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Topic # 189336 24-Dec-2015 19:09
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I know there are a few people that have had issues with mobile in Greytown. Have been out of town for a few weeks and have just found a new cell site in the middle of town.

Now we get a full 3g/4g signal when previously depending on where I was in the house I would get 2-no bars.

The cell site is 850mhz 3g and 700mhz LTE.

Hopefully 2Degrees and Vodafone follow suit.

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  Reply # 1456729 24-Dec-2015 19:17
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Are you sure that's not the brand new Vodafone site that went up about a month or so ago? From memory it's next to Turkey Red pub.





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  Reply # 1456731 24-Dec-2015 19:19
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@mckenndk VodafoneNZ built a new 2G / 3G 900Mhz and 4G 700 / 1800Mhz site in Greytown CBD about 4 months ago

Edit: Just checked site went live 2/08/2015

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1456732 24-Dec-2015 19:20
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sbiddle: Are you sure that's not the brand new Vodafone site that went up about a month or so ago? From memory it's next to Turkey Red pub.


Was way over a month ago

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  Reply # 1456734 24-Dec-2015 19:26
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johnr:
sbiddle: Are you sure that's not the brand new Vodafone site that went up about a month or so ago? From memory it's next to Turkey Red pub.


Was way over a month ago


Well it was there a month ago when I went past but wasn't there a few months before that when I went past! smile






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  Reply # 1456735 24-Dec-2015 19:27
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sbiddle: Are you sure that's not the brand new Vodafone site that went up about a month or so ago? From memory it's next to Turkey Red pub.

This one is across the road from fresh choice.





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  Reply # 1456740 24-Dec-2015 19:32
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@johnr  Ill have to go have a look I have not seen it.
Only one of the people over for Christmas is on Vodafone and he had 3 bars outside so we did not think there was any improvement but ill go for a walk in the next few days.

Overall a great improvement for the town as coverage has been patchy at best in the past and you could miss calls because of black spots in the house.

 

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  Reply # 1456743 24-Dec-2015 19:34
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Vodafone coverage was non existent there up until the new site got built!

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  Reply # 1456747 24-Dec-2015 19:47
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@mckenndk Might have been 3 bars 4G 1800Mhz on a handset that does not support 700Mhz band 28,



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  Reply # 1456767 24-Dec-2015 20:22
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johnr: @mckenndk Might have been 3 bars 4G 1800Mhz on a handset that does not support 700Mhz band 28,


Will have a look tomorrow it was an Iphone 6+ but I don't know the bands it has.

Had a walk up to the telephone exchange and yes there is a new cell tower there too.

Good on Spark and Vodafone for finally coming to the party and giving the town coverage.

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  Reply # 1456775 24-Dec-2015 20:31
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@mckenndk bit OT

Some new sites have been turned on in places I have never heard of in the last week, I had to Google Maps some of them, They are all 2G , 3G , 4G some are even 4G CA

Patoka
Glen Massey
Te Kao
Oakura
Waimate Township
Otautau
Reikorangi
Naseby


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  Reply # 1457062 25-Dec-2015 14:13
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2degrees have a site on the corner of Hastwell Street and Main Street on the light pole.

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  Reply # 1457093 25-Dec-2015 16:20
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I noticed a new cell tower recently sprout up in the front lawn of the Greytown Exchange, my guess is thats the new Spark site, or as its now a Chorus Exchange I guess it could be a voda one.

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  Reply # 1457097 25-Dec-2015 16:24
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That's the Vodafone one at the exchange



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  Reply # 1457122 25-Dec-2015 17:06
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Went for a walk and got photos of the towers since its a quiet afternoon.

Spark Tower
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3FyU60a8RlqWmx3VDFDMF9Ec1E

Vodafone Tower
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3FyU60a8RlqdkduQy05T0QtVkU

2Degrees? there is a new Chorus underground installation here
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3FyU60a8RlqQVoydmdPVXZpZDg

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  Reply # 1457137 25-Dec-2015 17:50
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Nice, when I was in Greytown over labour weekend the 3G was seriously slow! (on Spark)

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