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# 78667 5-Mar-2011 19:41
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What on earth has happened to the Pukehou / Levin XT Cell Site.
Last time I stayed here in North Manakau in August/September'10 I was getting a full signal and 300 - 400 KBs per second on downloads.
Have been here since the 22nd Feb and I'm lucky to get a 2 bar signal and 10 / 20 KBs per sec. At the moment no signal and no access at all so am using a very slow private landline.

My T stick hasn't changed nor has my MBP computer..
Paying $81.51 a month for a 4 gig data plan and here for at least another 2 months.

Any answers out there please or better still when will it be fixed?
Many thanks.


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  # 445851 5-Mar-2011 20:09
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Log a fault with Mobile Faults - 0800 400909.

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  # 445882 5-Mar-2011 22:45
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There used to be a Telecom cell tower up on the foothills between Levin and Shannon, but the landowner wanted something like $15,000 per year in rent... so Telecom took it down.

It's possible that may have reduced the XT coverage in your area?

 
 
 
 


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# 445887 5-Mar-2011 22:52
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Dynamike: There used to be a Telecom cell tower up on the foothills between Levin and Shannon, but the landowner wanted something like $15,000 per year in rent... so Telecom took it down.

It's possible that may have reduced the XT coverage in your area?


Possible?

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  # 446466 7-Mar-2011 21:45
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$15,000 a year? Idiot.

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  # 446491 7-Mar-2011 23:33
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As previous posts the best thing to do is log a fault as it may be something which can be changed or it may be just the way it is.

johnr:
Dynamike: There used to be a Telecom cell tower up on the foothills between Levin and Shannon, but the landowner wanted something like $15,000 per year in rent... so Telecom took it down.

It's possible that may have reduced the XT coverage in your area?


Possible?


If you were previously being supplied a service by a cell site which has been decomissioned and not replaced then you would likely see a change of service capability, although counter intuitively this scenario can sometimes lead to a better service.

Is the site Dynamike speaking about the one where the landowners bought the land with existing telecom infrastructure and long term lease with periodic rent review?
They thought a pay day had come when review date came along but the lease terms were base rent + RPI not to current values for similar sites. A fact which should have been factored into the price paid for the land in the first place if they and their valuer had checked the lease terms before purchase (which they maybe did but tried their luck anyway!). Eventually Telecom decided to remove the site rather then enforce the terms of the lease. I thought that one was closer to Paraparaumu, or is this in fact another site?

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  # 447648 11-Mar-2011 18:11
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Dynamike: There used to be a Telecom cell tower up on the foothills between Levin and Shannon, but the landowner wanted something like $15,000 per year in rent... so Telecom took it down.

It's possible that may have reduced the XT coverage in your area?


Nope, thats not the cause - the Heights Rd cell site is still very much alive and kicking 

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