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  Reply # 338202 4-Jun-2010 10:31
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I'd be very interested. I'm currently on an Orcon unbundled exchange in Titirangi, and currently get about 700K upload, and download can be a bit variable. My ADSL modem tends to reset if I run it at full speed for more than a couple of minutes.

Why - I work from home quite a bit and some of that involves reasonable data transfer's with the systems I manage.

What would be really nice is as our Office and Colo both use Orcon connections would be to have that data zero or special rated as my current data cap often isn't enough.




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  Reply # 338206 4-Jun-2010 10:41
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pretty keen here.  have an orcon+ account in the central city.

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  Reply # 338208 4-Jun-2010 10:45
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garvani: Check your sync rate to the exchange/cabinet, if your syncing at around 20mbit then you would qualify.. anything less than that and there wont be much point in trialling vdsl2 as your not going to get the speed benefits.

I'm only getting about 7mbit it seems, so I guess that counts me out... shame :( 
ADSL Speed (DS/US): 7355/1020 Kbps

Now I wonder if there's anything I can do to get that speed up anyway... 

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  Reply # 338213 4-Jun-2010 10:50
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Thanks for all the interest guys. As Simon (soundude) said, he will get in touch with some of you (who are suitable candidates based on your location) over the next little while when he is ready to expand the trial.

Great to see so many people are keen to give it a go.


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  Reply # 338230 4-Jun-2010 11:21
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I'd certainly be keen.

Currently on Orcon+ in Takapuna, moving to Birkenhead at start of July.

I'm clueful.

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  Reply # 338238 4-Jun-2010 11:34
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Yup, me too!

On Orcon+ in Mt Eden (Dominion Rd side)

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Reply # 338260 4-Jun-2010 12:37
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I'm in Pakuranga, Cascades Road - I fled Telecom because of terrible service and love Orcon: responding to the tweet - I'm clueful and willing to be put through a trial! 

DFU

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  Reply # 338268 4-Jun-2010 12:51
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I'm with Orcon at present. LLU.

Would like to be considered for the trial. Parnell... 

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  Reply # 338297 4-Jun-2010 13:45
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On Platinum+ in Ellerslie, at outer limits of distance from exchange, but you really need to test the full spectrum of situations (hint, hint)

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  Reply # 338310 4-Jun-2010 14:11
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If people could post their current ADSL line stats, that would be useful for me.

Cheers.

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  Reply # 338312 4-Jun-2010 14:13
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4293 / 971

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  Reply # 338315 4-Jun-2010 14:22
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I'm on Platinum+

Up: 3.44 Down: 0.80 Mb/s 

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  Reply # 338316 4-Jun-2010 14:24
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Needs to be 20Mbit+ really

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  Reply # 338317 4-Jun-2010 14:27
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you provide it and I'll take it :)

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  Reply # 338324 4-Jun-2010 15:05
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hmm im getting the feeling people are not aware of what vdsl2 actually is and what is required.

Basically in a nutshell, you need to be less than a km from your exchange / cabinet for vdsl2 to be of any use, ultimatley you would want to be a couple of hundred metres from it (check your sync rate, it must be higher than 20mbit presently for you to benefit from vdsl2). 

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