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Topic # 157666 9-Dec-2014 08:42
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New Plymouth have had UFB ready by Ultrafast for some time now and on their site it shows a list of retailers, Slingshot are absent and don't show on Ultrafast's list. I am about to get VDSL with slingshot but if that dosn't work out I will have the ability to get UFB here in about three months maybe sooner has Slingshot got intentions to supply UFB with Ultrafast and when can this be expected?  most of the big players are already here is it a case of having to change ISP. 

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  Reply # 1191954 9-Dec-2014 09:17
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Hi Kevred,
We are getting very close to a launch date. I expect we'll soft launch to a few GZers first - so we'll let GZ know as soon as we are good to go...
Cheers, Quentin




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  Reply # 1191955 9-Dec-2014 09:20
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The only person I know in New Plymouth with Slingshot fibre lives in a Chorus Fibre Subdivision.
CallPlus or Orcon are available in NP, so I'm not sure why Slingshot is absent.

Primo is a good local ISP for UFB (albeit not as cheap as Slingshot).




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  Reply # 1191977 9-Dec-2014 10:02
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quentinreade: Hi Kevred,
We are getting very close to a launch date. I expect we'll soft launch to a few GZers first - so we'll let GZ know as soon as we are good to go...
Cheers, Quentin
                 
 Thanks Quentin good to know.




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  Reply # 1191991 9-Dec-2014 10:20
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Amosnz: The only person I know in New Plymouth with Slingshot fibre lives in a Chorus Fibre Subdivision.
CallPlus or Orcon are available in NP, so I'm not sure why Slingshot is absent.

Primo is a good local ISP for UFB (albeit not as cheap as Slingshot).

Thanks Amosnz I have had a look at Primo but would prefer to stay with Slingshot if possible Unlimited Data is always a plus . 



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  Reply # 1191992 9-Dec-2014 10:20
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Amosnz: The only person I know in New Plymouth with Slingshot fibre lives in a Chorus Fibre Subdivision.
CallPlus or Orcon are available in NP, so I'm not sure why Slingshot is absent.

Primo is a good local ISP for UFB (albeit not as cheap as Slingshot).

Thanks Amosnz I have had a look at Primo but would prefer to stay with Slingshot if possible Unlimited Data is always a plus . 

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  Reply # 1191999 9-Dec-2014 10:33
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quentinreade: Hi Kevred,
We are getting very close to a launch date. I expect we'll soft launch to a few GZers first - so we'll let GZ know as soon as we are good to go...
Cheers, Quentin


How about other UFF areas (esp Whanganui)?

Also do you use the voice ports on the ONT, or voice ports on the router?  And do you supply internet as "just plug a router that does DHCP into the ONT" or something more complex?

Asking for a friend -- I'm happy with Orcon at present but need something cheap to recommend to low-usage friends.

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  Reply # 1192015 9-Dec-2014 11:04
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deadlyllama:
How about other UFF areas (esp Whanganui)?


We'd be ready with the whole UFF area all at once, so same timings as New Plymouth, Hamilton etc.

deadlyllama:
Also do you use the voice ports on the ONT, or voice ports on the router?  And do you supply internet as "just plug a router that does DHCP into the ONT" or something more complex?



We use voice ports on the router, and yup - just plugs into the ONT and does DHCP.




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  Reply # 1192023 9-Dec-2014 11:25
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waynea:
deadlyllama:
How about other UFF areas (esp Whanganui)?


We'd be ready with the whole UFF area all at once, so same timings as New Plymouth, Hamilton etc.

deadlyllama:
Also do you use the voice ports on the ONT, or voice ports on the router?  And do you supply internet as "just plug a router that does DHCP into the ONT" or something more complex?



We use voice ports on the router, and yup - just plugs into the ONT and does DHCP.


Right -- so that means we can't use a customer supplied router if we want voice service?

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  Reply # 1192047 9-Dec-2014 11:44
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deadlyllama: 
Right -- so that means we can't use a customer supplied router if we want voice service?


Yes, that's right - sorry.



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  Reply # 1192182 9-Dec-2014 13:35
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waynea:
deadlyllama: 
Right -- so that means we can't use a customer supplied router if we want voice service?


Yes, that's right - sorry.

Is this the tripleplay 150?  would other routers with built in voip be able to work as the tripleplay only has 150mb wireless and no gigabit ports.

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  Reply # 1192330 9-Dec-2014 17:50
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waynea:
deadlyllama: 
Right -- so that means we can't use a customer supplied router if we want voice service?


Yes, that's right - sorry.


Is the VoIP just plain iTalk with preconfigured CPE? As an iTalk user from way back (2005) that presents no problem.

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  Reply # 1192606 10-Dec-2014 08:52
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Yes, it's pretty much the same as iTalk -- so you can set up another device with the correct SIP gateway and authentication details for the fibre phone number and in theory it would work.

However on fibre our SIP/asterix servers care about the MAC address of the device used to connect to them so it would require some co-operation from our end to get it working - or some hacks.



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  Reply # 1256777 12-Mar-2015 08:08
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Any updates on possible timescale for this??

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  Reply # 1256789 12-Mar-2015 08:42
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Kevred: Any updates on possible timescale for this??


they cant give you a time scale, only they are working on it and "soon"

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  Reply # 1264625 21-Mar-2015 16:18
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Quentin, what about Wanganui,any time frame?
Thanks

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