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Topic # 95513 6-Jan-2012 14:43
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Hello everyone!

I arrived in New Zealand a little over a month ago and moved into an apartment (Auckland City Centre). Let me say first that, having lived in Germany and South Korea before, looking into New Zealand broadband, phone and mobile offers is shocking for me.

Nonetheless I need Internet. I found that the vodafone offer for naked broadband is what I am looking for. Not being very interested in making a 12 month contract, I would like to choose a no term contract option. Vodafone states that I might need to pay a fee for connection and wiring.

My guess is (please tell me if I am wrong here) that connection means simply setting up the wireless modem/router. I am pretty sure I can get this done myself.

I asked the vodafone support at vodafone.co.nz what wiring exactly means. If I understoond the customer service correctly, wiring needs to be done if I don't have a phone line set up.

How do I know if my phone line is set up in my apartment? Is all I need the little box on the wall, where I can plug in a phone? Or is it possible, that even so I have the phone plug, some extra wiring is needed to get naked broadband?

Therefore the the connection and wiring fee is $250, I would like to avoid paying it.

Thanks for reading. I hope my spelling and grammar isn't to horrible for you.

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  Reply # 565385 6-Jan-2012 15:07
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Hi, and welcome to GeekZone. Yes can fully understand you being shocked by the BB offerings in NZ. The wiring fee is if you want a central filter installed, you probably dont need to worry about that, and as such for now just wave the wiring fee, all you need is to either take their packaged modem (if that is the deal you wish to go for) or just buy your own modem there should be no other fees than the standard advertised.

I assume your apartment already has phone sockets in and there were previous tenants that had the phone or BB connected, if so there should be no other issues being connected.

Cyril


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  Reply # 565395 6-Jan-2012 15:51
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Thanks a lot!

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  Reply # 565426 6-Jan-2012 16:49
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I should point out that there would be a fee of around $63 to have an existing line connected for new service, ie. you are a new customer wanting to connect to the network where an existing working line is in place.

If your apartment has never had a connection ie a new line is required to be established, then that fee will depend on the level of work required but in an apartment where telecom will already have pairs to the building MDF and all is required is a jumper to your apartment then that is probably around $70-100ish, only Vodafone can determine that exact $ via Chorus.

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  Reply # 565476 6-Jan-2012 19:01
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Check these companies to see if you can get wireless or fixed broadband at your place.

http://wirelessnation.co.nz/
http://www.tomizone.co.nz/

And also see if your building is listed on this page, you might be lucky.

http://web.bosco.co.nz/BuildingEnquiry.aspx




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  Reply # 565490 6-Jan-2012 19:54
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webwat: Check these companies to see if you can get wireless or fixed broadband at your place.

http://wirelessnation.co.nz/
http://www.tomizone.co.nz/

And also see if your building is listed on this page, you might be lucky.

http://web.bosco.co.nz/BuildingEnquiry.aspx


Thanks for your reply. Bosco was actually the first thing I looked into. Unfortunately they only deliver power to my building, no internet. I think I will go with vodafone, simply because I have a mobile smart plan with them, which allows me to get 60GB naked broadband for $55  instead of paying $85.

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