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Topic # 106578 26-Jul-2012 18:23 Send private message

I'm talking about the Siemens Gigaset SX763 which was the original Orcon HomeHub unit.
I would like to keep costs down without having to rent a new Genius Modem.
So can anyone tell me?

THX in advance Innocent

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  Reply # 662562 26-Jul-2012 18:55 Send private message

pretty sure the answer is no.

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  Reply # 662581 26-Jul-2012 19:29 Send private message

iROK: I'm talking about the Siemens Gigaset SX763 which was the original Orcon HomeHub unit.
I would like to keep costs down without having to rent a new Genius Modem.
So can anyone tell me?

THX in advance Innocent


The answer is no - see http://www.orcon.net.nz/home - the non-Genius plan is to the left.  The pricing of each plan illustrates the current bias for Genius plans on this page but if you choose the 'show' details of the non-Genius plan you will see that the price quickly escalates to around $90 (with the same 5 gig cap) if you want voicemail etc.  Do the same with the Genius plans and you will find that many extras are included in the basic pricing.

Note also that the current Homehub device is a Genius Lite router - but the plans for this device are the same as the non-Genius plans.

So if you want to redduce costs you need to consider a Genius plan or another ISP.



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  Reply # 662588 26-Jul-2012 19:40 Send private message

Q - I have a VoIP-capable modem already, can I use this on Genius?
Sorry no, you'll need an Orcon Genius or an Orcon Genius Lite for this service to work.

Blah! found it on there site - I dislike hardware restrictions.

I heard some goodthings about a Fritzbox, perhaps i could have one of those?

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  Reply # 662634 26-Jul-2012 21:09 Send private message

Well, you can connect to get a PPP session in theory, but to get the Genius VOIP line, thats where youll become stuck.




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