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Topic # 10245 12-Nov-2006 09:27
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I live in the Canary Islands, Spain.  Vodafone Spain have just started selling the USB Vodem here, but technical support is non existent at the moment! 


So far I have been very happy except for the quality of JPEG photographs on web pages.  They look slightly blocky and posterised (fewer colours).  I’ve tried the Vodem on 2 PCs with the same results.


Have New Zealand users noticed this problem?


Thanks


Richard


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Reply # 52051 12-Nov-2006 09:32
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Richard, I am not sure about Vodafone Spain, but Vodafone New Zealand uses a transparent proxy service called Vodafone Optimiser. It is used on slow connections (such as GPRS) to compress text and images, and what you see could be an indication that Vodafone Spain is using the same technology there.

Vodafone New Zealand has changed the service so that people using UMTS or HSDPA won't go through this service anymore.

I recommend you check with Vodafone Spain to see if they are using the same type of service.






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  Reply # 52090 12-Nov-2006 16:19
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If it is using compression, your wave your mouse over the image and it should give you a tip to download the full quality image. Sorry, can't remember correct keyboard sequence, but the tip should tell you.




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  Reply # 52118 13-Nov-2006 08:11
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Many thanks for the fast & helpful replies.  I am living in an area which only has GPRS coverage, so this probably explains the problem.  We’re moving house in the next two weeks to an area where we will have HSDPA.  I’ll check it out when we move and see if the images improve.  If it doesn’t, I’ll contact Vodafone Spain. CTRL F5 successfully refreshes the page to normal image quality The Spanish version does not appear to have Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite.  You are unable to monitor usage so you have no idea if you are going over your monthly limit.  All you have is a Vodafone logo in the system tray which you double click to either connect or disconnect.  If you right click you can modify the connection configuration but nothing else.   1gb costs 39 Euros a month and 5gb is 59 Euros.

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