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?!