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#143577 19-Apr-2014 18:53
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Curious on how many of you's have made the switch to Naked Broadband and ditched the land line. We made the switch about 3 months ago (Telecom).
With the plans the missus and I are on with our mobiles we decided whats the point of having a land line anymore. Its not a massive saving a month but it is still a saving if you added it up over a year.




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  #1027824 19-Apr-2014 19:03
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I like my Naked connection, much more stable without the phone line sharing the wire.

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  #1027826 19-Apr-2014 19:11
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hellonearthisman: I like my Naked connection, much more stable without the phone line sharing the wire.


If clothed BB is setup correct then the home line should make zero impact

 
 
 
 


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  #1027828 19-Apr-2014 19:23
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hellonearthisman: I like my Naked connection, much more stable without the phone line sharing the wire.


If clothed BB is setup correct then the home line should make zero impact

True, but how often have your heard of people having issues with ADSL filters and having to pay extra for a master filter?

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  #1027831 19-Apr-2014 19:28
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Made the switch five years ago and haven't looked back. Can't think of a single reason to go back to clothed BB.





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  #1027832 19-Apr-2014 19:34
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Swapped out about 2 months ago, Vodafone, but kept a 'home phone' - Home Phone Wireless running over mobile network. Broadband has definitely benefitted and as Piha gets the 'odd' power cut, has proved quite handy as batteries and mobile network means staying connected. Saved a few $$$ as well.




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  #1027834 19-Apr-2014 19:39
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I have for about a year, a good ata device or sip phone setup correctly is the key to reliability I think,

Have Vodafone HFC broadband in CHC and is pretty rock solid connection, had two lines, a 2talk DID  and a Melbourne provider DID, most calls were from AU, so ditched 2talk to a 028#, just use the Melbourne DID (costs 55 cents a month), works perfectly to call NZ, so yes, I'm happy with my setup.




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  #1027846 19-Apr-2014 19:48
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DrCheese: Made the switch five years ago and haven't looked back. Can't think of a single reason to go back to clothed BB.


Did not know it was available as naked that far back , who is this through ?? , I don't think Telecom has offered it for all that long as far as I am aware well not that I had noticed anyway.




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garbonzai: I have for about a year, a good ata device or sip phone setup correctly is the key to reliability I think,

Have Vodafone HFC broadband in CHC and is pretty rock solid connection, had two lines, a 2talk DID  and a Melbourne provider DID, most calls were from AU, so ditched 2talk to a 028#, just use the Melbourne DID (costs 55 cents a month), works perfectly to call NZ, so yes, I'm happy with my setup.

I have a similar setup also in chch, but just use 2talk at $11 a month pretty reasonable really, will probably make the switch to snap when ufb its available. They provide a home lime but it is really VoIP anyway

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  #1027861 19-Apr-2014 19:57
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My landline is long gone, ditched it about 4 years ago. I am on a Vodafone internet plan with a Vodafone mobile so get a $30 discount, meaning it costs no more than it would if you already had the landline. Get about 80GB for $60.

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  #1027880 19-Apr-2014 20:05
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MikeHales: Swapped out about 2 months ago, Vodafone, but kept a 'home phone' - Home Phone Wireless running over mobile network. Broadband has definitely benefitted and as Piha gets the 'odd' power cut, has proved quite handy as batteries and mobile network means staying connected. Saved a few $$$ as well.

seems an odd choice to make.

VF home phone wireless coast $25/month.

With VF naked you save $30 if you have a mobile (which you obviously do) BUT you still save $10 if you keep the landine, so the difference is only $20 per month between naked and non-naked, which means it is costing you MORE ($5 more per month) to keep the VF home wireless with Naked BB than it would to just have the landline with normal broadband.

What's more, the VF home wireless doesn't come with the 5 free best mates thing, so your calling is more expensive too.

And as for the powercut 'benefit',  don't you have mobiles anyway? Seems to me that by putting all your connectivity in one 'basket' (i.e. the mobile network) you have greater risk of stuff not working than if you had mobiles + copper landline.



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  #1027909 19-Apr-2014 20:43
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garbonzai: I have for about a year, a good ata device or sip phone setup correctly is the key to reliability I think,

Have Vodafone HFC broadband in CHC and is pretty rock solid connection, had two lines, a 2talk DID  and a Melbourne provider DID, most calls were from AU, so ditched 2talk to a 028#, just use the Melbourne DID (costs 55 cents a month), works perfectly to call NZ, so yes, I'm happy with my setup.


I have a similar setup also in chch, but just use 2talk at $11 a month pretty reasonable really, will probably make the switch to snap when ufb its available. They provide a home lime but it is really VoIP anyway


I don't think UFB is coming my way any time soon, but it's what ever one is happy with and suits best.

When I first set my ATA up, I had poor call quality and was not happy, but what the problem was a cheap Uniden cordless phone I bought from Harvey Norman for $18 (normally $40), I don't know why it has such bad call quality, it is horrid, use the old standard phone now and call quality is perfect, lesson learnt, don't buy cheap crap.

I don't think VOIP is for everyone though, I have some family that don't and won't want to know about technology or care about it, so POTS is for them.

In a package with broadband a POTS line is about $20, not $50 by it's self, so is still a good deal in a package if one uses a home phone a bit.




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DrCheese: Made the switch five years ago and haven't looked back. Can't think of a single reason to go back to clothed BB.


Did not know it was available as naked that far back , who is this through ?? , I don't think Telecom has offered it for all that long as far as I am aware well not that I had noticed anyway.


Yep, it was available. I was going to guess six years but I checked when I had VFX VoIP set up with WorldxChange and it was December 16, 2008. So it was five years, four months, and three days ago. Since moved on to naked at HD. Can't recommend these guys highly enough.

I have an analogue telephony adaptors for my existing collection of analogue cordless phones spread around the house, and a couple of Gigaset SIP phones for pure digital niceness with accounts at 2Talk, PennyTel, and Faktortel (all pre-paid). Nice to be able to make calls to Australia for 8 cents per call (not per minute). Having a POTS is so 1870s.

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  #1027924 19-Apr-2014 21:13
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I think I went Naked about 11 years ago.. And VoIP since about 2004.



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  #1027942 19-Apr-2014 21:35
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Naked for about a year.  I don't bother with 'proper' VOIP (2Talk, Wxc etc), seems pretty pointless for my needs.

My mobile has unlimited mins for NZ calling (not that i use it that much anyway - prefer to txt, email, facebook etc), and for international I only call my rellys so we use Skype.  I haven't paid for a 'call' for ages.

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  #1027945 19-Apr-2014 21:41
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Had a naked line for the last 5-6 years. Mainly for the extra features of a VoIP line.

 

Still got a splitter on my line though ;)

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