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Reply # 1067968 17-Jun-2014 22:45
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surfisup1000: It would be nice to see an analysis on both coverage and speed too. 


That would be great as over 90% of our 3G mobile network is minimum dual carrier 900 / 2100Mhz many 3G 2100MHz sites are tri / quad and some 5 carriers and more 4G coverage,

Maybe voice quality as well between the 2 networks as well

The Vodafone NZ mobile network RAN is NSN across all technology's 2G / 3G / 4G

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  Reply # 1067969 17-Jun-2014 22:45
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johnr:
whitecd: Vodafone 29.6 Mbps
Telecom 25.11Mbps
NZ Communications 13.46Mbps

No mention of 2degrees...


NZ Communications is 2Degrees


Thanks, Did not know that. Awesome result all round though. Should silence a few in the nz telco bashing community...

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1067971 17-Jun-2014 22:47
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johnr:
whitecd: Vodafone 29.6 Mbps
Telecom 25.11Mbps
NZ Communications 13.46Mbps

No mention of 2degrees...


NZ Communications is 2Degrees


Thanks, Did not know that. Awesome result all round though. Should silence a few in the nz telco bashing community...


The moaners are normally the ones that have not used mobile networks in other countries

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  Reply # 1068342 18-Jun-2014 12:12
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johnr:  The moaners are normally the ones that have not used mobile networks in other countries


Yeah like when travelling to the third word - like say Hastings.  I was momentary confused in the weekend by (a now unfamiliar) GPRS appearing on my phone.

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  Reply # 1068347 18-Jun-2014 12:13
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Glassboy:
johnr:  The moaners are normally the ones that have not used mobile networks in other countries


Yeah like when travelling to the third word - like say Hastings.  I was momentary confused in the weekend by (a now unfamiliar) GPRS appearing on my phone.


You should not be attaching to GPRS unless 3G or 4G is offline then handset will pass down to 2G / GPRS

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  Reply # 1068351 18-Jun-2014 12:19
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johnr:
Glassboy:
johnr:  The moaners are normally the ones that have not used mobile networks in other countries


Yeah like when travelling to the third word - like say Hastings.  I was momentary confused in the weekend by (a now unfamiliar) GPRS appearing on my phone.


You should not be attaching to GPRS unless 3G or 4G is offline then handset will pass down to 2G / GPRS


It wasn't for a long period, and didn't have a big impact.  Mind you if Bay Espresso didn't produce a decent roast, I may have gone into complete culture shock.

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  Reply # 1068354 18-Jun-2014 12:23
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Yeah they have done a good job, and the reason why my company switched back to Vodafone for all our mobiles after trying another provider for two years.


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  Reply # 1068357 18-Jun-2014 12:26
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I wonder if telecom can still be smug about their coverage like 2 years back -- when they told me, we are more expensive because our network is better. 

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  Reply # 1068857 18-Jun-2014 20:48
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surfisup1000: I wonder if telecom can still be smug about their coverage like 2 years back -- when they told me, we are more expensive because our network is better. 


And for a while that was true. Although I guess everyone will have different views on that.

What would be interesting is how 2degrees compares globally. They are lagging well behind in New Zealand, but my guess is they still stack up well globally. I couldn't work out how to read the survey results.

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oxnsox:  it appears the outcome for NZ is based only on speedtests to Auckland as Akl is the only NZ place I saw in the top 100 cities.
Other countries have listings for muliple cities.


New Zealand has cities other than Auckland?

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oxnsox:  it appears the outcome for NZ is based only on speedtests to Auckland as Akl is the only NZ place I saw in the top 100 cities.
Other countries have listings for muliple cities.


New Zealand has cities other than Auckland?


Au... what?

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Glassboy:
Jaxson:
oxnsox:  it appears the outcome for NZ is based only on speedtests to Auckland as Akl is the only NZ place I saw in the top 100 cities.
Other countries have listings for muliple cities.


New Zealand has cities other than Auckland?


Au... what?


I think you mean Australia, There is also this small island next to Tasmania called Christchurch that had the earthquakes.

There is City and Country performance ratings, Country NZ is #1...

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  Reply # 1068898 18-Jun-2014 21:34
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I have to say I'm not the biggest believer in the Ookla stats.

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  Reply # 1068900 18-Jun-2014 21:37
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nicks: What would be interesting is how 2degrees compares globally. They are lagging well behind in New Zealand, but my guess is they still stack up well globally. I couldn't work out how to read the survey results.


For what it's worth I had the misfortune of using Optus in Australia last year I could honestly say that 2degrees is 100 times better.

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  Reply # 1068910 18-Jun-2014 22:01
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sbiddle: I have to say I'm not the biggest believer in the Ookla stats.


Me neither... Adelaide got top city... WTF????

(disclaimer: I live in Adelaide and unless you're on telstra, there's no 4g 4kms out of the city centre.)

alasta: 
For what it's worth I had the misfortune of using Optus in Australia last year I could honestly say that 2degrees is 100 times better.

That's totally dependent on where in Oz you are. 

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