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  Reply # 933085 13-Nov-2013 13:34
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bmt: Pretty ridiculous it takes a large dedicated engineering team months to get 4G working on a single phone..


Clearly you don't know how the process works and the only ridiculous thing is your comment

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  Reply # 933098 13-Nov-2013 13:54
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bmt: Pretty ridiculous it takes a large dedicated engineering team months to get 4G working on a single phone..


Perhaps they should outsource all the work to you, then. I'm sure since it's so easy you can do it same day.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 933100 13-Nov-2013 13:59
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Okay that's enough. Back on topic please.

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  Reply # 933102 13-Nov-2013 14:03
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Is there any sort of roadmap for when coverage will come to certain areas? For example, Albany in Auckland is almost completely devoid of any 4G coverage from Telecom (or Vodafone, for that matter) despite being one of the busiest business, residential and commercial areas on the north shore. I presume there is some sort of technical reason for why this area doesn't have coverage (especially given it's missed by both major providers), but would be very keen to find out if there is a plan to implement coverage here anytime soon?

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  Reply # 933103 13-Nov-2013 14:04
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BigHammer: Okay that's enough. Back on topic please.


Exactly what I was thinking. Lets not take people's comments too personally.




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  Reply # 933119 13-Nov-2013 14:28
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Well i have found a hack for my HTC One that allows me access to Telecom 4G (thanks to One owners thread). So I will just sit back and wait for the firmware to make its way to my device (with any luck accompanied by Android 4.3). I will be interested to see if there are any performance improvements when the update arrives.
While I clearly don't appreciate what is involved in introducing 4G, I still stand by my opinion that it would have been better to promise short and deliver long, rather than the other way round.




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  Reply # 933200 13-Nov-2013 15:11
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Sorry to be a real idiot here, but does this mean that my phones 4G feature is enabled? I was sure as I purchased the phone unlocked, but just want to check. I have not received any updates to my phone from telecom, but I'm running developer GDR3 firmware.

Phone is HTC 8X (c625e) LTE bands are 1800 and 2600




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  Reply # 933210 13-Nov-2013 15:13
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Swemoph: Sorry to be a real idiot here, but does this mean that my phones 4G feature is enabled? I was sure as I purchased the phone unlocked, but just want to check. I have not received any updates to my phone from telecom, but I'm running developer GDR3 firmware.

Phone is HTC 8X (c625e) LTE bands are 1800 and 2600

Thanks guys.


indeed it does!





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  Reply # 933216 13-Nov-2013 15:23
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Inphinity: Is there any sort of roadmap for when coverage will come to certain areas? For example, Albany in Auckland is almost completely devoid of any 4G coverage from Telecom (or Vodafone, for that matter) despite being one of the busiest business, residential and commercial areas on the north shore. I presume there is some sort of technical reason for why this area doesn't have coverage (especially given it's missed by both major providers), but would be very keen to find out if there is a plan to implement coverage here anytime soon?


I can ask around, but it may be commercially sensitive as to the areas and direction where future build is going to be done.

But looking on the internal maps it does seem Albany to be an area the build hasn't been commissioned out that area.

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  Reply # 933220 13-Nov-2013 15:26
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Albany? where's that ;)




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  Reply # 933246 13-Nov-2013 15:41
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While you're on the topic of Albany, any word on plans for east Auckland (Howick, Botany)? I'm quite happy that I do get 1 bar of LTE signal up here though on high ground to play with anyway. :P

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  Reply # 933248 13-Nov-2013 15:43
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We are currently working on the deployment road-map for ongoing 4G coverage so cannot comment on any specifics other than to say that coverage in Christchurch and Wellington will be expanded before Xmas.




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  Reply # 933252 13-Nov-2013 15:50
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Expanding as far north as South Auckland? No? Ahh well.... Had to ask

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  Reply # 933254 13-Nov-2013 15:51
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darkspearxz: While you're on the topic of Albany, any word on plans for east Auckland (Howick, Botany)? I'm quite happy that I do get 1 bar of LTE signal up here though on high ground to play with anyway. :P


Where abouts in botany do you get signal? I've been walking around the area from my house for the last day. I'll drive somewhere tomorrow if I cant find it near here.

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  Reply # 933279 13-Nov-2013 16:23
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Dingbatt: Well i have found a hack for my HTC One that allows me access to Telecom 4G (thanks to One owners thread). So I will just sit back and wait for the firmware to make its way to my device (with any luck accompanied by Android 4.3). I will be interested to see if there are any performance improvements when the update arrives.
While I clearly don't appreciate what is involved in introducing 4G, I still stand by my opinion that it would have been better to promise short and deliver long, rather than the other way round.


Did the same thing last night.. all by myself in a matter of minutes lol. Works a charm.

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