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Topic # 106308 21-Jul-2012 17:21 Send private message

So yesterday I changed from telecom xt to 2degrees $149 plan. I'm in ohakune for the week and it's roaming to voda as expected. Data is pretty much unusable, takes minutes of reloads to finally get a page to load even though I have full signal.

I'm using my iPad that has xt and this connection is fine, a friend on voda has no issues. Does 2degrees have very limited voda data capacity; like 16kbps?

If anyone from telecom sales can offer me a deal like voda does I'll swap back in a heartbeat, we have 6 phones on this plan but some are on contract, though would prefer to get a working solution or know how much capacity 2degrees has with voda?




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  Reply # 659630 21-Jul-2012 17:34 Send private message

Hi, what device are you using

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  Reply # 659631 21-Jul-2012 17:35 Send private message

icepicknz: So yesterday I changed from telecom xt to 2degrees $149 plan. I'm in ohakune for the week and it's roaming to voda as expected. Data is pretty much unusable, takes minutes of reloads to finally get a page to load even though I have full signal.

I'm using my iPad that has xt and this connection is fine, a friend on voda has no issues. Does 2degrees have very limited voda data capacity; like 16kbps?

If anyone from telecom sales can offer me a deal like voda does I'll swap back in a heartbeat, we have 6 phones on this plan but some are on contract, though would prefer to get a working solution or know how much capacity 2degrees has with voda?


Hmm, perhaps sometimes "the grass is not always greener"




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  Reply # 659633 21-Jul-2012 17:36 Send private message

What device are you using? Does it support 900 MHz 3G? Perhaps it does not, which means using GPRS (2G) only on Vodafone...







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  Reply # 659636 21-Jul-2012 17:41 Send private message

iPhone 4s. Pages barely load, couldn't even get a full google search or any images from nzherald, that was when I finally got onto them




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  Reply # 659639 21-Jul-2012 17:52 Send private message

Did you have 3G coverage? VF is unusable without it.

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  Reply # 659642 21-Jul-2012 18:07 Send private message

icepicknz: So yesterday I changed from telecom xt to 2degrees $149 plan. I'm in ohakune for the week and it's roaming to voda as expected. Data is pretty much unusable, takes minutes of reloads to finally get a page to load even though I have full signal.

I'm using my iPad that has xt and this connection is fine, a friend on voda has no issues. Does 2degrees have very limited voda data capacity; like 16kbps?

If anyone from telecom sales can offer me a deal like voda does I'll swap back in a heartbeat, we have 6 phones on this plan but some are on contract, though would prefer to get a working solution or know how much capacity 2degrees has with voda?


The roaming link is fast enough that it will not be your issue. You could try checking your settings - make sure your APN is 'internet'.




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  Reply # 659643 21-Jul-2012 18:11 Send private message

Post some examples of speed between Vodafone and 2Degrees?

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  Reply # 659644 21-Jul-2012 18:12 Send private message

Seems ok now. Msging from my iPhone now. Just seems spuradic but maybe lots of Vodafone users were checking stuff and 2degrees customers get lower priority? Yes 3G signal :)




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  Reply # 659645 21-Jul-2012 18:24 Send private message

I think you will find out probably you dropped to 2G on Vodafone, regardless of 3G signal...

The iPhone 4S should work just fine on 3G 900 MHz, so it makes me think you just got unlucky and got somewhere with low or no Vodafone 3G coverage and dropped to GPRS automatically.




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