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Topic # 242623 6-Nov-2018 08:34
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This is the only reason I have to be with Vodafone, who appear to be this year's carrier at the bottom of the heap. So what's happening Spark? Is it true you are considering femtocells?


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  Reply # 2120717 6-Nov-2018 08:47
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Spark I am sure is not interested in providing Femtocell (I could be wrong) I am sure they will go down the same track as 2Degrees and do Wi-Fi calling

 

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  Reply # 2120718 6-Nov-2018 08:47
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Spark already has them, I had one installed at work last year.  Might only be for business customers but call them to find out.


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  Reply # 2120720 6-Nov-2018 08:48
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I'd be very surprised to see Spark ever launch a residential femtocell now, especially considering their 2100 is all being refarmed to LTE now.

 

For the average end user voice over WiFi makes a lot more sense these days.

 

 


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  Reply # 2120722 6-Nov-2018 08:49
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gehenna:

 

Spark already has them, I had one installed at work last year.  Might only be for business customers but call them to find out.

 

 

@gehenna Spark I am sure do not provide a Femtocell Solution, They provide a RF booster solution for about $1500

 

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  Reply # 2120723 6-Nov-2018 08:53
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@gehenna A RF booster requires some mobile coverage to work a Femtocall requires zero coverage to work just a broadband internet connection

 

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  Reply # 2120738 6-Nov-2018 09:05
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@gehenna Spark I am sure do not provide a Femtocell Solution, They provide a RF booster solution for about $1500

 

John

 

 

 

 

Ah yep that's the one I'm thinking of.  The two unit thing, one sits near a window or where the signal is decent, the other broadcasts it in the poor coverage spots.


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  Reply # 2120928 6-Nov-2018 15:57
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Spark do have Femtocell's, just good luck getting one if you do not spend a lot of $$$$$ with Spark.


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@kornflake Have you read the thread? A Femtocell is not an RF amplifier they are very different

 

I have already explained the difference

 

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The repeater - is normally branded Cel-Fi https://www.cellutronics.co.nz/active-repeaters/ 

 

I've installed a couple for customers. 2 Devices - Receiver 1 window nearest tower. Proprietary wifi to sender elsewhere. Local unit connects to that.

 

And John has already pointed out the other solution (VF) being mis-described, femtocell. Which uses a single unit - LAN internet and has a localised 3G transmitter. Considerable difference.


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  Reply # 2120964 6-Nov-2018 16:33
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@linux Spark do have FemtoCell's, more for Spark Digital customers


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  Reply # 2120966 6-Nov-2018 16:39
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@linux Spark do have FemtoCell's, more for Spark Digital customers

 

 

I am sure you are confused between the RF amp and a Femtocell

 

@hio77 Does Spark offer Femtocell solution to any of it's customers?

 

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  Reply # 2120974 6-Nov-2018 16:54
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Linux:

 

kornflake:

 

linux Spark do have FemtoCell's, more for Spark Digital customers

 

 

I am sure you are confused between the RF amp and a Femtocell

 

hio77 Does Spark offer Femtocell solution to any of it's customers?

 

John

 

 

Yes. Generally a corporate solution.

 

Extremely rare that a home user has one (there are some out there)

 

 

 

Generally spark prefer to use Cell-fi for Residential Customers.





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  Reply # 2120977 6-Nov-2018 16:58
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gehenna:

 

Linux:

 

@gehenna Spark I am sure do not provide a Femtocell Solution, They provide a RF booster solution for about $1500

 

John

 

 

 

 

Ah yep that's the one I'm thinking of.  The two unit thing, one sits near a window or where the signal is decent, the other broadcasts it in the poor coverage spots.

 

 

Sounds like a cell-fi tbh.

 

 

This fella by chance?





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  Reply # 2120978 6-Nov-2018 16:59
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@hio77 yep, though an older model

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  Reply # 2120981 6-Nov-2018 17:02
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gehenna: @hio77 yep, though an older model

 

Yep as suspected, Would be the 3G 850mhz model

 

 

 

the network folk prefer to do those for smaller customers.





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