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Topic # 150890 6-Aug-2014 19:23
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I was at a second hand building supplies business today and happened to spot a Chorus ONT exactly like this one:

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sitting on the counter. It had likely been removed from a to be demolished building.

Some keen DIYer might buy it thinking they'll get UFB on the cheap? I don't know.

I doubt Chorus would approve.




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  Reply # 1103582 6-Aug-2014 19:25
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Feel sorry for the person who had the account with that. Most likely would have been charged for "Theft of chorus network components" or replacement costs..

No one would even be able to buy it. Who ever selling it is an ID 10 T.
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  Reply # 1103587 6-Aug-2014 19:41
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Maybe Chorus could borrow JohnR's Black Vodafone helicopter and go collect :)




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coffeebaron: Maybe Chorus could borrow JohnR's Black Vodafone helicopter and go collect :)


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  Reply # 1103590 6-Aug-2014 19:43
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coffeebaron: Maybe Chorus could borrow JohnR's Black Vodafone helicopter and go collect :)


Hehe. Do the ONTs have a transmitter within to report back to HQ should they go missing?




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Same story with TCL cable modems - I've seen a few of Motorolla Surfboards popup on Trademe & second hand stores from time-to-time. Although, to be fair, they didn't have PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE FROM THIS PROPERTY like the ONT

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  Reply # 1103601 6-Aug-2014 20:01
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DarthKermit: Hehe. Do the ONTs have a transmitter within to report back to HQ should they go missing?

Apparently they're "coded" so that they won't work if moved anyway! Chorus is able to reprogram them to work at the new address, but won't (on the basis that it shouldn't have been moved in the first place).

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  Reply # 1103605 6-Aug-2014 20:10
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DarthKermit: Hehe. Do the ONTs have a transmitter within to report back to HQ should they go missing?

Apparently they're "coded" so that they won't work if moved anyway! Chorus is able to reprogram them to work at the new address, but won't (on the basis that it shouldn't have been moved in the first place).


They wont work at a different premises. correct on that one.




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  Reply # 1103606 6-Aug-2014 20:10
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I wonder what the legalities are, because as I understand it most demolition contracts basically give ownership of EVERYTHING on the site to the demo companies.






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Lias: I wonder what the legalities are, because as I understand it most demolition contracts basically give ownership of EVERYTHING on the site to the demo companies.




How can you give ownership of something that isn't yours?




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  Reply # 1103610 6-Aug-2014 20:15
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Lias: I wonder what the legalities are, because as I understand it most demolition contracts basically give ownership of EVERYTHING on the site to the demo companies.




Yeah, it'd be good if someone who works for Chorus would comment in this thread about what they'd do in this kind of situation.

Anyone have a rough idea of what one of them ONTs cost?




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I'm sure all of this could have been resolved if the O.P. politely bought the issue to the businesses attention.




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  Reply # 1103619 6-Aug-2014 20:37
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i have one installed and at no time was i told that it wasnt mine and not to remove it . The only way i knew was reading it here , what about the average citizen who would have no idea. 

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  Reply # 1103621 6-Aug-2014 20:41
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Lias: I wonder what the legalities are, because as I understand it most demolition contracts basically give ownership of EVERYTHING on the site to the demo companies.




How can you give ownership of something that isn't yours?


IANAL, but my understanding is it's tied up with salvage law. I'm genuinely curious how the law works, hence my original question






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There are a number of reasons why this could be on the counter at the demo company.  None that make any sense though.  Sky set top boxes, TCL modems and Telecom Data NTUs turn up on the second-hand market, but they are not worth anything to anyone except the companies that own them.

There is no value to any prospective purchaser as they do not have to buy the ONT when they order a fibre service.

PM me with the details & we will go have a chat with the demo company.

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