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Topic # 88307 13-Aug-2011 01:30
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Currently with Orcon, on a miserable 15GB plan which is no-where near enough. Telecom's 'Total Home Broadband' plan appears to be better value than adding data blocks to the Orcon plan. It's 60GB for $105 monthly.

Maybe I'm blind, but I can't seem to find any mention of phone services like caller ID for that Telecom plan. Does anyone know how it works - do you have to pay extra?

Also, there used to be a list about with different ISPs and the best modem/chip for them for compatibility but I can't find that either.

Ans of course, if anyone knows a better value plan or any reason why the Telecom plan is a bad idea, fire away.

Thanks. 

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  Reply # 505861 13-Aug-2011 03:26
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Oubadah: Currently with Orcon, on a miserable 15GB plan which is no-where near enough. Telecom's 'Total Home Broadband' plan appears to be better value than adding data blocks to the Orcon plan. It's 60GB for $105 monthly.

Maybe I'm blind, but I can't seem to find any mention of phone services like caller ID for that Telecom plan. Does anyone know how it works - do you have to pay extra?

Also, there used to be a list about with different ISPs and the best modem/chip for them for compatibility but I can't find that either.

Ans of course, if anyone knows a better value plan or any reason why the Telecom plan is a bad idea, fire away.

Thanks. 


Telecom plan is pretty good, as far as extras like Call Minder/Call waiting etc, they are addons, http://www.telecom.co.nz/callerdisplay says that it's $2.55.

It's a pretty good package in my opinion and it's been rock solid.  Also to note, if your ADSL modem has a Telepermit sticker, then it should be compatible with the Telecom Wholesale network (although there is apparently a bug where if you are too close to the DSLAM it might act weird (see the related thread in the Telecom forum)).



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  Reply # 506115 13-Aug-2011 22:53
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nigelj: (see the related thread in the Telecom forum)).


Which thread?



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  Reply # 506141 14-Aug-2011 00:51
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Oubadah:
nigelj: (see the related thread in the Telecom forum)).


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Chorus DSLAM / ISAM Firmware upgrades


The Telecom response/acknowledgement can be seen here.  That said, if you take up Telecom's offer of a 12 month contract + free modem (and use the modem) then it shouldn't be an issue at all.

But from what has been said, it's only a few really old modems, that are located really close to the exchange/cabinet.



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  Reply # 506146 14-Aug-2011 01:40
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I was planning on the Vigor 120. I always wanted to use it, but being on Orcon I went with a Broadcom based unit.

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