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Topic # 144077 6-May-2014 23:11
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This may seem like a stupid question, but will a sure signal unit work plugged into a voda powered 3g router and will the data it uses be unmetered? Im planning to stick the 3g router into a farm shed with ubiquiti gear on the top of a hill and beam a link down to our holiday house wheres theres absolutely no cell phone reception, we will use the sure signal in our holiday house and connect it to the wirelesd link back to the farm shed where the 3g router is.

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  Reply # 1038009 6-May-2014 23:12
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No sorry, Sure Signal requires Vodafone Fixed Line Broadband.

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  Reply # 1038051 7-May-2014 07:23
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If you've got 3G coverage why aren't you just using that for voice?



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  Reply # 1038062 7-May-2014 08:08
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If it did work not good for the mobile data cap

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  Reply # 1038066 7-May-2014 08:14
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johnr: If it did work not good for the mobile data cap


So even if it worked the 'unmetered' part wouldn't kick in?

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  Reply # 1038069 7-May-2014 08:22
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I suspect not

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  Reply # 1038070 7-May-2014 08:23
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sbiddle:If you've got 3G coverage why aren't you just using that for voice? 

 



The answer is in his post:

 .... Im planning to stick the 3g router into a farm shed with ubiquiti gear on the top of a hill and beam a link down to our holiday house wheres theres absolutely no cell phone reception





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  Reply # 1038077 7-May-2014 08:45
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This application sounds almost like a situation for the Cel-Fi units which have a 5.8GHz link between the boxes to extend the network. Cel-Fis are only licensed for the other two telcos, so could be doable for those that subscribe to the others.

Slightly O/T is Vodafone considering Cel-Fi licensing to match Telecom and 2Degrees?

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  Reply # 1038078 7-May-2014 08:56
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knoydart: This application sounds almost like a situation for the Cel-Fi units which have a 5.8GHz link between the boxes to extend the network. Cel-Fis are only licensed for the other two telcos, so could be doable for those that subscribe to the others.

Slightly O/T is Vodafone considering Cel-Fi licensing to match Telecom and 2Degrees?


and having only now heard of these, I found a site for ordering them but can't seem to see a price anywhere?
http://www.cel-fi.co.nz/cel_fi_2Degrees.html 

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  Reply # 1038083 7-May-2014 09:04
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PhantomNVD:
knoydart: This application sounds almost like a situation for the Cel-Fi units which have a 5.8GHz link between the boxes to extend the network. Cel-Fis are only licensed for the other two telcos, so could be doable for those that subscribe to the others.

Slightly O/T is Vodafone considering Cel-Fi licensing to match Telecom and 2Degrees?


and having only now heard of these, I found a site for ordering them but can't seem to see a price anywhere?
http://www.cel-fi.co.nz/cel_fi_2Degrees.html 


Copy and paste error by 2D on that page

 

  • only amplifying and disbursing the Optus mobile signal, operating within a set frequency band.

Hopefully they're not amplifying the Optus signal! Plus $1000, ouch.




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  Reply # 1038084 7-May-2014 09:06
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It's this sort of thing which makes me wish one of the NZ telcos offered UMA/GAN/IMS, so that you could run your handset off wifi and still receive calls and texts.

O2 do it in the UK, and T-Mobile have offered it in the US in the past.

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  Reply # 1038086 7-May-2014 09:09
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Last time I checked they're around $1000 incl



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  Reply # 1038108 7-May-2014 09:21
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sbiddle: Last time I checked they're around $1000 incl




$946.14 inc GST




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  Reply # 1038142 7-May-2014 09:44
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PhantomNVD:
knoydart: This application sounds almost like a situation for the Cel-Fi units which have a 5.8GHz link between the boxes to extend the network. Cel-Fis are only licensed for the other two telcos, so could be doable for those that subscribe to the others.

Slightly O/T is Vodafone considering Cel-Fi licensing to match Telecom and 2Degrees?


and having only now heard of these, I found a site for ordering them but can't seem to see a price anywhere?
http://www.cel-fi.co.nz/cel_fi_2Degrees.html 


You need a signal from your home network for these to work, Sure Signal requires no signal from the mobile network

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  Reply # 1038145 7-May-2014 09:51
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johnr:
PhantomNVD:
knoydart: This application sounds almost like a situation for the Cel-Fi units which have a 5.8GHz link between the boxes to extend the network. Cel-Fis are only licensed for the other two telcos, so could be doable for those that subscribe to the others.

Slightly O/T is Vodafone considering Cel-Fi licensing to match Telecom and 2Degrees?


and having only now heard of these, I found a site for ordering them but can't seem to see a price anywhere?
http://www.cel-fi.co.nz/cel_fi_2Degrees.html 


You need a signal from your home network for these to work, Sure Signal requires no signal from the mobile network


But you need a fixed line connection.




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  Reply # 1038243 7-May-2014 11:48
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knoydart: This application sounds almost like a situation for the Cel-Fi units which have a 5.8GHz link between the boxes to extend the network. Cel-Fis are only licensed for the other two telcos, so could be doable for those that subscribe to the others.


From the CelFi FAQ:

How far apart can the Window Unit and the Coverage Unit be placed?
Distances vary depending on the path loss of the walls between the units, but in general an indoor distance of up to 20 meters (66 feet) is common.

Sounds like this could be an issue for this setup.




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