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  Reply # 1196852 13-Dec-2014 13:38
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Yup, the map hasn't been updated but the actual prequal database has :)

It doesn't look like anything's going to happen this side of Christmas though; my install is still with the "design team" and I haven't been given a date yet :(

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  Reply # 1196863 13-Dec-2014 13:50
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Behodar: Yup, the map hasn't been updated but the actual prequal database has :)

It doesn't look like anything's going to happen this side of Christmas though; my install is still with the "design team" and I haven't been given a date yet :(


That would tend to explain it, I think.

Still trying to decide whether to stick with Spark or save some money and move. Moving generally seems to involve VoIP, which will be fine so long as it works.
Also read about these installs that go wrong which puts me off a bit, especially for doing anything before Xmas, but also read about Chorus cutting back on install quality, which if true, makes me want to do it sooner rather than later.
On the other, other hand, we actually have one of those street junction thingies in the ground literally in our front garden, with nothing but grass from there to our house, so can't be that difficult.
Oh well, if there's one thing I'm good at, its prevarication........




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  Reply # 1197965 15-Dec-2014 17:31
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There is now a spraypainted blue dashed line on my front verge (along with a couple of neighbours') that appears to follow the Chorus fibre. Innnnnteresting...

Edit: And on closer inspection there is also a dotted orange line that appears to terminate at my driveway. Interestinger :)

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  Reply # 1197989 15-Dec-2014 18:21
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Behodar: There is now a spraypainted blue dashed line on my front verge (along with a couple of neighbours') that appears to follow the Chorus fibre. Innnnnteresting...

Edit: And on closer inspection there is also a dotted orange line that appears to terminate at my driveway. Interestinger :)


Looks like someone could be getting a nice Xmas prezzie this year.....




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  Reply # 1197994 15-Dec-2014 18:27
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I'd begun to give up hope of getting it before Christmas but it's looking like it may still be possible!

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  Reply # 1198015 15-Dec-2014 19:01
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Behodar: There is now a spraypainted blue dashed line on my front verge (along with a couple of neighbours') that appears to follow the Chorus fibre. Innnnnteresting...

Edit: And on closer inspection there is also a dotted orange line that appears to terminate at my driveway. Interestinger :)



Blue would now normaly indicate TC/VF cables (used to also be the colour used by Telecom (before Chorus days) / Orange/Red - Power / Yellow - Gas / Purple - Chorus / White - construction marks ie what they indend for the civils team to install

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  Reply # 1198016 15-Dec-2014 19:03
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Hmm, I don't believe that there are any TC cables in my street; it's certainly not an HFC area (I live in Whakatane) and I'm pretty sure that there isn't any Clear fibre up my residential street.

Orange could conceivably be power though; I don't know where the cables run but the dots are probably in a sensible place. Existing Chorus copper is overhead so I don't expect any markings for that :)

Edit: The orange marks do appear to start at a power pole (although the actual connection to my house is underground).

if I post too much more detail then I'll probably have rb99 knocking on my door! surprised

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  Reply # 1198033 15-Dec-2014 19:37
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Behodar: Hmm, I don't believe that there are any TC cables in my street; it's certainly not an HFC area (I live in Whakatane) and I'm pretty sure that there isn't any Clear fibre up my residential street.

Orange could conceivably be power though; I don't know where the cables run but the dots are probably in a sensible place. Existing Chorus copper is overhead so I don't expect any markings for that :)

Edit: The orange marks do appear to start at a power pole (although the actual connection to my house is underground).

if I post too much more detail then I'll probably have rb99 knocking on my door! surprised


The Chorus locators must have a few cans of Blue paint left over from the telcom days then wink

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  Reply # 1198034 15-Dec-2014 19:43
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InstallerUFB: The Chorus locators must have a few cans of Blue paint left over from the telcom days then wink

There seems to be a bit of Telecom stuff still left over... my dad had Vodafone UFB installed at his place a few weeks ago and the card that the installer left still said Telecom on it!

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  Reply # 1198043 15-Dec-2014 20:04
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Behodar: if I post too much more detail then I'll probably have rb99 knocking on my door! surprised


I really don't know what you mean........




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  Reply # 1198045 15-Dec-2014 20:05
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rb99: I really don't know what you mean........

Because you'll be able to figure out which house I am :P

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  Reply # 1198062 15-Dec-2014 20:33
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Behodar:
rb99: I really don't know what you mean........

Because you'll be able to figure out which house I am :P

I suppose, but am simply interested in your progress as you managed to start the install process when I was still checking Chorus's map and wondering when they were going to update the thing, which they say they'll do by the end of the week, by the way.




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  Reply # 1198065 15-Dec-2014 20:34
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Forgot to add, hope that is seen as harmless curiosity.




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  Reply # 1198067 15-Dec-2014 20:37
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Yeah, my earlier post was meant as a joke; I'm not really worried :)

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  Reply # 1198070 15-Dec-2014 20:43
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Well I faithfully promise if you see someone wondering up and down the road outside your house inspecting the road with a torch for coloured markings it definitely isn't me (probably)




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