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Topic # 225646 28-Nov-2017 16:00
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Hi there,

 

We will be moving house in the new year. The problem is I know that Spark cellphone coverage is non existent in this new place - apparently Vodafone work

 

We are currently with Spark for Naked internet and cell phones.  Spark (according to their website) provide ADSL to our soon to be new address.

 

I would prefer to stay with Spark.

 

Just wondered what my options are (if any) to try and avoid swapping out to another cell phone provider.

 

Cheers,


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  Reply # 1909059 28-Nov-2017 16:01
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DM me the address and i'll do some digging for ya when i have a spare moment in the office tomorrow :)





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  Reply # 1909060 28-Nov-2017 16:04
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PM sent -cheers.


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  Reply # 1909070 28-Nov-2017 16:28
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Slightly off topic - but 2 Degrees announced Wifi Calling yesterday(?). 

 

As I understand it, compatible 2 Degrees phones can operate per normal if they have a wifi signal (once Wifi Calling has properly rolled out), but otherwise have no cellphone signal.  So if you have Spark internet, and get some really good Wifi routers set up, I understand you should be able to get whole house coverage on a 2 Degrees mobile phone even if there is otherwise no cellphone signal.




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  Reply # 1909075 28-Nov-2017 16:42
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Very interesting - I will check it out.


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  Reply # 1909081 28-Nov-2017 17:09
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All three networks have this solution: http://cel-fi.co.nz/ 

 

Vodafone also have: https://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile/3g-sure-signal/ 

 

And as above, 2degrees now (well almost) have http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/99252388/2degrees-brings-wificalling-option-to-nz 

 

 





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  Reply # 1925758 27-Dec-2017 16:13
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So at the moment my options are:

 

Voda cell phone - don't want to go Internet because all their packages are capped

 

Spark ADSL - expect 8/10 mbps - not sure how I will cope leaving a gigabit fibre connection - LOL

 

Rural tech solutions - wifi (40 mbps) - includes phone @ $100/month - cell site not up until Feb

 

Multitude of devices to set up mini cell site over a copper connection but most cost around $2K and not all are approved by Spark.

 

 

 

Where to go .... where to go.


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  Reply # 1925842 27-Dec-2017 19:51
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kapitikarl:

 

Where to go .... where to go.

 

 

Back to town?





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  Reply # 1925863 27-Dec-2017 20:45
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kapitikarl:

So at the moment my options are:


Voda cell phone - don't want to go Internet because all their packages are capped



How much mobile data do you need per month?

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  Reply # 1925864 27-Dec-2017 20:53
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Would be happy with 500gb. Given games are averaging 40gb nowadays and I will have a gob load of video data to upload after we move, three poultry 200gb voda offers doesn't really cut it. Plus their customer service is abysmal.



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  Reply # 1925865 27-Dec-2017 20:54
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Lias:

 

kapitikarl:

 

Where to go .... where to go.

 

 

Back to town?

 

 

 

 

Yeah nah!


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  Reply # 1925872 27-Dec-2017 21:25
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If you have good line of sight to someone that has fiber or a good internet connection you could do a long range link with some Ubiquiti kit or something similar.
Won't fix your mobile issue but for that maybe have the number redirect to a vodafone prepaid sim when the phone is not online.




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  Reply # 1925879 27-Dec-2017 21:57
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Yeah the line of sight thing is what we are hoping for with rural tech solutions - they are putting a new cell site up across the valley from us. I think this is our best solution. But only 40mbps dl apparently.




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  Reply # 1925881 27-Dec-2017 21:59
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Possibly have wifey's cell directed to our landline and my cell directed to skype number - or maybe even get a nother (business) landline.


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  Reply # 1925882 27-Dec-2017 22:04
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kapitikarl:

 

Yeah the line of sight thing is what we are hoping for with rural tech solutions - they are putting a new cell site up across the valley from us. I think this is our best solution. But only 40mbps dl apparently.

 

 

 

 

Will still be better than the around 13mbps I get on VDSL in wellington, meant to be getting fiber to replace it next year :-)




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  Reply # 1925884 27-Dec-2017 22:35
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Sheez even for VDSL that sucks. Fibre rocks. You will love it.

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