the PVR's launch?


TelstraClear has begun migrating cable customers in Wellington and Christchurch to upgraded systems that could quadruple maximum download speeds to 100 megabits a second.

The company last week moved a few hundred customers in Christchurch to new network equipment that can support technology standard Docsis3 and will this week switch about a thousand customers in Wellington.

All cable customers should be on the upgraded networks by the end of June.







http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/3729088/TelstraClear-moves-customers-to-faster-gear

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  Reply # 334233 24-May-2010 21:23
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kiwipawl: Hi all

Anybody else think that this is what we are waitng for for the PVR's launch?


TelstraClear has begun migrating cable customers in Wellington and Christchurch to upgraded systems that could quadruple maximum download speeds to 100 megabits a second.

The company last week moved a few hundred customers in Christchurch to new network equipment that can support technology standard Docsis3 and will this week switch about a thousand customers in Wellington.

All cable customers should be on the upgraded networks by the end of June.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/3729088/TelstraClear-moves-customers-to-faster-gear


No, that's unrelated. The PVR doesn't need DOCSIS3.

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