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# 208953 6-Mar-2017 16:07
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So I moved into a new house and had the fibre install arranged months in advance. Guy turns up, says oh its all blown and only needs to be activated. A week later, activator shows up and says it hasn't been blown and needs the first guy back.

 

 

 

I'm over it already. Currently using a portable WIFI hotspot but its expensive with low data caps and can only handle a few devices connected.

 

 

 

So we have four adults living here, whats the best temporary solution? Is there an ADSL provider with no connection fees and no contract? Or is there a better way? From what I'm now reading, fibre install can be an incredibly long painful process.


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  # 1731073 6-Mar-2017 16:11
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 I believe Bigpipe offer a no-contract option?


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  # 1731074 6-Mar-2017 16:11
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I believe bigpipe does no contracts plans on ADSL lines. ^^^ EDIT: beat me to it, I might add though I think the no contracts are for BYO Modem.
Do you have an "Intact" line into the house on the copper? If not the process of ADSL can be just as painful.





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  # 1731077 6-Mar-2017 16:14
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Which ISP?  I know Orcon and Slingshot are offering "ADSL While-U-Wait" now ... others might do something like it as well if you ask.

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=81&topicid=208647

 

edit: it will depend if you do have copper already in place, if not then it's probably not going to pan out.


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  # 1731078 6-Mar-2017 16:15
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How new is your house and subdivision? If it's brand new you may not have copper hence you won't be able to get DSL.

 

Have you looked into Skinny 4G? $52/100GB




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  # 1731079 6-Mar-2017 16:16
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Ah yes, the fibre is through Bigpipe so I did check that out. That $49 connection fee is the only problem, when for all I know fibre could be operational tomorrow.

 

 

 

Guess its gonna be hard to find any with no fees as they're there to stop people doing exactly this...




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  # 1731080 6-Mar-2017 16:18
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DarkShadow:

 

How new is your house and subdivision? If it's brand new you may not have copper hence you won't be able to get DSL.

 

Have you looked into Skinny 4G? $52/100GB

 

 

 

 

Sorry, not new just new to me.

 

I'll check that out, thanks.


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  # 1731083 6-Mar-2017 16:20
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When I connected Fibre when I moved into a house a year ago, Bigpipe offered DSL while we waited for the Fibre. They did not mention having to pay two connection fees.

 

I didn't take it up as I was organising the install before we moved in (while the house was empty). I had about 4 days with no fixed line broadband. The fibre install process was (luckily for me) very quick and easy.




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  # 1731088 6-Mar-2017 16:23
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trig42:

 

When I connected Fibre when I moved into a house a year ago, Bigpipe offered DSL while we waited for the Fibre. They did not mention having to pay two connection fees.

 

I didn't take it up as I was organising the install before we moved in (while the house was empty). I had about 4 days with no fixed line broadband. The fibre install process was (luckily for me) very quick and easy.

 

 

 

 

Oh great! I'll give them a call now.


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  # 1731089 6-Mar-2017 16:24
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BerG:

 

Ah yes, the fibre is through Bigpipe so I did check that out. That $49 connection fee is the only problem, when for all I know fibre could be operational tomorrow.

 

 

Did you know that $49 covers both ADSL and fiber installation?




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  # 1731096 6-Mar-2017 16:34
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DarkShadow:

 

BerG:

 

Ah yes, the fibre is through Bigpipe so I did check that out. That $49 connection fee is the only problem, when for all I know fibre could be operational tomorrow.

 

 

Did you know that $49 covers both ADSL and fiber installation?

 

 

 

 

No, thanks for that. But now I cant seem to find their phone number...oh, they dont have one :/




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  # 1731107 6-Mar-2017 17:17
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So, Bigpipe refuses to give us a DSL connection in the meantime because they have no indication the fibre install will take a long time.

 

No sh!t! It was supposed to be done two weeks ago! 


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  # 1731113 6-Mar-2017 17:37
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BerG:

 

DarkShadow:

 

BerG:

 

Ah yes, the fibre is through Bigpipe so I did check that out. That $49 connection fee is the only problem, when for all I know fibre could be operational tomorrow.

 

 

Did you know that $49 covers both ADSL and fiber installation?

 

 

No, thanks for that. But now I cant seem to find their phone number...oh, they dont have one :/

 

 

Online only support mate. Try their chat or email support.





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  # 1732165 6-Mar-2017 21:46
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Are there any reps from UFF that frequent these forums? :)


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  # 1732177 6-Mar-2017 22:26
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BerG:

 

So, Bigpipe refuses to give us a DSL connection in the meantime because they have no indication the fibre install will take a long time.

 

No sh!t! It was supposed to be done two weeks ago! 

 

 

Can they see an ONT at the address already? And no, you don't pay two connection fees for a temporary DSL connection while you wait for fibre, you only pay the connection fee once.

 

Is the house wired for copper?


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  # 1732199 7-Mar-2017 06:56
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Skinny wireless. My wait for fiber was 8 months, $50 install fee for a temporary solution isn't bad, you'll spend that in a week on mobile data.


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