Ok, mother got called from slingshot a couple of days ago asking if she would like to upgrade to fibre. No special deals, just offering the upgrade as fibre is now available in her area. Standard contract terms and prices etc. Slightly more expensive than her current ADSL setup.
She told me the caller mentioned 2 things that i have questions about.
1. The government is subsidizing the installs into peoples homes and if she didn't sign up she may have to pay for the install.
2. The copper network wont be available in the future and she may be left without phone/internet.
Sure copper may be unavailable in the distant future but i think that will be a while away yet. I'm not sure about the subsidy comment as i haven't heard it before.
Do these sound like reasonable comments from the sales person? I would prefer to go through the fibre upgrade myself and see the process before getting her to do it, but I'm a few months away yet.