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Topic # 191055 21-Jan-2016 17:25
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over the past few weeks my letterbox has been bombarded with offers to install fibre which has just been installed in our street.

 

So I rang our ISP - you need to take a 1 year contract. I don't want a 1 year contract as we are moving later in the year. Okay that will cost you $250!. 

 

I thought UFB was what the government/chorus were wanting. Once it's installed then its available to anyone else who my move into my property. Even though I discussed transferring our account when we move, they would only waive the install costs if our new property had fibre.

 

No wonder the UFB uptake is slow. Sometimes it's too hard.


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  Reply # 1476293 21-Jan-2016 17:31
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Another thread...

 

It costs real money for these things to get installed (Well in excess of the $250 for your information), in order to get that installation cost back they ask you to sign a contract to say you'll spend x a month for x period of time to OFFSET those costs. 

 

 

 

Doesn't seem unreasonable to me. 

 

 

 

Perhaps if you considered what you would want if the situation were reversed.

 

 

 

I am wondering how many of these threads would exist if people spent a few seconds considering the other side of their question and what they would want if the roles were reversed.


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  Reply # 1476294 21-Jan-2016 17:44
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Change ISPs.

Not all require a contract or a huge upfront charge.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1476296 21-Jan-2016 17:46
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I want it all.
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But...I don't want to pay for it.

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Reply # 1476298 21-Jan-2016 17:52
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Who pays for the new router you need?

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  Reply # 1476307 21-Jan-2016 18:33
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scuwp: I want it all.
I want it now.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDcoX7s6rE


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  Reply # 1476332 21-Jan-2016 19:14
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find an ISP that has no contract like https://www.bigpipe.co.nz/

 

$49 connection fee and BYO Router


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  Reply # 1476339 21-Jan-2016 19:31
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The router alone will cost approx $200 for a decent one.

 

= your $249 cancellation fee


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  Reply # 1476341 21-Jan-2016 19:36
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itey:

 

The router alone will cost approx $200 for a decent one.

 

= your $249 cancellation fee

 

 

 

 

TP-Link Archer C2 is a very serviceable router for UFB up to 200Mbps plans and costs around $115

 

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETTPL4202

 

 

 

(and of course it's entirely possible the OP might already have a decent router he would like to use with UFB)





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  Reply # 1476358 21-Jan-2016 19:45
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WayneS:

 

over the past few weeks my letterbox has been bombarded with offers to install fibre which has just been installed in our street.

 

So I rang our ISP - you need to take a 1 year contract. I don't want a 1 year contract as we are moving later in the year. Okay that will cost you $250!. 

 

I thought UFB was what the government/chorus were wanting. Once it's installed then its available to anyone else who my move into my property. Even though I discussed transferring our account when we move, they would only waive the install costs if our new property had fibre.

 

No wonder the UFB uptake is slow. Sometimes it's too hard.

 

 

 

 

Move ISP if you don't like your current one.

 

As for term contracts with UFB some ISPs choose not to offer them however every ISP as part of a UFB install enters into a 1yr contract with the RSP and/or Chorus. Chorus at present are not charging the ISP an ETC if you leave, some RSPs are. When you consider your installation will probably cost a minimum of $1500 this is perfectly understandable.

 

 


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  Reply # 1476392 21-Jan-2016 20:07
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A scope takes about 30 to 40 minutes. The build (feeding from street to house, probably takes an hour to 2 hours, and possibly more. The install is set at 4 to 5 hours. Thats lots of cost. My router they gave me is dual channel, AC, Gbit LAN and WAN. Free install and a year contract seems right for strong uptake. And these days the cost of fibre compared to DSL is either the same or $10 more.




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  Reply # 1476396 21-Jan-2016 20:10
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Dont get me wrong - happy to continue my contract at our new place.

 

A couple of comments -

 

I already own a suitable router so dont need a new one. I've had long relationships with Telco's over the years so loyalty is not the issue  

 

 


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  Reply # 1476403 21-Jan-2016 20:20
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WayneS:

 

Dont get me wrong - happy to continue my contract at our new place.

 

A couple of comments -

 

I already own a suitable router so dont need a new one. I've had long relationships with Telco's over the years so loyalty is not the issue  

 

 

 

 

But even moving costs money. Assuming you move from UFB to xDSL at a different property there are potential ETC fees for your ISP (don't know if you're in a Chorus zone or another LFC) and then connection fees for xDSL.

 

 


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  Reply # 1476408 21-Jan-2016 20:33
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^^^

 

Yeah, it's 60 bucks or more to have your land line moved from one house to another. The same principle applies.


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  Reply # 1476417 21-Jan-2016 21:23
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WayneS:

 

Dont get me wrong - happy to continue my contract at our new place.

 

 

 

 

Some ISPs will continue the contract at the new place (downgrade to DSL if fibre isn't available). At least that's what the Spark rep said when I asked.


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  Reply # 1476443 21-Jan-2016 21:51
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I have a HG659 for sale if you want to buy


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