Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

7 posts

Wannabe Geek

Topic # 151402 24-Aug-2014 14:22
Send private message

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

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
303 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 64

  Reply # 1114562 24-Aug-2014 14:25
Send private message

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

4800 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1486

  Reply # 1114588 24-Aug-2014 15:18
Send private message

Plug your address in to the Chorus address checker and it will tell you what xDSL services are available.

EDIT: autocorrect


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
'That VDSL Cat'
7743 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1565


  Reply # 1114611 24-Aug-2014 15:33
Send private message

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. 

#include <std_disclaimer>


Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09

Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00

D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30

New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17

Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14

Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12

Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02

Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12

Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41

New Privacy Trust Mark certifies privacy and customer control
Posted 10-May-2018 14:16

New app FIXR connects vehicle owners to top Mechanics at best prices
Posted 10-May-2018 14:13

Nutanix Beam gives enterprises control of the cloud
Posted 10-May-2018 14:09

D-Link ANZ launches Covr Seamless Wi-Fi System
Posted 10-May-2018 14:06

Telstra, Intel and Ericsson demonstrate a 5G future for esports
Posted 10-May-2018 13:59

Spark introduces Android One with Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 6.1
Posted 8-May-2018 05:00

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.