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Topic # 13788 29-May-2007 15:44
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Hello i currently don't have a phone line and wanted high speed internet, i was wondering what the best option was? some research points me towards naked DSL as a good option and was wondering how it was coming along in NZ

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  Reply # 72713 29-May-2007 15:48
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Naked DSL is still many months away (Telecom said 16 months a week or two back).

Depending on where you live, you can also look at TelstraClear Cable or Wireless.

If you post some further details, somebody may be able to help.



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  Reply # 72809 30-May-2007 11:02
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oh that still quite far away, i live in titahi bay and am looking for an option so that i can acess xbox live and also i do have heavy internet usage

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  Reply # 72813 30-May-2007 11:35
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OK, so wireless won't be an option then (on account of both your location and the heavy usage).

Wellingtonians:  Does TCL cable extend out as far as Titahi Bay?

If not, then you are going to have to bite the bullet and install a phone line Money mouth

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  Reply # 72820 30-May-2007 13:13
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Grant17:
Wellingtonians: Does TCL cable extend out as far as Titahi Bay?


No, sadly not.  Johnsonville is as far north as it goes, I think.



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  Reply # 73048 31-May-2007 14:53
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Yea it doesn't get as far as titahi bay guess my only option is good old telecom

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samsam: oh that still quite far away, i live in titahi bay and am looking for an option so that i can acess xbox live and also i do have heavy internet usage


See I don't get that. Why does it take so long for telecom to prevent me from making any calls on my landline and at the same time stop charging me for it???? I don't even use my landline. and I want to put that $$ in to a better broadband plan. Yell

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  Reply # 73479 5-Jun-2007 17:59
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samsam: oh that still quite far away, i live in titahi bay and am looking for an option so that i can acess xbox live and also i do have heavy internet usage


See I don't get that. Why does it take so long for telecom to prevent me from making any calls on my landline and at the same time stop charging me for it???? I don't even use my landline. and I want to put that $$ in to a better broadband plan. Yell

You do realise that naked DSL wont simply be a case of "ditch the landline and pay the same amount all along for your broadband"... your extra money that you want pour into a 'better' broadband plan may simply be swallowed up in naked DSL plan offering not much more value than your existing one...







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  Reply # 73498 5-Jun-2007 18:43
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samsam: oh that still quite far away, i live in titahi bay and am looking for an option so that i can acess xbox live and also i do have heavy internet usage


See I don't get that. Why does it take so long for telecom to prevent me from making any calls on my landline and at the same time stop charging me for it???? I don't even use my landline. and I want to put that $$ in to a better broadband plan. Yell

You do realise that naked DSL wont simply be a case of "ditch the landline and pay the same amount all along for your broadband"... your extra money that you want pour into a 'better' broadband plan may simply be swallowed up in naked DSL plan offering not much more value than your existing one...


Yep. The industry seems to be expecting Naked DSL to come out at a cost of about $65/month - better than FS/FS at $42/month and Wholesale voice at about $42/month, but not that much better.

And your provider will need to provide the voice service, which although provided on an antiquated technology at Telecom at least works and is reliable....




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  Reply # 73558 6-Jun-2007 07:54
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hmmm, I see.  Thats disapointing.

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