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Topic # 103995 12-Jun-2012 15:34 Send private message

is there any way to get vodafone roaming enabled for an area that has vodafone wcdma good signal, telecom wcdma medium signal, and 2degrees gsm very tempermental signal.

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  Reply # 639740 12-Jun-2012 15:36 Send private message

curiously it shows no connection but looking at signal strength it shows -71dbm to -105dbm... generally around -85 dbm.. 

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  Reply # 639742 12-Jun-2012 15:37 Send private message

mercutio: is there any way to get vodafone roaming enabled for an area that has vodafone wcdma good signal, telecom wcdma medium signal, and 2degrees gsm very tempermental signal.


Sorry, no. If the location is within a Vodafone LAC that is excluded, then you cannot roam onto it.




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  Reply # 639744 12-Jun-2012 15:41 Send private message

SaltyNZ:
mercutio: is there any way to get vodafone roaming enabled for an area that has vodafone wcdma good signal, telecom wcdma medium signal, and 2degrees gsm very tempermental signal.


Sorry, no. If the location is within a Vodafone LAC that is excluded, then you cannot roam onto it.


so am i correct in assuming that that means it's a 3g vodafone tower?  and because it doesn't have 2g it won't let me on?  or is it just because it's in "west auckland" which is considered an area that 2degrees have some towers in?

on vodafone's coverage map it says 1/4 for calling/2g/2.5g, and 3/4 for 3g broadband.   on 2degrees it seems to be in a minimum coverage area, but it can't pinpoint address.

does that mean if 2degrees enabled 3g on their own gear i'd be sweet?

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  Reply # 639745 12-Jun-2012 15:44 Send private message

West Auckland is a 2Degrees coverage area






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  Reply # 639746 12-Jun-2012 15:45 Send private message

johnr: West Auckland is a 2Degrees coverage area


then why does it give 2 to 3 bars then no signal with very intermittent connectivity?

maybe there should be a tower at every adsl cabinet :)

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  Reply # 639755 12-Jun-2012 15:53 Send private message

What part of West Auckland are you speaking of?






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  Reply # 639762 12-Jun-2012 16:10 Send private message

johnr: What part of West Auckland are you speaking of?


Titirangi / Woodlands Park.


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  Reply # 639784 12-Jun-2012 16:56 Send private message

Yep know the cell you work off






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  Reply # 639790 12-Jun-2012 17:04 Send private message

johnr: Yep know the cell you work off


could it be overloaded?

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  Reply # 639802 12-Jun-2012 17:29 Send private message

mercutio:
johnr: Yep know the cell you work off


could it be overloaded?


No everything is working as designed it's a Vodafone customer only cell as Salty has pointed out about the LAC






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  Reply # 639804 12-Jun-2012 17:31 Send private message

johnr:
mercutio:
johnr: Yep know the cell you work off


could it be overloaded?


No everything is working as designed it's a Vodafone customer only cell as Salty has pointed out about the LAC


Ahh.  So that's just about 2degrees not wanting to pay vodafone to use that tower?

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  Reply # 639812 12-Jun-2012 17:35 Send private message

It's not about money or a single tower






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  Reply # 639813 12-Jun-2012 17:37 Send private message

johnr: It's not about money or a single tower


So it's a policy thing? Like Auckland we'll do our own towers, Vodafone can be used for Dunedin?

Although that said, I do seem to remember getting coverage out at Piha which I think was roaming.  (most of the way to Piha doesn't have coverage though)

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  Reply # 639818 12-Jun-2012 17:39 Send private message

2Degrees has its own sites in Dunedin






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  Reply # 639819 12-Jun-2012 17:44 Send private message

johnr: 2Degrees has its own sites in Dunedin


For Dunedin central or all of Dunedin?  What about Mosgiel?  I mean - I don't know where 2degrees coverage is and isn't.  I just know that it seemed to work okay in Christchurch, but seems pretty patchy in Auckland.  I realise Auckland is a lot more spread out than Christchurch.  But I do remember that roaming works fine in Stanmore Bay but seems to not work properly in Titirangi/Woodlands Park/Laingholm, 



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