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Topic # 140589 14-Feb-2014 00:46
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According to Telecom's website, I can get VDSL at my address.

My current BB supplier, Vodafone, can apparently only offer ADSL at the same address.

Is that normal? I imagine the same wiring is being used by both companies.





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  Reply # 987085 14-Feb-2014 01:32
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Both companies provide VDSL off the same network, One provider is wrong.




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pretty sure i read somewhere, that if cable is available, vodafone wont do VDSL.

your speedtest indicates your in Wellington, so plausible.. have you tried actually calling vodafone and asking their billing team?

otherwise, TimA loves to be pestered with lookup questions (although i hear he may be away over the next few days.)




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  Reply # 987092 14-Feb-2014 05:31
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Geektastic: According to Telecom's website, I can get VDSL at my address.

My current BB supplier, Vodafone, can apparently only offer ADSL at the same address.

Is that normal? I imagine the same wiring is being used by both companies.



Cable from exchange to house yes but they can use differnt switching equipment in the exchange to provide xDSL services

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  Reply # 987093 14-Feb-2014 06:03
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Call and request VDSL

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hio77: pretty sure i read somewhere, that if cable is available, vodafone wont do VDSL.

This is correct.





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  Reply # 987170 14-Feb-2014 10:32
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hio77: pretty sure i read somewhere, that if cable is available, vodafone wont do VDSL.

your speedtest indicates your in Wellington, so plausible.. have you tried actually calling vodafone and asking their billing team?

otherwise, TimA loves to be pestered with lookup questions (although i hear he may be away over the next few days.)


We are way out in the bundu I am afraid - Martinborough. About 85km from Wellington. There are no Speedtest servers here! Definitely no cable here.







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  Reply # 987171 14-Feb-2014 10:33
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johnr: Call and request VDSL


Can I infer from that that it is available?





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Geektastic:
johnr: Call and request VDSL


Can I infer from that that it is available?


Very high chance yes :)



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  Reply # 987185 14-Feb-2014 11:23
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johnr:
Geektastic:
johnr: Call and request VDSL


Can I infer from that that it is available?


Very high chance yes :)


OK then - I will call them!





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  Reply # 987202 14-Feb-2014 11:57
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Any issues flick me a DM with your Vodafone account number and we can take a look

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  Reply # 987206 14-Feb-2014 12:03
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Geektastic:
hio77: pretty sure i read somewhere, that if cable is available, vodafone wont do VDSL.

your speedtest indicates your in Wellington, so plausible.. have you tried actually calling vodafone and asking their billing team?

otherwise, TimA loves to be pestered with lookup questions (although i hear he may be away over the next few days.)


We are way out in the bundu I am afraid - Martinborough. About 85km from Wellington. There are no Speedtest servers here! Definitely no cable here.


ah well then, sounds like vodafones site is simply making a mistake, call up and get it sorted!




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There is Chorus VDSL in the Martinborough exchange, so if you are in the township you have a good chance of getting it.

Note:  Some ISPs only offer VDSL where they have their own DSLAMs in a Chorus exchange, or don't offer Wholesale-based VDSL if they have their own infrastructure (Community Wi-Fi, Fixed Wireless, Cable, Fibre).  This is completely logical and to be expected.

Go to www.chorus.co.nz/maps and look up your address and then shop around.




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  Reply # 987289 14-Feb-2014 14:40
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According to VF broadband folks it is not available at our address....





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  Reply # 987291 14-Feb-2014 14:42
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Geektastic: According to VF broadband folks it is not available at our address....


suppose this prompts the question, why are you with vodafone?


ild turn to another isp, atlest simply to ask for a "prequal" to check for vdsl.


post your line stats if you want, can pick through them and give you a few estimates too.




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Chorusnz: There is Chorus VDSL in the Martinborough exchange, so if you are in the township you have a good chance of getting it.

Note:  Some ISPs only offer VDSL where they have their own DSLAMs in a Chorus exchange, or don't offer Wholesale-based VDSL if they have their own infrastructure (Community Wi-Fi, Fixed Wireless, Cable, Fibre).  This is completely logical and to be expected.

Go to www.chorus.co.nz/maps and look up your address and then shop around.



You map is using incorrect data. It lists our address as being in Ponatahi, which is about 20km away!

I finally got NZ Post to correct their maps but yours must be using the older data. It just says 'outside area of planned coverage' though.





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