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  Reply # 190197 17-Jan-2009 17:05
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bernardgbailey:

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?



So any comment on how/when we will be able to access this new network? 

Will it be as from a "go live date" or will it be "launch date"?

Any inside word available on this?

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  Reply # 190199 17-Jan-2009 17:14
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bernardgbailey:

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?



So any comment on how/when we will be able to access this new network? 

Will it be as from a "go live date" or will it be "launch date"?

Any inside word available on this?

Cheers
Bernard



Sorry like most infomation on the new network, its locked up in confidentiality clauses etc.

June 09 is T day as Telecom puts it so at some stage in June this year they will start to retail the network to the public. Unsure if Gen I clients may get on sooner but to be safe June is the earliest it will be available.

On another note, i am still unable to get 850 UMTS signal in my side of CHCH but i was able to get 2100mhz when closer to the CBD. I would imagine that wont be very far away. I have an 880u data card that can recieve 850/2100 so i can see whats going on. The new site at Parklands has a sister with NZ Comms putting there mast across the road.

I cannot get NZ Comms signal yet but that wont be long. I wonder with only a smaller box for the Telecom site if its a WCDMA site only? I have noticed many of the new sites over the last year in CHCH have had extensions and new antennas added and a new box obviously for 850/2100 gear. But the parklands site has only one small box, i would be surprised if it was a CDMA only site, more likely WCDMA only site.





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  Reply # 191028 21-Jan-2009 12:29
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Behodar: 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).


Update: I had a chance to play with an iPhone today. The Carrier menu did not list Telecom.

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  Reply # 191031 21-Jan-2009 12:38
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It's active in Palmerston North.

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  Reply # 191034 21-Jan-2009 12:41
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Behodar:
Behodar: 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).


Update: I had a chance to play with an iPhone today. The Carrier menu did not list Telecom.


So no NZ05 came up, i think thats the code?





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  Reply # 191037 21-Jan-2009 12:52
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bbman:
Behodar: Update: I had a chance to play with an iPhone today. The Carrier menu did not list Telecom.


So no NZ05 came up, i think thats the code?

Correct. Only one entry (Vodafone) appeared.

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  Reply # 191039 21-Jan-2009 13:01
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Behodar:
bbman:
Behodar: Update: I had a chance to play with an iPhone today. The Carrier menu did not list Telecom.


So no NZ05 came up, i think thats the code?

Correct. Only one entry (Vodafone) appeared.

Who is NZL-24??





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  Reply # 191042 21-Jan-2009 13:04
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old3eyes: Who is NZL-24??




NZ Comms :)

I've got decent Telecom 850 UMTS coverage here in Churton Park



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  Reply # 191067 21-Jan-2009 14:58
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Nice, how does the 850UMTS signal compare to CDMA or GSM there?





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  Reply # 192397 27-Jan-2009 23:36
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bbman: 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


Could frequency overlapping or some form of leakage be causing issues? If UMTS is running on 850Mhz and CDMA is around 800 or so?

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  Reply # 192399 27-Jan-2009 23:54
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Doctor: Could frequency overlapping or some form of leakage be causing issues? If UMTS is running on 850Mhz and CDMA is around 800 or so?


CDMA also uses the 850Mhz frequency. In New Zealand Telecom run CDMA on band B, band A was used for 025/TDMA and will be used for WCDMA.

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  Reply # 192463 28-Jan-2009 12:55
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Oh ok, cheers Smile

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