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Topic # 230615 5-Mar-2018 10:48
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Ive been with vodafone for 7 years but over time the reception at my house has become worse. I am now at the stage where phone calls break up constantly and I have to walk down the street to get text messages. I understand that since the introduction of 4G there is some kind of bubble of no reception where I live.

 

 

I want to try out Spark to see if it is any better but everyone I know is on vodafone. Is there a way to buy a spark sim that doesnt have a prepaid 'package' plan associated to it so I can just try it for a few days? The website isnt clear on how to do this (Or Im just being dumb)





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  Reply # 1968208 5-Mar-2018 10:50
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Test it with a Skinny simcard. Its the same network as Spark




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  Reply # 1968213 5-Mar-2018 10:55
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Looks like you are in a great black hole like me

 

 

 

And it may not be better on the other.

 

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  Reply # 1968214 5-Mar-2018 10:56
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Possibly sitting on a 2degrees goldmine. Looks like its their tower on saltburn




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  Reply # 1968218 5-Mar-2018 10:59
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with the hill behind the house and the sea on the other side, reception for most things like mobile and TV has always been dire, but for some reason I had no problem on Voda until about a year ago. Ever since I just avoid using my phone at home or if I have to call home I call via an internet base app via the wifi etc.

 

Im not anticipating it to be better on another network which is why I only want a basic sim to try it out. Ive taken the above advice and ordered a skinny sim.





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  Reply # 1968226 5-Mar-2018 11:20
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Check out the 2Degrees coverage map

 

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  Reply # 1970159 6-Mar-2018 20:46
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well skinny/spark is probably even worse than voda in my area, had to walk much further to get a clear signal.

 

2degrees next.





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  Reply # 1970179 6-Mar-2018 21:18
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Look at getting a Sure Signal unit from VodafoneNZ they work awesome and work with any fixed line ISP not just VodafoneNZ

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  Reply # 1970185 6-Mar-2018 21:24
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Sure Signal units pop on Trademe from time to time cheap as chips

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  Reply # 1970189 6-Mar-2018 21:30
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I thought sure signal would only work on a voda broadband line? Im with bigpipe





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  Reply # 1970190 6-Mar-2018 21:32
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Changed almost 2 years ago to work with any fixed line NZ ISP

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  Reply # 1970191 6-Mar-2018 21:33
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ahhh fixed line, I only have fibre





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  Reply # 1970195 6-Mar-2018 21:38
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fizzychicken:

ahhh fixed line, I only have fibre



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  Reply # 1970204 6-Mar-2018 21:46
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Try 2Degrees first if I was you and then Sure Signal.

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  Reply # 1972699 11-Mar-2018 12:37
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2degrees also have WiFi calling support. Assuming that you have the right phone though.





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