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Topic # 64913 25-Jul-2010 18:49
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I just got my telecom bill for the month and it came with the 'In Touch' newsletter. I found this interesting:

We've now installed 308 of 366 tower mounted amplifiers. Recent installations include Hokitika, Kinloch, Maungataniwha and Lower Orapi.

We now have four Radio Network Controllers(RNCs). We plan a further two to be completed by the end of 2010.

So how many tower mounted amplifiers does vodafone have compared to telecom? I can think of quite a few places where vodafone coverage is very weak.

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  Reply # 356146 25-Jul-2010 18:55
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For the latest you can go here; http://www.telecom.co.nz/insidext

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  Reply # 356148 25-Jul-2010 19:02
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markh14: I just got my telecom bill for the month and it came with the 'In Touch' newsletter. I found this interesting:

We've now installed 308 of 366 tower mounted amplifiers. Recent installations include Hokitika, Kinloch, Maungataniwha and Lower Orapi.

We now have four Radio Network Controllers(RNCs). We plan a further two to be completed by the end of 2010.

So how many tower mounted amplifiers does vodafone have compared to telecom? I can think of quite a few places where vodafone coverage is very weak.


You do understand exactly what purpose TMA's serve?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 356150 25-Jul-2010 19:09
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They make it AWESOME!!!! Well thats the impression I get from what telecom have told me...




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  Reply # 356162 25-Jul-2010 19:33
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personally i've found XT's coverage to work quite sufficiently in the few weeks since ive started using it. Data is even very usable in the lowest of coverage which i was surprised at (expected timeouts etc).
Though i have noticed i think 3 occasions where my phone says there is no coverage randomly for a short period, before coming right again. Also picked it up once and found 'limited service' on the screen for about 20s.

After grabbing a KML of cell sites and looking in google earth its amazing how few there actually are, yet im not actually finding myself to be in any kind of spot where i can visibly notice a transition between towers or a gap in coverage.
In comparison, when 2100mhz coverage is taken into account, vodafone seem to have a lot more, at least around hamilton anyway.

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  Reply # 356254 25-Jul-2010 23:18
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Yeah the lower band stuff is great. Shame vodafone dont offer it inside populated areas where it would be more use.

Im wishing more parallel importers would get in phones for the network. I might just get one of the samsungs with qwerty off trademe tho




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  Reply # 356578 26-Jul-2010 15:11
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sbiddle:
markh14: I just got my telecom bill for the month and it came with the 'In Touch' newsletter. I found this interesting:

We've now installed 308 of 366 tower mounted amplifiers. Recent installations include Hokitika, Kinloch, Maungataniwha and Lower Orapi.

We now have four Radio Network Controllers(RNCs). We plan a further two to be completed by the end of 2010.

So how many tower mounted amplifiers does vodafone have compared to telecom? I can think of quite a few places where vodafone coverage is very weak.


You do understand exactly what purpose TMA's serve?



it makes the signal stronger?

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  Reply # 356842 26-Jul-2010 23:52
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Not quite.

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  Reply # 356859 27-Jul-2010 00:57
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There should be no "gaps" in coverage... It should be overlapping.

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