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Topic # 138819 17-Jan-2014 14:41 Send private message

Hi there.   We are going away on a camping trip to Motutapu island.   I'm really hoping to get decent cellphone reception. Using XT obviously. We will be staying on the old WWII site in Administration Bay.

Already searched for Cell Towers nearby, and there's none on the island, (Obviously), so my main question, should we still get reception, possibly by the mainland transmitters overspilling, over the island? Or is there zero hope at all for reception?   Thanks

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  Reply # 968955 17-Jan-2014 14:53 Send private message

http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/mobile/ournetwork/mobilecoveragemaps/

It's patchy in that area but you may get lucky.

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  Reply # 968958 17-Jan-2014 14:58 Send private message

If you can see Auckland, or Matiatia (Waiheke), you should be OK.

I catch a ferry past Motutapu every day. Vodafone gets dodgy just before Islington Bay (on the way from Waiheke), but Telecom stays pretty good throughout the whole trip.

 

 



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  Reply # 968963 17-Jan-2014 15:11 Send private message

You might get cell reception on the beach facing Waiheke but otherwise I do not expect coverage on Motutapu Island.




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  Reply # 969002 17-Jan-2014 16:56 Send private message

we are out there a bit with work, and i know station bay there is not a lot of coverage if any but down the southern/norwestern side you should be fine.


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  Reply # 970034 20-Jan-2014 14:53 Send private message

Vodafone NZ has a cell on Motutapu Island

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  Reply # 970131 20-Jan-2014 16:56 Send private message

johnr: Vodafone NZ has a cell on Motutapu Island


how does that help when the OP has a telecom phone?

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  Reply # 970132 20-Jan-2014 16:58 Send private message

Jase2985:
johnr: Vodafone NZ has a cell on Motutapu Island


how does that help when the OP has a telecom phone?


Get a vodafone sim while at the island?




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  Reply # 970135 20-Jan-2014 16:59 Send private message

Jase2985:
johnr: Vodafone NZ has a cell on Motutapu Island


how does that help when the OP has a telecom phone?


Pop in a Vodafone SIM card

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  Reply # 970136 20-Jan-2014 17:00 Send private message

and pay extra, its not free you know

there is telecom reception, just not everywhere on the island

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