sbiddle: Just FWIW (and I do realise this is a Telecom thread) the world on the street is that Vodafone are pretty rapidly flicking the switch on their 700 sites and will have a few hundred live by the end of the year.
I still don't think most NZers really grasp how awesome our mobile networks our, and how vastly superior our offerings are to many other countries. At the conference I was at in Vegas a couple of weeks ago I bragged about getting over 130Mbps down and 40Mbps up on LTE and pretty much had people refuse to believe me. The US is a country where many people think it's impressive if you get 10Mbps!
Yeah - I was in Seattle just a couple of weeks before you were, Steve.
And I had the same experience. I can't believe how poor the networks are over there - that goes for the Bay Area as well.
Coming back to outstanding 4G - and even strong dual-carrier performance was SO much better than anywhere in the States.