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Topic # 55459 4-Jan-2010 22:41
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There was some people writing to the nzherald about xt network coverage issues:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sideswipe/news/article.cfm?c_id=702&objectid=10618261

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sideswipe/news/article.cfm?c_id=702&objectid=10617890

Is the xt network ment to have coverage in these places?

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  Reply # 287034 4-Jan-2010 22:47
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What does the telecom coverage map say its that simple

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  Reply # 287042 4-Jan-2010 22:58
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Telecom XT coverage map can be found here: http://www.telecom.co.nz/mobile/ournetwork/coverage

Noticeably if you search the places mentioned they all contain areas of fair or limited coverage.




 

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  Reply # 287043 4-Jan-2010 23:02
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I checked the coverage map before I went away to the Great Barrier, and from the coverage map it shows that you can get coverage in Tryphena which was great (mostly full bars) and Port Fitzroy but I got no service or 1 bar at the pub on the hill, down at the wharf and in the hills.

So I can't speak about the Herald coverage, but from my experience the coverage maps are different from what I experienced. Having said that, I was getting around 3.5Megabits everywhere, and uploaded videos of dolphins to facebook halfway between Auckland and the barrier which I was impressed with.

I suspect from the second link that perhaps the person claiming no coverage in such a lot of places has dropped a XT SIM into a 900/2100Mhz device...

Oh, and the other thing I can relate to is phones going flat so quickly because of no coverage, I had charged up my iPhone 3GS ready for some New Year pictures but the thing went flat within 3 hours and I couldn't take any photos. My iPhone also seems to drain the juice when no bars!

The good news is, that there is nowhere I go in Auckland which doesn't have full coverage :)




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  Reply # 287044 4-Jan-2010 23:06
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Either that or the person has a dodgy handset



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  Reply # 287467 6-Jan-2010 15:20
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looks like some more xt coverage issues:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sideswipe/news/article.cfm?c_id=702&objectid=10618520

Apparentely not so good coverage in Gulf Harbour.

Apparentely no vodafone or 2degrees coverage in Titirangi.



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  Reply # 287482 6-Jan-2010 16:16
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Odd I live in Titirangi and I have Vodafone and 2degrees coverage, although signal strength could be better.

We were in KareKare over christmas and it had no coverage for any network.




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  Reply # 287484 6-Jan-2010 16:21
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I have heard a few people with issues in the lower south island. calls dropping about 25 seconds in.

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