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Topic # 165933 25-Feb-2015 07:36
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Hi,

I'm in need of some help with figuring out the best options for internet.

We recently moved to Mangawhai and signed up for Slingshot VDSL broadband. Slingshot has now said that Chorus has told them there is no capacity to connect our house (or something along those lines). We also do not have a phone jack.

Is there a viable option for an internet service that will provide at least 20gb a month for under $100?

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  Reply # 1246049 25-Feb-2015 07:42
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Is there a copper phoneline connected to the house at all?

ADSL? just because you cant get vdsl doesnt mean you cant get ADSL

there are tonnes of ADSL plans under 100

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  Reply # 1246050 25-Feb-2015 07:43
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Fixed line is your only option in that situation.

Without knowing the exact reasons behind the explanation there isn't a lot of help anybody on here is going to be able to give you.

Why does the house not have a phone jack? Has it never been connected to the Chorus network before?



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1246052 25-Feb-2015 07:46
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Ask if you can be connected to a ADSL port then



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  Reply # 1246056 25-Feb-2015 07:49
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Slingshot was not very descriptive with an explanation for why we could not be connected. So can we get ADSL without having any phone jack in the house? Is there that much of a speed difference between ADSL and VDSL?

The house has been a beach holiday home for a while so has had no previous internet connection.

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  Reply # 1246057 25-Feb-2015 07:51
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Yes you still need a copper cable running to the house and a jack point to plug modem into

If you need 20GB per month then ADSL2+ is fine



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  Reply # 1246062 25-Feb-2015 07:57
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Sorry to sound ditzy but when I google connecting a copper cable to house I can't see how one goes about doing it. DO you know who the best company to contact is or how much it may cost (roughly)?

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  Reply # 1246067 25-Feb-2015 08:02
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To put it simply you need a phone line to get any form of DSL. If there hasn't been one run to the house you are up for the cost of running one to your house, which will require Chorus involvement.

If there has been a phone line run to the house then you would need a phone socket installed by a sparky/data cabler and Chrous to connect you. You can't get Chrous involved directly, you need to go through your telco / ISP.

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  Reply # 1246068 25-Feb-2015 08:06
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go round the house and see if you can see a small box on the wall either low down or high up.

you need to know if there actually is a phone cable connected to the house or not



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  Reply # 1246071 25-Feb-2015 08:08
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Thanks so much for the input so far. I will give slingshot a call and hopefully get a better answer about the capacity issue and will try to figure out if the house is connected to the phone line tonight after work.

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  Reply # 1246119 25-Feb-2015 09:00
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As per above - if VDSL is available but there are no ports at the exchange, sometimes there can be ADSL ports available instead. This is because the new equipment doing VDSL is full, but the old equipment doing ADSL has ports available - a simplified explanation anyway.

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  Reply # 1246134 25-Feb-2015 09:19
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Failing a phone line option, wireless might be the way to go - http://ubergroup.co.nz/





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  Reply # 1247252 26-Feb-2015 18:31
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So it turns out that there is no connection to the phone line. About 40m away from the house there is a tube next to the driveway that says phone lines, etc.

How much does it roughly cost to get chorus to connect the house to the phone line? Is there any way to reduce the costs (ie digging our own trench)? Is that advisable?

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  Reply # 1247282 26-Feb-2015 19:52
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If you are considered rural then there was a significantly higher charge introduced some years ago (>7) for new rural connections, but that may have been rescinded as part of the greater UFB rollout nationwide. You should consider checking that out.

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  Reply # 1247353 26-Feb-2015 21:25
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rburgoyne: So it turns out that there is no connection to the phone line. About 40m away from the house there is a tube next to the driveway that says phone lines, etc.

How much does it roughly cost to get chorus to connect the house to the phone line? Is there any way to reduce the costs (ie digging our own trench)? Is that advisable?


Best to get your ISP to get chorus out for a quote, Without being on site and knowing what's involved no one will be able to give a real estimate.


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