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#119273 26-May-2013 21:22
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seeing as the end of May is looming fast, has anyone in Christchurch seeing 4G services yet, as last month Vodafone were talking about late May launch?

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  #825788 26-May-2013 22:40
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A tweet from johnr says next week.




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  #825796 26-May-2013 23:01
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Friend in CHCH posted a screenshot on facebook for a speedtest. The status bar said it was LTE but I can't confirm its the case. Apparently its still in test but I dont know how he got that. It was very slow compared to other tests I've seen in person in Auckland.





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  #825808 27-May-2013 01:16
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surely if the status bar says LTE it's LTE ... why else would it say LTE




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  #825825 27-May-2013 08:17
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Does anyone know (or perhaps more importantly, can anyone link to or describe) what the initial Christchurch LTE coverage map will look like when it gets turned on this week?

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  #825861 27-May-2013 09:57
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I am sure a map with be on the main Vodafone NZ site soon

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  #828130 30-May-2013 08:40
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So it looks like 4G is now live in Christchurch from the VF website.

I'm currently sitting in a location with no LTE coverage, has anyone else managed to connect?

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  #828134 30-May-2013 08:56
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ashtonaut: So it looks like 4G is now live in Christchurch from the VF website.

I'm currently sitting in a location with no LTE coverage, has anyone else managed to connect?


Do you meet the requirements to connect to the 4G / LTE network?

For 4G access to have to use the APN ' vodafone '

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  #828183 30-May-2013 10:30
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iPhone 5 on Vodafone Red Business, so from what I can tell I should meet the requirements. LTE is enabled in settings.

Current APN is 'www.iphone-vodafone.net.nz' but switching to 'vodafone' makes no difference. What is the difference between these two APNs anyway? Neither is listed in the Vodafone APN sticky thread.

As I said, I'm on the fringe for LTE coverage at present based on the map, so it doesn't surprise me that it's not connecting. I'll try elsewhere in the city later today.

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  #828185 30-May-2013 10:34
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Sorry I should have mentioned ' www.iphone-vodafone.net.nz ' is fine as well change it back to that

DM me your mobile number and I will check the Vodafone side

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  #828356 30-May-2013 15:49
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I live in an area and get LTE, however my work is also in an LTE area but no LTE, still 3g? Both are on the coverage map.

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  #828357 30-May-2013 15:50
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leo0787sx: I live in an area and get LTE, however my work is also in an LTE area but no LTE, still 3g? Both are on the coverage map.


Is this inside or outside the building?

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  #828372 30-May-2013 16:14
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johnr:
leo0787sx: I live in an area and get LTE, however my work is also in an LTE area but no LTE, still 3g? Both are on the coverage map.


Is this inside or outside the building?

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Just went outside the building and 4g popped up, tested and got 70mb download, 25 mb upload.

Why wouldn;t it work inside? Signal strength?

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  #828377 30-May-2013 16:24
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leo0787sx:
johnr:
leo0787sx: I live in an area and get LTE, however my work is also in an LTE area but no LTE, still 3g? Both are on the coverage map.


Is this inside or outside the building?

More sites going live in the coming days / weeks / months

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Just went outside the building and 4g popped up, tested and got 70mb download, 25 mb upload.

Why wouldn;t it work inside? Signal strength?


It would depend on what the building is made of and many other factors, 4G as of today is on 1800Mhz but 3G is on 900Mhz which will have better building penetration

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  #828378 30-May-2013 16:30
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I assume Wellington is the next big area to get LTE deployed?

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  #828380 30-May-2013 16:33
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DjShadow: I assume Wellington is the next big area to get LTE deployed?


Wellington and Queenstown for Vodafone they said in an article.

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