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#229205 12-Feb-2018 16:43
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Anyone know if skinny will any look at Wi-Fi calling?

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  #1955891 12-Feb-2018 16:49
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Skinny likely won't have it before spark do.

 

 

 

I'm sure when spark announce it there will be a nice thread all about it.

 

until then nobody can confirm when/if It's coming.





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  #1956141 13-Feb-2018 09:17
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Would be nice though as I get terrible coverage from all carrier where I live.





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  #1956208 13-Feb-2018 11:02
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Assuming Spark does launch it when they fully switch to their IMS core I'd question whether they'd ever offer it as a Skinny product - Skinny is a budget brand and the pitch of WiFi calling would be as a premium product which would align it with the Spark brand.

 

 


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  #1956285 13-Feb-2018 12:09
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Does wifi calling reduce carrier costs?

I.e if people at home and not use using cell towers, then less capacity is needed.

Would seem silly to make it Spark only if case, as many people only have cell phones no landlines and with myself always use mobile to mobile with the minutes in plan making it cheaper then landline even when at home.

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  #1956300 13-Feb-2018 12:44
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That's a shame as Spark have such terrible coverage. but id spark get it then so should skinny as skinny is spark. 


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  #1956303 13-Feb-2018 12:49
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Starscream122:

 

That's a shame as Spark have such terrible coverage. but id spark get it then so should skinny as skinny is spark. 

 

 

grain of salt due to my employer however...

 

 

 

in my personal life, i do a tone of low to no signal stuff. (Don't ask how much i speed on gear and/or alternative data solutions....)

 

on average, spark out preforms by far over vodafone and 2d.

 

 

 

There are some unique places where Vodafone have a slightly closer tower and thus their 900 is more fitting or say there is a suresignal near...

 

On the other had, 2d also have some VERY useful towers out there.

 

 

 

in urban situations, i find my spark sim sits on LTE-CA a ton more often than Vodafone (i run dual sim and jump between the two)

 

 

 

 

 

to be fair... Spark coverage at my house is sadly, a little limited. This is mainly due to the shape of the land and the fact that Vodafone have a tower at waitroa transmission tower which i overlook.

 

Once RBI2 deploys the Bethells tower, this will likely change.





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  #1956306 13-Feb-2018 12:52
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hio77:

 

Starscream122:

 

That's a shame as Spark have such terrible coverage. but id spark get it then so should skinny as skinny is spark. 

 

 

grain of salt due to my employer however...

 

 

 

in my personal life, i do a tone of low to no signal stuff. (Don't ask how much i speed on gear and/or alternative data solutions....)

 

on average, spark out preforms by far over vodafone and 2d.

 

 

 

There are some unique places where Vodafone have a slightly closer tower and thus their 900 is more fitting or say there is a suresignal near...

 

On the other had, 2d also have some VERY useful towers out there.

 

 

 

in urban situations, i find my spark sim sits on LTE-CA a ton more often than Vodafone (i run dual sim and jump between the two)

 

 

 

 

 

to be fair... Spark coverage at my house is sadly, a little limited. This is mainly due to the shape of the land and the fact that Vodafone have a tower at waitroa transmission tower which i overlook.

 

Once RBI2 deploys the Bethells tower, this will likely change.

 

 

 

 

Spark have always been terrible and all there towers are lower then 2D and Voda.


 
 
 
 


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  #1956310 13-Feb-2018 12:58
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Starscream122:

 

Spark have always been terrible and all there towers are lower then 2D and Voda.

 

 

 

 

That's simply not true. Do you have something against Spark? In pretty much the whole top the of South, Spark out performs Vodafone with both speed and signal strength, other than in a a few very isolated areas. 


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  #1956312 13-Feb-2018 12:59
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wratterus:

 

Starscream122:

 

Spark have always been terrible and all there towers are lower then 2D and Voda.

 

 

 

 

That's simply not true. Do you have something against Spark? In pretty much the whole top the of South, Spark out performs Vodafone with both speed and signal strength, other than in a a few very isolated areas. 

 

Well in auckland they are patchy and the cell sites are definitely shorter which explains why the coverage is so bad.  


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  #1956319 13-Feb-2018 13:19
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Starscream122:

 

wratterus:

 

Starscream122:

 

Spark have always been terrible and all there towers are lower then 2D and Voda.

 

 

 

 

That's simply not true. Do you have something against Spark? In pretty much the whole top the of South, Spark out performs Vodafone with both speed and signal strength, other than in a a few very isolated areas. 

 

Well in auckland they are patchy and the cell sites are definitely shorter which explains why the coverage is so bad.  

 

 

I'm with Skinny and find their Auckland coverage to be excellent overall. In the early days I had issues with 2Degrees in many parts of Auckland and that has improved.

 


At my old house you could only get Spark/Skinny for 2 years, and now you can also get 2Degrees but no Vodafone coverage.





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  #1956325 13-Feb-2018 13:30
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openmedia:

 

Starscream122:

 

wratterus:

 

Starscream122:

 

Spark have always been terrible and all there towers are lower then 2D and Voda.

 

 

 

 

That's simply not true. Do you have something against Spark? In pretty much the whole top the of South, Spark out performs Vodafone with both speed and signal strength, other than in a a few very isolated areas. 

 

Well in auckland they are patchy and the cell sites are definitely shorter which explains why the coverage is so bad.  

 

 

I'm with Skinny and find their Auckland coverage to be excellent overall. In the early days I had issues with 2Degrees in many parts of Auckland and that has improved.

 


At my old house you could only get Spark/Skinny for 2 years, and now you can also get 2Degrees but no Vodafone coverage.

 

 

Let me guess @openmedia you are on SH16 just north of Kumeu?

 

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Linux:

 

openmedia:

 

Starscream122:

 

wratterus:

 

Starscream122:

 

Spark have always been terrible and all there towers are lower then 2D and Voda.

 

 

 

 

That's simply not true. Do you have something against Spark? In pretty much the whole top the of South, Spark out performs Vodafone with both speed and signal strength, other than in a a few very isolated areas. 

 

Well in auckland they are patchy and the cell sites are definitely shorter which explains why the coverage is so bad.  

 

 

I'm with Skinny and find their Auckland coverage to be excellent overall. In the early days I had issues with 2Degrees in many parts of Auckland and that has improved.

 


At my old house you could only get Spark/Skinny for 2 years, and now you can also get 2Degrees but no Vodafone coverage.

 

 

Let me guess @openmedia you are on SH16 just north of Kumeu?

 

Linux

 

 

 

 

area your looking for is Waimauku ;)





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  #1956334 13-Feb-2018 13:43
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@hio77 that is the one correct VodafoneNZ has shocking coverage around here but Spark and 2D great coverage

 

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  #1956337 13-Feb-2018 13:44
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I find Spark coverage excellent, far better than 2 degrees and generally better than Vodafone.


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  #1956339 13-Feb-2018 13:54
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timmmay:

 

I find Spark coverage excellent, far better than 2 degrees and generally better than Vodafone.

 

 

Clearly you are commenting for the areas you know and not North of Auckland

 

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