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.



51 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 113261 11-Jan-2013 09:42 Send private message

My Dad is on 2 degrees, and for the most part its good, we got him a Android Phone for xmas so he can take advantage of the 600mb data of the $19data combo and be able to wifi tether to his Laptop from his holiday home in Whangamata.  Whangamata is not in the 2degrees Mobile Broadband Zone, but the local Vodafone Tower does it no problem, and given the 600mb is labelled as 'National 3G' this shouldn't be a problem.. right?.

Firstly I will say im on Vodafone, and was using 3G from the same location all over xmas, no problems at all.  With him, 3G would only work momentarily, for say 2-3 mins, then he was bumped off to the un-sexy 'E' on his data connection, otherwise known as 'EDGE GPRS' which was painfully slow.  Ideally I should have set  his phone to use 3G Networks only to see if it still done this, but either way id like to know what the story is.

Are Vodafone dumping 2 degrees customers to EDGE GPRS if the network has some level of congestion? Are 2 degrees mis-representing the National 3G Product?

Can anyone shed some light on this?


Create new topic
16205 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1218

Trusted
Vodafone NZ

  Reply # 743148 11-Jan-2013 09:46 Send private message

No Vodafone does not bump 2D customers down to GPRS




646 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 6

Trusted

  Reply # 743149 11-Jan-2013 09:46 Send private message

It's national data so works on Vodafone roaming. While 2degrees rents bandwidth from Vodafone, it's not a guaranteed 3G, it's guaranteed fastest available at that time. However, if they are bumping 2d customers when VF customers are not bumped, that's shady and probably not in their agreement




Homebuilt High Performance Desktop - Windows 8 Professional (x64)
HTC 8S: Windows Phone 8
Nexus 7 - Android 4.2.2
EVE Online: Crucias Soulrender
PSN: CruciasNZ
Steam: Lienhart2005

3768 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 145

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 743150 11-Jan-2013 09:48 Send private message

If it's dropping to EDGE then you're using a 2D tower; Vodafone doesn't (or at least didn't) offer EDGE.

855 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 53


  Reply # 743206 11-Jan-2013 11:04 Send private message

I went on the Vodafone $19 plan with 500mb per month, this is for my Ipad but same concept, I mainly did this as I wanted to be able to take advantage of the DC sites when in range, and as far as I know/knew 2D don't have these.

I am really happy with my choice so far and doubt I will miss the extra 100mb, that said I did forget to change it back to wifi this morning when I got in to the office and chewed they all of my data streaming a c-net video!

I was really pi$$ed at myself as I also chewed thru the extra credit I had preloaded on my account!

Live and learn I simply cancelled my $19 plan and reinstated it again to restart it!




I know a little more than nothing but not much...

1545 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 38

Trusted

  Reply # 743210 11-Jan-2013 11:07 Send private message

As said above, If you're getting dropped to EDGE, Chances are you will find 2degrees has installed towers in your area. This cell site could be further away than vodafones to you hence the loss of 3G.

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:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

CGA. Is it fair?
Created by BTR, last reply by bazzer on 21-Aug-2014 17:18 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Vodafone TV multicast settings on pfSense?
Created by kenkeniff, last reply by kenkeniff on 21-Aug-2014 18:03 (87 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Shortening the DSL loop on a long driveway
Created by hio77, last reply by hio77 on 20-Aug-2014 21:00 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Vodafone now charging you to receive a bill via post
Created by stocksp, last reply by richms on 20-Aug-2014 19:28 (79 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Free: Smart Button for your Android device
Created by freitasm, last reply by TimA on 21-Aug-2014 12:20 (91 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


UFB provider comparison
Created by Rappelle, last reply by Rappelle on 21-Aug-2014 17:58 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Lightbox press event release
Created by freitasm, last reply by dclegg on 21-Aug-2014 10:52 (461 replies)
Pages... 29 30 31


How to refresh WinXP
Created by Rickles, last reply by allan on 20-Aug-2014 14:25 (19 replies)
Pages... 2



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.