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Topic # 29623 13-Jan-2009 15:19
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Hi Geeks,

June 2009 is coming up fast and Telecom will be ready for the launch....

So in order for all of NZ to be ready for the launch, then the network will be active in most places beforehand.

Mauricio, It would be a real help to list here, known regions already providing coverage for 850 GSM / 2100MHz UMTS devices

Is there an existing list somewhere? 

From earlier posts, currently inbound travellers can roam on the Telecom network.  They pay for this access through their provider network which allows them to roam in NZ. Correct?

At launch date, will Telecom then receive applications to join the network for approved phones and then progress to connect them, or will it be available to join as soon as a region is connected?

Cheers
Bernard

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  Reply # 189253 13-Jan-2009 15:59
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The current plan is that the Telecom WCDMA850 network launch will have complete coverage from day 1.




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  Reply # 189256 13-Jan-2009 16:05
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Hawkes Bay (Napier/Hastings) is active, I will be travelling down to Wellington this Friday for the weekend and can check out coverage on the way down through Southern Hawkes Bay, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Kapiti and Wellington through my phone that will roam on the 850MHz network and post it here when I get back.

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  Reply # 189271 13-Jan-2009 16:24
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Telecom have plans for infrastructure and services called "NGN" or "Next Generation Network" - which is not this mobile network launch.

Suggest changing thread title to avoid confusion between the two.









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  Reply # 189279 13-Jan-2009 16:51
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  Reply # 189668 15-Jan-2009 04:07
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I and some neighbours have noticedstrange drop outs in Telecom CDMA signal locally all of a sudden.  It's semi rural but same phone, same road and usually same spots just have massive dead spots. 

Would it be just a coincident?  Or could it be some tweaking went on in some areas that have affected the old 027 network? 

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  Reply # 189800 15-Jan-2009 15:47
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You may find that the serving site has had some alterations, new antennas etc or it was unrelated. I have heard a lot of people saying they have had a drop back in service particularly in rural areas.

it could be all related or just a capacity issue on 1xRTT, i would imagine the latter, CDMA breathes and at high usage the cell size can decrease and call drops increase.

It would be unlikely that capacity increases will be made on CDMA 1xRTT when they are building a network to eventually carry all of their voice / data traffic.

What area are you in?

Note 027 is the suffix for Telecom CDMA and i understand WCDMA as well.





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  Reply # 189802 15-Jan-2009 16:17
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bbman: Note 027 is the suffix for Telecom CDMA and i understand WCDMA as well.

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  Reply # 189804 15-Jan-2009 16:29
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The new Telecom WCDMA network will not require customers to change their numbers. All 021, 027 & 029 numbers can be used.




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  Reply # 189808 15-Jan-2009 16:39
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tonyhughes:
bbman: Note 027 is the suffix for Telecom CDMA and i understand WCDMA as well.

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Thanks for correcting me there! Smile





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  Reply # 189812 15-Jan-2009 17:04
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bernardgbailey:

 for 850 GSM / 2100MHz UMTS devices

Cheers
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Just a heads up, there will be no GSM component to the new network at all.




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  Reply # 189823 15-Jan-2009 18:32
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idj4u: I and some neighbours have noticedstrange drop outs in Telecom CDMA signal locally all of a sudden.  It's semi rural but same phone, same road and usually same spots just have massive dead spots. 

Would it be just a coincident?  Or could it be some tweaking went on in some areas that have affected the old 027 network? 

Today I tried to check my balance by dialling *333 and my phone (Nokia 6275i) rebooted! I'm pretty sure that's a coincidence though :)

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  Reply # 189832 15-Jan-2009 19:10
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Nokias tend to do this from time to time LOL





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  Reply # 190124 17-Jan-2009 09:14
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I just remembered that "they" were doing something to one of the cell towers here (Whakatane) a couple of weeks ago. I was driving past and noticed some work going on. I don't have a compatible phone so I can't check to see whether it was related to the new network though (I don't even know whether it's a Telecom tower).

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  Reply # 190141 17-Jan-2009 10:43
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probably was a Telecom site if it was an existing site.

There are growing complaints about CDMA service around the traps, new network could be part of the problem but i would imagine the capacity for voice on 1Xrtt is the key problem





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