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Topic # 115403 25-Mar-2013 00:11
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We're about to move to Christchurch from Adelaide.  I'm used to naked DSL with VOIP, thank you ADAM.  Our new house is in the telstracable area so this seems like a good option but they don't support VOIP.  Am I able to just plug in (and configure) my current wireless router and DECT phone and subscribe to a local service such as 2talk?  

For others in the house a standard handset and dial tone is necessary. I am not an IT pro and we're after a stable "appliance", ps we're a Mac household (if that makes any difference).  

Thank you for the advice.

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  Reply # 786473 25-Mar-2013 00:13
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ps The other option would seem to be a provider, such as SNAP, and VDSL/ADSL.  It'll be a long time before we see fibre and the speed of the cable is attractive.

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  Reply # 786482 25-Mar-2013 01:22
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I can confirm that 2talk does work over "Vodafone" Cable, I use 2talk myself.




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  Reply # 786484 25-Mar-2013 06:51
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I use Xnet VoIP on naked cable, I have a Linksys SPA2102. The replacement device is a SP122.

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  Reply # 786485 25-Mar-2013 06:52
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MacHobble: ps The other option would seem to be a provider, such as SNAP, and VDSL/ADSL.  It'll be a long time before we see fibre and the speed of the cable is attractive.


From my experience, in Christchurch cable is superior to DSL, unless you want big data caps.

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  Reply # 786488 25-Mar-2013 07:23
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Hi, dont understand you concern about TCL/Voda not supporting VOIP, yes they dont support it because they sell no VOIP services themselves, but does not mean that somehow their network wont support VOIP.

I work with literally dozens on of schools on the TCL HFC network and whom use multiple VOIP trunks to feed their PABX's, works a treat.

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  Reply # 786490 25-Mar-2013 07:56
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As above. Vodafone (TelstraClear as a brand will cease to exist April) doesn't sell VoIP but that doesn't mean you can't use it.

I have been using VFX on TelstraClear cable for years now. Initially with a SPA, with a Cisco SRP 521W in the last couple of years - one line with VFX with a New Zealand number and the second line with Mynetfone for an Australian number.




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  Reply # 786528 25-Mar-2013 09:53
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Would it be safe to assume (unless anyone mentions to the contrary) most adsl providers here in NZ will support VFX/2Talk fine?

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  Reply # 786581 25-Mar-2013 11:33
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Skolink:

From my experience, in Christchurch cable is superior to DSL, unless you want big data caps.


Not for me, my cable was going down about once a month (the longest for 2 days) and web browsing and video streaming was slow. I've switched to Snap ADSL and couldn't be happier, although I do miss the 2Mb upstream for online backups.

That said VOIP will be fine for either, I've used 2talk with both TC cable and Snap ADSL.



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  Reply # 786647 25-Mar-2013 13:12
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Thanks for the tips.

We can get VDSL on SNAP and I'm leaning that way:  Local company, good reviews, the unmetered content, speed should be fit for purpose, dealing with a single provider.
We (some household members) are in the habit of watching TV/movies by streaming.

Much appreciated

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  Reply # 786731 25-Mar-2013 16:04
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MacHobble: We can get VDSL on SNAP and I'm leaning that way:  Local company, good reviews, the unmetered content, speed should be fit for purpose, dealing with a single provider.

Not quite, Chorus own the lines and VDSL equipment.
However when it comes to cable, Vodafone (aka TelstraClear) own both the network and the ISP.

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