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Topic # 100154 4-Apr-2012 10:23
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Is anyone in the Pukekohe area getting poor network coverage from vodafone??

I have read post dating back to 2010 where the issue was in the Valley area and Wellington Street area's. Is anyone still experiencing this.

I live near Edinburgh Street and get very limited reception at inside my house. I have to stand on the road to make a phone call or even receive a txt.

 

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  Reply # 604953 4-Apr-2012 10:26
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I lived in Pukekohe for 2 years, The areas above are just low coverage and would require a new cell to improve the coverage



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  Reply # 604956 4-Apr-2012 10:29
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Are you still living in Pukekohe and experiencing this problem? Where in Pukekohe?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 604958 4-Apr-2012 10:33
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jbuc2012: Are you still living in Pukekohe and experiencing this problem? Where in Pukekohe?


I use to live on Helvetia Road near the Pak & Save but I know the area very well and as above a new cell is required to improve coverage in that location,

Yes the low coverage will still be same as we have not turned on any new cell sites in Pukekohe for a number of years,

If you moved to another part of Pukekohe good chance the coverage might be better depending on where you moved and what the house is built of,

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  Reply # 604961 4-Apr-2012 10:58
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Is this an area covered by the 900MHz Vodafone Extended Coverage band that perhaps your current cellphone isn't capable of using?

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  Reply # 604965 4-Apr-2012 11:05
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The vodafone Sure Signal may be an option for you

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/services/femtocell/

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  Reply # 604967 4-Apr-2012 11:08
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Jaxson: Is this an area covered by the 900MHz Vodafone Extended Coverage band that perhaps your current cellphone isn't capable of using?


Its just low low coverage



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  Reply # 604972 4-Apr-2012 11:27
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johnr:
jbuc2012: Are you still living in Pukekohe and experiencing this problem? Where in Pukekohe?


I use to live on Helvetia Road near the Pak & Save but I know the area very well and as above a new cell is required to improve coverage in that location,

Yes the low coverage will still be same as we have not turned on any new cell sites in Pukekohe for a number of years,

If you moved to another part of Pukekohe good chance the coverage might be better depending on where you moved and what the house is built of,



We just brought a house so moving isn't an option. This issue has been going on for years. Why hasn't vodafone done anything about this? Might have to go to the local paper and get some substance behind this.

I thought we are in the "Supercity" surely customers in the "supercity" should have reasonable access to good network coverage through one of the biggest telcos like vodafone......



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  Reply # 604973 4-Apr-2012 11:29
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jonb: The vodafone Sure Signal may be an option for you

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/services/femtocell/



Im not with vodafone for home broadband or home phone. Much better deals else where! Looking at swapping telcos if i cant even send or receive calls and txts from the comfort of my own house. 

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  Reply # 604978 4-Apr-2012 11:41
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jbuc2012:
johnr:
jbuc2012: Are you still living in Pukekohe and experiencing this problem? Where in Pukekohe?


I use to live on Helvetia Road near the Pak & Save but I know the area very well and as above a new cell is required to improve coverage in that location,

Yes the low coverage will still be same as we have not turned on any new cell sites in Pukekohe for a number of years,

If you moved to another part of Pukekohe good chance the coverage might be better depending on where you moved and what the house is built of,



We just brought a house so moving isn't an option. This issue has been going on for years. Why hasn't vodafone done anything about this? Might have to go to the local paper and get some substance behind this.

I thought we are in the "Supercity" surely customers in the "supercity" should have reasonable access to good network coverage through one of the biggest telcos like vodafone......


Mobile coverage is not a given, Trust me you are not the only house / street that does not have prefect mobile coverage in the Super city, Many places carriers have tried to improve coverage in different areas but then you get NIMBY

John



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  Reply # 604988 4-Apr-2012 11:56
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I dont imagine I am. haha who would want a cell tower in their back yard. Im just trying to find out if they have even looked at posible solutions / locations. 

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  Reply # 605005 4-Apr-2012 12:06
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jbuc2012: I dont imagine I am. haha who would want a cell tower in their back yard. Im just trying to find out if they have even looked at posible solutions / locations.?


The only solution is a new cell and no plans for a new cell in the coming months

John

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  Reply # 616449 28-Apr-2012 09:53
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Funny this topic should come up. We have just bought in the Valley area and I can confirm that 3G coverage is almost non existant on an iPhone 4. Hope VF look into this as the Valley area has a number of new subdivisions with large housing growth taking place. Pukekohe is booming but substandard cell coverage could be an issue for some.  Hardly worth suggesting to use SureSignal as it's way too expensive. 

Mike



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  Reply # 616609 28-Apr-2012 16:22
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BogBeast: Funny this topic should come up. We have just bought in the Valley area and I can confirm that 3G coverage is almost non existant on an iPhone 4. Hope VF look into this as the Valley area has a number of new subdivisions with large housing growth taking place. Pukekohe is booming but substandard cell coverage could be an issue for some.  Hardly worth suggesting to use SureSignal as it's way too expensive. 

Mike



Hi Mike,

Putting together a plot to send to voda. Are you able to tell me what street in the Valley Area you are living on?

Thanks,

John

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  Reply # 616630 28-Apr-2012 16:52
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Hi John,

We are in The Glade South.

Cheers
Mike

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  Reply # 616634 28-Apr-2012 16:59
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jbuc2012: Is anyone in the Pukekohe area getting poor network coverage from vodafone??

I have read post dating back to 2010 where the issue was in the Valley area and Wellington Street area's. Is anyone still experiencing this.

I live near Edinburgh Street and get very limited reception at inside my house. I have to stand on the road to make a phone call or even receive a txt.

 


I'm in Beresford Street next to the Park and coverage varies from terrible to not so bad, depending on how high on the ladder I have to climb Cool



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