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# 138538 8-Jan-2014 09:12
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Hi all,

We know some of you have been especially keen to get your hands on Orcon VDSL, so we're stoked to announce that VDSL plans are now available (if you're in a VDSL zone).

Check out our plans and see if you can get it here: www.orcon.net.nz/home.

If you have any Qs, just let me know! Enjoy VDSL. :)

Cheers,

Cam

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  # 963013 8-Jan-2014 09:26
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Just asked on Twitter but since you're here ... :)

I presume the Genius router won't handle this, so is there a process from switching from an existing Genius account to a new VDSL account?

AKA this i what I want to do :)

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  # 963015 8-Jan-2014 09:28
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gehenna: Just asked on Twitter but since you're here ... :)

I presume the Genius router won't handle this, so is there a process from switching from an existing Genius account to a new VDSL account?

AKA this i what I want to do :)


Yes, just sign up and we will swap out your current black Genius router for a white one that is VDSL capable.




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  # 963025 8-Jan-2014 09:30
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Awesome, so does a tech need to come to the house to do any provisioning or is it all done at the exchange/cabinet and I just need to plug in the new router for a seamless cutover?

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  # 963030 8-Jan-2014 09:33
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Tech needs to visit premises for VDSL

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  # 963049 8-Jan-2014 09:45
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VDSL2 is now (08 Jan) being offered on the Orcon website.
Enter your physical address to check VDSL availability.
$119 pm for (truly) unlimited, $95pm for 80GB (for a 12m contract without the optional extras).
As an existing Orcon ADSL Genius customer, I phoned the call centre to check whether there was a termination fee for my existing contract - there was not, as this is an upgrade.
Connection within 4-10 working days (the Chorus brownout will be over on Monday)
No connection fee.
New VoIP modem supplied (It looks quite different from the old Genius ADSL modem). Free rental. I keep my existing VoIP number.




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  # 964134 9-Jan-2014 21:00
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just placed the upgrade order

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  # 964162 9-Jan-2014 21:54
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*This info is based on my own personal upgrade experience, YMMV*

The Chorus tech installed a VDSL splitter at the demarcation point, we used the pre-existing cable from there to the modem (we have naked DSL). He then contacted someone at at their office, they changed the line from ADSL > VDSL within a few minutes. He confirmed the VDSL line sync & was done.

I plugged in our new modem, then was up & running within a few minutes.

I believe the VDSL modem is a NetComm Wireless NF4V - http://www.netcommwireless.com/product/vdsl/nf4v

It's quite nice :)

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  # 964309 10-Jan-2014 09:38
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Maybe it's just me but I can't the page with the plans etc to load.. It keeps looping back to a photo of Kim Dotcom.

Update: Worked fine with Firefox... IE not so good!! :)

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  # 964313 10-Jan-2014 09:43
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Details such as operating system and browser may help. Have you tried a different browser?

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  # 964318 10-Jan-2014 09:56
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Currently on Slingshot and really appreciate their 99.9% torrent cache.  Speeds things up to no end.

Does Orcon have anything similar?

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  # 964321 10-Jan-2014 09:57
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alexisj: Maybe it's just me but I can't the page with the plans etc to load.. It keeps looping back to a photo of Kim Dotcom.

Update: Worked fine with Firefox... IE not so good!! :)


Are you able to go the the plans page directly? http://www.orcon.net.nz/external/genius/combined.php

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  # 964419 10-Jan-2014 11:57
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danielsiva: Are you able to go the the plans page directly? http://www.orcon.net.nz/external/genius/combined.php
that

Hi,

Yes that works... but the "front page" link got stuck with Kim and a Monthly Price / month generic reference

I fix stuff!
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  # 964425 10-Jan-2014 12:13
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Buttonmash: Currently on Slingshot and really appreciate their 99.9% torrent cache.  Speeds things up to no end.

Does Orcon have anything similar?


Yes, however ours is transparent so you won't notice it's there.


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  # 964470 10-Jan-2014 12:58
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Hi

Does the new VDSL Router come with a built in handset (like the Genius Black) or do you have to use a third party one?

Thanks

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  # 964473 10-Jan-2014 13:02
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rabba: Hi

Does the new VDSL Router come with a built in handset (like the Genius Black) or do you have to use a third party one?

Thanks


No handset included.

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