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Topic # 201555 24-Aug-2016 08:19
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Yesterday I received a visit from a Spark rep trying to sell me Spark ADSL. I informed him I have a contract with Vodafone and was on VF cable 100/10.

 

He immediately offered to buy me out from my VF contract to be put on Spark VDSL.

 

I asked him why he wasn't offering me Spark UFB and his reply was that it isn't available on my street yet!!!

 

Weird thing is that both my neighbors are on UFB and it was live on this street approx 1 year ago.

 

He was still insistent it wasn't available....I had to be rude to him for him to leave...

 

I saw him go next door and he told my neighbor the same spin...and they have UFB installed...

 

 

 

Very weird...

 

 


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  Reply # 1616619 24-Aug-2016 08:24
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Have they been poaching staff from HRV?





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  Reply # 1616631 24-Aug-2016 09:21
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MikeAqua:

 

Have they been poaching staff from HRV?

 

 

LOL! Those dudes call me every 6 months, even though I keep telling them I have a DVS already.





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  Reply # 1617080 24-Aug-2016 22:42
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MikeAqua:

 

Have they been poaching staff from HRV?

 

 

I keep getting power companies calling, some of them have dodgy sales pitches too.





Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

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  Reply # 1617173 25-Aug-2016 08:43
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Think the big black mobile deterrent we have roaming the property stops most door to door reps at our place.... but very few phone ones.

 

Friend signed up for Vodafone VDSL yesterday, only to have the CSR trying to push them to use V/fone for mobile as well for an extra $10 from what she currently pays 2D - "but you'll save $10 on your broadband!" - CSR couldnt see the issue.... ;)

 

 





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^^^

 


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  Reply # 1617214 25-Aug-2016 10:15
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I had a VF salesman come by yesterday promising to better the monthly charge whatever it was and connect me to HFC. "Chorus may say they'll have fibre in the street in a year but add at least a year before it will be available. We have cable now." And then some story about since the neighbor had cable they wouldn't have to go all the way back to the pole. "Say the word and I'll get Chorus??? on to it"

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  Reply # 1617282 25-Aug-2016 11:57
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Hey OP,

 

Just PM'd you for a bit of info so we can feed this back to the team :)

 

Thanks! 

 


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  Reply # 1617344 25-Aug-2016 12:58
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littleheaven:

MikeAqua:


Have they been poaching staff from HRV?



LOL! Those dudes call me every 6 months, even though I keep telling them I have a DVS already.



Every 3mo for me. I had a call from "the heatpump department" and told them to remove my details from their database. The lady said "we can from ours however expect calls from other departments because we can't remove it off there" - I told her well ensure it is removed then.

No calls in 2mo so far but I bet I'll get another call from them.




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Reply # 1617354 25-Aug-2016 13:23
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I have voice over fibre and one cool feature is blocking private numbers from calling. Anyone that really needs to contact me will have my cellphone.


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