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Reply # 554317 6-Dec-2011 08:43
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johnr: Just a FYI

Martinborough 3G cell got upgraded early this morning capacity and speed

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Reply # 554319 6-Dec-2011 08:46
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oxnsox:
johnr: Just a FYI

Martinborough 3G cell got upgraded early this morning capacity and speed

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There would of a been a outage early this morning on 3G during the cut over
 
Sorry it was not advertised on the radio / TV and no bill boards were put up either,

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 554337 6-Dec-2011 09:26
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johnr: Just a FYI

Martinborough 3G cell got upgraded early this morning capacity and speed



Can we have a cell site in Greytown so we don't have to go outside to use our phones?

Just showing some places have it worse off than Martinborugh :-)    

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PS Ohakune has the same problem as martinborugh every weekend in winter so not a one off problem.   

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  Reply # 555632 8-Dec-2011 19:57
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Greytown certainly needs a cell site from VF. I totally agree to the above person. The only reason i and 99% of people i know living in the Wairarapa are not with VF is simply the coverage. It needs improvement. Alot of improvement, but i find VF not willing to invest in our area at all. I understand it's economics but still Telecom are far far ahead of VF in Wairarapa. You will find the last time VF built a cell site in Wairarapa was approximately 9 years ago. Since then Telecom have built numerous sites and improved their coverage hugely.
Telecom XT operates two cell sites in Martinborough (VF only has the 1) which probably helped XT customers in some way during the congestion of Toast Martinborough. All Wellington peoples 2 Degrees handsets would have been roaming onto VF while in Martinborough as well as theres no 2D's own network anywhere in Wairarapa.
Vodafone also needs improvement on coverage in Solway a suburb of Masterton as well as Riversdale Beach, Castlepoint, Lake Ferry and Ngawi. All covererd by Telecom but in many cases not at all by VF. Wairarapa has like 4 or 5 areas with Telecom cell sites where VF has zero coverage but none the other way around. :(

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  Reply # 555638 8-Dec-2011 20:21
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There are quite a few new Vodafone sites being deployed in the Wairarapa as part of the RBI, I'm not sure if the plans have been finalised yet.


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  Reply # 555813 9-Dec-2011 10:04
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tritex: Greytown certainly needs a cell site from VF. I totally agree to the above person. The only reason i and 99% of people i know living in the Wairarapa are not with VF is simply the coverage. It needs improvement. Alot of improvement, but i find VF not willing to invest in our area at all. I understand it's economics but still Telecom are far far ahead of VF in Wairarapa. You will find the last time VF built a cell site in Wairarapa was approximately 9 years ago. Since then Telecom have built numerous sites and improved their coverage hugely.
Telecom XT operates two cell sites in Martinborough (VF only has the 1) which probably helped XT customers in some way during the congestion of Toast Martinborough. All Wellington peoples 2 Degrees handsets would have been roaming onto VF while in Martinborough as well as theres no 2D's own network anywhere in Wairarapa.
Vodafone also needs improvement on coverage in Solway a suburb of Masterton as well as Riversdale Beach, Castlepoint, Lake Ferry and Ngawi. All covererd by Telecom but in many cases not at all by VF. Wairarapa has like 4 or 5 areas with Telecom cell sites where VF has zero coverage but none the other way around. :(


Vodafone does have plans and these have been on the Vodafone website for 6+ months

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/about/media-centre/rural-broadband-initiative/coverage/



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  Reply # 555820 9-Dec-2011 10:13
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johnr:
tritex: Greytown certainly needs a cell site from VF. I totally agree to the above person. The only reason i and 99% of people i know living in the Wairarapa are not with VF is simply the coverage. It needs improvement. Alot of improvement, but i find VF not willing to invest in our area at all. I understand it's economics but still Telecom are far far ahead of VF in Wairarapa. You will find the last time VF built a cell site in Wairarapa was approximately 9 years ago. Since then Telecom have built numerous sites and improved their coverage hugely.
Telecom XT operates two cell sites in Martinborough (VF only has the 1) which probably helped XT customers in some way during the congestion of Toast Martinborough. All Wellington peoples 2 Degrees handsets would have been roaming onto VF while in Martinborough as well as theres no 2D's own network anywhere in Wairarapa.
Vodafone also needs improvement on coverage in Solway a suburb of Masterton as well as Riversdale Beach, Castlepoint, Lake Ferry and Ngawi. All covererd by Telecom but in many cases not at all by VF. Wairarapa has like 4 or 5 areas with Telecom cell sites where VF has zero coverage but none the other way around. :(


Vodafone does have plans and these have been on the Vodafone website for 6+ months

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/about/media-centre/rural-broadband-initiative/coverage/


"97.8% of New Zealand households will receive a minimum peak speed of 5Mbps and many will get more."

I should think that by the time this is done, 5mbps will be about 20% of average world speed and - like painting the Forth Bridge - it will be time to start back at the beginning upgrading again!

Still, 5 mbps would be an improvement on what I get at home now - around 3.2 to 3.5. (actually I just checked and we are only getting 2.97 to VF's own server in Auckland!)





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Reply # 555841 9-Dec-2011 11:01
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Geektastic:5 mbps would be an improvement on what I get at home now - around 3.2 to 3.5. (actually I just checked and we are only getting 2.97 to VF's own server in Auckland!)


And what is wrong with that??

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  Reply # 555898 9-Dec-2011 13:38
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This thread is getting off-topic but would I be correct in saying that the minimum 5Mbps would be upgradeable still, as we have seen recently?



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  Reply # 555981 9-Dec-2011 16:15
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johnr:
Geektastic:5 mbps would be an improvement on what I get at home now - around 3.2 to 3.5. (actually I just checked and we are only getting 2.97 to VF's own server in Auckland!)


And what is wrong with that??


Nothing unless you were used to 30mbps before moving here. It's like selling your Ferrari and buying a bicycle... 





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