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.



1603 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 18

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 74563 2-Jan-2011 12:49 Send private message

Looking at bringing my iPhone 4 over from XT to 2degrees to save some money, but just wondering what people's experiences have been like using an iPhone on 2degrees, particularly in Auckland where I live, but keen to hear from people in other places as well.

Interested mostly in hearing about network speeds and how strong the 3G signal is, and if dropping down to 2G is an issue or not when going in to buildings, etc, like it was when I was with Vodafone.




Me: | Apple MacBook Pro 15" w/ Retina Display (2013) | Apple MacBook Air 13" (2013) | Apple iPad mini w/ Retina Display Wi-Fi+4G 64GB (2013) | Samsung Galaxy Note 3 | Apple TV (2010 & 2012) | Roku 3 | Google Chromecast |

Wife: | Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 64GB (2012) | Samsung Galaxy S4 |

Create new topic
Minimalist
4594 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 61

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 423384 2-Jan-2011 13:40 Send private message

I haven't had any issues, very happy.

206 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 423385 2-Jan-2011 13:43 Send private message

I have used an iPhone 4 on XT and 2d in Auckland.
Generally on XT I had 4-5 bars and hardly ever less than 3 bars
On 2d I often only have 1-2 bars quite a bit but usually stays on 3G where I use it.

2d speeds are usually 1.0-2.5mb/s down and 0.3 up. I don't know if 2d have HSUPA.
On XT I would usually get 2-5mb/s down and 0.5-1.5 up.

Non of this is scientific testing just my observations.

Also on 2d I found I am usually put down to 2g when in a call, so not data while talking.

That said 2d are a lot cheaper so I am happy to use them.



1603 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 18

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 423387 2-Jan-2011 13:50 Send private message

Thanks DeroyBoy good to hear. HSPA+ is coming to 2degrees this year apparently.




Me: | Apple MacBook Pro 15" w/ Retina Display (2013) | Apple MacBook Air 13" (2013) | Apple iPad mini w/ Retina Display Wi-Fi+4G 64GB (2013) | Samsung Galaxy Note 3 | Apple TV (2010 & 2012) | Roku 3 | Google Chromecast |

Wife: | Apple iPad mini Wi-Fi 64GB (2012) | Samsung Galaxy S4 |

2648 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 343

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 423413 2-Jan-2011 15:39 Send private message

I have an iPhone and an iPad on 2degrees, and it's great. :) Shameless plug 4tw!

OP, just in case you don't know, I am a 2d employee.




iPad Air + iPhone 5S + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.

2629 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 95

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 423427 2-Jan-2011 16:36 Send private message

I can't comment on Auckland but I do a lot of travelling elsewhere and generally the experience has been good. Native 3G coverage in Wellington and Christchurch seems to be fine, and if 3G is unavailable then dropping down to EDGE still leaves you with acceptable performance for general smartphone applications. I'm still using a 3GS and I find that Vodafone is lacking 2100MHz 3G coverage in many areas, however since your iPhone 4 supports 900MHz 3G you'll probably find this less of a problem.

Really my only gripe with 2degrees is their insistence on using text messaging to send alerts and to renew data packs. To me this seems archaic and awkward, and it often leaves me with a barrage of text messages that I struggle to deal with when I'm busy so it would be much easier if they developed an iPhone app, or even if they just extended the functionality on their web site.

1712 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 80

Trusted

  Reply # 423443 2-Jan-2011 17:27 Send private message

Can say it works ok in Hamilton but relying on Vodafone's coverage here (3G coverage could be better)

131 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 423476 2-Jan-2011 19:16 Send private message

I'm using 2D on my iPhone 4...it's work great except there is no signal when I go to the toilet at Westfield Manukau...Don't know why?

2648 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 343

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 423486 2-Jan-2011 19:41 Send private message

timtim: I'm using 2D on my iPhone 4...it's work great except there is no signal when I go to the toilet at Westfield Manukau...Don't know why?


I only play Whirly Word on the loo, so that's not a pro-- what, is that wrong?




iPad Air + iPhone 5S + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.

www.hinve.st
833 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 423495 2-Jan-2011 20:15 Send private message

+1 2degress.

1 iPhone first gen, 1 iPad, 1 generic nokia all on 2degrees.
Very happy over all with the service, the website and your2degrees interface for monitoring usage and topping up is very easy, just reply to the reminder text.

Cheers,
Joseph

1506 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70

Trusted

  Reply # 423767 3-Jan-2011 16:49 Send private message

very happy 2degrees iphone 3g user, also ipad 3g, but i havent topped my ipad up in oh about since july last year.

for some reason i cant send pxt msgs on my iphone now, but im fairly certain thats just a phone setting i have to do somewhere, just havent been bothered enough to do it.




827 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Trusted
2degrees

  Reply # 425705 10-Jan-2011 12:07 Send private message

reven: very happy 2degrees iphone 3g user, also ipad 3g, but i havent topped my ipad up in oh about since july last year.

for some reason i cant send pxt msgs on my iphone now, but im fairly certain thats just a phone setting i have to do somewhere, just havent been bothered enough to do it.


Hi, there was an issue with sending MMS (pxt) over New Years (Happy one btw!) which is now fixed. If you're still having issues please call us on 0800 022022 so we can check the settings. 
Cheers
^POB 

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 new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



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




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by Kyanar on 18-Apr-2014 20:55 (98 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by timmmay on 19-Apr-2014 08:44 (52 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Apr-2014 00:05 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Help ! Home business connection and VDSL dead. yikes.
Created by Scotsman, last reply by Scotsman on 17-Apr-2014 21:10 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Free connection to Ultra Fibre not true
Created by kapitikarl, last reply by cbrpilot on 15-Apr-2014 13:24 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Amazon Fire TV
Created by sonyxperiageek, last reply by freitasm on 19-Apr-2014 11:04 (205 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14



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.