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  Reply # 866135 25-Jul-2013 19:59
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Behodar:
michaelmurfy: Always test to the Vodafone NZ Auckland server, so we bombard them with traffic for optimal peering.

Good to know! It is indeed faster, although a far cry from the 10+ Mb/s that I used to get:



Where are you based?

I was also still writing my post when you replied hah




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  Reply # 866140 25-Jul-2013 20:03
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michaelmurfy: Where are you based?

Whakatane. I think you have DC here (the maps on your site could use improvement though, hint hint) but as far as I know my iPhone 4S doesn't support DC so I don't know whether that helps or not (I guess it depends on whether iOS is clever enough to pick the least congested carrier or whether it just always uses the first one it finds).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 866141 25-Jul-2013 20:06
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Behodar:
michaelmurfy: Where are you based?

Whakatane. I think you have DC here (the maps on your site could use improvement though, hint hint) but as far as I know my iPhone 4S doesn't support DC so I don't know whether that helps or not (I guess it depends on whether iOS is clever enough to pick the least congested carrier or whether it just always uses the first one it finds).


We do indeed, but the 4S like you said is not a DC device so it might be connecting to a congested carrier causing this to happen, I'm actually going to check with the network guys regarding this. It could also depend on location (for example if your iPhone decides to hop between 2 cell sites during a test)




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  Reply # 866144 25-Jul-2013 20:08
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Thanks for checking. Take your time; got TV to watch now :P

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  Reply # 866161 25-Jul-2013 20:36
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Hmm, I get reasonable speeds, usually 4 - 6 mbps down and 0.6 - 1.6mbps up. Not fantastic, but certainly usable. Have not yet noticed any issues with it being unusably slow, which is good, as that's one of the reasons I moved back from Voda.




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  Reply # 866167 25-Jul-2013 20:50
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Tried the Vodafone NZ server...



Edit:

I've helped Vodafone work through network issues they were having at Auckland Uni a few months ago. When ever my data connection was stalling, I had to call 777, then text the technician I was working with so they could log which cell I was connected to at the time.

Does Telecom do this? Would really like to get XT back to the way it was, and I feel it would be useless ringing customer services and telling them I'm experiencing stalls/slow speeds.

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  Reply # 866184 25-Jul-2013 21:23
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Did this in Springfield - Small settlement Christchurch side of Arthur's Pass (middle of nowhere) Was surprised with the speed.





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  Reply # 866245 25-Jul-2013 22:50
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I'm in Mangere Bridge and get a fairly consistent 10~11mbs down and 2~2.5mbs up

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  Reply # 866271 26-Jul-2013 00:04
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code15: 

Edit:

I've helped Vodafone work through network issues they were having at Auckland Uni a few months ago. When ever my data connection was stalling, I had to call 777, then text the technician I was working with so they could log which cell I was connected to at the time.

Does Telecom do this? Would really like to get XT back to the way it was, and I feel it would be useless ringing customer services and telling them I'm experiencing stalls/slow speeds.


All you need to do is ring 0800 800 163 and log a mobile fault, from there they'll investigate it. As data gets more and more popular you sometimes see congestion on some cell sites. There's only so much spectrum available for each cell site and sometimes in very busy areas you'll see this, it's common with all mobile networks.




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Reply # 866307 26-Jul-2013 07:43
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Ping 220ms, DL 2.48Mbps, UL 1.12Mbps, Sony Xperia Active, Waikuku North Canterbury, in my home office which is an entirely internal room (ie no external doors or windows) - those speeds are higher than my DSL!

In Christchurch or Rangiora my speeds have been higher, but have peaked at around 4-1/2Mbps DL - UL maxes out at the speed above so perhaps thats my hardware (I guess I could look that up!)




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  Reply # 866311 26-Jul-2013 07:49
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Where are the DC sites in welly CBD ? I've never seen any kind of dual carrier speed on XT :(
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  Reply # 866351 26-Jul-2013 09:16
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Might as well ask this here... does anyone else get "micro outages"? Occasionally my iPhone will switch to "Searching..." for perhaps 20-30 seconds, then will reconnect as if nothing had happened. I get 4 bars here so it's unlikely to be low signal, but unfortunately the outages are so short that I can't get anyone else to check their phone before it's working again.

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  Reply # 866376 26-Jul-2013 09:40
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ALTRON: Where are the DC sites in welly CBD ? I've never seen any kind of dual carrier speed on XT :(
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All over the CBD, I normally get between 10-26mbit in the CBD, really depends where you are. If you're in an area with all the people you'll get slower speeds than being in a place without all the people.

Behodar: Might as well ask this here... does anyone else get "micro outages"? Occasionally my iPhone will switch to "Searching..." for perhaps 20-30 seconds, then will reconnect as if nothing had  happened. I get 4 bars here so it's unlikely to be low signal, but unfortunately the outages are so short that I can't get anyone else to check their phone before it's working again.


That's just an iPhone thing, I used to notice my iPhone 4S would do that when switching between 2 cell sites sometimes but any other phone of the non-fruit variety wouldn't, try doing a speedtest around Whakatane Intermediate School and see how you go.




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  Reply # 866402 26-Jul-2013 10:07
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Getting 5.9Mbps/0.4Mbps in Albany at the moment.




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ponsonby, auckland

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