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#27522 29-Oct-2008 17:34
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I was wondering what my options are for setting up internet in my new apartment if we decide we don't need a phone line.

I currently use Woosh, which is alright but there seem to better plans and I wonder if ADSL is more reliable.
My flatmates want me to leave behind woosh but i'm only doing this if I can't find a better option, I'm not handing over all my equipment to them if I still want a woosh connection!

I talked to slingshot about naked DSL but was told I need a telecom account to set this up, which seems to defeat the purpose so I'm not sure if the sales rep was clueless. Can anyone confirm if I should be able to get this without a telecom account/landline?

I quite like Xnet plans and thought I saw someone mention they use them without a phone line. Can I get Xnet broadband without a phone line?

To Sum Up:
Bascially I want to know if anyone is using an ISP without having to set up a phone line at any point and if anyone would recomend this over using Woosh.

Thanks in Advance

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  #174404 29-Oct-2008 17:54
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First comment: DO NOT GOT NAKED DSL. If your ISP sucks, you're either stuck or will be lumped with fees to 'reconnect' to POTS.

Second comment: Based on what I've heard about Woosh, and know about some forms of wireless, ADSL should be more reliable (on a reasonable line). Especially more reliable than Woosh.

Thrid comment: How much data do you chew through in a month?




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  #174419 29-Oct-2008 18:24
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JenniferL:
I talked to slingshot about naked DSL but was told I need a telecom account to set this up, which seems to defeat the purpose so I'm not sure if the sales rep was clueless. Can anyone confirm if I should be able to get this without a telecom account/landline


You most definitly do not require a Telecom account to set up a naked DSL connection.

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First comment: DO NOT GOT NAKED DSL. If your ISP sucks, you're either stuck or will be lumped with fees to 'reconnect' to POTS.


It is a common misconception that you need to reconnect to a POTS line to transition NDSL across providers. As far as I'm aware, all providers have access to NDSL, and can transition NDSL from provider to provider as required.




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  #174420 29-Oct-2008 18:35
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Well I'm on Orcon's Purple+ plan (Naked DSL) and I have no problem with it at home. We got a second phone line installed at home so that we could have our own Internet connection (we live in the same house as my fiance's parents) and it works well. We'll never need to connect a phone number to this line so that's not an issue for us, so if you know you won't need a phone line then this is definitely one option to explore.

Take a look at this website: http://www.nzconnection.net/Internet_Plan_and_Pricing_Comparisons

Here you'll be able to make comparisons with all the ISPs and hopefully make the decision a bit easier for you.




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  #174426 29-Oct-2008 18:45
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I'm not sure where you are located but if you are in Wellington, Kapiti or parts of Christchurch then you can connect to TelstraClear's network and get a cable modem connection with no phoneline.

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  #174764 31-Oct-2008 00:14
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I'm on Naked DSL with Xnet (WXC). The VoIP is great, as is the speed in the off-peak times. Problem with them is the evening speeds are so poor that I cannot stream flash video such as Youtube without constant rebuffering. I'm not on their Torrent plan so this is unacceptable to me, so I don't recommend them, and am looking for another Naked DSL provider at this time (I'll start a relevant thread for that issue).

Slingshot told me that they CAN transfer me over without having to get a Telecom landline reactivated, so I'd suggest the sales rep you spoke with was not well trained.

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