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# 175865 14-Jul-2015 11:48
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I recently moved from VF to Skinny (Nexus 5) and noticed that I lost HD voice when calling my wife on VF (iPhone6).  The call quality was not great at all and I don't know if it's a network issue or handset issue. I presume HD voice is not implemented across networks but was wondering is it available intra-network on Spark?

That and because of coverage issues with VF I am now going to move my wive's prepaid to Skinny also. We were in Greytown yesterday and she had no coverage at all and I had H on Skinny which was good enough to have a high quality audio conversation with a friend in the US using Viber.




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  # 1342954 14-Jul-2015 12:32
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I believe they're testing it across some sites at present. Like VF and 2d however it will only be on-network calls that benefit.

I seriously can't believe VF still haven't done anything about coverage in Greytown. There was a site planned for there in around 1999 (yes 1999) as the existing site was built under the BellSouth minimalist network build philosophy) and is quite some way out of town so in building coverage is terrible.



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  # 1342955 14-Jul-2015 12:35
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Maybe they are only focussed on Martinborough where the wine tasters go!  I think VF had coverage there. I thought it was a phone issue at first but now it seems it's coverage.




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  # 1343036 14-Jul-2015 14:16
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When I asked them they said they were more interested in waiting for Voice over LTE



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  # 1344544 15-Jul-2015 12:03
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Back to the HD question. I have had two conversations with folks on VF using iPhones (6 I think) to my Nexus 5 on Skinny and the voice quality both times was pretty poor. It was muffled and hard to understand.

Then I received a call today from somebody on a 027 number (that doesn't mean it's Spark of course) that was almost HD in quality.  So maybe Spark has some improved codecs intra-network?




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  # 1344783 15-Jul-2015 14:30
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Pretty sure a Vodafone site was built in Greytown a few weeks ago. Doesn't appear live yet. 

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tritex: Pretty sure a Vodafone site was built in Greytown a few weeks ago. Doesn't appear live yet. 

Looks like its live now:

 

http://community.vodafone.co.nz/t5/Mobile-Broadband/New-Mobile-Coverage/m-p/187296#M9051





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  # 1357755 3-Aug-2015 13:29
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coffeebaron:
tritex: Pretty sure a Vodafone site was built in Greytown a few weeks ago. Doesn't appear live yet. 

Looks like its live now: http://community.vodafone.co.nz/t5/Mobile-Broadband/New-Mobile-Coverage/m-p/187296#M9051


Something to check on my next wine trip to the area :-)




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