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  Reply # 1614732 20-Aug-2016 09:31
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alasta: According to the coverage maps my place is right on the edge of Spark's 4G coverage (Southgate, Wellington). Does that mean that there is no hope of me getting this service in the foreseeable future?

Just check on the skinny map





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  Reply # 1614792 20-Aug-2016 11:58
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I'd love to move over it but unfortunately I'm stuck in the middle of three cell sites resulting in me having 1 bar of 4G but having an ok 3G service. Is there any plan for 700MHz to be rolled out to the Hutt Valley because at the moment the 4G coverage is abysmal.





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  Reply # 1614911 20-Aug-2016 20:03
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I get 25-30/1-3 on one bar, so it may well be worth your taking the up on the month free trial and tasting if your one bar effects only the upload speed, in which case a decent aerial will have you sorted.

Skinny also 'locks' to a specific tower, so shouldn't have any issues with being in a slightly overlapped area either.

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  Reply # 1614995 21-Aug-2016 09:20
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matisyahu:

 

I'd love to move over it but unfortunately I'm stuck in the middle of three cell sites resulting in me having 1 bar of 4G but having an ok 3G service. Is there any plan for 700MHz to be rolled out to the Hutt Valley because at the moment the 4G coverage is abysmal.

 

 

If you can get ANY 4G signal with your cellphone, then, (as PhantomNVD mentioned above) adding an external antenna should see you have no problem getting decent service.

 

 

 

It also has the added benefit of being able to be 'aimed' at the most appropriate tower which would avoid any 'tower hopping' that may occur with the internal antenna. (You can select between using internal and external antenna in the firmware).


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