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  Reply # 941482 27-Nov-2013 09:15
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You may have to talk nicely to a neighbour, do a point to point wireless solution if you can find someone friendly and piggyback off their connection.

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  Reply # 941912 27-Nov-2013 21:28
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Sad to say after talking with the OP.. It seems they are out of luck as the service order was run yesterday at 5pm, and there is no way to back it out as the service has been completely disconnected :(

So they are a port waiter without the possbility for their local Conklin getting updated by Chorus... and will see what happens in the future.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 941914 27-Nov-2013 21:32
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plambrechtsen: Sad to say after talking with the OP.. It seems they are out of luck as the service order was run yesterday at 5pm, and there is no way to back it out as the service has been completely disconnected :(

So they are a port waiter without the possbility for their local Conklin getting updated by Chorus... and will see what happens in the future.


Nce for trying



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  Reply # 942038 28-Nov-2013 09:41
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plambrechtsen: Sad to say after talking with the OP.. It seems they are out of luck as the service order was run yesterday at 5pm, and there is no way to back it out as the service has been completely disconnected :(

So they are a port waiter without the possbility for their local Conklin getting updated by Chorus... and will see what happens in the future.



Thanks for trying, really appreciate it.

Apparently we are either 4th or 5th on the list which doesn't sound so bad until you realise the area is one where people rarely shift. We are listed at Chorus as being connected in 2020. 7 years away....what a joke. And we are not in the RBI coverage map either. So too close to a city to be classed as rural and too far away to warrant any work being done to upgrade. And with new houses being built in the area the problem will get worse before it gets better. I just think it's unacceptable in today's day and age.

If people smarter than us know how to queue jump we could be even further away!

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  Reply # 942054 28-Nov-2013 09:59
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Elmack:
plambrechtsen: Sad to say after talking with the OP.. It seems they are out of luck as the service order was run yesterday at 5pm, and there is no way to back it out as the service has been completely disconnected :(

So they are a port waiter without the possbility for their local Conklin getting updated by Chorus... and will see what happens in the future.



Thanks for trying, really appreciate it.

Apparently we are either 4th or 5th on the list which doesn't sound so bad until you realise the area is one where people rarely shift. We are listed at Chorus as being connected in 2020. 7 years away....what a joke. And we are not in the RBI coverage map either. So too close to a city to be classed as rural and too far away to warrant any work being done to upgrade. And with new houses being built in the area the problem will get worse before it gets better. I just think it's unacceptable in today's day and age.

If people smarter than us know how to queue jump we could be even further away!


Perhaps the developers in the area should get in touch with Chorus about doing an upgrade... I can put you (or a developer) in touch with a Chorus investment manager about the options. I know Chorus are now putting in Micro-ISAMs to support 128 or 256 subs and those boxes are a lot cheaper than the full ISAMs and below 100k to commission. The main issue from what I understand is Resource Consent and the trenching of the fibre in from a local handover point (plus the main focus is on UFB/Fibre rather than copper!). You know how to get hold of me :)



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  Reply # 942078 28-Nov-2013 10:14
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plambrechtsen:
Elmack:
plambrechtsen: Sad to say after talking with the OP.. It seems they are out of luck as the service order was run yesterday at 5pm, and there is no way to back it out as the service has been completely disconnected :(

So they are a port waiter without the possbility for their local Conklin getting updated by Chorus... and will see what happens in the future.



Thanks for trying, really appreciate it.

Apparently we are either 4th or 5th on the list which doesn't sound so bad until you realise the area is one where people rarely shift. We are listed at Chorus as being connected in 2020. 7 years away....what a joke. And we are not in the RBI coverage map either. So too close to a city to be classed as rural and too far away to warrant any work being done to upgrade. And with new houses being built in the area the problem will get worse before it gets better. I just think it's unacceptable in today's day and age.

If people smarter than us know how to queue jump we could be even further away!


Perhaps the developers in the area should get in touch with Chorus about doing an upgrade... I can put you (or a developer) in touch with a Chorus investment manager about the options. I know Chorus are now putting in Micro-ISAMs to support 128 or 256 subs and those boxes are a lot cheaper than the full ISAMs and below 100k to commission. The main issue from what I understand is Resource Consent and the trenching of the fibre in from a local handover point (plus the main focus is on UFB/Fibre rather than copper!). You know how to get hold of me :)



Thanks! I've flicked off an email to one of the local developers, will see what the response is.

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  Reply # 942089 28-Nov-2013 10:23
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As a last resort if the wireless options don't come through you could look at 2degrees $99 12GB 6month zone data if you have coverage. Zone map is here http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile-data/zones



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  Reply # 942117 28-Nov-2013 10:45
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wongtop: As a last resort if the wireless options don't come through you could look at 2degrees $99 12GB 6month zone data if you have coverage. Zone map is here http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobile-data/zones



Thanks for the suggestion. I checked the map and unfortunately we don't have coverage. It is sounding just a little bit promising with Thin Air so I have my fingers and toes crossed!

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  Reply # 942128 28-Nov-2013 10:57
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plambrechtsen: Sad to say after talking with the OP.. It seems they are out of luck as the service order was run yesterday at 5pm, and there is no way to back it out as the service has been completely disconnected :(



Good for the other port waiters though (of which you will be one now)...


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  Reply # 942130 28-Nov-2013 10:58
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Dial up is looking quite inviting about now;-)



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  Reply # 942147 28-Nov-2013 11:17
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RunningMan: Dial up is looking quite inviting about now;-)


It actually is and is a very real proposition and I'm not too proud to say I'll take dial up over nothing! lol

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  Reply # 942154 28-Nov-2013 11:23
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Assuming there is no waiting for POTS lines (there is in the odd location), you could go old school, and have a second line purely for dial up. No good for any heavy downloads, but better than nothing...



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  Reply # 942162 28-Nov-2013 11:33
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dolsen:
plambrechtsen: Sad to say after talking with the OP.. It seems they are out of luck as the service order was run yesterday at 5pm, and there is no way to back it out as the service has been completely disconnected :(



Good for the other port waiters though (of which you will be one now)...



Yes, it didn't sit that comfortably with me to be honest but I'd hate to be the only 'honest injun' if everyone else is cheating the system?! But when you're due to be connected in 2020 it becomes quite the moral dilemma...do you do what's best for your neighbours or your family? Moot point, the opportunity is gone.

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  Reply # 942186 28-Nov-2013 11:57
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A long shot, but do you know someone in line of sight who has a good connection? A couple of Ubiquity wireless units and you could share the connection. Some of those units are good for 20km.




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