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Topic # 113729 25-Jan-2013 22:12 Send private message

So what's the big Vodafone upgrade this weekend. Post your speculation here.

Hitting the LTE switch?

U900?




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  Reply # 751017 25-Jan-2013 22:19 Send private message

I am guessing U900 43Mbps dual carrier

What do I win if I am correct?

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  Reply # 751020 25-Jan-2013 22:19 Send private message

Read my blog and you'll know the answer!

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8332

 

 



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  Reply # 751021 25-Jan-2013 22:20 Send private message

Steve already posted about this upgrade.

It's 900 MHz WCDMA DC deployment in AKL.




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  Reply # 751024 25-Jan-2013 22:21 Send private message

There is certainly plenty of speculation doing the rounds about Vodafone and LTE also..


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  Reply # 751032 25-Jan-2013 22:58 Send private message

More INFO here about Dual carrier with a list of devices that support it

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/speedy-network/

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  Reply # 751035 25-Jan-2013 23:00 Send private message

Especially as they got more 1800MHZ spectrum from Telstraclear.

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  Reply # 751058 26-Jan-2013 02:45 Send private message

Is there an approximate time over the weekend it goes live, or will it come on in stages?




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  Reply # 751070 26-Jan-2013 07:29 Send private message

Good on you Vodafone! Also tempted to purchase the Note 2 now...




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  Reply # 751071 26-Jan-2013 07:31 Send private message

Have Vodafone said whether they plan to do the same across other cities? I have awful Vodafone 3G coverage at home (Wellington northern suburbs), but 2G coverage from the same site (just around the crest of a hill) is great, so 3G on 900MHZ would probably work (and would save me having to buy a femtocell).

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  Reply # 751090 26-Jan-2013 09:52 Send private message

johnr: I am guessing U900 43Mbps dual carrier

What do I win if I am correct?


Yep you get a free $20 Vodafone prepay  topup.. Sealed




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  Reply # 751093 26-Jan-2013 10:00 Send private message

So this upgrade will give all the Auckland area 900mhz 3g access? Will Vodafone update their coverage map soon?



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  Reply # 751104 26-Jan-2013 10:33 Send private message

sbiddle: Read my blog and you'll know the answer!

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/8332

Yea read that after my post.

Be good to get some feedback as Aucklander's see coverage improvements etc




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  Reply # 751105 26-Jan-2013 10:38 Send private message

AKLWestie: So this upgrade will give all the Auckland area 900mhz 3g access? Will Vodafone update their coverage map soon?


Yes U900 and yes



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  Reply # 751115 26-Jan-2013 11:20 Send private message

johnr: I am guessing U900 43Mbps dual carrier

What do I win if I am correct?

You only get a prize once I have tested off the Waima site in Parau.




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  Reply # 751116 26-Jan-2013 11:20 Send private message

Excellent. Once this is in all areas such as all of Hamilton, then i'll highly consider vodafone as an option in the future.

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