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Topic # 94903 21-Dec-2011 13:18 Send private message

Passing through Taupo I've noticed that I'm not roaming on Vodafone but instead connected to 2degrees!
Perhaps more interesting is I'm connected to data on 900mhz rather than the usual 2100mhz which is deployed in ak/wel/chch/qtn - a most welcome development because it means much better data coverage.

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  Reply # 560268 21-Dec-2011 14:02 Send private message

We're also transmitting on 2100MHz so you can get Mobile Broadband too. :)

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  Reply # 560304 21-Dec-2011 15:11 Send private message

2DegreesCare: We're also transmitting on 2100MHz so you can get Mobile Broadband too. :)


I think the previous poster was suggesting that 3G is available also on 900Mhz. Is this not the case? 

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  Reply # 560312 21-Dec-2011 15:28 Send private message

I'm picking you are getting EDGE on 900mhz

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  Reply # 560320 21-Dec-2011 15:41 Send private message

alasta:
2DegreesCare: We're also transmitting on 2100MHz so you can get Mobile Broadband too. :)


I think the previous poster was suggesting that 3G is available also on 900Mhz. Is this not the case? 


3G is also available on our 900 signal.

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  Reply # 561635 26-Dec-2011 20:57 Send private message

I am now getting a 2degrees signal in Tahunanui, Nelson. Strangely my iPad has locked onto it but my iPhone has not despite both devices being set to automatic network selection. At this stage the iPad appears to be only picking up Edge - not 3G.

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  Reply # 561770 27-Dec-2011 11:20 Send private message

2DegreesCare:
alasta:
2DegreesCare: We're also transmitting on 2100MHz so you can get Mobile Broadband too. :)


I think the previous poster was suggesting that 3G is available also on 900Mhz. Is this not the case? 


3G is also available on our 900 signal.

^POB

Is this the case everywhere there is a broadband zone?

Also will this on your coverage page be updated? its never mentioned the 900mhz 3G that comes from vodafone either 

"If you like technical stuff, you'll want to know that we run a 900MHz GSM network. Data is provided using both GPRS and EDGE technology. Our 3G network is now up and running and we provide HSDPA at 2100MHZ within our Mobile Broadband Zones. Outside our Mobile Broadband Zones we use 2G 900 MHz or 3G 2100MHz."

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