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

263 posts

Ultimate Geek

#195371 18-Apr-2016 11:11
Send private message

I am hoping somebody can help me. For the last few years I have been running my communications through Vodafone's home phone wireless  and for Broadband I have used 2 degrees Mobile Broadband. This has been adequate for my needs but owing to a change in circumstance I need to get Home Broadband installed. The issue I have is that the suppliers I have been to have been prepared to arrange what is necessary to make the copper lines active and are thus advising not to sign a broadband contract until I know the wires are active.


My question is how can I confirm the copper is active?







Create new topic
6434 posts

Uber Geek

  #1534814 18-Apr-2016 11:48
Send private message

most suppliers would be willing to sort it for you.




It's possible there will be an extra fee for your property to get the copper hooked up if you don't know whether it has ever had a copper phone line before. (could be talking ~$200)




An alternative would be skinny broadband, which doesn't require copper.

263 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #1534824 18-Apr-2016 12:00
Send private message

Thanks for your reply. I have had copper in the house but it would be 7 years since it was used. I was certainly expecting an extra fee for this. The problem is that providers do not seem able to sort it. Currently I have spoken to Spark who said talk to Chorus and 2 degrees who suggested I contact an electrician.
I am aware of the Skinny and Spark wireless offerings and they are my fall back position. With these I am concerned that 80GB might not be enough for streaming.


263 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #1534933 18-Apr-2016 13:17
Send private message

Please ignore this thread. went and talked to Vodafone and they said they would sort it so they have the business

5435 posts

Uber Geek

  #1535129 18-Apr-2016 17:58
Send private message

Good luck :)

614 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1535130 18-Apr-2016 18:00
Send private message

where are you located? i hope you are not going for a cable connection.

2275 posts

Uber Geek

  #1535133 18-Apr-2016 18:08
Send private message

PS: You can get broadband without a contract from someone like Bigpipe. Because there is no contract, it means you have to pay for a connection fee (something like $49) and you need a modem, which they sell for $99 or you can buy somewhere else

However Bigpipe don't offer landlines which it sounds like you probably want a landline

6022 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1535136 18-Apr-2016 18:09
Send private message

AKLWestie: where are you located? i hope you are not going for a cable connection.


The OP was asking about a copper connection.


Agree that HFC cable is not a good option at present.  wink


Create new topic

News »

Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35

UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42

D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01

New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35

Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21

Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11

Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05

Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26

Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07

Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45

Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48

Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50

Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00

Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51

QNAP integrates Catalyst Cloud Object Storage into Hybrid Backup solution
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:40

Geekzone Live »

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

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

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.