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Topic # 14940 26-Jul-2007 23:54
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August is approaching, anyone know what the offers will be?

Mate who is leaving the country early September has a woosh flatrate account I wouldn't mind taking over if I can do so without pstn...




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  Reply # 79916 27-Jul-2007 00:24
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richms: Mate who is leaving the country early September has a woosh flatrate account I wouldn't mind taking over if I can do so without pstn...

Have a look at Adamj's experiences with using VoIP over Woosh as posted here:

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=65&TopicId=14925

At least I'm presuming you would want to use it for VoIP, hence your interest in Naked DSL Undecided

Either way, early September is probably a month or so too early for any definite nDSL offers to be on the table.

I have a mate who is on Woosh flatrate and he says the speed is pretty abysmal nowadays, whereas it was great when they first launched the plan.  It's the same old story we've heard countless times before -- too many freeloaders kill it for everybody... Frown



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  Reply # 79917 27-Jul-2007 00:32
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No, just to download http on, which it works really well for when threaded. voip will be fine on the existing connection here.




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  Reply # 80061 27-Jul-2007 21:09
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nDSL is only for new Telecom connections from September, apparently they want to do a limited trial before going full scale??!!  It will be available for everyone from December, rumour has it mid December which does not leave much time for arranging it before the statutory holidays so realistically you will get it around January.

This being New Zealand, you will probably not hear anything in the media until 7 days before launch (take for example Freeview or any new TV series, you get only 7 days notice before launch).  I'm pushing my ISP (Xnet, great guys) for info as soon as they have any.




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  Reply # 80067 27-Jul-2007 22:08
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Well this will be a new connection to the house, so thats all good, just wondering how the ISPs will take it, since its being moved to a new house they might not think that way.




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  Reply # 80071 27-Jul-2007 23:00
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From September is only new Telecom connections, not all new connections.




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  Reply # 80072 27-Jul-2007 23:01
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There seem to be a few rumors floating round of a flat pricepoint of $25. Personally I'm a bit disappointed if that is the case as there should be different pricing for metropolitan and rural areas. Cross-subsidies should be a thing of the past...




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Just to clarify, naked DSL refers to the ability to get a phone line for broadband(VoIP) without paying $42 rental fee to Telecom?






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  Reply # 80076 27-Jul-2007 23:13
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STI: Just to clarify, naked DSL refers to the ability to get a phone line for broadband(VoIP) without paying $42 rental fee to Telecom?


Yes. You will be able to get a broadband connection without needing to pay a phoneline rental as well.


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sbiddle: There seem to be a few rumors floating round of a flat pricepoint of $25. Personally I'm a bit disappointed if that is the case as there should be different pricing for metropolitan and rural areas. Cross-subsidies should be a thing of the past...





When you say rumors of flat price point of $25, I presume that is for a broadband connection without a broadband plan?








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  Reply # 80084 28-Jul-2007 01:32
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At $25 its no better then the old homeline economy that was discontinued when telecom realized that it was a product that people actually used to spend less with them.




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  Reply # 80118 28-Jul-2007 14:19
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The line fee will be charged to your ISP, who will add it to the invoice you receive from your ISP.  You will no longer have a Telecom account (unless you have a Telecom phone or mobile service or what ever).  I suspect that ISPs will subsidise the charge, as they currently do with 256k/128k ADSL connections selling it to you for less than what they pay for it, and then make money from the extra services (e.g. the data you use, toll calls, VoBB like VFX, etc.).  Last I heard it would be around $15 to $20, but that was a while ago.




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At $25 i'd rather keep my landling going.
It's not throuh Telecom either, i'm not into paying "convenience fees" to avoid the "late fee"to pay THEM in advance. Nasty..

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  Reply # 80152 28-Jul-2007 19:43
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Matt Crockett - GM of Telecom Wholesale - was quoted a few weeks ago as saying that the cost of a DSL only line was likely to be quite high compared to a UBS only line.

Check my blog about it here http://www.geekzone.co.nz/antoniosk/3328





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