Thank's to CafeNet and my VoIP enabled Nokia E65 my day was saved. I could connect to the CafeNet access point across the road at Greytown Computers and be connected with my Asterisk PBX here at home and was free to make calls - and avoid paying Vodafone! :-)
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Comment by Grant17, on 11-Jun-2007 22:16
Yeah, agreed. It's great not to be reliant on Vodafone for mobile data.
I tried Mauricio's AirCard 595 at a couple of places around Auckland today. At our house in Lynfield, we only get EVDO Rev.0 coverage, but even so -- it's pretty respectable: 1400k Down / 130k Up.
Skype works just fine at those data speeds, giving me 3c per minute calling to any NZ Landline.
Then I tried the card again in Penrose and got 1400k Down / 600k Up thanks to Rev.A coverage
This sort of performance really does equate to Mobile Broadband unlike the lame half-arsed attempt that Vodafone have to offer.
Comment by freitasm, on 12-Jun-2007 11:01
It will only become a supernode if your client is not behind a NAT-router, or firewall...
Comment by bcourtney, on 12-Jun-2007 13:09
Both my partner and I have troble with Vodafone coverage where we live in Hataitai. It appears that we are in a small pocket where the coverage comes and goes as it pleases. More often than not it is OK, but exactly when you need coverage it isn't there!
We definitely don't get 3G coverage that's for sure
I would say at least, on average, one day per week we have coverage issues.
Comment by Billythorn, on 15-Jun-2007 06:58
Have you guys tried OneFone from Wifimobile.com? I've tried that and a couple of other services, but onefone came up trumps for me. Not only do you have the wifi connection but it can connect through 3g too. And they've just released a press release about PBX connectivity, so sounds perfect for you! Bill
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