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Topic # 165850 22-Feb-2015 20:59
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Just before Xmas, UFB was getting installed in my street, now heading towards the end of February, all the fibre is done, and the footpaths and road has been resealed where digging occurred.
So now that that part is done, how do you know when its good to go? I have checked my ISP's address checker and it still says UFB isn't available in your area. So does something get sent to all the residents in the street by mail to tell them when they can sign up? Or do you just have to keep checking the ISP address checker?



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  Reply # 1244437 22-Feb-2015 21:03
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just keep checking with your ISP

there is more too it than just runningthe ducting down the street :)

time frame? how long is a piece of string



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  Reply # 1244442 22-Feb-2015 21:14
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Jase2985: just keep checking with your ISP

there is more too it than just runningthe ducting down the street :)

time frame? how long is a piece of string


Oh yeah, I know there is more to it than just fibre in the street, I was just wondering how you knew when you could get it connected :)


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1244443 22-Feb-2015 21:14
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Check http://www.chorus.co.nz/maps first. If it shows that you can get UFB then follow up with your ISP. Not all ISPs provide service in all areas so you may need to change ISP to get UFB.

Of all the ISPs that I did a "register interest" with, Spark was the only one to actually contact me (about six weeks after go-live).

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  Reply # 1244451 22-Feb-2015 21:32
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I think the correct Chorus page is https://www.chorus.co.nz/network-upgrade-map

ETA: Ahh. Same thing. Typo in your link, which I'll fix. An errant ;




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  Reply # 1244458 22-Feb-2015 21:56
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You'll get a postcard in the mail when UFB is ready.

Also you might want to actually call your ISP and ask for a prequal. The ISP address checker won't be very accurate or up to date.

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  Reply # 1244476 22-Feb-2015 22:55
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DarkShadow: You'll get a postcard in the mail when UFB is ready.


This doesn't always happen, it didn't happen to me - or some family when UFB was installed down their street.




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  Reply # 1244493 22-Feb-2015 23:48
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naggyman:
DarkShadow: You'll get a postcard in the mail when UFB is ready.


This doesn't always happen, it didn't happen to me - or some family when UFB was installed down their street.

OK, maybe new procedure. Lots of people got a Chorus postcard last week.

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  Reply # 1244550 23-Feb-2015 07:44
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BigHammer: Typo in your link, which I'll fix. An errant ;

Ahh, right, I typed a ; and it made it part of the link, so I then deleted it from the text but apparently not the link itself. And I'm usually so good at double-checking these things! embarassed

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  Reply # 1244642 23-Feb-2015 10:37
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DarkShadow: You'll get a postcard in the mail when UFB is ready.


I never received one either.

I did get junk addressed mail from Vodafone and Spark regarding their UFB services. These were addressed to the Householder.









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  Reply # 1244720 23-Feb-2015 12:38
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astrae: I did get junk addressed mail from Vodafone and Spark regarding their UFB services. These were addressed to the Householder.




As it would be if you're not a current customer of either of those companies. They know your address is UFB ready, just not who you are.




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