Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


646 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 11


Topic # 88307 13-Aug-2011 01:30
Send private message

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. 

Create new topic
854 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 125


  Reply # 505861 13-Aug-2011 03:26
Send private message

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)).



646 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 506115 13-Aug-2011 22:53
Send private message

nigelj: (see the related thread in the Telecom forum)).


Which thread?



854 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 125


  Reply # 506141 14-Aug-2011 00:51
Send private message

Oubadah:
nigelj: (see the related thread in the Telecom forum)).


Which thread?




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.



646 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 506146 14-Aug-2011 01:40
Send private message

I was planning on the Vigor 120. I always wanted to use it, but being on Orcon I went with a Broadcom based unit.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.