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    Default Landline no longer working

    Does anyone on here know if Spark has discontinued its support for copper phone line/ broadband in certain areas? Mainly in Hawera, Taranaki?... all of a sudden today my sisterís landline died. Iím wondering if Spark somehow cut her off because of this....
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    Default Re: Landline no longer working

    No chorus are moving the copper lines over to the broadband network progressively but they should work the same for end users. The neax exchanges have started coming out slowly, maybe they did your sisters area and caused a fault. Either way it should be fixable.

    I left the industry last august though so I don't know what areas they are working on. I forget who owns what between chorus and spark sometimes, the Neaxs are sparks but I think the new solution is chorus owned. Spark would prefer you to use fibre or mobile but copper is still an option in most cases.
    New subdivisions in a lot of areas have only been getting fibre for a while though.
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    Default Re: Landline no longer working

    Thanks for that, she has reported the fault and Spark are onto it. Hopefully it will be fixed for her soon. She does have a mobile, bu doesn’t use it much. She just tops it up occasionally when it runs out of money....

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    Just a fault...but why doesn't she just change now?
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    And, of course, if you have been following the news lately you would have seen the article where people are giving up their landline in favour of their mobile.

    So if it becomes a trend what is Spark going to do with all their telephone exchanges? There is a seven story building in Airedale St in Auckland which is full of equipment. Are they just going to throw it all out? (That's what they did when the old electromechanical equipment was replaced by more up to date equipment.) And what about all those copper cables in the ground? There must be thousands of kilometres of buried cable all over the country. What will they do with that? Will they just abandon it? We had fibre installed a few months back and the copper cable was just left there.

    Few people who live in Auckland are aware of the large under road cavern at the intersection of Queen and Wellesley streets. It takes up all the intersection and is just full of copper cable. What will Spark do? Just brick up the entrance?

    And what about the cost of abandoning all that infrastructure? Telecommunications has always been a money spinner and in the days of the P & T the Telecom side of the business kept the P & T in the black, even though the postal and banking departments were losing money. So can Spark, with all the money they are making, afford to just abandon everything? I think that everyone will realise that even though the copper is quite valuable Spark will not be able to justify digging it all up. There is some aerial cable which would be easy enough to recover but is there enough to make the exercise worthwhile?

    And what about the Yank shareholders? You may remember that Telecom was sold by the government some years back. It seems that they will lose out. I just wonder what is going to happen to one of the most profitable businesses in the country, although I don't suppose we need worry. If anyone loses out it will be the Yank investors.

    So it seems as though there is going to be a big change in telecommunications in the next few years.
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    "If anyone loses out it will be the Yank investors"

    Yeah, of course it won't, we are the ones who will be losing, somehow it will be twisted so we end up paying to reimburse any investors who would lose out especially if they are American.
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    Those people who steal copper hot water cylinders might be interested!. A shame to see such a valuable metal go to waste.

    But then that's how things work in our society, just look at our ChCh. residential property that's now vacant after the quakes. Had a 4.2 shake last evening, probably the weight of all that water. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Just a fault...but why doesn't she just change now?
    Because she finds it very hard to deal with things like changing to newer technology. Also she needs a new mobile phone, her current one is just a basic cheapie, when it rings she can’t answer it in time because it doesn’t ring long enough before the voicemail cuts in, and if someone leaves a message she doesn’t know how to find the voicemail. Lol! She is coming up to 84. Wish I could help her more but that’s not possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zqwerty View Post
    "If anyone loses out it will be the Yank investors"

    Yeah, of course it won't, we are the ones who will be losing, somehow it will be twisted so we end up paying to reimburse any investors who would lose out especially if they are American.
    I don't thin you'll find many US investors these days. Roscoe needs to shed his anti American rhetoric and note that Bell Atlantic and Ameritech who the Labor government sold telecom to sold it many years ago . The cable under the streets belongs to Chorus and not Spark.
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    Default Re: Landline no longer working

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    what is Spark going to do with all their telephone exchanges?

    There is a seven story building in Airedale St in Auckland which is full of equipment.

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    Spark don't own it.
    Chorus does.

    Airedale st isn't the same thing anymore, it's the new equipment.

    Every time tech got changed the old stuff would be pulled out....husband did many of them.
    The old small ones:

    For instance:
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/918...-on-the-market

    And:
    http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nzlscant/telephone.htm
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