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# 107150 8-Aug-2012 08:38
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Hi Guys. I'm thinking about changing from Telecom to Orcon Genius in Rolleston to save approx $55 a month. Can anybody give me feedback that is using this service here in Rolleston. I'm a little hesitant to jump because of the lack of ports available here in Rolleston and I can't be with out internet if it goes pear shaped.
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  # 669433 8-Aug-2012 09:13
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While I can't comment on performance (other than saying I wouldn't expect any issues) I'd be surprised if there were still port issues in Rolleston. Has somebody told you this recently?

There were issues up until a year ago, but Rolleston received a huge number of cabinets as part of the cabinetisation program.



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  # 669523 8-Aug-2012 11:18
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A collegue of my wife told her last week that they were still on the waiting list to get Telecom Broadband. (?!)

 
 
 
 


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  # 669529 8-Aug-2012 11:26
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If you're in an area that's cabinetised there shouldn't be any such issues. Without knowing your address we can't tell you that, but the Chorus SAT tool can.

Anybody who's on a waitlist is probably not on an ISAM, and that typically means an old ATM based DSLAM so you wouldn't get Genius on that anyway since it doesn't support EUBA.



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  # 671008 11-Aug-2012 13:55
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One further question before I sign up. Their rates to call an Australian mobile are 56 cents per minute. Would there be a cheaper options to do this. Can you use 2talk or something similar with Orcon Genius.
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  # 671177 11-Aug-2012 21:00
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Yes you could use 2talk with Orcon Genius but you would have to buy a separate Analogue Telephone Adapter and plug it into your Genius modem.

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