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  # 991857 21-Feb-2014 15:13
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I agree, vote with your wallet

I switched to 2degrees and haven't had a problem since,
I also know of others who will be switching to 2d/vodafone once contracts are over
This is all due to these data issues that never get fixed



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  # 992469 22-Feb-2014 17:58
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Did the switch today. The difference is like when I first went from dial up to dsl.

Having 4G is really nice, no longer need to go away and make a drink while I wait for a page to load.

 
 
 
 




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  # 992537 22-Feb-2014 20:16
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Lol did you ask yourself what took you so long?




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  # 995610 27-Feb-2014 16:35
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This is pretty standard for the telecom data connection these days in Otago,
This was taken in the centre of Cromwell with both networks showing similar levels of coverage (3/4)
Pages instantly load on 2degrees, telecom more often they don't


Telecom:

Pinging 8.8.8.8 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=3094ms TTL=51
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=358ms TTL=51
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=174ms TTL=51
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=173ms TTL=51
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=170ms TTL=51
Request timed out.
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=3737ms TTL=51
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=488ms TTL=51
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=3407ms TTL=51
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=1040ms TTL=51
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=903ms TTL=51
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=1190ms TTL=51
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=679ms TTL=51
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 8.8.8.8:
Packets: Sent = 20, Received = 12, Lost = 8 (40% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 170ms, Maximum = 3737ms, Average = 1284ms


2Degrees:

Pinging 8.8.8.8 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=1272ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=961ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=430ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=588ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=519ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=1008ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=126ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=141ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=149ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=117ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=201ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=283ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=192ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=206ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=181ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=385ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=199ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=245ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=322ms TTL=54
Reply from 8.8.8.8: bytes=32 time=244ms TTL=54

Ping statistics for 8.8.8.8:
Packets: Sent = 20, Received = 20, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 117ms, Maximum = 1272ms, Average = 388ms

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  # 997749 2-Mar-2014 19:52
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It's pretty useless in Invercargill too. Data connection is constantly dropping, thought it was my custom ROM at first but went back to stock and still doing it. Swapped SIMs with my work phone (Vodafone) and worked fine.


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  # 997831 2-Mar-2014 21:59
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neoprint: It's pretty useless in Invercargill too. Data connection is constantly dropping, thought it was my custom ROM at first but went back to stock and still doing it. Swapped SIMs with my work phone (Vodafone) and worked fine.



Wow so its not just me? I tend to have no issues at home in Windsor, but when at work in middle of town mobile data can be super slow, or just not respond to requests at all :/ 




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  # 997836 2-Mar-2014 22:01
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Try it at 7 in the morning. Should be super fast if it's congestion




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  # 997837 2-Mar-2014 22:04
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neoprint: It's pretty useless in Invercargill too. Data connection is constantly dropping, thought it was my custom ROM at first but went back to stock and still doing it. Swapped SIMs with my work phone (Vodafone) and worked fine.



Yeah I have also had slow speeds invercargill when travelled for work

While Cromwell speeds can be slow, I will give telecom credit for my earlier post that compared 2d and telecom in cromwell, turns out the cell tower was on fire!
http://www.odt.co.nz/regions/central-otago/293549/cellphone-outage-grates

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