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# 17845 14-Dec-2007 13:52
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Was hoping to stay with telecom to avoid hassle of changing to another company. But from this story

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10482279

looks like they won't have it for another six months - I'm not paying 6 months phones bills unnecessary.

I rang up one of the companys offering n-dsl but to switch over have to cancel phone line, and internet connection before they can put in application.

Gone ahead with it, here's hoping the ports don't run out between me disconnecting and them reconnecting - could be 2 weeks with no internet. It would been a lot easier if telecom would provide the service but I'll take the risk so that I'm not paying for six months for a service that I don't need.


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  # 99959 14-Dec-2007 15:19
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Hi Rugrat,

I am not sure which company you have chosen for Naked DSL but you might like to look at Supra's (www.supra.net.nz) plans. You should only be without an internet connection for 3 to 5 working days after you have cancelled your phone line.

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  # 99976 14-Dec-2007 17:41
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Telecom launched the second phase of the naked dsl launch today which means you don't have to cancel your existing services to move necessarily.  If you're on UBS which most providers resell there's a process that basically goes through and removes your DSL and line and then re-establishes it as naked DSL.  That way you don't run the risk of losing your port as the whole thing is done on the same port, it's just a change of service.

The other way you can do it is to pay for a wiring and get in a second line, then once you're happy it's working cancel the first one.

 
 
 
 


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  # 100367 17-Dec-2007 08:45
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p1: Hi Rugrat,

I am not sure which company you have chosen for Naked DSL but you might like to look at Supra's (www.supra.net.nz) plans. You should only be without an internet connection for 3 to 5 working days after you have cancelled your phone line.


Make sure you buy a good UPS just incase your power goes off. The old Telecom analog line does have some advantages..




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  # 100677 18-Dec-2007 14:46
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old3eye: Make sure you buy a good UPS just incase your power goes off. The old Telecom analog line does have some advantages..


That's why I went for kiwilink as it was one that wasn't complusory bundling in $10 phone services. Wasn't aware of supa at time.
Just going to use cell phone for calls , don't make many- 49 cents minute to telecom cells, landlines. Mainly text, and Emails with friends.

Don't have router so there's another $200 plus if I went for included voip etc, didn't see anyone offering them free as part of join up.

Getting phone disconnected on 9th Jan. If no ports available sure I be able to find something else to have fun with the money saved.

Just find it a shame that they can't just move an existing internet connection over, so that people could have more certaintly that they'll be able to have internet connection. Sounds like a barrier to competition to me - another one the commerce comission lets slide?

May be just a fluke but my download speeds have increased since put in disconnect order. Use to get 1.6 M/bits. Now getting just over 3M/bits. Plus getting different IP numbers. use to be 2??.x.x.x, now it starts with 125. Before now, was always told it was my modem, then I pointed out to them, "Well it's the modem you provided when joined up" It's Alcatel Speedtouch.

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  # 100696 18-Dec-2007 16:48
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Just find it a shame that they can't just move an existing internet connection over, so that people could have more certaintly that they'll be able to have internet connection. Sounds like a barrier to competition to me - another one the commerce comission lets slide?


You can move an existing internet connection over, it just needs to be UBS with the same provider you're going to and they can churn it from UBS to UBA.  It's all part of the Naked DSL product plan and next year you'll be able to go straight from Xtra broadband (or another provider) to Naked DSL.

New Connections were just the first part of the product launch.



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  # 100702 18-Dec-2007 17:51
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Wendy: You can move an existing internet connection over, it just needs to be UBS with the same provider you're going to and they can churn it from UBS to UBA. It's all part of the Naked DSL product plan and next year you'll be able to go straight from Xtra broadband (or another provider) to Naked DSL.

New Connections were just the first part of the product launch.


I'm on xtra at moment, I'll ring kiwilink tomorrow and ask if I can be put on UBS, then moved to UBA , if possible that would be safer. I mentioned to them risk of losing port, they said the risk would be small, never mentioned any other way of doing it.

I don't wish to pay for extra wiring which was another way mentioned in an earlier post.

If xtra were prepared to do it in January I would have waited (depending on deal offered), but from the story which link I posted above, it looks like next year is 6 months away.

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