However slingshot's system seems to be oblivious to several locations around Tauranga having fibre installed. When trying to sign up on their website I'm told that fibre in not available in my area when is been available since August last year. Other providers such as Orcon and telecom are ready to have me sign up and their site detects that UFB is available for me.
I have tried their web support, the standard response is (copied from email)
"Unfortunately Slingshot does not have access to UFB cables to your address which is why we cannot supply you with the Fibre service.In this case there are only certain providers who ca use those lines and unfortunately we are not one of them it is negative as a service we can proviode you.I have double checked that street address also,the website would be going off the same database that shows us we cannot provide you with fibre."
I'm not the only one with this problem as someone else in my office has tried and had long conversations which have gone something like... (as relayed to me)
S: Sorry we cannot provide you fibre
C: But you can provide fibre to the same locations as telecom, in fact im told you buy your fibre service from telecom
C: and telecom can supply me but you can't, can you please recheck.
S: Yes, we can supply you, please let me transfer you endlessly around the building till you give up.
So why the rant, no one in slingshot seems to be catching on that there is a problem with the system that detects if an address had UFB or not and I know i'm not the only one.
I understand there is someone from slingshot who views these forms, so message me and ill will provide you with our addresses so you have have some examples to diagnose what going wrong.