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Ultimate Geek
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# 251487 27-Jun-2019 15:32
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Slingshot broadband LOD number and DB Number


Has anyone heard of these terms


and where can I find out more about what they mean.


Maybe something to do with location or specs?





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  # 2265801 27-Jun-2019 16:13
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Disclaimer: I work for Skinny, but I'm not posting in an official capacity. Opinions are my own etc etc


You're after a Lot and DP number. Basically, where your section is located in the country. LINZ have some info on it here but it's quite dense:


Skinny have a help article which will remain largely relevant for Slingshot:


Essentially, what they're saying there is that your property doesn't show up when they search for it in the appropriate database, which means they can't connect you. It can happen sometimes when someone lives at "12A" or "12B" but the council only have "12" in their databases. Or sometimes the database will show Unit 1, 12 and Unit 2, 12 instead of 12A and 12B. Or sometimes there's not even a reference to number 12.


It really depends on how it's set up, but getting the Lot and DP number will allow the person you're speaking to at Slingshot to get the address added if required, or someone from the company who own the lines (Chorus/UFF/Enable) can tell Slingshot that they need to sign up with a particular address. 


I used to run orders for Skinny and Bigpipe, and I've even seen instances where someone says they're at "1 Fake Street" and then I get the Lot and DP and the address listed in the database is something like "1234876 Fake Street North".


If you own your own property, I'd say talk to your local council to see if you can get the Lot and DP. If you're renting, then you might need to talk to the homeowner to get the details.


Edited: links were playing up, added disclaimer because I've linked to a Skinny page

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  # 2265838 27-Jun-2019 18:07
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If you search in the rates information / GIS pages for your local city council they should be able to give you the Lot/DP numbers. Well they do at least in Wellington.


Legal description UNIT 16 DP 389371 1/9 SH AU6


Legal Description LOT 2 DP 389044




Once you have that information for your address they should be able to find the street address, or worst case log a request to get the data corrected.


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  # 2265846 27-Jun-2019 18:14
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It's on your rates bill and your sales and purchase agreement for your house. If you just bought your house, your lawyer can help you find it.

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  # 2266013 28-Jun-2019 01:21
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DP = Deposited Plan


On my Hutt City rates bill, it is in the "Property Details" section under "Legal Description".

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  # 2266301 28-Jun-2019 15:01
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thanks everyone



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