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Topic # 55481 5-Jan-2010 17:33
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I am looking at getting some dsl at my place, and was wondering if anyone who went through the same process could help me out.

I really like slingshots plans they have... seems very competivite, and the off peak downloading is quite attractive. Only probelm is, no ACTIVE phone line... In order to get Ndsl i need an active phone line/boradband connection. Kida of a conterdiction if your want Naked dsl... Anyway... ill quite winging

If I get a phone line, lets say form telecom, would i have to sign a contract? If so... what would i do than? I Have no use for a phone line... and frankly cant be botherd by one... There is no way to switch

Question i have, is what is the cheapest way to get an active phone line so I can have a prefered naked dsl plan, and is there a way to get one without a contract?



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  Reply # 287217 5-Jan-2010 17:50
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www.xnet.co.nz can hook up N-DSL no problem with no active phone line. Seems very stange that Slingshot can't - I'd ask them why?




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  Reply # 287235 5-Jan-2010 18:38
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coffeebaron: www.xnet.co.nz can hook up N-DSL no problem with no active phone line. Seems very stange that Slingshot can't - I'd ask them why?



+1 if Slingshot provide nDSL via Telecom Wholesale then it's do-able, if they are using the VF Red network thats another story.


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  Reply # 287245 5-Jan-2010 19:01
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JerBear: I am looking at getting some dsl at my place, and was wondering if anyone who went through the same process could help me out.

I really like slingshots plans they have... seems very competivite, and the off peak downloading is quite attractive. Only probelm is, no ACTIVE phone line... In order to get Ndsl i need an active phone line/boradband connection. Kida of a conterdiction if your want Naked dsl... Anyway... ill quite winging

If I get a phone line, lets say form telecom, would i have to sign a contract? If so... what would i do than? I Have no use for a phone line... and frankly cant be botherd by one... There is no way to switch

Question i have, is what is the cheapest way to get an active phone line so I can have a prefered naked dsl plan, and is there a way to get one without a contract?



Hope this helps others
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Do you mean you don't even have a phone plug in the house? if so you can't get ndsl unless you pay to get a phone line put in.

If you've got a plug in the house then plug in a phone and see what sort of tones you get, it will give some clues as to any issues.



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  Reply # 287599 6-Jan-2010 22:11
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Hey, I have a physical line.. just need to find the cheapest way to get a phone line(the service) without a contract... any ideas?

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  Reply # 287602 6-Jan-2010 22:23
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Snap do NDSL with some good packages checkout www.snap.net.nz

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Reply # 287608 6-Jan-2010 22:33
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JerBear: Hey, I have a physical line.. just need to find the cheapest way to get a phone line(the service) without a contract... any ideas?



If that is simply to enable you to signup to Slingshot nDSL then thats is very poor on their behalf.  


Slingshot also supply a PSTN product via Telecom Wholesale, so I really don't see how they can't play their own game? Surely they wouldn't charge a disconnection fee to move to one of their own products. 


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  Reply # 287612 6-Jan-2010 22:39
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I used Orcon (Naked DSL 15gb) for 8 months this year and had stellar speeds. I was living in central Auckland right next to the main exchange but that's beside the point! I didn't need a phone line and the price was the best at the time I did the research ($80 a month). Highest speed I had was 17.59mbps so everything was top notch, I highly recommend them!



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  Reply # 287626 6-Jan-2010 23:12
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humm... that sounds great, but i live in welcome bay. so... that does me no good. And i agree.. slingshot is kinda lame, considering i need to get an active phone line before I can go for Ndsl, but acording to there website, your cant get home line from them... you can only get there service by switching with a CONNECT line... Bah... what ever... ill just eat the flipping bullet...

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  Reply # 287644 7-Jan-2010 00:58
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If you sign up for a landline with Slingshot, then switch to NDSL, you will be charged a termination fee.




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