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#277243 3-Oct-2020 10:07
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As from Nov 1 I will no longer be billed for SkyTV via VF.

 

VF's decision, not mine.

 

I initially went with VF as they had a deal with Sky which saved me some dollars, and I have a VF mobile so more dollars saved.

 

So I will no longer be bound to VF and am considering moving to 2D. Everyone is always saying such nice things about them.

 

But I do have some factors that may make leaving VF (Unlimited Fibre 100/20) more trouble than its worth.

 

- I have a SureSignal as I get stuff all VF reception at my house (will it work on 2D fibre?)

 

(I could be talked into changing mobile to 2D as well if they had better reception here but I don't know if they do, Spark reception is also patchy)

 

- I have a landline. Don't be judgey 😀

 

- My old school phones (6 handsets/2 base stations) are magically connected to the VF UltraHub on one of the phone ports. 

 

- My ONT and router are not in the same location. They are connected by one run of internal cabling, a second run would be impossible. (This I think rules out Spark as an option who have landlines plugged into the ONT??)

 

There are other factors but those are the main ones I need to consider if I leave VF.

 

Apart from the SureSignal would a 2D router work much the same as the VF UltraHub?

 

 





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  #2578487 3-Oct-2020 10:11
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2degrees do Wi-Fi calling which is a fantastic service

2degrees Fibre service is excellent

You would get a Fritzbox which are great bits of kit

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  #2578488 3-Oct-2020 10:15
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@Linux , do you need a certain mobile for wifi calling to work?





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  #2578490 3-Oct-2020 10:16
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kiwifidget:

@Linux , do you need a certain mobile for wifi calling to work?



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  #2578492 3-Oct-2020 10:18
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I just found the info on their site, I do not have the right phone so I'm a bit buggered there.

 

 





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  #2578521 3-Oct-2020 11:32
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As far as cellphone coverage goes, the best way to find out is to test. Go to any dairy and you’ll get yourself a 2D sim for $1 or 2. Also, hang on to it because if you switch your mobile over you can use it for that.

As for your other questions the phone lines seem to be the hardest issue but I can’t say how 2D do their phone lines.

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  #2578524 3-Oct-2020 11:40
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Also 2degrees own 3G / 4G coverage is expanding very quickly with the MoRAN deployment happening at the moment

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  #2578530 3-Oct-2020 12:00
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Oh crap, I forgot I have a VF wifi hotspot that shares my main mobile data plan. For free.

 

 





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  #2578576 3-Oct-2020 13:33
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So what is your reason for leaving VF, is it just to save a few $$ because SkyTV isn't bundled anymore?

 

Sounds like changing is more trouble than its worth?


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  #2578608 3-Oct-2020 15:14
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Your Suresignal will work on 2degrees broadband. VF no longer (and haven't for a while now) restricted these to only VF broadband connections.

 

 

 

Edit: Also from Experience the Fritzbox is a much better router than the Homehub.


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  #2578610 3-Oct-2020 15:15
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Andib:

 

Your Suresignal will work on 2degrees broadband. VF no longer (and haven't for a while now) restricted these to only VF broadband connections.

 

 

100% correct


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  #2578629 3-Oct-2020 16:15
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Nate001:

 

So what is your reason for leaving VF, is it just to save a few $$ because SkyTV isn't bundled anymore?

 

Sounds like changing is more trouble than its worth?

 

 

Well I am miffed that despite a cease and desist request in-store and over the phone that VF are still charging me for wiring and maintenance.

 

And now that Sky will no longer be bundled it's time to investigate options.

 

 





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  #2578632 3-Oct-2020 16:23
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I also have VF bundled Sky. Does this mean VF Is phasing out Sky in all cases, or is it just in some areas?

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  #2578633 3-Oct-2020 16:29
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Eva888:
I also have VF bundled Sky. Does this mean VF Is phasing out Sky in all cases, or is it just in some areas?

 

They have Vodafone TV now which you can get Sky through so no further need to support the Satellite product


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ghettomaster: As far as cellphone coverage goes, the best way to find out is to test. Go to any dairy and you’ll get yourself a 2D sim for $1 or 2. Also, hang on to it because if you switch your mobile over you can use it for that.

As for your other questions the phone lines seem to be the hardest issue but I can’t say how 2D do their phone lines.

 

2degrees do VOIP (Home Phone Plus) via the Fritz or a basic phone line via the copper network.
Most customers that have UFB and phone will usually take a VOIP line to move off copper products altogether.





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