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.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
411 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 604791 3-Apr-2012 21:25 Send private message

further plans for the western hills of lower hutt?
Theres a brand new site at Maungaraki shops which works well but data coverage for the rest of the hills (Normandle, Belmont, harbour view, Tirohanga) is 2G slow to non-existent.

Choice!
706 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 604813 3-Apr-2012 21:51 Send private message

And I've just been using 2degrees 3G in Picton. :-)

16130 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1171

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

Reply # 604853 3-Apr-2012 23:16 Send private message

mercutio:
2degrees: Yep! It's true, we've added Hastings, Napier, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North, Levin, Dunedin and Invercargill to the Mobile Broadband Zones today. Smile

We're building and testing in other spots, so bear with us as we work through the testing phase in those spots.

Cheers,
^SB



Any plans for Laingholm, Auckland?

?


Has any carrier built there?




1078 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 45


  Reply # 604858 4-Apr-2012 00:01 Send private message

johnr:
mercutio:
2degrees: Yep! It's true, we've added Hastings, Napier, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North, Levin, Dunedin and Invercargill to the Mobile Broadband Zones today. Smile

We're building and testing in other spots, so bear with us as we work through the testing phase in those spots.

Cheers,
^SB



Any plans for Laingholm, Auckland?

?


Has any carrier built there?


I dunno, but 2degrees map says they're covering Rakaia, which is less populated than this area, and a small little township.  Go figure!

Telecom coverage appears to be the best out here.  2degrees the worst.  Vodafone in the middle.  (apparently there is / or has been some issue with Vodafone cell tower "forgetting" people and showing signal and you have to turn phone off/on sometimes, but with 2degrees signal just disappears randomly, roams sometimes, 3g works sometimes, other times gsm etc etc)

But come on even Piha has better coverage.

From wikipedia:

Piha is a northern New Zealand coastal settlement with a population of about 600.

Laingholm is a small community situated in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland, in one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand. It is part of Waitakere CityNew Zealand's first "eco-city".

The population was 2,490 in the 2006 Census



in between the two there is basically no coverage  (this editor sucks i can't make underlining stop)
 

1411 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 75

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 604895 4-Apr-2012 09:06 Send private message

mercutio:
johnr:
mercutio:
2degrees: Yep! It's true, we've added Hastings, Napier, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North, Levin, Dunedin and Invercargill to the Mobile Broadband Zones today. Smile

We're building and testing in other spots, so bear with us as we work through the testing phase in those spots.

Cheers,
^SB



Any plans for Laingholm, Auckland?

?


Has any carrier built there?


I dunno, but 2degrees map says they're covering Rakaia, which is less populated than this area, and a small little township.  Go figure!

But come on even Piha has better coverage.


There's more to consider than the permanent population - 2d will want to cover the huge numbers of visitors that visit Piha


1078 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 45


  Reply # 604916 4-Apr-2012 09:26 Send private message

nickb800: 

There's more to consider than the permanent population - 2d will want to cover the huge numbers of visitors that visit Piha



True.  But there's no coverage at all between a lot of Piha, and Laingholm.  I'm assuming it is more difficult to get a network connection out there.

And some people visit laingholm too. 

16130 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1171

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 604934 4-Apr-2012 09:59 Send private message

mercutio:
nickb800:?

There's more to consider than the permanent population - 2d will want to cover the huge numbers of visitors that visit Piha



True. ?But there's no coverage at all between a lot of Piha, and Laingholm. ?I'm assuming it is more difficult to get a network connection out there.

And some people visit laingholm too.?


It's the Waitakere ' Rangers ' not easy to cover for a start would require many cells

Vodafone has a 3G only cell at Waima that covers part of the area

John






253 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  Reply # 605284 4-Apr-2012 20:22 Send private message

Made the switch from Vodafone to 2 Degrees today.

Here's a comparison;

2Degrees:


Vodafone:
 

13 posts

Geek


  Reply # 605806 5-Apr-2012 17:03 Send private message

Any chance of building in Ohakune or National Park? I know its seasonal but several thousand make it down that way each weekend in the winter season! (plus everyone makes calls on the mountain, or these days check reports on smartphones)

111 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 607669 11-Apr-2012 09:06 Send private message

Looks like planning for deployment in New Plymouth is underway... A site survey for tower/equipment co-lo is currently being conducted.

1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page 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:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

2 x PS4s to give away. Geekzone members only.
Created by BigPipeNZ, last reply by jurax04 on 29-Jul-2014 23:10 (54 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


What do Police prioritise?
Created by tardtasticx, last reply by Aredwood on 29-Jul-2014 23:19 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


"keyless" keys - questions
Created by joker97, last reply by Gilco2 on 29-Jul-2014 21:11 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Logitech K400r HTPC Cordless Keyboard Half Price
Created by Dynamic, last reply by Blanch on 28-Jul-2014 22:16 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


VF, why you lie to me?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 29-Jul-2014 14:35 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Dick Smith in Continual Sale Mode
Created by Dynamic, last reply by eXDee on 29-Jul-2014 19:23 (65 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Checking UHF aerial is working
Created by OnceBitten, last reply by B1GGLZ on 28-Jul-2014 21:49 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


2010 Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift - which has higher maintenance cost?
Created by joker97, last reply by TimA on 30-Jul-2014 00:26 (61 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



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.