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    Default Re: Spark landline

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    You'll pay approx $40 a month more to have a phone landline .
    Thats what they will charge you for the old copper wire line .

    Thats why my slow old ADSL internet is still so expensive compared to faster Fibre . I have to pay for the copper wire connection .
    I pay $10 month extra for a Spark landline with Spark VDSL unlimited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    Spark are moving away from the copper network wherever there are alternatives and will not normally reconnect an old copper line in cases like this. Remember the copper connection belongs to chorus and spark have to pay them for it, but the cellular network is completely theirs.

    the POTs (plain not plane - just saying )network is on it's last legs and will progressively move onto the broadband system over the next few years so copper or otherwise your phone line will not be running off a telephone exchange any more in the near future.

    I don't have a landline but I don't like my internet going down in a power cut either so the ONT and router are fed from a cheap UPS.
    POTs (plain not plane) Yeah I know . By the time I saw it the edit option was gone :-)
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    Please tell us more about the 'cheap UPS' Dugimodo

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    'I pay $10 month extra for a Spark landline with Spark VDSL unlimited'

    As far as I know VDSL still uses the copper wiring but a speedier type modem than ADSL, hence the cheap copper telephone line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterE View Post
    Please tell us more about the 'cheap UPS' Dugimodo
    https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/UPS...Line-Interacti
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    Default Re: Spark landline

    yea, I'm with Orcon atm - landline is $5 month on pots line with unlimited VDSL

    In a country area, but still usually get 60 - 65 Mbps, so quite happy with that

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    Didn't even put a phone cable in when I built this house, rural area that can only get adsl2 so no point as spark 4G is faster, fibre is highly unlikely to ever come here

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    Default Re: Spark landline

    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    'I pay $10 month extra for a Spark landline with Spark VDSL unlimited'

    As far as I know VDSL still uses the copper wiring but a speedier type modem than ADSL, hence the cheap copper telephone line.
    Landline on fiber is still $10 extra per month on Spark.
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    Default Re: Spark landline

    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    Landline on fiber is still $10 extra per month on Spark.
    Thats VOIP system. Its not a copper landline.
    VOIP phones dont work if your power goes down.


    Spark:
    ADSL/VDSL
    $99.99/mth for a minimum 12 month term. Add a landline for $10/mth.
    Here its only $10 , as you are allready paying for the copper line in the ADSL/VDSL fee.

    Chorus charge for use of the copper landlines. Theres no way around that cost if you still want copper landlines

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