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Topic # 127379 8-Aug-2013 12:49
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Hi

Looking to find out if Vodafone's Huawei F685 Homephone wireless set will work over Suresignal

We have a farm which has no mobile coverage and no more lines in without have to dig a new trench to run cables.

One of the existing lines has a sure signal on it and we are looking to setup a HPW in the shearers quarters which are in range of the suresignal.

I've noticed the new HPW device says its 3G, but just looking to make sure this would actually work

Cheers

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  Reply # 873814 8-Aug-2013 12:52
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It should work as the Huawei F685 is 3G

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  Reply # 873940 8-Aug-2013 15:34
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Why don't you just get a $10 2talk account instead?





 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 874017 8-Aug-2013 17:12
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whats the cost of getting a handset to use with the 2talk account?

It would need to be a cordless walk about style phone and its being used by very non-technical people, so it need to be as easy as pick up and call


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  Reply # 874100 8-Aug-2013 18:56
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Predated: whats the cost of getting a handset to use with the 2talk account?

It would need to be a cordless walk about style phone and its being used by very non-technical people, so it need to be as easy as pick up and call



find yourself an ATA, set that up. then you just plug any regular phone into it. its pretty easy!





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  Reply # 874184 8-Aug-2013 20:27
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I think the issue is distance from the sure signal to the shearers quarters i.e. it would be hard to run a phone cable to this building and / or effectivly get good range from a cordless phone. Hence why the sure signal would be used to cover the home phone wireless signal. Also the Shearers wouldnt want to have the same line/phone number as the main house.

But yeh... ATA's have its merrits.

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  Reply # 874194 8-Aug-2013 20:37
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wow, broadband in an area with no cell coverage, interesting.

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  Reply # 874203 8-Aug-2013 20:42
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kornflake: wow, broadband in an area with no cell coverage, interesting.


Its more common than you think ! 
I often goto a place which has limited cellular coverage unless your prepared to stand ouside in a certain spot holding your leg out and they have broadband... slow but works none the less (slow being about 2-5Mbps).

Edit: remember copper was around before cellular networks ! 

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  Reply # 874290 8-Aug-2013 22:57
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Goosey:
kornflake: wow, broadband in an area with no cell coverage, interesting.


unless your prepared to stand ouside in a certain spot holding your leg out 


like this?

leg meme





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  Reply # 874303 8-Aug-2013 23:34
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kornflake: wow, broadband in an area with no cell coverage, interesting.


This is New Zealand remember ;)

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  Reply # 875726 12-Aug-2013 11:25
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What is your broadband connection like? SureSignal might work, but it needs a fairly decent up/downstream rate. If you're on a rural Conklin, I wouldn't recommend it.

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  Reply # 875732 12-Aug-2013 11:30
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Sure Signal requires a minimum 1 Mbps connect in order to function correctly, if you are only interested in voice calls that should be fine...your 3G data connection will be limited to whatever your broadband connection is...if the shearers are wanting to upload photos via Facebook, they might get frustrated:-)




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