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Topic # 40166 26-Aug-2009 15:35
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I'm having trouble with a 2G iPhone in the middle of Wellington (Featherston/Lambton area).  The E symbol vanishes only to reappear again a few seconds later.  I have full reception otherwise.

Anyone else experiencing the same thing have any idea?

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  Reply # 250704 26-Aug-2009 15:37
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Hmm, thats weird. Maybe your phone is dropping of to Vodafone either though you are in a 2degrees coverage ariea. Phone Fault maybe????




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  Reply # 250706 26-Aug-2009 15:39
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2Degrees. Vodafone don't support EDGE. :)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 250708 26-Aug-2009 15:40
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Buttonmash: 2Degrees. Vodafone don't support EDGE. :)


I know that, and after posting I realise that it is on the 2degrees fourm Embarassed




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  Reply # 250709 26-Aug-2009 15:42
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No worries. It's been doing my head in a bit for the last few days. Haven't had any trouble in the past with a Vodafone SIM in there using GPRS, and using the carrier settings from iPhoneNewZealand.co.nz.

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  Reply # 250710 26-Aug-2009 15:42
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naggyman: Hmm, thats weird. Maybe your phone is dropping of to Vodafone either though you are in a 2degrees coverage ariea. Phone Fault maybe????


2degrees handsets won't roam onto Vodafone within the Wellington LCA.

Do voice calls drop off also? Could easily just be a deadspot.



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  Reply # 250711 26-Aug-2009 15:43
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No trouble with voice calls, and consistent 5 bar reception.

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  Reply # 250818 26-Aug-2009 20:58
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So your phone has fallen of the EDGE :)

The idea of it flicking to Vodafone (though should not in theory), is one logical theory. Although this should not be happening; I have seen some weird behaviour on fringe areas - where the line between no roam and roam meet.
EG I can connect on 2Degrees and roam on Vodafone in Kumeu, Auckland - a cut over area.

I suggest you try manual select the network & lock it to 2Degrees - this will at least eliminate one theory.




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  Reply # 250824 26-Aug-2009 21:13
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sbiddle:
naggyman: Hmm, thats weird. Maybe your phone is dropping of to Vodafone either though you are in a 2degrees coverage ariea. Phone Fault maybe????


2degrees handsets won't roam onto Vodafone within the Wellington LCA.

Do voice calls drop off also? Could easily just be a deadspot.


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  Reply # 251159 28-Aug-2009 03:28
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There was a Wellington-Wide GPRS outage during the time this thread was created........ there you go, explained.

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  Reply # 251175 28-Aug-2009 07:12
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slippers: There was a Wellington-Wide GPRS outage during the time this thread was created........ there you go, explained.
 

Yes, but we are having problems with EDGE, not GPRS.




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  Reply # 251657 30-Aug-2009 04:52
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naggyman:
slippers: There was a Wellington-Wide GPRS outage during the time this thread was created........ there you go, explained.
?

Yes, but we are having problems with EDGE, not GPRS.
packet data then

Are you still having trouble?



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  Reply # 251665 30-Aug-2009 08:59
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Actually no. It came right on Friday.

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