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# 20189 16-Mar-2008 12:26
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Is there a way to find the out ahead of time if your area (Rural) can run a Vodem on 3G?

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  # 116905 16-Mar-2008 12:36
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See the Vodafone Coverage page: http://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/coverage/




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  # 116906 16-Mar-2008 12:36
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Visit there with a 3G handset and check for 3G coverage?







 
 
 
 


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# 116908 16-Mar-2008 12:39
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Hi jberries,

Vodafone has a checking tool, whereby you enter your address and its checks the levels of coverage at your location.

The URL is:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/coverage/
 
I'm watching mine, as I too live in a rural area, and already use Vodem on 2.6G because our landlines here are sooo crappy! I'm eagerly looking forward to the advent of 3G on our local cell tower, later this year.

Cheers,

George

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# 116909 16-Mar-2008 12:42
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@Tony:

Dang it, FastFingers, y'all outgunned me again!

George



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  # 116910 16-Mar-2008 12:51
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Wow thanks guys for the fast response.  I get this which I guess is not 3G.

2G/2.5G coverage in your area
This location has a very strong signal, so you will definitely experience excellent quality for all services. Your mobile data connection will be as fast as a dial-up connection.

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  # 116914 16-Mar-2008 12:56
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If you're in a coverage area that doesn't have 2100MHz 3G coverage already there is a very good chance that you'll have 900MHz 3G coverage when Vodafone's new network goes fully live. There are already sites live and people using the network.

This is going to mean buying a new device however as the Vodem isn't compatible with the 900MHz 3G network.


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  # 116916 16-Mar-2008 13:01
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jberries: 2G/2.5G coverage in your area
This location has a very strong signal, so you will definitely experience excellent quality for all services. Your mobile data connection will be as fast as a dial-up connection.


2.5G is GPRS. You would be lucky to get decent service with GPRS. It's most of the times slower than dial-up and almost impossible to use for anything but e-mail.




 
 
 
 


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  # 116923 16-Mar-2008 13:35
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In my experiences a while ago, I found the Voda maps for 3G were pretty inaccurate, as in there was actually far more 3G coverage than what the maps were showing.









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  # 116925 16-Mar-2008 13:43
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I guess I will have to beg or borrow a vodem to test it out. 

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  # 116955 16-Mar-2008 17:11
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Where are you jberries? Road or nearest town.



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  # 117188 17-Mar-2008 17:49
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Its actually for my mother and she is in Twyford in rural Hastings

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  # 117198 17-Mar-2008 18:13
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jberries: Its actually for my mother and she is in Twyford in rural Hastings
just remember the vodem e220 will not work on umts 900mhz the only device at present is the nokia 6121 but this will change in the very near future.

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