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Topic # 27623 2-Nov-2008 05:46
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Switched my phone to manual operator selection today before heading to Aussie next week, and it found a second network called Telecom NZ!  This was in Onehunga (Auckland).




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Reply # 175200 2-Nov-2008 08:23
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You must have a time Machine!

And why would you switch your handset to manual network selection a week before you goto AU

Your only meant to action a manual network selection when you get to AU

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  Reply # 175202 2-Nov-2008 08:41
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What they mean is that Telecom's new network have been alive for a while - they have deployed some WCDMA 2100 MHz site and GSM 850MHz site but these are only visible, not usable.

Telecom since has decided to go with a full WCDMA 850 MHz network, so those GSM 850 MHz spots will disappear. The WCDMA 2100 MHz cell sites will remain active.

I am also moving this discussion to the Telecom New Zealand forum where it belongs.






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  Reply # 175223 2-Nov-2008 11:27
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I probably picked up one of the WDCMA 2100 transmitters then.  It's just great to see some real competition for Vodafone at last.




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  Reply # 175228 2-Nov-2008 11:59
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If you have a WCDMA850-capable handset you may pick up some transmissions from a few W850 TNZ sites in Auckland which are being used for testing

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  Reply # 175232 2-Nov-2008 12:20
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Loftus: If you have a WCDMA850-capable handset you may pick up some transmissions from a few W850 TNZ sites in Auckland which are being used for testing


I beleive these are in the Franklin area



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  Reply # 175277 2-Nov-2008 16:27
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Loftus: If you have a WCDMA850-capable handset you may pick up some transmissions from a few W850 TNZ sites in Auckland which are being used for testing

My phone is WCDMA 900/2100, so I picked up either GSM or WCDMA 2100.




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  Reply # 175282 2-Nov-2008 16:51
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w2krules:
Loftus: If you have a WCDMA850-capable handset you may pick up some transmissions from a few W850 TNZ sites in Auckland which are being used for testing

My phone is WCDMA 900/2100, so I picked up either GSM or WCDMA 2100.


I believe most of the GSM up there has all been switched off now so it was probably the 2100 UMTS.

Spotted some poor guys down here today having to work on a Sunday changing the Lower Hutt exchange panels!

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