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#116419 29-Apr-2013 00:19
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This is kind of ridiculus but here it goes.
My friend has adsl broadband at the moment. He wants vdsl but cant afford it. His birthday is coming up in a few months time.
Is it possible for me to buy a vdsl line for him without him knowing? Like he often leaves me at his house when he goes to work. I could set up then. Also, he currently has adsl broadband with telecom. Can i buy vdsl from someone like snap while his adsl is with telecom?
I know this sounds really stupid. But its a gift he will love. Please dont hate

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  #806993 29-Apr-2013 00:22
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You will have problems disconnecting or transferring the existing broadband service if you're not registered as the line owner or authorised to make changes.




 

 

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  #806995 29-Apr-2013 00:28
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I can convince his wife to take care of the aurhorization part. But he will know as soon as he sees a bill? Cant he keep paying for adsl and not use the service and have vdsl on the same line and use that instead?

 
 
 
 


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  #807005 29-Apr-2013 01:18
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ushare: I can convince his wife to take care of the aurhorization part. But he will know as soon as he sees a bill? Cant he keep paying for adsl and not use the service and have vdsl on the same line and use that instead?


Not possible to have both on the same line.

Most efficient way of doing it would be to convince him to switch to the VDSL provider for ADSL services and ensure the wife is listed on the account then have her upgrade to a VDSL plan.

I would recommend you look into VDSL carefully regarding the charges and make sure everything would be as you and the wife expected.

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  #807014 29-Apr-2013 06:30
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You could add VDSL2 onto the second pair into the home which would be a new naked install and incur a ~$400 installation fee

VDSL2 requires a master filter if it's POTS on connection so a Chorus tech will need to visit anyway which will probably cost around $200

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  #807021 29-Apr-2013 07:04
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ok i understand, cheers guys

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  #807119 29-Apr-2013 10:17
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ushare: This is kind of ridiculus but here it goes.
My friend has adsl broadband at the moment. He wants vdsl but cant afford it. His birthday is coming up in a few months time.
Is it possible for me to buy a vdsl line for him without him knowing? Like he often leaves me at his house when he goes to work. I could set up then. Also, he currently has adsl broadband with telecom. Can i buy vdsl from someone like snap while his adsl is with telecom?
I know this sounds really stupid. But its a gift he will love. Please dont hate


Be very careful here as you might be biting off more then you can chew even though you are friends.

I have been in flatting situations where the Internet has been included as part of the deal, and where possible, I have arranged my own connection.

People can get weird and upset if you interfere with their internet or even tell them there is something wrong with it. Some will even seek to blame every Internet problem they have on the new flatmate.

Take it or leave it - but my advice is take care of your own business and let him take care of his. Find some other way to honor his birthday.




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  #807171 29-Apr-2013 11:01
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don't get him something he can't afford




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  #807172 29-Apr-2013 11:02
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or don't need ... but if the latter premise is followed their won't be any retail business




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  #807196 29-Apr-2013 11:29
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ushare: This is kind of ridiculus but here it goes.
Like he often leaves me at his house when he goes to work. I could set up then.


I question if he will "love" it. It sounds like you are buying it for yourself and hoping he will (ultimately) pay the ongoing bill. Why does he leave you at his house? Are you a possession of his? I stand by my previous comment. Get your own place, mind your own business and - based on what is implied in your post - get a job.




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  #807477 29-Apr-2013 15:33
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MichaelNZ:
ushare: This is kind of ridiculus but here it goes.
Like he often leaves me at his house when he goes to work. I could set up then.


I question if he will "love" it. It sounds like you are buying it for yourself and hoping he will (ultimately) pay the ongoing bill. Why does he leave you at his house? Are you a possession of his? I stand by my previous comment. Get your own place, mind your own business and - based on what is implied in your post - get a job.


Don't you think you are being pretty harsh? Is any of the questions or assertions you have made any of YOUR business? 

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  #807503 29-Apr-2013 16:03
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I looked into gifting a WISPs connection to my folks earlier in the year...pity mentioned WISP was useless at getting back to us.

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i have been looking into this, and i think it might be possible.

My friends wife has authority on the account. And i dont plan to disconnect the current connectiong they have, just not use it. Instead use SNAPS vdsl naked plan?

Is this really not possible? I really dont see why not

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ushare: i have been looking into this, and i think it might be possible.

My friends wife has authority on the account. And i dont plan to disconnect the current connectiong they have, just not use it. Instead use SNAPS vdsl naked plan?

Is this really not possible? I really dont see why not


If you are asking can you keep the landline phone service with the existing provider whilst changing the dsl service to a different provider the answer is it depends, are they on contract? who is the current provider? 

If you are asking can you have two DSL services/connections on the one line the answer is no.

However..
Most phone cables from the street to the house actually contain two lines, the 2nd is normally un-used.

You can indeed have phone/dsl on line1 from provider1 and naked vdsl2 on line2 from provider2.

You will need to make it very clear to the ISP when signing up that you want the service installed on the 2nd line that's not currently active/in use.



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  #811434 5-May-2013 07:49
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Ok i see.

Just one more thing. If there are 2 lines as you say, does that mean i can run the vdsl and adsl connection at the same time or not? I m just wondering..

And i plan to sign up to snap with naked broadband with no contract. How long does it take them to setup?

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  #811440 5-May-2013 08:17
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Let me understand this please. Will you pay for the ongoing monthly costs on this new plan? And your friend will still pay the ongoing monthly costs for the existing plan?




 

 

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