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  Reply # 515911 2-Sep-2011 19:53 Send private message

No press release yet? I noticed Hamilton retail stores are now advertising...




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  Reply # 516474 4-Sep-2011 15:51 Send private message

If that is DSE @ Te Awa then they have several indications the zone is on, including discounting the USB sticks :)
Went into the 2D store to confirm but the ever present line if people in there was longer than my patience.

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  Reply # 516513 4-Sep-2011 17:20 Send private message

Hamilton is live, and broadband packs will work there. The reason it's not officially added to the list yet is that it's still very early days for the coverage optimisation. We wouldn't want people to think they were going to be a in BB Zone and spend a bunch of money only to find they'd been optimised out a week later. W

When the optimisation has finished and the coverage map is stable, then we will publish the broadband zone boundaries.




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  Reply # 518452 8-Sep-2011 10:50 Send private message

Looks like Hamilton is now an official 2degrees broadband zone.

Looking at the coverage map it seems odd to me why they did not cover Cambridge and the road in between.
At work in the zone at home not (many people travel to Hamilton to work).

Edit typos!

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  Reply # 518469 8-Sep-2011 11:20 Send private message

andrewcnz: Looks like Hamilton is now an official 2degrees broadband zone.

Looking at the coverage map it seems odd to me why they did not cover Cambridge and the road in between.
At work in the zone at home not (many people travel to Hamilton to work).

Edit typos!


If you follow that thinking the construction would never end, as once they built Cambridge then someone would ask why they didn't build a site at Karapiro, and so on etc.

They have to draw a line somewhere, i would assume that if there are a good number of customers they wil build there soon




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  Reply # 518470 8-Sep-2011 11:21

andrewcnz: Looks like Hamilton is now an official 2degrees broadband zone.

Looking at the coverage map it seems odd to me why they did not cover Cambridge and the road in between.
At work in the zone at home not (many people travel to Hamilton to work).

Edit typos!


Really? 2degrees have dropped the ball on this one, Cambridge is one of the main places I go to in Hamiltron. 




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  Reply # 518475 8-Sep-2011 11:36 Send private message

SteveON:
andrewcnz: Looks like Hamilton is now an?official 2degrees broadband zone.

Looking at the coverage map it seems odd to me why they did not cover Cambridge and the road in between.
At work in the zone at home not (many people travel to Hamilton to work).

Edit?typos!


Really? 2degrees have dropped the ball on this one, Cambridge is one of the main places I go to in Hamiltron.?


The sites aren't built for you *personally*, Steve, they're built based on where most of our customers are, based on their usage. :-) If you live out of our coverage but only make and receive calls while you're *in* it, you're not costing us money, which is the basis of the exercise.

Besides, if they won't build a site just for *my* convenience, what hope have the rest of you got? ;-)




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  Reply # 518476 8-Sep-2011 11:37 Send private message

pwner:
andrewcnz: Looks like Hamilton is now an official 2degrees broadband zone.

Looking at the coverage map it seems odd to me why they did not cover Cambridge and the road in between.
At work in the zone at home not (many people travel to Hamilton to work).

Edit typos!


If you follow that thinking the construction would never end, as once they built Cambridge then someone would ask why they didn't build a site at Karapiro, and so on etc.

They have to draw a line somewhere, i would assume that if there are a good number of customers they wil build there soon


Sure I know what you are saying. But I was only making a comment on what I thought was an obvious issue.

   

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  Reply # 518478 8-Sep-2011 11:44

SaltyNZ:
SteveON:
andrewcnz: Looks like Hamilton is now an?official 2degrees broadband zone.

Looking at the coverage map it seems odd to me why they did not cover Cambridge and the road in between.
At work in the zone at home not (many people travel to Hamilton to work).

Edit?typos!


Really? 2degrees have dropped the ball on this one, Cambridge is one of the main places I go to in Hamiltron.?


The sites aren't built for you *personally*, Steve, they're built based on where most of our customers are, based on their usage. :-) If you live out of our coverage but only make and receive calls while you're *in* it, you're not costing us money, which is the basis of the exercise.

Besides, if they won't build a site just for *my* convenience, what hope have the rest of you got? ;-)


I fully understand the argument, but its just like putting towers in the Wellington CBD. Of course there will be more traffic in the CBD but most of those people live out of town.




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  Reply # 518507 8-Sep-2011 12:36 Send private message

SaltyNZ:
SteveON:
andrewcnz: Looks like Hamilton is now an?official 2degrees broadband zone.

Looking at the coverage map it seems odd to me why they did not cover Cambridge and the road in between.
At work in the zone at home not (many people travel to Hamilton to work).

Edit?typos!


Really? 2degrees have dropped the ball on this one, Cambridge is one of the main places I go to in Hamiltron.?


The sites aren't built for you *personally*, Steve, they're built based on where most of our customers are, based on their usage. :-) If you live out of our coverage but only make and receive calls while you're *in* it, you're not costing us money, which is the basis of the exercise.

Besides, if they won't build a site just for *my* convenience, what hope have the rest of you got? ;-)


Isn't that called a Femto? :)




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  Reply # 518511 8-Sep-2011 12:46 Send private message

Who cares about Cambridge really?  Aren't you all too busy riding horses and sipping lattes?



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  Reply # 518534 8-Sep-2011 13:24 Send private message

Have the Vodafone towers within this coverage zone now been locked out?

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  Reply # 518557 8-Sep-2011 13:58 Send private message

SteveON:
Really? 2degrees have dropped the ball on this one, Cambridge is one of the main places I go to in Hamiltron. 


haha, in that case, they should have added towers in Hamiltron the same time they did Auckland, since it's just a suburb, right. ;)


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  Reply # 518770 8-Sep-2011 20:48 Send private message

Unfortunately, the coverage map ends on my property! I keep switching back between Vodafone and 2degrees unreliably. It seems that the coverage is nowhere near as vast as it is in Auckland which covers small suburbs such as Swanson that are a lot further away from largely populated areas. It would be nice to see Cambridge getting reception in the future

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  Reply # 518772 8-Sep-2011 20:51 Send private message

BarTender:
SaltyNZ:
SteveON:
andrewcnz: Looks like Hamilton is now an?official 2degrees broadband zone.

Looking at the coverage map it seems odd to me why they did not cover Cambridge and the road in between.
At work in the zone at home not (many people travel to Hamilton to work).

Edit?typos!


Really? 2degrees have dropped the ball on this one, Cambridge is one of the main places I go to in Hamiltron.?


The sites aren't built for you *personally*, Steve, they're built based on where most of our customers are, based on their usage. :-) If you live out of our coverage but only make and receive calls while you're *in* it, you're not costing us money, which is the basis of the exercise.

Besides, if they won't build a site just for *my* convenience, what hope have the rest of you got? ;-)


Isn't that called a Femto? :)


Great idea! A femtocell would be perfect for me 

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