I have an iPhone4 which i use a lot and also use at home for main internet tethered so i get through about 6-7gb a month in usage. I had been on Telecom XT and to be honest had no issues with it, just looked at new 2degrees mobile broadband in town and thought it would be cheaper etc.
So Saturday i switched to 2degrees AND brought my 027 number with me as its on stationary etc. They switched me over in less than hour at the weekend i was well impressed. And first impressions instantly on 2deg was "hmm, only got 1bar of signal!", never-mind it worked and i was online either way (changed APN etc on phone of course).
Now i done a few speedtests on Sunday and got about 2.3/0.7Mbps which is far slower than my old XT at 6-7Mbps but that said it was fast enough and cheaper so i was cool with it.
But all day today i had 4-5min waits for browser pages to load, many failing with time-outs and it was just un-useable at all. Then to add insult to injury when i popped out to shops (anglesea street CBD) i got a message saying i was out of MBB zone and would now be charged national rate!? Yet i was smack bang in middle of city and there 3g zone? An hour later still in town i could still get anything but vodafone and same "out of MBB area" message, still walking in CBD of Hamilton.
Back home i got 2degrees back up, still with only the 1bar mind and did another 2-3 tests the fastest came out as 0.08/0.57Mbps !! Dial-up is faster no?
(yes utorrent is open but nothing up or down on it)
Really worried as a) my iPhone is my link to world both mobile and at home and b) went to trouble to move my number over and spent $80 on data pack and now i an hardly use internet..
Surely there new network isnt that bad? dial-up bad? Where am i going wrong, any others in the Tron have similar speeds etc or is it just me?
EDIT: Should add i live in centre of city by the river, opposite the CBD