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#217822 13-Jul-2017 15:25
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Just a question about moving the modem.

 

I gather it can only be used at one address, and if you move you have to notify them of the address change which may or may not allow you back on the network depending on local conditions.

 

But what happens if you want to move regularly between two locations, and those locations share the same cell site?  Is it really necessary for technical reasons to notify of an address change then? 


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  #1821976 13-Jul-2017 15:32
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If the sectors are on different sides of the tower it would be somewhat obvious....

 

 

 

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  #1821987 13-Jul-2017 15:46
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With or without your Spark hat on, is that the extent of the address locking? To a sector of a site?

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  #1821993 13-Jul-2017 15:49
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scottjpalmer: With or without your Spark hat on, is that the extent of the address locking? To a sector of a site?

 

Honestly, can't answer that.

 

 

 

i can confirm sectors are clearly identifiable.





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  #1822003 13-Jul-2017 15:58
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Then it sounds like I need to get a couple of second hand skinny wireless modems and then activate/deactivate them as I need them depending upon where I am.  Though I am guessing it would be a full month prepaid each time.


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  #1822095 13-Jul-2017 19:24
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I have moved one between sectors on same site and have not had an issue; not saying that you won't have issues doing so. I guess you could try and if there is an issue say opps sorry I forgot to update my address :)

 

 





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  #1822097 13-Jul-2017 19:32
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I guess the whole point is to prevent over provisioning.  But is that per directional antenna on a tower, or is for the whole tower?  If it's for the whole tower, then it shouldn't matter.  But if it's per antenna, then moving even to an adjacent cell could be an issue.  

 

But then, how many people in Karori are using wireless broadband?  I'd be very surprised if they were close to capacity in the middle of Karori.


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  #1822101 13-Jul-2017 19:41
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gchiu:

 

I guess the whole point is to prevent over provisioning.  But is that per directional antenna on a tower, or is for the whole tower?  If it's for the whole tower, then it shouldn't matter.  But if it's per antenna, then moving even to an adjacent cell could be an issue.  

 

But then, how many people in Karori are using wireless broadband?  I'd be very surprised if they were close to capacity in the middle of Karori.

 

 

Totally depends, i cant off the top of my head say if Karori is a Ommi or directional design.





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hio77:

 

gchiu:

 

I guess the whole point is to prevent over provisioning.  But is that per directional antenna on a tower, or is for the whole tower?  If it's for the whole tower, then it shouldn't matter.  But if it's per antenna, then moving even to an adjacent cell could be an issue.  

 

But then, how many people in Karori are using wireless broadband?  I'd be very surprised if they were close to capacity in the middle of Karori.

 

 

Totally depends, i cant off the top of my head say if Karori is a Ommi or directional design.

 

 

 

 

 

This streetview from Feb 2015 has it as a sector design... may have changed since then obviously!


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  #1822119 13-Jul-2017 21:24
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tangerz:

 

 

 

This streetview from Feb 2015 has it as a sector design... may have changed since then obviously!

 

 

except there is alot more to it than, that's the closest tower ;)





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  #1822263 14-Jul-2017 09:39
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That antenna on top of the ex-teachers college is the closest to both properties.


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If I wanted voice I guess I'd have to go to Spark's version.  Do they use the same Huawei B315 router?  And I guess voice is via cellular and not VOIP.

 

And can you send and receive SMS on the device?


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  #1823493 16-Jul-2017 21:50
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gchiu:

 

If I wanted voice I guess I'd have to go to Spark's version.  Do they use the same Huawei B315 router?  And I guess voice is via cellular and not VOIP.

 

And can you send and receive SMS on the device?

 

 

technically it is a implementation of VoIP over a separated voice network  (obviously with QOS)

 

Spark's voice network currently can't be provisioned on a Skinny connection.

 

 

 

I'd essentially put voice in as a "Value added service".





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  #1823621 17-Jul-2017 09:43
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And SMS from the modem??


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  #1823690 17-Jul-2017 11:09
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That i can't comment on. I have never tried to use the functionally.





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  #1823711 17-Jul-2017 11:43
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From memory the firmware doesn't have SMS

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