Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1932 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 155


Topic # 154742 6-Nov-2014 11:56
Send private message

The answer to this will be "ring Snap" and "differs depending on location" but I want to ask here anyway

I live with my parents still (laugh all you want) and I just can't convince my mother that UFB is good - she does not understand the technology and so blocks any discussion with it. Dad is fine with UFB, but cowers to Mum ...

They are away for a week (only just found out they are away) and so thought to myself - maybe I could get UFB installed while they are away. I figure that is not long enough to get all the boxes ticked however and to get UFB actually installed.

I figure that I would also need to be at home since the ONT needs to be installed inside, which is another issue wink

Create new topic
1137 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 745

Trusted
BigPipe

  Reply # 1169924 6-Nov-2014 12:00
Send private message

2 weeks is pretty standard for an install, assuming yours is totally straightforward.  You'd be very lucky to get it all done within a week

also, sounds like you probably don't have permission to get it done so they may not allow it at all :)




bigpipe.co.nz
https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ
https://twitter.com/BigPipeNZ


552 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 150

Trusted

  Reply # 1169927 6-Nov-2014 12:03
3 people support this post
Send private message

Just tell your mum your increasing the value of the property by installing UFB, and do it behind her back. 

good rule of thumb. - Always ask for forgiveness, never for permission.


-or as nike says - just do it.






Voice gives context

101 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1169928 6-Nov-2014 12:04
Send private message

Simple answer is that its an unknown.

Even if you did order for a UFB installation, the Snap end is quick and provisioning requests are put through to Chorus quick. Its however long it takes to go through their processes. 
Depends on a whole bundle of things as well like need the owners consent (in your case I would assume it would be your Dad since he owns the house?) also if the property is ROW or easy access. Chorus has to access a bundle of things before it handed from provisioning through to the team that does the install. Even once that is done, the actual install can depend on resourcing/bookings and dates.

So you might not be able to even get the installation organised for the date that your parents are away :) 


xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
8761 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1277

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1169958 6-Nov-2014 12:42
Send private message

Get your mother to put the phone account under your name and you pay the bill. Im sure she wont have an issue with that and you can do what you want  :-p





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz

 

Sea of Thieves Down Under




1932 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 155


  Reply # 1169968 6-Nov-2014 12:55
Send private message

xpd: Get your mother to put the phone account under your name and you pay the bill. Im sure she wont have an issue with that and you can do what you want  :-p



Has been under my name since I moved to Snap, and I pay the bill (+ rent)
I had Dad's permission, but trying to discus the issue with Mum is a no go zone (along with a few other topics). 

Thanks for the input, next time I'll try and get more notice for when they are away to organise install

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
8761 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1277

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1169976 6-Nov-2014 13:11
Send private message

Is she concerned they'll dig up the property too much ? You'd be best to ask her straight out "whats the problem" - but yeah, parents can be so much fun when it comes to technology ;)





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz

 

Sea of Thieves Down Under




1932 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 155


  Reply # 1170081 6-Nov-2014 15:10
Send private message

xpd: Is she concerned they'll dig up the property too much ? You'd be best to ask her straight out "whats the problem" - but yeah, parents can be so much fun when it comes to technology ;)



I really really wish I knew the answer...
I believe however I would need somewhere else to live if I asked "whats the problem"

2693 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 999

Subscriber

  Reply # 1181231 22-Nov-2014 12:53
Send private message

What you would also need to find out is if you can get UFB without needing to remove the existing phone line. So your mum can still have a POTS line if she wants. When you eventually move out. As for install time. It took me exactly 1 week to get UFB installed. Right from phoning Snap to say "I want UFB". To when it was all working. But my house was an easy install since I own it, no cross lease, and existing Chorus ducting already in my driveway.

If you are going to go ahead with it think very hard about where you will tell the installer to put the ONT. As it would be expensive to have it moved.

And worst case and you get kicked out, I have some spare rooms available, already cabled with Cat6 and RG6. Router, network switch, ONT ect on a UPS. As well as central heating. Assuming you live in Auckland.





Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.