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Topic # 142661 20-Mar-2014 01:49
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Thought I would detail How everything went for me signing up to snap UFB since there are alot of bad threads at the moment.


Friday 7th march, Snap's website says UFB available. Chorus says UFB available in April. Call them at 2130 and 2200 to ask them some UFB questions that weren't answered on their site. Both time no waiting on hold. Order UFB via website. 100/50 with 400GB data for $135 on 12 month contract. Supply own router.


Wednesday 12th march, receive txt saying fibre install booked on Tues 18th march.


Friday 14th March, at 1730. Flatmate calls me saying Chorus Techs on site running microducting and fibre from street to ETP. Race home from gym to help and watch them. I let them borrow my air compressor to help speed things up for them (considering it's Friday evening).


Tuesday 18th March, Chorus show up again, and start internal part of installation, Notice Snap website now has a discounted option if you sign up for 24 months. Phone Snap accounts and switch to 24 month contract. Monthly cost now $120 instead of $135 and Snap CSR also asked me if I want a free Fritz box due to 24 month contract, Replied yes. Happy since now paying less and getting free stuff. Chorus get their stuff finished. Took them at least an hour longer as no fibre light beam reaching GPON cabinet from exchange. I was the first person to connect to that cabinet. They disappeared to exchange then came back again. Unable to get connection working using my Ubiquiti Edge router, Configure Woosh internet supplied fritz box 7270. Connection works but not full speed. Get 27 down 31 up on speedtest.net on few different servers. Chorus Tech calls Chorus provisioning, They say everything is OK, They then call Snap, Snap do a profile reset, Still the same.


Wednesday 19th March. Figure out that speed issue is with the fritz box that Im using. Manage to get the Edge Router lite working. Full Speed.


Sure I had some minor hiccups but they weren't Snap's fault. And the ones caused by Chorus they fixed at the same time they were on site So im happy with both Snap and Chorus. Overall less than a fortnight between ordering and fibre being operational.





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  Reply # 1009531 20-Mar-2014 06:35
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Is great to hear a positive story about Snap! popping up after the last weeks discussions. Even better to see that they have finally improved their long term contract options. Might finally be time to sign up.

 
 
 
 


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Hi Aredwood

Great to hear that your install went well and you're enjoying all that lovely speed!

Thanks for the support.

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On Thur I also joined SNAP as an ADSL and VOIP customer, I must say some of the negative posts almost saw me not go ahead. I was previously with World Exchange/Xnet who had great service along with a great product but the ever increasing price difference between ISP finally forced me to jump ship with an easy $30 saving + an additional 50gb more data.

My install went very smooth, Fritz turned up well in advance. I then plugged Fritz in on the allocated day and internet worked straight away thanks to the relatively easy instructions provided by SNAP. My VOIP phone wasn't working however after a quick phone call and approx 5min wait to get a Tech they figured out my old provider had not released the number and if I waited another 24hr it should be working and it was. The only other minor issue was they only gave me 50gb when it should have been 150gb.

In summary very happy with the service and the product, the Fritz box also seemed to extract an additional 2mb of speed via ADSL over my old Cisco router/modem. Overall nice work SNAP!

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  Reply # 1014837 28-Mar-2014 20:23
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great to see positive experiences being shared, too often its only the negative.




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  Reply # 1014838 28-Mar-2014 20:25
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jeffnz: great to see positive experiences being shared, too often its only the negative.


a bad experience gets people worked up far more than a good experience..




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  Reply # 1014874 28-Mar-2014 21:28
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Yep - usually only hear about the bad experiences, good to hear some people having a better time. 

I was one of the ones who had some frustrations recently, but I am happy to say since then Snap have really upped their game and have been very accommodating and attentive to my needs. They are obviously under staffed but they seem genuinely motivated to sort things out where they can. I am still unhappy with the FritzBox as an all-in-one router, but Snap have done everything in their power to sort out all the other issues.

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  Reply # 1014879 28-Mar-2014 21:46
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I replaced my flaky fritz with a netcomm so wanted DLM reset - tweeted them to ask for it and was actioned the next day with no drama.




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  Reply # 1014881 28-Mar-2014 21:50
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Rich - what did you go for in the Netcomm range?

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  Reply # 1014883 28-Mar-2014 21:53
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not sure ild consider an netcomm an adequate replacement for a fritz personally, but great to see your problems are resolved.




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  Reply # 1014887 28-Mar-2014 21:56
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Well its not randomly syncing at low speeds and having periods where it lags out so badly that even the webUI takes several seconds to load a page. Just whatever the $200 one at PBtech is. Should never have done that "critical" software update that fritz banged on about in their german with english as an afterthought emails.




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richms: Well its not randomly syncing at low speeds and having periods where it lags out so badly that even the webUI takes several seconds to load a page. Just whatever the $200 one at PBtech is. Should never have done that "critical" software update that fritz banged on about in their german with english as an afterthought emails.


there does seem to be a way to recover from that, but you need to roll back your boot loader..

prettymuch, as far as i can work out, to force people to stay upgraded AVM upgraded the boot loader on the 6.03 firmware, and then pulled all their old firmwares to insure everyone upgrades and cant roll back..


problem being, 5.51 was the start on a very slippery track that AVM have gone down, pushing their firmwares down the sh!tter...



the email made it clear it was with the MYFritz service (which isnt actually that useful anyway.) so its no real harm long as your not using it as far as i can tell.




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I thought I'd tack on my recent positive experience with Snap (not worth starting its own thread). Rang last week to book UFB install and rang last night to ask a question about the UFB install, both times the CSR was awesome (didn't catch the guy's name from last week, but last night I spoke to John). They were friendly and helpful. The only downside was that I had to wait 15 minutes to speak to them, but I was calling at 9pm each time.

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Noodles: I thought I'd tack on my recent positive experience with Snap (not worth starting its own thread). Rang last week to book UFB install and rang last night to ask a question about the UFB install, both times the CSR was awesome (didn't catch the guy's name from last week, but last night I spoke to John). They were friendly and helpful. The only downside was that I had to wait 15 minutes to speak to them, but I was calling at 9pm each time.


for 9pm, 15mins isnt so bad :)




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hio77:
Noodles: I thought I'd tack on my recent positive experience with Snap (not worth starting its own thread). Rang last week to book UFB install and rang last night to ask a question about the UFB install, both times the CSR was awesome (didn't catch the guy's name from last week, but last night I spoke to John). They were friendly and helpful. The only downside was that I had to wait 15 minutes to speak to them, but I was calling at 9pm each time.


for 9pm, 15mins isnt so bad :)


Yea, I'm not complaining. Haven't tried calling at other times for a while.

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