Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
Talk DIrtY to me
4094 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2141

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 762524 14-Feb-2013 17:39
Send private message

Jaxson: Not that this is specifically PN related, but I went through something similar just recently for my parents in Wanganui.  Fibre appears to be being installed in their street as we speak, (or is this just an empty conduit etc?):




https://myaccount.snap.net.nz/signup/home
Now despite these guys not being available in our areas, (Wanganui/Palmerston North), am I reading this right that cost wise the:

Fibre plan is directly comparable to the ADSL option? 
And VDSL is a $25 a month premium over ADSL?

(As an intermediate step, I'm disappointed at how much more VDSL is.  I'm sure there is a reason, but it's disappointing all the same.).

I guess you could technically have both services if for any reason you desperately wanted an older analogue line as well.  Just I expect the calling plans a lot of people have with telecom for instance couldn't be used if you're running fibre?  So I hope the voice plans as VOIP bundled with the internet provider are still realistically priced.  I use a cellphone or skype for all calls but some people, parents, do still use the actual land line phone.


Yes it's just empty conduit until you request an installation.




Whatifthespacekeyhadneverbeeninvented?


6571 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 529

Trusted

  Reply # 762590 14-Feb-2013 19:33
Send private message

DarthKermit:
Yes it's just empty conduit until you request an installation.
Thanks Wink

 
 
 
 


1299 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 268


  Reply # 762691 14-Feb-2013 23:22
Send private message

I've been really disappointed by the paucity of UFB options in Palmerston North. Soon I will be able to walk outside with a Scotch in hand and wish the fibre Happy Birthday. Ours was the first street in Palmerston North to have the fibre rollout completed then I waited, and waited. I was with Orcon years ago and won't go back. I'm with Snap and love their customer service BUT after waiting so long to be able to be connected I won't bother at all now. We plan to move this year sometime and the delays by ISPs are chewing through the time we could have been on a contract. I won't commit to a year or two on contract when we know we intend to move. 

It's frustrating to have it so close and not be able to be using it. 

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43


Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27


2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25


Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.