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Topic # 112401 7-Dec-2012 11:48 Send private message

Vodafone not wanting to be left out after yesterday's Telecom announcement of a LTE trial sent out this today:


Vodafone now offers the largest range of Dual Carrier (DC) capable devices in New Zealand, enabling even more Kiwis to take advantage of its high speed DC-HSPA network – available right now in parts of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

This growing portfolio of smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband devices supports 42Mbps technology, which delivers dramatically improved speeds for customers using compatible devices.  The enhanced product range includes Samsung GALAXY Note II (Dual Carrier), Samsung GALAXY S III (Dual Carrier), iPhone 5, iPad mini and fourth generation iPad, Nokia Lumia 820*, Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi R208 and Vodafone Vodem Stick K4605.

Todd Hardie, General Manager of Channel and Terminals, says Vodafone is investing widely in 42Mbps technology and by offering a strong DC capable device line-up, more customers can enjoy the benefits of its high speed mobile network.

“Customers demand the best experience from their mobile network.  For Vodafone, this means continually investing in our network to make sure our customers can confidently connect to the information and people that matter to them.

“We’re the only carrier to offer such an extensive range of DC capable products, which take advantage of our high speed DC-HSPA network,” Todd continues.  “Whether it’s watching what your friends are up to on Facebook, downloading files from email, or watching YouTube clips, with a DC device on Vodafone’s DC network, you can do it even faster.”

Vodafone is extending its use of 42Mbps technology from 19% of its network today to more than 50% by March 2013.  All of Auckland and more of Christchurch will be upgraded by Christmas, with Wellington’s upgrade completed by March 2013.







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  Reply # 728522 7-Dec-2012 13:41 Send private message

"All of Auckland"?? So my Waima / Laingholm site West Auckland will be rocken by Christmas johnr? :)




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  Reply # 728535 7-Dec-2012 13:57 Send private message

Vodafone need to have a box you can tick on the coverage map to see what the dchspa coverage is!













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  Reply # 728540 7-Dec-2012 14:07 Send private message

And the even better news - if you buy the new SGS III you'll be ready for their LTE network as well!

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  Reply # 728602 7-Dec-2012 15:02 Send private message

sbiddle: And the even better news - if you buy the new SGS III you'll be ready for their LTE network as well!

Unless you bought the original SGS III with no LTE :(




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  Reply # 728604 7-Dec-2012 15:06 Send private message

The good old speed race, a race that cannot be won...there's always someone coming out with something faster tomorrow, just look at the PC CPU market;-)




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  Reply # 728901 8-Dec-2012 10:51 Send private message

The new Samsung Galaxy S3 Dual carrier speedtest in Milford on the North Shore late last night





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  Reply # 728920 8-Dec-2012 11:19 Send private message

johnr: The new Samsung Galaxy S3 Dual carrier speedtest in Milford on the North Shore late last night



Is the note 2 DC-Hspa as well right?




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  Reply # 728926 8-Dec-2012 11:36 Send private message

Yes the Note II that Vodafone NZ sell is DC there are other note IIs that are not DC sold by importers,

It has Dual carrier printed on the Box and the specs on the back clearly state 42Mbps






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  Reply # 728933 8-Dec-2012 12:07 Send private message

johnr: The new Samsung Galaxy S3 Dual carrier speedtest in Milford on the North Shore late last night


Looks like there's still some work to do in Rotorua this on the iPad 4


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  Reply # 728934 8-Dec-2012 12:08 Send private message

johnr: Yes the Note II that Vodafone NZ sell is DC there are other note IIs that are not DC sold by importers,

It has Dual carrier printed on the Box and the specs on the back clearly state 42Mbps




Thanks John much appreciated.




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  Reply # 729462 10-Dec-2012 07:39 Send private message

johnr: Yes the Note II that Vodafone NZ sell is DC there are other note IIs that are not DC sold by importers,

It has Dual carrier printed on the Box and the specs on the back clearly state 42Mbps


Is the one Vodafone sells the N7105 model?




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  Reply # 729464 10-Dec-2012 07:52 Send private message

corksta:
johnr: Yes the Note II that Vodafone NZ sell is DC there are other note IIs that are not DC sold by importers,

It has Dual carrier printed on the Box and the specs on the back clearly state 42Mbps


Is the one Vodafone sells the N7105 model?


Yes




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  Reply # 729465 10-Dec-2012 07:55 Send private message

johnr:
corksta:
johnr: Yes the Note II that Vodafone NZ sell is DC there are other note IIs that are not DC sold by importers,

It has Dual carrier printed on the Box and the specs on the back clearly state 42Mbps


Is the one Vodafone sells the N7105 model?


Yes


Do you know how much it is to buy outright? It's not listed on the online shop.

Even with my "normal" Note II I was hitting 12-15Mb/s last night around eastern Auckland suburbs.




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  Reply # 729466 10-Dec-2012 08:02 Send private message

Not sure on price just call your local store but I am sure VFNZ site will be updated soon, I have the new S3 running Jellybean and it's awesome




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  Reply # 731715 13-Dec-2012 01:16 Send private message

These are LTE speed test ... average that we will see in future.

Hong Kong CSL LTE speedtest


More to come LTE average speedtest

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