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Topic # 56784 23-Jan-2010 18:43
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Is the XT Network (North of Taupo) down? My phone's been in 'searching' / 'sim refreshing' / 'roaming' mode since ~4pm today.

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  Reply # 292544 23-Jan-2010 18:47
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Fine here in Kaiapoi, Christchurch.





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  Reply # 292546 23-Jan-2010 18:56
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Where abouts are you, the Raggamuffin concert is on in Rotorua and at the stadium XT hasn't worked at all for me - it shows coverage for a couple of seconds then no service, can't send texts or make phone calls or use data.

I guess when 30,000 are in one place at one time you expect some degrading in service but to simply not work at all is a bit poor.

There's also 30,000+ expected at the village green for the lakeside concert next week .... gee I wonder what will happen?

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  Reply # 292547 23-Jan-2010 18:59
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Up in Auckland (2g and HSDPA)

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  Reply # 292548 23-Jan-2010 19:00
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patznz: Up in Auckland (2g and HSDPA)


2g??




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  Reply # 292549 23-Jan-2010 19:01
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patznz: Up in Auckland (2g and HSDPA)


Well it can't be the concert then, um what do you mean 2g - telecom don't do 2g, have you tried rebooting your device?

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  Reply # 292552 23-Jan-2010 19:40
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Up in Whakatane.

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  Reply # 292553 23-Jan-2010 19:43
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Oh whatever Its up.

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  Reply # 292554 23-Jan-2010 19:44
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My wife's phone has been a bit erratic, first noticed late this afternoon. It's randomly accepting some calls, others go straight to voicemail.



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  Reply # 292556 23-Jan-2010 19:49
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I'm in Auckland. Still the same symptoms...

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  Reply # 292573 23-Jan-2010 20:44
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Same thing happening on the Hauraki Plains (near Thames/Coromandel). First time I've had a problem with the XT network. Sometimes can connect to the network if i restart the phone, but mostly texts fail to send, and I can't make any calls.

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  Reply # 292580 23-Jan-2010 21:10
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nitrotech: I guess when 30,000 are in one place at one time you expect some degrading in service but to simply not work at all is a bit poor.



The CDMA air interface works in a completely different way to older TDMA networks were you either get a radio channel or you don't.

An excessilvely high noise floor caused by a large number of handsets can cause all sorts of problems including the potential to cause issues for every handset that's connected.

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  Reply # 292586 23-Jan-2010 21:44
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No problems in Hamilton. XT up all day.




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  Reply # 292589 23-Jan-2010 22:12
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sbiddle:

The CDMA air interface works in a completely different way to older TDMA networks were you either get a radio channel or you don't.

An excessilvely high noise floor caused by a large number of handsets can cause all sorts of problems including the potential to cause issues for every handset that's connected.


I can understand that but I wonder how many people blame the noise floor or blame their provider for their phone not working for the best part of a day, perhaps some extra capacity could be in order for the event?

Still was a good day and good concert


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  Reply # 292644 24-Jan-2010 10:18
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My wife called Telecom this morning because she is still not receiving texts and only the odd phone call will come through. She was told that Raggamuffin overloaded their network, so they reset the network settings on her phone but it didn't make a difference. We're on Auckland's North Shore, but surely if it were a network issue there'd be more people reporting it?!

Still, I have an iPhone 3GS on XT and no one is receiving any of my texts, nor am I able to receive any either so who knows.

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  Reply # 292650 24-Jan-2010 10:55
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question . if it was simply a lot of xt phones in one place overloading the network with noise then how come there was no incedent with the coca coloa xmas in the park , or the big day out etc. what was different about the Raggamuffin function ?

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