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Topic # 27102 14-Oct-2008 15:46
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Hi;

I was wanting to get the Telstra Clear Home package (tv, phone and broadband) package hooked up in my Te Aro, Wellington apartment. However Telstraclear say they can't service my particular building / street.

So ... now that is clear ... what are my options?

I want broadband ... so ok i can go to Telecom or Vodafone for broadband. anybody else worth it?
I also want digital / cable tv ... what options do i have here? Assuming that the building won't let me install a sat dish. do i have any options left?

Thanks
Ryan

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  Reply # 171100 14-Oct-2008 16:45
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For broadband, Telcom have recently upgraded their plans and so are a much better option than they were. Vodafone i think is still okay. Telstraclear's ADSL is consistantly fast for me, and usually works fine.

For digital TV - if you cant get Cable TV from telstraclear, and the building doesn't allow a satellite dish - it would appear you're a bit screwed. Are you sure there's no main dish feeding the building?
Thats assuming you mean PayTV - theres always Freeview HD on the UHF feed coming off any UHF antenna. If you can get prime as a rule of thumb you can get freeview HD for most locations.

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  Reply # 171165 14-Oct-2008 22:00
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In the new apartments popping up around hawkes bay, they seem to be feeding the sky dish feed and uhf through the same cable, that ends with a standard rf plug on the wall.
Dont know how they do it, or if there are any special adaptors required but it seems to work.
Might want to see if any other people in the building have sky




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  Reply # 171267 15-Oct-2008 13:05
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If there is no TCL in the building (then be thankful as normally if its in there thats all you are allowed) then it would be normal that the coax distribution in the aparments has both FTA V/UHF and LBand (Sat) for Sky or FreeView Sat, check with the body corp or other uses in the building if they have sky, also have a peer on the roof from a few blocks away, is there a dish?

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  Reply # 171271 15-Oct-2008 13:21
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Hi Guys;

Thanks for the replies.
I have noticed there are boxes (bedrooms and lunge) that appear to be for TV; but not sure. I guess the best would be to check with the body corporate / neighbors and see what they got going.

I did see some "big box" in the basement with City Net or something written on it; dunno what that is though.

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  Reply # 171316 15-Oct-2008 16:42
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Sounds like Citylink? Don't they resell Telstra's cable? Or have their own network?



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  Reply # 171409 16-Oct-2008 08:09
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yeah i think you could be right ... so if it is Citylink then what? it appears they provide just the network (fibre optic) ... i still have t contact an ISP for the actual service though.

so which is a decent ISP from their list http://www.citylink.co.nz/community/isps.html

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  Reply # 171415 16-Oct-2008 08:22
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Citylink for domestic internet is far too pricey to concider, if you check here or here for example you might want to reconcider.

Cyril



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  Reply # 171416 16-Oct-2008 08:31
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holy sweet mother of gawd .... those prices are insane! what do you get for that kind of money that you wont get with vodafone / telecom / telstraclear?

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  Reply # 171417 16-Oct-2008 08:41
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There is a big difference between domestic and commercial plans, but yes we have FTTH but no one can afford it!

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  Reply # 171645 16-Oct-2008 19:57
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lol
http://www.xtreme.net.nz/services/citylink-pricing.php

All Xtreme citylink connections include a local Wellington based business.




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