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Topic # 30031 27-Jan-2009 12:10
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Does anyone know if it is possible to get a non telecom broadband option (such as vodafones red network) added without the home phone option to an account with telecom as the phone provider.

The situation is I am moving to a house which has broadband but apparantly the area is saturated with connections so I would have to go on a waiting list before I could get it connected. I was hoping to add vodafone as a broadband option as they may have some spare ports or a way of getting me connected while still using teleceom for my phone services.

Does anyone know if this is possible or any other providers that may offer an option?

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  Reply # 192248 27-Jan-2009 12:44
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As soon as you change a phone line to Naked DSL, it collapses all services associated with that line i.e. Phone Service and any Broadband which is connected.  So, it is not possible to retain Telecom as your phone provider when using Naked DSL because Telecom don't offer Naked DSL.

By the sounds of it, your best option would be to go with either Vodafone's Red Network if you are in an area where it is available, or sign with Orcon if you are in an area where their Orcon+ (unbundled) network is available.  Check the respective web sites for availability.

It is interesting that Vodafone still don't offer Naked DSL.  I have been using it for almost a year now, and it is brilliant.  We have VoIP phone service through Kiwilink which gives free calling anywhere in the 09 region and 8c per minute to other area codes, all for the princely sum of $15 per month.  Land to Mobile is 30c per minute which is very good too.

Naked DSL is the way to go IMO, and I will never revert to a traditional landline.



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  Reply # 192458 28-Jan-2009 12:22
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Thanks for the reply.

Can someone then advise on what wireless options are available.
I have looked at woosh but they do not have coverage in the wider Dannmora/Flatbush area (in Auckland)

Are there any other wireless only options out there?

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  Reply # 192462 28-Jan-2009 12:42
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I just checked the Kordia Extend maps for your area and unfortunately that isn't an option.

However, Compass Net may be.  Have a look here

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  Reply # 192473 28-Jan-2009 13:16
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Looks like NZ Wireless/Gasp covers your area...

http://gasp.co.nz/Site/Where/Auckland.aspx



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  Reply # 192480 28-Jan-2009 13:36
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Damb, both options dont have coverage in my area!

looks like I may have to go with the Vodafone USB stick mobile option. At least they have 3g coverage in my area, I just didnt want to be locked into a 24month contract as *I hoping* a spare ADSL port will be available before then.

Thanks for the links though

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  Reply # 192481 28-Jan-2009 13:38
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jason.h: but apparantly the area is saturated with connections so I would have to go on a waiting list before I could get it connected.


Do you know this for a fact?
Not that I doubt you, but you can email broadband at telecom.co.nz and they can double check whether you'll need to wait or not.




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  Reply # 192484 28-Jan-2009 13:45
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Yup. I rang up last week and organised to get my phone services and broadband all moved over this Sat.
They did the checks and advise all my smartphone services and bradband was available. I was happy.

Then 2 days ago I received a call to advise that there were no ports available and I would have to go on a waitlist. I suspect the checks identify that broadband is available at a technically level but not at a service subscription level. I would love for the operator who called me to be wrong but I dont think that would be the case.

And vodafone currently have the better wireless option (3GB / halfprice 6 months Vs Telecom 1GB / halfproce 6 months)

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