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  Reply # 772578 2-Mar-2013 09:49
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Just some facts about the 4G network I am hearing things like max speed is 100Mbps down the Vodafone NZ 4G network as of today is Cat4

150.8 Mbit/s Down and 51.0 Mbit/s Up

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  Reply # 773562 2-Mar-2013 10:06
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Malingo: Does the plans over $120 rule to those of us on a Corportate plan? I think my plan is $79 per month but obviously there heaps of us on it? Does that's mean I have to get outlet administrator to activate it for the lot?


Corporate plan we're on at work includes it at no extra cost.  Trick is to make sure the individual connection is activated, and the plan itself.  The plan wasn't activated when I tried to get it turned on, so took a while to resolve (in store didn't know about it).

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  Reply # 773567 2-Mar-2013 10:25
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Hey JohnR, are there going to be any Mobile Sticks (Usb or the like) that support DC/4G Coming Soon?

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  Reply # 773636 2-Mar-2013 14:57
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johnr: ... the finer detail why Prepay does not have access I would say I can't go into on the public forum


So it's not a technical reason then? Vodafone could 'flick a switch' and allow 4g access to prepay if they wanted?

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  Reply # 773637 2-Mar-2013 15:03
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JayTaicho:
johnr: ... the finer detail why Prepay does not have access I would say I can't go into on the public forum


So it's not a technical reason then? Vodafone could 'flick a switch' and allow 4g access to prepay if they wanted?


I can't go into the reason why if I get permission more than happy to provide further detail

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  Reply # 773662 2-Mar-2013 16:33
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johnr:
JayTaicho:
johnr: ... the finer detail why Prepay does not have access I would say I can't go into on the public forum


So it's not a technical reason then? Vodafone could 'flick a switch' and allow 4g access to prepay if they wanted?


I can't go into the reason why if I get permission more than happy to provide further detail


Hi JohnR, I'm just looking at a new phone. Would these specs work on the 4G. I'm not sure what the "Bands" are.

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Networks
LT25i UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)
GSM EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

LTE Band I, Band III, Band V, Band VII and Band XX

[edit] Sony Xperia V

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  Reply # 773663 2-Mar-2013 16:38
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why do the LTE bands get called 'band (#)' why not just 700mhz, 1800Mhz, 2100Mhz etc etc

Would make it so much easier to understand.





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  Reply # 773664 2-Mar-2013 16:39
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Time for a sticky

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  Reply # 773666 2-Mar-2013 16:45
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hamish225: why do the LTE bands get called 'band (#)' why not just 700mhz, 1800Mhz, 2100Mhz etc etc

Would make it so much easier to understand.


Different band plans in the same bit of spectrum very confusing

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  Reply # 773668 2-Mar-2013 16:49
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ubernoob:
johnr:
JayTaicho:
johnr: ... the finer detail why Prepay does not have access I would say I can't go into on the public forum


So it's not a technical reason then? Vodafone could 'flick a switch' and allow 4g access to prepay if they wanted?


I can't go into the reason why if I get permission more than happy to provide further detail


Hi JohnR, I'm just looking at a new phone. Would these specs work on the 4G. I'm not sure what the "Bands" are.

Thanks

Networks
LT25i UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)
GSM EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

LTE Band I, Band III, Band V, Band VII and Band XX

[edit] Sony Xperia V


I will need to check before I confirm don't want to put you wrong and just out at the moment

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  Reply # 773673 2-Mar-2013 17:37
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ubernoob:
johnr:
JayTaicho:
johnr: ... the finer detail why Prepay does not have access I would say I can't go into on the public forum


So it's not a technical reason then? Vodafone could 'flick a switch' and allow 4g access to prepay if they wanted?


I can't go into the reason why if I get permission more than happy to provide further detail


Hi JohnR, I'm just looking at a new phone. Would these specs work on the 4G. I'm not sure what the "Bands" are.

Thanks

Networks
LT25i UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)
GSM EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

LTE Band I, Band III, Band V, Band VII and Band XX

[edit] Sony Xperia V


Vodafone's network is 1800mhz FDD-LTE which is Band 3. That device supports this.

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  Reply # 773693 2-Mar-2013 19:36
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As much as I am loving the speed I am just blowing through my data cap. :(




 


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  Reply # 773700 2-Mar-2013 20:05
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Peppery: As much as I am loving the speed I am just blowing through my data cap. :(


Exactly it's a worry.




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  Reply # 773734 2-Mar-2013 21:33
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Cheers eXDee

as opposed to 1800 GSM EDGE, I can see people buying phones that may or may not work on the network or areas they were expecting. I realise to you guys and girls it's as clear as day and night, but as an end user it just gets curiouser and curiouser

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  Reply # 773741 2-Mar-2013 22:14
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ubernoob: Cheers eXDee

as opposed to 1800 GSM EDGE, I can see people buying phones that may or may not work on the network or areas they were expecting. I realise to you guys and girls it's as clear as day and night, but as an end user it just gets curiouser and curiouser

Yeah theres going to be a lot of confusion particularly with the frequencies.

The 700mhz range for example has Bands 13 and 17, which are used in the USA and incompatible. We're going to be using Band 28 when the spectrum is auctioned off. Thats an example of just the "700mhz" range, and you have three entirely incompatible bands within it.



This is why you have to refer to it as "Band 3 LTE" for example, not 1800mhz.

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