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Topic # 78808 8-Mar-2011 20:00 Send private message

Hey guys,

Anyone been noticing wildly unreliable mobile data in the Auckland CBD lately? Have been having problems trying to establish connections lately and midday today I was essentially unable to connect. I understand there's congestion around this time, but being able to continue chatting would be nice.

Tried a few different spots, inside Westfield Downtown, Britomart Carpark (both locations pictured below in screenshots) and the ferry building and back up at the University of Auckland and experienced speeds between 2.5Mbps and 0.01Mbps within minutes of eachother.

What's going on here?







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  Reply # 446760 8-Mar-2011 20:10 Send private message

Any reason why you're testing to Christchurch? There could be various reasons that have nothing to do with the air interface that could be the cause of these issues.



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  Reply # 446761 8-Mar-2011 20:12 Send private message

Automatically selected by the Speedtest app. Only just realised that there's an option to manually select one.

In either case, I still could barely access any resources at all, so I don't think Snap was the problem here.

 

 



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  Reply # 447003 9-Mar-2011 16:21 Send private message

Peppery: Automatically selected by the Speedtest app. Only just realised that there's an option to manually select one.

In either case, I still could barely access any resources at all, so I don't think Snap was the problem here.


Having exactly the same problem, I'm on College Hill, just up from Victoria Park. It's being going on for a week or so now.


Test Date: Mar 9, 2011 2:01 PM
Connection Type: Cellular
Server: Auckland
Download: 0.03 Mbps
Upload: 0.00 Mbps
Ping: 337 ms

External IP: 121.90.111.241
Internal IP: 121.90.111.241
Latitude: -36.8465
Longitude: 174.7539

A detailed image for this result can be found here:

https://www.speedtest.net/iphone/98287424.png

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  Reply # 447603 11-Mar-2011 16:02 Send private message

Same problems here. In Ponsonby, in close line of sight view of the transmitter, full strength signal which even the iPhone 4 death grip doesn't change.

V frustrating!

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  Reply # 447614 11-Mar-2011 16:29 Send private message

Has been tracked to a site showing signs of degregation for the last 15 days, no eta given!


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  Reply # 448356 14-Mar-2011 21:24

I am having the same issues in Tauranga and Palmerston North. The only place I seem to get any decent connection, is the Desert Road. I have complained about it so many times, no one listens. So I refuse to pay the bill.

Vodafone's Customer Service team always, I mean always, blames the phone. They always want to get a tech to help me "troubleshoot" which consists of resetting the network settings and the likes.


As it stands now, both of my iPhones have been barred by Vodafone, and both will be ported over to Telecom by the end of the week if nothing is done.

EDIT: When I was at Ellerslie racecourse in November, I had 0.23 Mbps and HTTPs failed to load.

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  Reply # 448369 14-Mar-2011 21:38

Peppery: Hey guys,

Anyone been noticing wildly unreliable mobile data in the Auckland CBD lately? Have been having problems trying to establish connections lately and midday today I was essentially unable to connect. I understand there's congestion around this time, but being able to continue chatting would be nice.

Tried a few different spots, inside Westfield Downtown, Britomart Carpark (both locations pictured below in screenshots) and the ferry building and back up at the University of Auckland and experienced speeds between 2.5Mbps and 0.01Mbps within minutes of eachother.

What's going on here?








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  Reply # 448400 14-Mar-2011 23:51 Send private message

Not to mention, huge.

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  Reply # 450500 21-Mar-2011 20:53 Send private message

heh, I'm on 2degrees broadband and I've been noticing in the last couple of days that a small ish percentage of pages won't load until I reload them again for a second try




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  Reply # 452694 28-Mar-2011 11:48 Send private message

May not just be in Auckland as I am in Welly CBD here and the data speeds are atrocious lately.

Speed test download range from 0.02mbps to 0.79mbps during the day and upload is from 0.01mbps to 0.05mbps





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  Reply # 452710 28-Mar-2011 12:27 Send private message

Oh, good to know it wasn't just my problem.

I used the Mobile Eftpos machine (through Vodafone network) in West Auckland area, it takes nearly a minute before a transaction is accepted. (Thank goodness, that still goes through at the moment)

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  Reply # 452712 28-Mar-2011 12:34 Send private message

Ivor: Oh, good to know it wasn't just my problem.

I used the Mobile Eftpos machine (through Vodafone network) in West Auckland area, it takes nearly a minute before a transaction is accepted. (Thank goodness, that still goes through at the moment)


A mobile EFTPOS transaction uses very little data and are generally done over the 2G GPRS network so not even related and West Auckland is not located in Auckland CBD

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  Reply # 452713 28-Mar-2011 12:34

Humm, I ran this test at home (wgtn) the other day to show a friend and the speed was faster via 2degrees than orcon... Anyway, yeah I noticed that VF has been having issues lately as well. Their 3g has become <EDGE speeds...

johnr:
Ivor: Oh, good to know it wasn't just my problem. 

I used the Mobile Eftpos machine (through Vodafone network) in West Auckland area, it takes nearly a minute before a transaction is accepted. (Thank goodness, that still goes through at the moment)


A mobile EFTPOS transaction uses very little data and are generally done over the 2G GPRS network so not even related

John


The transaction data is so minimal, if you are using a chip card then I can understand why it's taking so long. Though the ping may have a little to do with it. Do you have the option over wifi? 

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  Reply # 452714 28-Mar-2011 12:37 Send private message

johnr:
Ivor: Oh, good to know it wasn't just my problem.

I used the Mobile Eftpos machine (through Vodafone network) in West Auckland area, it takes nearly a minute before a transaction is accepted. (Thank goodness, that still goes through at the moment)


A mobile EFTPOS transaction uses very little data and are generally done over the 2G GPRS network so not even related and West Auckland is not located in Auckland CBD

John


ok ok.. right

i'd keep bothering my Eftpos machine company in this case then :(

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  Reply # 452718 28-Mar-2011 12:41

Ivor:
johnr:
Ivor: Oh, good to know it wasn't just my problem.

I used the Mobile Eftpos machine (through Vodafone network) in West Auckland area, it takes nearly a minute before a transaction is accepted. (Thank goodness, that still goes through at the moment)


A mobile EFTPOS transaction uses very little data and are generally done over the 2G GPRS network so not even related and West Auckland is not located in Auckland CBD

John


ok ok.. right

i'd keep bothering my Eftpos machine company in this case then :(


From my experiences mobile eftpos can be much faster than the older system.
I think they are all pretty much pure digital now anyway, Can you try over wifi? 

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