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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 151402 24-Aug-2014 14:22
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Does anybody know if I need to have an active broadband plan in order to test whether or not a property can receive ADSL connectivity by plugging In a modem. I understand that I wouldn't be able to browse the web, but would I be able to establish a connection at least? It's just I don't want to start paying for something which I can't even connect to.
Any help would be appreciated

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  Reply # 1114562 24-Aug-2014 14:25
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Plug a modem in and see what happens - if the peolle before you had a broadband connect then possiblities are you can stillsync with yhe exchange

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  Reply # 1114588 24-Aug-2014 15:18
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Plug your address in to the Chorus address checker and it will tell you what xDSL services are available.

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'That VDSL Cat'
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  Reply # 1114611 24-Aug-2014 15:33
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as others have said. put your address into chorus's maps here 

Otherwise, Call An isp, and ask them for a "prequal" on the address. this will give you an idea on services available, and estimated speeds. 

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