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Topic # 26029 10-Sep-2008 07:56
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hi guys, i need some help here.

1.the new T-Stick usb device from telecom is slower than the previous evdo rev-a device. how come telecom is offering slower version of their mobile broadband? are they dying? i have usb sierra rev-a device, if the service is dying, i better sell it now.

2.their plan is not as competitive as vodafone broadband. they still stick to 1GB + 1GB plan! anyone knows if they planning to increase it or stopping this service soon?

thanks.

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Reply # 163440 10-Sep-2008 08:36
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Just because you get slower broadband with one device in the place that you use it does not mean that Telecom have lowered capacity, or that Telecom is dying. That just borders on the ridiculous.

If you see it as not as competitive, not as fast, and not going to be around as long as Vodafone, I cannot fathom why you are with them in the first place.

You may be suffering some interference somewhere, or your cellsite may be full of heavy users, or you may have a faulty or misconfigured or ill-configured laptop, or you may be using slow sites, or you may be judging this on speed tests (not reliable enough to say a service is dying).

We need to look at circumstance before we can define New Zealands biggest company as 'dying' based on your experience.

Or should I ring and warn my Telecom friends and tell them to start trawling seek?




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  Reply # 163462 10-Sep-2008 10:53
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nakedmolerat:

1.the new T-Stick usb device from telecom is slower than the previous evdo rev-a device. how come telecom is offering slower version of their mobile broadband? are they dying? i have usb sierra rev-a device, if the service is dying, i better sell it now.

2.their plan is not as competitive as vodafone broadband. they still stick to 1GB + 1GB plan! anyone knows if they planning to increase it or stopping this service soon?


I tend to agree with tony, if your experience is slow you are better off contacting Telecom support as I highly doubt Telecom's mobile broadband is shutting up shop anytime soon.

As for point 2, if vodafone is more competitive, swap! I do think that Telecom has better coverage with faster speeds in remote locations that vodafone, but I'm no expert - hopefully someone with more clues will jump in to confirm.



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  Reply # 163551 10-Sep-2008 18:04
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tonyhughes: Just because you get slower broadband with one device in the place that you use it does not mean that Telecom have lowered capacity, or that Telecom is dying. That just borders on the ridiculous.

If you see it as not as competitive, not as fast, and not going to be around as long as Vodafone, I cannot fathom why you are with them in the first place.

You may be suffering some interference somewhere, or your cellsite may be full of heavy users, or you may have a faulty or misconfigured or ill-configured laptop, or you may be using slow sites, or you may be judging this on speed tests (not reliable enough to say a service is dying).

We need to look at circumstance before we can define New Zealands biggest company as 'dying' based on your experience.

Or should I ring and warn my Telecom friends and tell them to start trawling seek?

 

you sound pretty upset with the title. it is a 'question' and if you get too emotional about it, i am terribly sorry. i wanted to know what is going on, not trying to make any speculation.

 

the reason why i ask this is that from my understanding T-stick mobile is not using evdo-rev a. is this right or wrong?. so, my 1st question is how come telecom not offering rev a device anymore?. why the backward offer from rev a to rev 0? and i was joking about selling my usb device (sorry if it does not sound like a humor to u)

 

FYI: i have sierra PCMCIA rev a & USB rev a card from telecom. i love it, and been using for more than a year now. there is nothing slow about it, i have not misconfigured anything and my computer is not ill-configured in anyway and i dont judge my speed with speedtests.

 

my 2nd question, i would like to know if anyone knows telecom is planning to increase the limit from 2Gb to something bigger like vodafone. anytime soon. usually this forum is pretty good at knowing things a wee bit early.

 

in my first line, i wrote "hi guys, i need some help here". im not trolling. however, thank you for your kind answer. 

 

***edit***

ok, i figured that i am wrong - T-stick use rev. a. my bad. i read about different device earlier


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  Reply # 163795 11-Sep-2008 15:39
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Don't mind them molerat, geeks can get quite hostile when you don't do your homework Smile

No, of course Telecom isn't dying. Their data is approaching some very good speeds and is competitive with Vodafone. I don't know why they don't just bring pricing in line with VF but their coverage is better for data in remote locations. Both companies are making some serious moola with mobile data now so unless there is a reason to, they won't be dropping prices any time soon. Expect cool gimicks and advertising campaigns though!

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  Reply # 164182 13-Sep-2008 12:00
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The T Stick is a fully fledged Rev A device, the 595U however does have better coverage performance with the battery so you can expect in the fringe of Rev A it may be slower, its like a phone with average coverage compared to a phone with excellent coverage.

Note all it takes is the investment in a external antenna and adaptor, prefferably a YAGI on the roof and if you really want awesome performance a wilson direct connect booster and you will have awesome speeds all over the place.

Note Telecom has a ton more back haul in its sites and a huge foot print compared to Vodafones current 2100mhz WCDMA and to some degree the 900mhz WCDMA network and with the new 850mhz WCDMA roll out that will be boosted with fibre and massive increases in backhaul to each site, this will benfit EVDO as well.

Note with 2x UMTS networks nationwide prices will drop and caps will increase as telcos target mobile broadband to the masses. Its all changing fast!





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