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#25325 18-Aug-2008 19:00
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Hi,

I'm about to move 40kms west of Hastings on the Taihape Rd. When i'm at the house i have 1-4 bars of reception but can't make/receive any calls nor texts. I've called vodafone who are really slow at getting back to me and i'm moving very soon so need to see if I must switch to telecom. I'm not on a 3G phone but my partner is and has same problem. Does anyone know a way of improving your recpetion? Or is vodafone a lost cause to me now?!

Thanks.

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  #157969 19-Aug-2008 13:10
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You may have a distance from cell issue. GSM has a limit of 35 Km from cellsite. Vodafone are also rolling out 3G on 900 MHz spectrum, so this may help you too. You would need a suitable handset to use 3G of 900MHz, a Nokia 6121 is currently one of only a few handsets that is compatible.

The other issue you have is signal strength, and there are some options to address this too (provided there is a cell within that 35Km zone or you can use 900 3G).

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  #158819 21-Aug-2008 22:17
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Options available for you as Coffeebaron has said.

PM if you want fixed signal enhancement etc, the 900mhz UMTS network will deffinately improve the ability to get signal further than 35km if that is required.






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  #158825 21-Aug-2008 22:32
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thanks guys... i decided on the easy way out and went with telecom, works perfectly up there! vodafone never got back to me, must be too technical for them eh!

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