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Topic # 102596 17-May-2012 20:55 Send private message

Hi there,

Are there any plans in the pipeline to introduce femtocells? We get excellent Vodafone signal at home and shocking 2degrees and Telecom XT signal and trying to make a call from one of our 2degrees phones is neigh on impossible. I live on a main road in central Auckland, so it's not like we're too rural or anything. A femtocell (ideally one not locked to a single broadband ISP) would suit us perfectly. Please tell me there is hope!

 - H









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  Reply # 627127 17-May-2012 22:54

Sadly nope, 2d is a budget brand and this requires a large investment.

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  Reply # 627149 18-May-2012 00:14 Send private message

SteveON: Sadly nope, 2d is a budget brand and this requires a large investment.


Not that you know that for sure, you are merely assuming???

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  Reply # 627325 18-May-2012 13:21 Send private message

Femtocells need a broadband connection. To make it reliable it needs to be a broadband connection from the same provider as the cell company. This way they can ensure call quality and guarantee a level of support, and also security.
2deg dont sell broadband.
Vodafones femtocell requires a vodafone dsl connection.
So in short, no 2deg wont be offering femtocells soon. (my guess)

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  Reply # 627330 18-May-2012 13:35 Send private message

Peppery:  I live on a main road in central Auckland, so it's not like we're too rural or anything. 
 - H


We don't support Femtocell.  Where are you in Auckland btw?

^POB

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  Reply # 627947 20-May-2012 15:11 Send private message

Hmm wonder if 2d phones will work with Vodafone's femtocell?




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  Reply # 627955 20-May-2012 15:37 Send private message

nedkelly: Hmm wonder if 2d phones will work with Vodafone's femtocell?


It will as long as it has a Vodafone SIM in the handset and it supports U2100 Mhz




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  Reply # 627956 20-May-2012 15:50

johnr:
nedkelly: Hmm wonder if 2d phones will work with Vodafone's femtocell?


It will as long as it has a Vodafone SIM in the handset and it supports U2100 Mhz

lol

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  Reply # 627970 20-May-2012 16:38 Send private message

johnr:
nedkelly: Hmm wonder if 2d phones will work with Vodafone's femtocell?


It will as long as it has a Vodafone SIM in the handset and it supports U2100 Mhz


Is there a specific reason why 2 degrees phones won't roam onto the vodafone femtocels?













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  Reply # 627971 20-May-2012 16:41 Send private message

hamish225:
johnr:
nedkelly: Hmm wonder if 2d phones will work with Vodafone's femtocell?


It will as long as it has a Vodafone SIM in the handset and it supports U2100 Mhz


Is there a specific reason why 2 degrees phones won't roam onto the vodafone femtocels?


Thats what i meant, use the vodafone femtocell to roam.




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  Reply # 627990 20-May-2012 17:41 Send private message

Yes its a Vodafone service and goes back to the Vodafone Core network and not 2Degrees core network





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  Reply # 628030 20-May-2012 19:32 Send private message

+1 for a 2Degrees femtocell. I live in the Waitakere Ranges and have no reception when inside our house. Our neighbours on Vodafone had the same issue, installed Vodafone's femtocell and now have great reception.

Everywhere else is great for 2Degrees, just not at home.

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  Reply # 628032 20-May-2012 19:38 Send private message

+1 here.
My place gets good 2D reception but my room doesn't get any as it's all brick /concrete walled.

Femtocell just cos please.

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  Reply # 628077 20-May-2012 21:37 Send private message

johnr: Yes its a Vodafone service and goes back to the Vodafone Core network and not 2Degrees core network



yes, but so do all the regular cellphone towers, presumably. how do you make 2degrees phones roam on other cell towers?

Can you not do this to the femtocells?













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  Reply # 628080 20-May-2012 21:45 Send private message

You can hook up external antennas to boost signal indoors. Comes into a shroud around your phone via some kind of coax I guess?





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  Reply # 628084 20-May-2012 21:53 Send private message

If you don't have a 2degrees signal where you need it then perhaps 2degrees isn't the carrier for you. 2D coming into the market has spurred the other companies to drop their prices, so either way you get a reasonable deal.




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