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Topic # 136283 21-Nov-2013 20:02
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Just picked up a couple of these with new SIMs.

So far in the Wellington CBD near the Old Bank and along LQ towards the Railway Station I am getting either 3G or H on the display. I would have thought somewhere along there, there might be some LTE coverage or perhaps the SIM isn't the right type?

John - any idea of the Wellington LTE coverage?

 

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  Reply # 938625 21-Nov-2013 20:20
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Lots in Wellington CBD should be easy to find if you are on a correct plan and 4G is enabled

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 938659 21-Nov-2013 21:04
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http://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/coverage/



Plenty of LTE in Wellington. Was pretty much everywhere I was last time I was down there. Are you sure you're on an LTE enabled plan?




 




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  Reply # 938671 21-Nov-2013 21:35
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I just received two LTE wifi devices from Vodafone and two SIMs. I would have expected that the SIMs would be on a LTE plan since that's why I got the devices. They weren't active when I got them but were activated soon after.

Time to check with the account manager tomorrow to see if they are on a LTE plan




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  Reply # 938680 21-Nov-2013 21:46
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I have 4G enabled but never get it - only 3G or H+. A couple of weeks ago I was told at the Vodafone store on Lambton Quay it was because they have to convert "On Account" customers in batches so it could be a while before I'm able to actually get 4G. I suppose that could be plausible but my BS meter was in the red zone (so to speak).

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  Reply # 939209 22-Nov-2013 18:24
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Dratsab: I have 4G enabled but never get it - only 3G or H+. A couple of weeks ago I was told at the Vodafone store on Lambton Quay it was because they have to convert "On Account" customers in batches so it could be a while before I'm able to actually get 4G. I suppose that could be plausible but my BS meter was in the red zone (so to speak).


Give Vodafone a call on 0800 921 021 and they will activate it on the spot, at least that's been my experience.

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  Reply # 939210 22-Nov-2013 18:28
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Dratsab: I have 4G enabled but never get it - only 3G or H+. A couple of weeks ago I was told at the Vodafone store on Lambton Quay it was because they have to convert "On Account" customers in batches so it could be a while before I'm able to actually get 4G. I suppose that could be plausible but my BS meter was in the red zone (so to speak).


You can't have 4G enabled then, From the time the order is raised it's completed in approx 10 seconds

DM me your mobile number next week and I will take a look

Also make sure the APN is set to ' vodafone ' or if you are using a iPhone the default iPhone APN

If you use the APN ' www.vodafone.net.nz ' you will not get access to the 4G network

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  Reply # 939265 22-Nov-2013 20:13
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Well still no 4G for me. Told the account manager who said it should be okay but she would check with the 4G team. Nothing back from her so I guess they think it's okay - NOT.

Disappointing as I was hoping to use it this weekend for some trials.

Guess I can't call VF because it's a corporate device.

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I tell a lie. I called up the business help desk and they were able to enable 4G on both my devices. Now they show 4G on the display but the speed isn't great so I guess that means I am not in a 4G area (in the 'burbs)




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  Reply # 939287 22-Nov-2013 21:10
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I do have my work laptop at home so can take a look if it's urgent, I will wait for your DM

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  Reply # 939294 22-Nov-2013 21:32
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johnr: I do have my work laptop at home so can take a look if it's urgent, I will wait for your DM

John


Thanks but as I noted in my update, the business help desk fixed it.

I think my account manager is going to owe me some coffee!




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  Reply # 939298 22-Nov-2013 21:39
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If it's showing 4G on the display of the MiFi you must be in a 4G coverage area



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OK that's reassuring. But I must either be in a marginal area or the test from a tablet (Asus Transformer 300t) is not too valid because I am getting 26/10 from a Vodafone server in Auckland from my house in Wellington. But then again that's about as good as my VDSL :-)




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lchiu7: OK that's reassuring. But I must either be in a marginal area or the test from a tablet (Asus Transformer 300t) is not too valid because I am getting 26/10 from a Vodafone server in Auckland from my house in Wellington. But then again that's about as good as my VDSL :-)


That's some nice speed. What more do you need on mobile devices?



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Well since it's a hotspot the more speed, the better the sharing. And I would want to stream movies :-)




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