New fibre plans from Chorus

May 16th, 2014 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

Very impressed with the new plans from . Less impressed that I phoned Vodafone three days asking to be switched to fibre and they have not yet ring me back, despite saying they’d do so in 20 minutes.

Anyway here’s the plans now available at a wholesale level:

  • Fibre 100/20 $40
  • Fibre 100/50 $45
  • Fibre 100/100 $50
  • Fibre 200/20 $55
  • Fibre 200/50 $60
  • Fibre 200/200 $65
  • Fibre 1000/1000 $275

The 100/100 plan looks very attractive to me.

Great to see Chorus responding to demand.

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8 Responses to “New fibre plans from Chorus”

  1. Andrew (84 comments) says:

    Watch them carefully when they do the install. At our place they’ve drilled a large hole through untreated wood, on a corner of our house that gets damp due to little sun. They’ve also screwed cable down along a corner of our house that needs to be regularly checked and re-painted.

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  2. peterwn (3,277 comments) says:

    DPF – is ‘cable’ available at your place – if so Vodafone is unlikely to be in any hurry to re-sell you fibre.

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  3. Chris2 (766 comments) says:

    We’ve had UFB at home for almost two years now. A few days ago I saw a guy inspecting ours and the neighbours install so I went outside and spoke to him and he said there is great concern at the standard of some installations.

    For example both ours and the next door’s install has fibre running throw 90 degree one inch-long PVC elbow bends and apparently fibre should never be bent to 90 degrees in such a short radius.

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  4. Mark Thomson (82 comments) says:

    I suggest you send a sharply worded tweet to Vodafone. I’ve had good response in the past when I’ve used that to make them aware of customer service issues.

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  5. anonymouse (717 comments) says:

    Following on from Peterwn, David Are you still in that ivory tower block of yours in Thorndon?, :)

    If so, you are in what is known as a MDU (Multiple Dwelling Unit ) and that makes fibre install all the more tricky

    Although its no excuse for them not calling you back…

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  6. OTGO (557 comments) says:

    Love to have fibre. Not in our neighbourhood until June 2015. Tried to get VDSL firstly with Slingshot who after 4 weeks still hadn’t got anyone to do the install so I cancelled then had another try with Vodafone who were slightly better but when the technician arrived he told us we were too far from the cabinet for VDSL even though it said on their website that is was available in our street.
    So ADSL remains for another 12 months.
    And it isn’t helped by the fact that we have UFB at work. Try going home to ADSL after being on UFB all day.

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  7. wreck1080 (3,924 comments) says:

    no need to phone now, dpf has used star power to ensure a speedy resolution.

    Guaranteed there will be some vodafone high powered executives fuming at the publicity ha ha.

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  8. rangitoto (247 comments) says:

    “Following on from Peterwn, David Are you still in that ivory tower block of yours in Thorndon?, :)

    If so, you are in what is known as a MDU (Multiple Dwelling Unit ) and that makes fibre install all the more tricky”

    That should make it an order of magnitude easier on a per dwelling basis.

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