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#10379 18-Nov-2006 18:28
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Oh my... I had forgotten how bad GPRS is, after all the HSDPA and CDMA EVDO usage in the last few months. I left my Telecom Apache behind this weekend we are spending in the Wairarapa. I can't believe there's no Vodafone 3G service in Greytown. It's a tourism destinatrion!

I am using the Merlin XU780 HSDPA card, capable of doing up to 7.2 Mbps, but since they only offer GPRS here... The connection is crawling. I wasn't able to connect to my Exchange Server and it took about 5 minues to load the Geekzone homepage.

The VMC shows speeds from 400 bps  through 2 Kbps. Yes, 400 bps!  

Lesson learned: never ever leave the Telecom Apache behind. I should have it here this weekend.





 

 

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#52955 18-Nov-2006 18:38
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I can sympathise with that. When I was in Christchurch a couple of weekends ago, my Vodem couldn't hold onto the weak 3G signal so I had to persevere with GPRS. Fortunately I had other things besides the Internet to keep me entertained!

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#52961 18-Nov-2006 20:28
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Using Vodem right now and somethings changed normally I get speeds MAX 1.4 mbps today getting 2.6 mbps

 
 
 
 


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#52967 19-Nov-2006 01:19
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i could just about count faster than 400bps !!!







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  #52970 19-Nov-2006 08:29
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This was helpful like a tui add

Using Vodem right now and somethings changed normally I get speeds MAX 1.4 mbps today getting 2.6 mbps





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#52974 19-Nov-2006 11:30
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Time to try downloading that new vista image?

I found GPRS to be slow but not as slow as what was discussed above.




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  #52980 19-Nov-2006 17:23
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freitasm: Oh my... I had forgotten how bad GPRS is, after all the HSDPA and CDMA EVDO usage in the last few months. I left my Telecom Apache behind this weekend we are spending in the Wairarapa. I can't believe there's no Vodafone 3G service in Greytown. It's a tourism destinatrion!
And you think Telecom's going to have their 3G service there?

I'm in Upper Hutt and am borderline of the 3G service although I have noticed that lately the signal is getting stronger despite the dodgy weather.

My work phone is a T3G phone and the signal is worse.

At least Vodafone is actually expanding their network among other things in the pipeline.

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  #52982 19-Nov-2006 18:02
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I am sure Telecom are expanding there network as well

The good thing about the telecom 2.5g network its alot quicker than GPRS

 
 
 
 


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  #52984 19-Nov-2006 18:15
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johnr: I am sure Telecom are expanding there network as well

The good thing about the telecom 2.5g network its alot quicker than GPRS
Not in my experience.

I've used my old work phone as a modem before and it was dead slow, slower in fact than my Ericsson T39M that I used to have on my Vodafone contract (currently have a V800 which I use as a modem until the 2.06 VMC software is released for Intel Macs so I can use my Vodem).

Admittedly everyone's experience is different and as I said it's not my experience.

That being said though, Vodafone's hobbling of their 3G service speeds makes more sense than allowing it to be open. Slower speeds are more reliable than clogging up a system to the point it becomes unusable.

I prefer access than speed although having said that the speeds HSDPA provide are awesome (I have Windows loaded on my Intel Mac but I still prefer the pitchfork in the brain to using Windows for Internet access). ;)

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  #52986 19-Nov-2006 18:29
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I am using Vodem right now getting really good speeds last night and today average 2.4 mbps DL

I know what GPRS is capbale of I was using it 6 months before it was launched for public use

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  #52987 19-Nov-2006 18:36
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Man I wish I could use my Vodem on my Mac without having to resort to booting up Windows.

I've even gone so far as to tell Vodafone I'd be more than happy to do testing for them just so that I can get it working.

Should never have got my hopes up when I read Juha's post about the firmware/software update :wink:

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#52990 19-Nov-2006 20:13
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johnr: I am sure Telecom are expanding there network as well

The good thing about the telecom 2.5g network its alot quicker than GPRS

I had a smart comment to write here, but I'm just too shocked... Tongue out

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  #52996 19-Nov-2006 21:16
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I still use GPRS all the time. Good fun :)





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#52997 19-Nov-2006 21:29
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mike: I still use GPRS all the time. Good fun :)


Do you live in a 3G coverage area

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  #53000 19-Nov-2006 21:59
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Not last time I checked.





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  #53002 20-Nov-2006 07:31
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Where abouts are you

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