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#92929 9-Nov-2011 09:41
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I am current on TCL cable and while the speed is fine, the pricing is not. I pay $139 for 90GB which I can regularly exceed at $2.05/2GB. VF appears to offer $60 for 60GB and for another $30 120GB. That's cheaper than TCL's 90GB. And if I move one of my monthly phones from 2D to VF (that might be hard) then I can save another $30 on the broadband but pay only $15 for the different VF plan.

I am not in the red zone so I guess it would be Telecom's cabling.

Anybody in the Khandallah area using VF comment on their speed and reliablity?  I have no idea if the area has been cabinetised (I certainly haven't seen any near me but that's not a reliable pointer) so possibly the DSL is still be served up from the exchange?

Thanks for any tips or experiences with the service.

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Not gospel but I just called VF and they said they could not provide me with any broadband service nor could Telecom. A check of the Chorus web site cabinet upgrade schedule does not show any cabinets in Khandallah at all (nor Ngaio or Wadestown for that matter), the closest being Johnsonville. 

So maybe Telecom has conceded these areas to TCL?




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  #542994 9-Nov-2011 10:01
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I don't use VF for my ADSL connection (I'm with Telecom) but I have had great speeds in Khandallah for years. It's all been cabinetised, you can check the coverage for your address here: http://bit.ly/tdwN7Z

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I'm a VF/Ihug user residing in Broadmeadows and have no broadband speed issues whatsoever Smile

 
 
 
 


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  #543041 9-Nov-2011 11:39
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Khandallah exchange area was cabinetised 2yrs ago, there are some 9 cabinets in addition to the direct exchange coverage area.

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  #543050 9-Nov-2011 12:03
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Then clearly VF gave me the wrong information. I just hope their provisioning team know better.




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  #543068 9-Nov-2011 12:36
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lchiu7: Then clearly VF gave me the wrong information. I just hope their provisioning team know better.


Doesn't bode well does it? 

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Not really




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