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Topic # 157671 9-Dec-2014 11:44
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A bit strange, just noticed '4G' is activated on my iphone 6 in tauranga. 

2degrees went live with 4g last weekend and the announcement was in the newspapers a week before that.  

Spark were fairly quiet on 4g going live in tga.

Is there anyway to find out the frequency of this? ie, 700? Or the more common freq in use elsewhere like 1900?  

I did a speedtest, and got 90Mbps down/ 25Mbps up. 

Sweet.

But, I'm wondering if our other phone, a 5s is also on 4g. 



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  Reply # 1192037 9-Dec-2014 11:44
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  Reply # 1192054 9-Dec-2014 11:55
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For what it's worth, Spark was quiet about it going live in Whakatane too; I only found out because the IT department at work is on some sort of outage mailing list (I didn't have a 4G phone at the time).

You may be able to see the frequency in field test mode, however http://gis.geek.nz/infrastructure.html is showing at least one 700 MHz site (central Mount) and no 1800 MHz sites.

PS. 25 Mb/s up isn't too shabby! My best test is 87/10, but I stopped doing tests for fear of using up all my megs :)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1192249 9-Dec-2014 14:43
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Looks they're doing a blitz right though the Waikato - BoP area. Most seems to be L700, but I'm sure L1800 will follow.





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  Reply # 1192250 9-Dec-2014 14:44
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It'd be nice if 700 makes it as far as Whakatane; the coverage isn't great at present. It doesn't help that it's not on all towers yet either!

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  Reply # 1192348 9-Dec-2014 19:04
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Hmm still just 3G at the airport and in Papamoa. Does Tauranga just mean town?

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  Reply # 1192355 9-Dec-2014 19:18
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Behodar: It'd be nice if 700 makes it as far as Whakatane; the coverage isn't great at present. It doesn't help that it's not on all towers yet either!


Maybe when they installing 700Mhz they're also upgrading the 3G Lucent-Alcatel equipment to Huawei hence the process is taking a little longer.




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  Reply # 1192389 9-Dec-2014 20:48
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We're busy rolling out a large number of 4G site upgrades with new 4G going on air all the time. A mixture of L700 and L1800 are going live - all CAT4 and upto 150Mbps!




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  Reply # 1192392 9-Dec-2014 20:51
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gajan: We're busy rolling out a large number of 4G site upgrades with new 4G going on air all the time. A mixture of L700 and L1800 are going live - all CAT4 and upto 150Mbps!


Hopefully with the roll out of 4G they'll up the number of MB's on their open term and contract plans :-)




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