Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



671 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 68


Topic # 110926 19-Oct-2012 15:40

Quick question: does a new 2° tower in your area mean that its a Mobile broadband Area and the big cheaper packs are able to be used?

(2degrees website seems to be down ATM)

Cheers

Create new topic
17257 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1733

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 703581 19-Oct-2012 15:46 Send private message

If the 2D tower is unlocked and taking traffic then it should be but please let 2D confirm this




210 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 703647 19-Oct-2012 17:17 Send private message

2D have said before that if you can connect to their tower without roaming then yes you are inside their MBB zone for data.
Only beware that in the case of a new tower it goes through a testing phase so be careful you don't go back to roaming.

On 2d if you set your APN to '' (blank) instead of 'internet' you will only get a data connection if inside a MBB zone and not on roaming, so this is one way to be sure you wont go through all your prepay balance :)



671 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 68


  Reply # 703785 19-Oct-2012 21:43

Thank you for the advice, the APN info is gold, I understand you can also stop it from roaming onto national data by texting some command.

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Semble SIM: compatible handsets
Created by DrDee, last reply by richms on 1-Apr-2015 22:18 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Vodafone retention call- A Joke or April fool
Created by geekbhaji, last reply by Blanch on 1-Apr-2015 18:29 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Jeremy Clarkson reported as being sacked from top gear
Created by KiwiNZ, last reply by hashbrown on 1-Apr-2015 23:54 (197 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


New Lightbox website
Created by Lightbox, last reply by attewell on 1-Apr-2015 21:34 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


April Fools!
Created by BlueShift, last reply by Mark on 2-Apr-2015 09:46 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Spark blocking MediaFire downloads
Created by BarryQuest, last reply by l43a2 on 31-Mar-2015 21:15 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Surface 3: anyone interested
Created by freitasm, last reply by NZCrusader on 2-Apr-2015 09:05 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Tattoos — Are they safe? Do they hurt?
Created by TLD, last reply by TLD on 1-Apr-2015 12:15 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.