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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Yeah, mine was run from the black box. Told the installer I don't have one of the grey boxes and he said it was not a problem. They did seem to have about 10-15 minutes of troubleshooting but no major issues.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    I didn't have a grey box either but they went ahead with my install anyway.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Went with Cool Ideas 20/20 Uncapped, massive difference from the 4MB ADSL I've been stuck with the past few years.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Fibre was installed and up and running today, took about an hour for the install and a few minutes for it to be activated.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    No grey box for me yet, seen that some neighbors have.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    I had my installation scheduled today for next week Thursday, so I would say at least a week depending on how long the waiting list currently is. According to Vumatel Elfindale is going live on the 30th April.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Vumatel called me, said they are launching fiber in the area and who would I like to use as an ISP. Said I want to use cool ideas and they said they'll contact them and let them know.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Coolideas, support had been pretty good so far, only hold up has been waiting for the Vumatel installation
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Just received a call from Vumatel about the installation, Elfindale area is going live on the 30th April, have my installation booked for next week Thursday.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Hopefully it won't be too long until we go live, received an email confirming order installation with an order number. ETA for the installation is very vague though, "your chosen ISP will contact you within the coming weeks".
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Not sure if anyone else had this but I've had a Vumatel call center agent contact me on the landline asking for basic details and which ISP I want to use, after they got the details they said they would hand them over to the ISP and they would assist with the rest of the process. Elfindale area btw.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    They have to dig it up for the trenching if aerial fibre is not applicable for your road. If you have electric poles on your side of the road they use them for the fibre line, if not they use underground trunking.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Just got a visit from a Vumatel rep explaining the process. He advised that if you have driveway paving like I do take a picture of it so that when they relay it if you are unhappy with it let them know and they will re do it at their cost.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Saw a truck with some pink tape around it and a small trench in Elfindale today so they're starting. :)
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Damn, that's really good. Can't wait till they get a move on with the Elfindale area. So how lond did Coolideas take from sign up to delivery, was the setup fairly simple?
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    Watch: The Verge Fail At PC Building

    "We use these foam pads to make sure the PSU doesn't short circuit the system." Not even the dumbest thing said in the video.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    Just saw this myself, sign-ups went far faster than I thought. Now the wait for the next step.
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    Vumatel Fibre - Plumstead, Diep River, Elfindale, Southfield and Wynberg

    An update for those in the Elfindale area, as of this morning we are sitting at 94% with 52 sign-ups still needed. Amazed at how quickly that was reached but I imagine the last stretch to 100% will be most difficult.
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