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 
431 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 15


  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!
720 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 24

Trusted
Subscriber

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

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

17082 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1675

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?




1107 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 50


  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)
 

1529 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 125

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


1107 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 50


  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. 

17082 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1675

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






259 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  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)

142 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  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:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Smoke billows from Auckland mall after "explosion" - Westfield West City
Created by freitasm, last reply by hio77 on 27-Feb-2015 19:33 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Why does Lightbox have a suicide wish?
Created by dafman, last reply by Lightbox on 28-Feb-2015 18:23 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


So, what made you join geekzone?
Created by DarthKermit, last reply by TLD on 28-Feb-2015 23:40 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Leonard Nimoy, Mr Spock dies at 83
Created by freitasm, last reply by freitasm on 28-Feb-2015 22:20 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Has my desktop got Wi-Fi?
Created by beenz, last reply by dclegg on 26-Feb-2015 15:43 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


The Evil that is ISIS
Created by networkn, last reply by joker97 on 28-Feb-2015 22:47 (201 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


The debate over foreign drivers and testing
Created by timmmay, last reply by Handle9 on 28-Feb-2015 21:09 (73 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Spark Open Term Plan Changes? (27/2)
Created by taneb1, last reply by funnyfela on 28-Feb-2015 15:03 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3



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.