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Topic # 110193 4-Oct-2012 20:57 Send private message

As per the photo below. Does one of the fullers ferries have a cell installed on board?? Or is this likely to be  a cell on Waiheke Island Ferry terminal at Matiatia?


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  Reply # 696443 4-Oct-2012 21:33 Send private message

I thought it said "Matiatia". Maybe that's what happens on Vodafone?



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  Reply # 696446 4-Oct-2012 21:35 Send private message

Not too sure mate, I know there is a Cell for Vodafone at Matiatia but wasnt aware of any 2degrees cells there? The signal was fluctuating while I was stationary which gives reason to believe it that it may have very well been installed on a ferry traversing the Gulf

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  Reply # 696516 4-Oct-2012 22:53 Send private message

Cellsites are usually fed by Digital Microwave Radio, or Fibre Optic Cable, neither of which will work too well on a ferry which is rolling around with each wave. So I would very much doubt that it's onboard the ferry, more likely at the terminal on Waiheke Island, possibly co-sited with the Vodafone installation.





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  Reply # 696860 5-Oct-2012 17:26 Send private message

Sure you weren't roaming on Vodafone?
There's no 2degrees sites on Waiheke according to RSM@1/10/2012



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  Reply # 696879 5-Oct-2012 17:54 Send private message

The phone displays Voda roaming quite well, you certainly can tell when it is roaming.

The photo was taken just turning into Islington Bay. Its quite weird.

Im sure ive read somewhere one of the cook strait ferries have a cell installed. How it connects into the backhaul i have no idea.

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  Reply # 696889 5-Oct-2012 18:19 Send private message

satellite backhaul?













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  Reply # 696890 5-Oct-2012 18:21 Send private message

Going slightly O/T, I think the cook strait ferries (well the interislander) won't be any time soon. They have on board wifi and charge you a rather large premium for what I presume is satellite back haul so you can get coverage inside Tory Channel. Vodafone at least have a cell site on the north side of Cook Strait to provide coverage for most of the path of the strait part of the journey.

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