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Thread: Goedemoed & The Crest, Durbanville trenching (Vuma + Octo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by irBosOtter View Post
    Yes, mine went live last night, in Piscali street.
    Might have chosen the wrong ISP as my international speeds are far worse than my 4Mb adsl line (

    If you can wait for Octotel, that is if you want 10Mb option, ISP's charge the same for the 10Mb package where on Vumatel you get 4Mb for the same price

    But 20Mb packages and up are the same price so if that is the case just go with Vumatel

    Octotel still busy trenching

    Phone them to schedule install, friend got his installed this morning, he is in Goedemoed/The Crest area

    I did not want to pay more than I did for 4Mb ADSL, so choose the 4Mb line. Seems I should have stayed on ADSL rather. Yes, I am cheapskate lol. Only me in the house so no real need for more but would have liked 10Mb from Octotel for same price I am now paying for 4Mb

    Local Speedtest 4.18Mbps down and 0.93Mbps up
    International, 2.01Mbps max down and 0.91Mbps up, that is the max I got, mostly 1.2Mbps down international, can't even stream youtube now, ISP is Rocketnet

    Did log a call with them but still need to send screenshots of the speedtests, so hopefully something that can be sorted
    Yeah don't know what communication circus Vumatel is running... Called Nano Fiber about an hour ago, they scheduled an install for me on Monday. Received a call back 10mins ago, Vumatel told them they are not allowed yet. But 2 days ago Vumatel confirmed they are up and running.

    Decided to leave as is and follow up in 1-2 weeks. Thanks for the reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by irBosOtter View Post
    Yes, mine went live last night, in Piscali street.
    Might have chosen the wrong ISP as my international speeds are far worse than my 4Mb adsl line (

    If you can wait for Octotel, that is if you want 10Mb option, ISP's charge the same for the 10Mb package where on Vumatel you get 4Mb for the same price

    But 20Mb packages and up are the same price so if that is the case just go with Vumatel

    Octotel still busy trenching

    Phone them to schedule install, friend got his installed this morning, he is in Goedemoed/The Crest area

    I did not want to pay more than I did for 4Mb ADSL, so choose the 4Mb line. Seems I should have stayed on ADSL rather. Yes, I am cheapskate lol. Only me in the house so no real need for more but would have liked 10Mb from Octotel for same price I am now paying for 4Mb

    Local Speedtest 4.18Mbps down and 0.93Mbps up
    International, 2.01Mbps max down and 0.91Mbps up, that is the max I got, mostly 1.2Mbps down international, can't even stream youtube now, ISP is Rocketnet

    Did log a call with them but still need to send screenshots of the speedtests, so hopefully something that can be sorted
    Oh boy, I was really considering Rocketnet as a ISP for the 4Mb for now. But that sounds bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hein69 View Post
    Oh boy, I was really considering Rocketnet as a ISP for the 4Mb for now. But that sounds bad.
    Mine is sorted now, full speed to international as well. Also decided to upgrade to 20mb and the change took 5 minutes, also full speed on 20Mb so it seems whatever the issue was is gone
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    Quote Originally Posted by irBosOtter View Post
    Mine is sorted now, full speed to international as well. Also decided to upgrade to 20mb and the change took 5 minutes, also full speed on 20Mb so it seems whatever the issue was is gone
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    Thanks for letting me know. Looks like 20Mb is the way to go
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    I live in Uitzicht (Durbanville) and Vuma trenched my street. Real messy business but now all closed up except for some houses where they have these concrete driveways. Don't know what's going to happen there.
    The sad part for me is that after confirming 3 times that they must connect my house, they went right past and connect my neighbor. No idea if they will come back and connect me.
    Did follow it up with one of the reps so will wait patiently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LPCPT View Post
    I live in Uitzicht (Durbanville) and Vuma trenched my street. Real messy business but now all closed up except for some houses where they have these concrete driveways. Don't know what's going to happen there.
    The sad part for me is that after confirming 3 times that they must connect my house, they went right past and connect my neighbor. No idea if they will come back and connect me.
    Did follow it up with one of the reps so will wait patiently.
    I also live in Uitzicht. They haven't connected the fibre yet, they are still finishing civil work.

    They will probably start pulling the fibre next week via the trenching, and only when that is live will they do the trenching inside your yard.

    I suspect end November we will be up and running ( hopefully )

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPTBoy View Post
    I also live in Uitzicht. They haven't connected the fibre yet, they are still finishing civil work.

    They will probably start pulling the fibre next week via the trenching, and only when that is live will they do the trenching inside your yard.

    I suspect end November we will be up and running ( hopefully )
    I was referring to the grey box they install on the property. Houses in my street already have that on the boundary walls. I however do not have a boundary wall in front, so maybe that's the problem.
    Hope they don't expect me to build a wall first
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    Quote Originally Posted by LPCPT View Post
    I was referring to the grey box they install on the property. Houses in my street already have that on the boundary walls. I however do not have a boundary wall in front, so maybe that's the problem.
    Hope they don't expect me to build a wall first
    Nope, at the townhall meeting Vumatel explained that people with no front walls will be linked directly from the black cover in your front yard. The one that looks like the blue water meter box.

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