'MIGHT be getting broadband! NOT!!!! >:-(

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15 years 9 months ago #15246 by maggies mum
What a bloody performance it is trying to get anywhere sometimes!

In a nutshell:

Can't get broadband - landline
Can get broadband - Satellite
Can't get broadband - Too expensive
Can get broadband - Wireless
Can't get broadband - no line of sight
Can't get broadband - Yet! Ring back one month
Can get broadband - order online with xnet
Can't get broadband - no room at the exchange!

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Ring Telecom, looking into it, will ring back!
'IF' we can then it looks like the only way to get it is to sign back up with Telecom, Total home plan, $109 per month, all calls in NZ included, and 10GB.
And that will have to do cos I fooking fed up with it all!

OK rant over! Isn't it a lovely day!:rolleyes:

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15 years 9 months ago #231997 by RaeM
Have you tried getting Jetstream, my computer guy recons that that will be the way for us to go. give me a ring and I can give you his phone number to ring!

RaeM

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15 years 9 months ago #232006 by Birman Babe
I have just got Testra PDQ broadband and LOVE IT!
So much faster than dialup and I am only at the lowest level. $24 mth

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15 years 9 months ago #232007 by reggit
I am on mobile broadband and okay for small stuff, but had to email six 3MB files yesterday and receive a 15MB one, so drove to Cambridge with my laptop and let it download while I had a coffee - took nearly 40 minutes!!!!!!!! [:0]:(

Two weeks to proper broadband at our place - so they reckon. Not holding my breath. Apparently as soon as we get a landline we can be on broadband within 24 hours. Let's see if they are right...

Good luck, MM!!

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15 years 9 months ago #232010 by Seaside
The installation costs for both Wireless and Satelitte are usually high ($500 to $1000), but it's the only option if you are too far from the closest phone exchange (ie further than 5km).

To see whether you can get broadband through your phone line, which is by far the cheapest option, type in your phone number in the box under Learn About Broadband on the left of this web-page: www.telecom.co.nz/broadband

Orcon does a rural broadband wireless service, again you have to have line of sight and pay the installation cost.

It's never easy, eh?

Kids, beasts, and chillies in Swannanoa South.
www.farmaway.co.nz

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15 years 9 months ago #232024 by maggies mum
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Hi guys! Thanks for the other ideas but I'm up to here with it! lol
We can get broadband as long as there is room in the exchange, just waiting to see if we can get on it.
We are set in a little valley surrounded by hills so unless we get it through the land line we're stuffed, we don't get good cellphone coverage either.

If Telecom get me on then they get my business, it's that simple now. In fact me and the woman I was talking to from Telecom had a right laugh! She was lovely!

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15 years 9 months ago #232025 by reggit
When we asked Telecom what was the point of them putting the cabling to our gate during subdivision but not making sure they had capacity at the roadside for our landline, they replied that the council requires the wiring to the gate during subdivision but doesn't require there to be a space on the exchange for an actual connection.

You what...? :confused: Duh!!!

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15 years 9 months ago #232125 by beedee
Sorry you couldnt use the #8 wireless MM, Its been a xmas and a half for me, fast and no disconnects.. getting the ph over to wireless has been a little more difficult.. and still waiting, the account keeps coming tho!!!
Ive been able to do my puppy training with her watching a U Tube clip most days and then we go try out, she is learning to drop on 'bang' but does wave her legs in the air.. and only 9 wks old

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15 years 9 months ago #232170 by Pergle's Wood
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Seaside;208268 wrote: To see whether you can get broadband through your phone line, which is by far the cheapest option, type in your phone number in the box under Learn About Broadband on the left of this web-page: www.telecom.co.nz/broadband


And if you don't have a telecon line?......

We had telecon round to our place when we first wanted to build, and they said that we would be getting broadband in the valley "soon". That was 3 years ago. No sign yet. They also said they couldn't tell me how much it would cost to put in a cable from our gate to our plot (750m) apart from $69 per hour plus cable. And I had to dig and backfill the trench, and I couldn't put the cable in the trench because I might put it in the trench wrong (I'm an electrician, I can do cables in trenches), and I had to get the cable across the river, and, and, and. And then there was the conversation I had with a woman at telecom when I was pointing out that they had failed to quote properly, and she told me "sir, you do realise we are the only people you can get this service from, DON'T YOU" Hence we have declared ourselves a telecon free zone. We have Vodaphone mobiles, and are going to use farmside for broadband and phone connection. Eff telecom. Come the great day brother, they'll be first up against the wall![xx(]

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15 years 9 months ago #232270 by maggies mum
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Can't get broadband! AAARRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!

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15 years 9 months ago #232273 by reggit
Got that letter to the neighbours drafted yet, MM? The more that request down there the better your chances :D

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15 years 9 months ago #232276 by maggies mum
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I shan't repeat what MD said! :D

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15 years 9 months ago #232378 by beedee
MM, can you gather 10 neighbours in the valley and get a dish or receiver set up.. then you can use no8wireless

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15 years 9 months ago #232430 by maggies mum
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Already been done beedee, no line of sight.

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15 years 9 months ago #232541 by Rod Brown
Seems like the only broadband you don't want is for your waist.................

Now sold block, of no fixed abode, building new house. Darling wife has passed 1 year ago.

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