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  Reply # 502398 5-Aug-2011 12:32
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mattbush: Is there a commercial link between geekzone and TCL?


Doubt it....But there is a commercial link between running online advertising and paying for hosting fees.  The web server you're reading this from doesn't come for free.  Hence why MF sells online advertising on his site to keep the lights on.  To say anything else is opening up a can of ban-hammer.


We are not even running advertising for TelstraClear, so even that doesn't count. 




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  Reply # 502444 5-Aug-2011 14:40
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mattbush: I have had this for many years where I have not had a phone line. I am disapointed to see that Geekzone is allowing advertising on its site in this manner especially since this is more smoke and mirrors from TCL.

Is there a commercial link between geekzone and TCL?


I don't really see a problem with users from ISP's posting what are effectively press releases on Geekzone. 

Plenty of users that are ISP staff have done so in the past, most recent example Snap un-metered weekends.  Don't see any real harm in it, it's actually quite useful to get advance warning of what the ISP is doing/promoting.




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  Reply # 502458 5-Aug-2011 15:40
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Apologies, didn't mean to stir anything up.
Just thought I'd let the GZ'ers know first what's going on.
Glad you're talking about us though ;)
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  Reply # 502463 5-Aug-2011 15:51
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TelstraClear: Apologies, didn't mean to stir anything up.
Just thought I'd let the GZ'ers know first what's going on.
Glad you're talking about us though ;)
Tim.


Glad you have wised up to how useless an overpriced landline is to a majoiry of those under 35 nowdays who have never wanted one since leaving their parents place ;) Just one stubborn old telco to go and then I expect we will see the PSTN die the death it deserves....




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  Reply # 502467 5-Aug-2011 16:07
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Glad you have wised up to how useless an overpriced landline is to a majoiry of those under 35 nowdays who have never wanted one since leaving their parents place ;) Just one stubborn old telco to go and then I expect we will see the PSTN die the death it deserves....


But then what will be the answer for emergency calling??





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  Reply # 502468 5-Aug-2011 16:08
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And monitored alarm systems?

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  Reply # 502469 5-Aug-2011 16:11
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Glad you have wised up to how useless an overpriced landline is to a majoiry of those under 35 nowdays who have never wanted one since leaving their parents place ;) Just one stubborn old telco to go and then I expect we will see the PSTN die the death it deserves....


But then what will be the answer for emergency calling??



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  Reply # 502475 5-Aug-2011 16:24
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You can get monitored alarms that use sim cards, been available for a decade at least

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  Reply # 502482 5-Aug-2011 16:42
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Morph:
antoniosk:
Glad you have wised up to how useless an overpriced landline is to a majoiry of those under 35 nowdays who have never wanted one since leaving their parents place ;) Just one stubborn old telco to go and then I expect we will see the PSTN die the death it deserves....


But then what will be the answer for emergency calling??



Smoke Signals?



They only work for the Fire Service....









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  Reply # 502488 5-Aug-2011 16:53
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Am i correct in understanding that the cable internet network will fail under a power outage? Due to pole mounted amplifiers?

With naked dsl, as long as you can power your devices (router & ata), Chorus's exchanges have UPS's and therefore you can still make voip calls when the power goes out in your suburb/city

I would like to convert my parents to naked cable, the price is right, but they are slack at keeping their cellphones charged so leaving them without emergency phone access is unacceptable

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  Reply # 502493 5-Aug-2011 17:07
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nickb800: Am i correct in understanding that the cable internet network will fail under a power outage? Due to pole mounted amplifiers? 




There is no simple binary answer to this. It all depends on their location within the node and whether an amplifier is required for the upstream.

The FTTN copper networks for both TCL and Telecom are fully powered by the cabinets/exchanges so do have some slight advantages over the cable network.


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  Reply # 504583 10-Aug-2011 18:42
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Gbowering: And monitored alarm systems?


Im in the industry, you dont need a phone line to monitor an alarm, it can be done over IP,GPRS,RADIO And SMS





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  Reply # 504587 10-Aug-2011 18:48
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nickb800: Am i correct in understanding that the cable internet network will fail under a power outage? Due to pole mounted amplifiers?

With naked dsl, as long as you can power your devices (router & ata), Chorus's exchanges have UPS's and therefore you can still make voip calls when the power goes out in your suburb/city

I would like to convert my parents to naked cable, the price is right, but they are slack at keeping their cellphones charged so leaving them without emergency phone access is unacceptable



http://www.gsmsave.com/acatalog/GSM_Desk_Phones.html is one optionhttp://www.google.co.nz/search?q=gsm+deskphone&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a
is other options,
then when the power goes off have the VoIP number re-direct to the GSM number (XNet support this)








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  Reply # 504856 11-Aug-2011 10:13
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nickb800: I would like to convert my parents to naked cable, the price is right, but they are slack at keeping their cellphones charged so leaving them without emergency phone access is unacceptable


Assuming they have a car get them a cheapie inverter off Trademe and they can charge the phone with the car (or if it's a newer phone with USB, get a USB adapter for the car.  Then in an emergency even if they have forgotten to charge the phone the backup is to plug it into the car to get power.





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