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  Reply # 1098793 30-Jul-2014 20:07
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jeffnz: bit of trolling going on methinks.

I'm on Telecom in Auckland and no complaints. Don't thinkj any of the top telco's are crap and not sure why people think they are but you have a choice instead of whingeing about them, besides the threads about Telecom mobile plans
don't have to believe me, go and look at any two degrees or vodafone site and you'll see telecom sites are considerately shorter, if constant drop outs are ok for you then stay with telecom

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  Reply # 1098806 30-Jul-2014 20:35
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Quibbler:
jeffnz: bit of trolling going on methinks.

I'm on Telecom in Auckland and no complaints. Don't thinkj any of the top telco's are crap and not sure why people think they are but you have a choice instead of whingeing about them, besides the threads about Telecom mobile plans
don't have to believe me, go and look at any two degrees or vodafone site and you'll see telecom sites are considerately shorter, if constant drop outs are ok for you then stay with telecom

I don't get dropouts so I'm content with where I am





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  Reply # 1098828 30-Jul-2014 21:20
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Quibbler:
jeffnz: bit of trolling going on methinks.

I'm on Telecom in Auckland and no complaints. Don't thinkj any of the top telco's are crap and not sure why people think they are but you have a choice instead of whingeing about them, besides the threads about Telecom mobile plans
don't have to believe me, go and look at any two degrees or vodafone site and you'll see telecom sites are considerately shorter, if constant drop outs are ok for you then stay with telecom

"you know all over auckland" - No, I don't know where you mean. It's a big place.
I think you could do to try a different handset first.

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  Reply # 1098885 30-Jul-2014 22:22
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quickymart:
Quibbler:
jeffnz: bit of trolling going on methinks.

I'm on Telecom in Auckland and no complaints. Don't thinkj any of the top telco's are crap and not sure why people think they are but you have a choice instead of whingeing about them, besides the threads about Telecom mobile plans
don't have to believe me, go and look at any two degrees or vodafone site and you'll see telecom sites are considerately shorter, if constant drop outs are ok for you then stay with telecom

"you know all over auckland" - No, I don't know where you mean. It's a big place.
I think you could do to try a different handset first.
Tried different handsets, you'll just have to accept that telecom coverage is crap, and it didn't get any better with their new WCDMA network , CDMA was just as bad. 

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  Reply # 1098901 30-Jul-2014 22:25
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But there's nothing wrong with Telecoms coverage at all. Especially in rural areas where the other providers tend to drop off completely.

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  Reply # 1098902 30-Jul-2014 22:36
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Quibbler:
quickymart:
Quibbler:
jeffnz: bit of trolling going on methinks.

I'm on Telecom in Auckland and no complaints. Don't thinkj any of the top telco's are crap and not sure why people think they are but you have a choice instead of whingeing about them, besides the threads about Telecom mobile plans
don't have to believe me, go and look at any two degrees or vodafone site and you'll see telecom sites are considerately shorter, if constant drop outs are ok for you then stay with telecom

"you know all over auckland" - No, I don't know where you mean. It's a big place.
I think you could do to try a different handset first.
Tried different handsets, you'll just have to accept that telecom coverage is crap, and it didn't get any better with their new WCDMA network , CDMA was just as bad. 

No, I don't accept that, otherwise don't you think this forum (and others like it) would be full of people jumping up and down about the same issue?

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  Reply # 1098905 30-Jul-2014 22:41
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wsnownz: But there's nothing wrong with Telecoms coverage at all. Especially in rural areas where the other providers tend to drop off completely.


Yep, same experience here, and I've been with pretty much with every provider for at least 6 month each. And found telecom coverage is just as good, even better on very few/remote areas.

The only issues I had with telecom as other has pointed out is when the phone did not support 850 band.

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  Reply # 1098910 30-Jul-2014 22:50
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From my experience, each provider has their coverage weak spots and good spots. There are rural areas where Telecom XT has next to nothing, and Vodafone coverage is strong, and vice-versa. But no one can cover 100% of the entire country - the population is sparsely scattered over a large area, and you would have huge tracts of coverage (think Milford Sound, for example) where 0 people live.

Quibbler, have you even logged a fault with Telecom, and given them a chance to try and rectify it, or just "decided" that "it's crap because my phone doesn't get a good enough signal, therefore the entire Auckland area has crap coverage" (which is patently untrue)?

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  Reply # 1098923 30-Jul-2014 23:10
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quickymart: From my experience, each provider has their coverage weak spots and good spots. There are rural areas where Telecom XT has next to nothing, and Vodafone coverage is strong, and vice-versa. But no one can cover 100% of the entire country - the population is sparsely scattered over a large area, and you would have huge tracts of coverage (think Milford Sound, for example) where 0 people live.

Quibbler, have you even logged a fault with Telecom, and given them a chance to try and rectify it, or just "decided" that "it's crap because my phone doesn't get a good enough signal, therefore the entire Auckland area has crap coverage" (which is patently untrue)?


I've tried many different phones, maybe you only use data on telecom, but I used it for actual calling and I can tell you the quality was crap and frequent drop outs, I've assumed Telecom customer's don't know any better, it's all they  know cause they have never experienced anything better because they've always been with telecom so they don't complain. 

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  Reply # 1098946 31-Jul-2014 04:21
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If you dig your hole any deeper Quibbler with these enlightening facts you might actually go out of service. Maybe the frequent dropped calls were actually people hanging up on you? 

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Reply # 1098949 31-Jul-2014 06:12
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riahon: If you dig your hole any deeper Quibbler with these enlightening facts you might actually go out of service. Maybe the frequent dropped calls were actually people hanging up on you? 


:)

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  Reply # 1098974 31-Jul-2014 08:42
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Quibbler:
Behodar:
Quibbler:
quickymart: Re coverage issues, where do you speak of exactly?
Oh you know just all over auckland

Are you using a compatible (850 MHz) phone?
yep wcdma 850/2100

 

You must like inside a farady cage then.  I have no problem with Telecom coverage anywhere..




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  Reply # 1098977 31-Jul-2014 08:48
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Caught myself having to double check the title of this thread just now. Interesting posts above.

Hopefully there is new plans coming out soon :D Contract is up for renewal either in 2 weeks or September.

Oh, and @Quibbler I think maybe you should log a fault with Telecom before you start getting into a rage there. I have plenty of mates who are on Telecom and none of them have issues. I chose Telecom because I can't get stable coverage at home on 2Deg or Vodafone (Manurewa, Auckland. Not exactly farm land). I study in West Auckland, spend a lot of time in Central, and work in Takapuna over summer. I've never had any serious issues with Telecom and will gladly be renewing my contract with them because of that. I think you need to have a look at trying a new phone, or spending more time outside of an elevator/brick room?




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  Reply # 1098990 31-Jul-2014 09:04
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Back on topic,
Saw this when I logged into my account, bit confusing but looks like the $39 plan is getting an extra 250MB?

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  Reply # 1098993 31-Jul-2014 09:11
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YadaMe: Back on topic,
Saw this when I logged into my account, bit confusing but looks like the $39 plan is getting an extra 250MB?


Just logged in and saw my one done a similar thing on the $69 plan?? Very confused. Mobile app shows it too. Was not like this late last night. 




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