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Topic # 57903 28-Feb-2010 16:58
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While by no means scientific or conclusive, I just thought I'd highlight this:

Telecom XT Seeedtest  Vodafone Speedtest




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  Reply # 303006 28-Feb-2010 16:59

Your signature says it all.

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  Reply # 303009 28-Feb-2010 17:00
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PaulBrislen: Your signature says it all.

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  Reply # 303010 28-Feb-2010 17:01

Good god @ that VFNZ ping!

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  Reply # 303011 28-Feb-2010 17:01
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You could be closer to the Telecom cell or you are the only XT customer using that cell

And do that trust the ping result thru that silly iphone speedtest ap

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  Reply # 303012 28-Feb-2010 17:03

johnr: You could be closer to the Telecom cell or you are the only XT customer using that cell

And do that trust the ping result thru that silly iphone speedtest ap

John


we could take bets on that last point...


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  Reply # 303013 28-Feb-2010 17:04
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Are you South of Taupo?

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  Reply # 303014 28-Feb-2010 17:05

(spits tea on keyboard)

I walk away!

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  Reply # 303015 28-Feb-2010 17:09

This is an unfair fight! We need Paul Reynolds!

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  Reply # 303017 28-Feb-2010 17:09
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I feel like I should just order an iPhone and test myself - I doubt many people in Johnsonville use 3G in the middle of a weekday.

Seriously though, speed tests are not conclusive. It could be great for you in CHC, and absolutely appaling for me in Johnsonville (which I know it will be in Vodafone's case*).

It all depends...



* When Vodafone released the Vodem I had great speeds here. Blazing fast. Then one day, suddenly, it went down. Bad speeds, one bar signal only. Johnr did some tests, but never told me the results. I was told by another source Vodafone had redirected the panels in Johnsonville. My wife still uses Vodafone and the reception is still bad on this side of the village. So I know any tests I do here will show Telecom XT as a winner. But as I said before YMMV obviously.








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  Reply # 303020 28-Feb-2010 17:15
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johnr: You could be closer to the Telecom cell or you are the only XT customer using that cell
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The Telecom mast is twice as far as the VF one from where I am + my XT data card was going at the same time and there was someone in the house on a call :-)




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  Reply # 303021 28-Feb-2010 17:17

You may not be attached to that site though - phones attach the ones with the greatest power, so might be different to the one you can see.

Juha, post the speedtest from the HSPA+ trial. That'll stop them in their tracks!




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  Reply # 303024 28-Feb-2010 17:22
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Why don't you get a real device? 122kbps upstream is terrible.

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Reply # 303027 28-Feb-2010 17:26
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sbiddle: Why don't you get a real device? 122kbps upstream is terrible.


Who needs upload speeds on an iPhone? It's shinny, it's got an Apple logo on the back.
 






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  Reply # 303028 28-Feb-2010 17:27
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I know which Telecom tower I'm connected to, but the Vodafone one? Well, there are two roughly about the same distance from my house - it could be either, but it really shouldn't make that much of a difference.

I'm in Wellington, Freitasm, but the Chch server was automatically picked for me - no idea why.




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  Reply # 303030 28-Feb-2010 17:28
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freitasm:
sbiddle: Why don't you get a real device? 122kbps upstream is terrible.


Who needs upload speeds on an iPhone? It's shinny, it's got an Apple logo on the back.
 



Exactly!!


My T-Stick @ work gets roughly 18mbits down with HSPA+ - no prizes for guessing with which network, though.




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