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Topic # 150016 8-Jul-2014 16:44
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Posting this from a Vodafone public AP on Reading Courtenay, Wellington. SSID Vodafone, enter your mobile and get a code to login.

Didn't know they had this here. Any other info?




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  Reply # 1084244 8-Jul-2014 16:53
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I guess its related to the VF store out front, does it work throughout Readings, or is it from the VF store

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My 2 cents:

 

I would rather carriers used the money they're spending on hundreds of Wifi AP's which also need a connection (vdsl or adsl in telecom payphones) to just give us more mobile data that we can use everywhere, no one wants to sit outside a phone box

 
 
 
 


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I saw a unit in the office that had this capability. Never knew it was being deployed.

Any data limit identified? Whats the speeds on it?




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  Reply # 1084248 8-Jul-2014 16:55
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wellygary: I guess its related to the VF store out front, does it work throughout Readings, or is it from the VF store


It probably is hosted from the store but it is available all around the centre and the login is very professional - something that looks better than just a store WiFi really.






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  Reply # 1084249 8-Jul-2014 16:57
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TimA: I saw a unit in the office that had this capability. Never knew it was being deployed.

Any data limit identified? Whats the speeds on it?


Pretty fast. No mention of limits on login page but didn't read T&Cs. If there are limits they probably should be listed in the login page really.





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  Reply # 1084259 8-Jul-2014 17:11
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Yep tied to stores (at least for now), 1GB/day limit iirc

Edit: should probably state for the record that I have no knowledge of any plans of expansion :)

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  Reply # 1084279 8-Jul-2014 18:13
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Yabanize: My 2 cents: I would rather carriers used the money they're spending on hundreds of Wifi AP's which also need a connection (vdsl or adsl in telecom payphones) to just give us more mobile data that we can use everywhere, no one wants to sit outside a phone box


the cost of rolling out hundreds of WiFi hotspots would  barely make a dent in the investment required in rolling out 4G, so the 'extra' data you would get would be virtually nothing.

There is a reason they (telcos) are doing the WiFi, and that is because it is massively cheaper to offer data (especially large volumes of data) over it.

I've used the Telecom ones and am able to use it from a range of over 20m - so I don't need to sit outside a phonebox. Often there is a cafe nearby I can use (which is exactly what I did over Xmas in Paihia)

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  Reply # 1084329 8-Jul-2014 19:41
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NonprayingMantis:
Yabanize: My 2 cents: I would rather carriers used the money they're spending on hundreds of Wifi AP's which also need a connection (vdsl or adsl in telecom payphones) to just give us more mobile data that we can use everywhere, no one wants to sit outside a phone box


the cost of rolling out hundreds of WiFi hotspots would  barely make a dent in the investment required in rolling out 4G, so the 'extra' data you would get would be virtually nothing.

There is a reason they (telcos) are doing the WiFi, and that is because it is massively cheaper to offer data (especially large volumes of data) over it.

I've used the Telecom ones and am able to use it from a range of over 20m - so I don't need to sit outside a phonebox. Often there is a cafe nearby I can use (which is exactly what I did over Xmas in Paihia)

Why is mobile data so expensive then? They already own all the equipment, other countries somehow get unlimited and we get a few gb at most which is kinda sad

EDIT: Ive found another thread explaining this, hmm

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Yabanize:
NonprayingMantis:
Yabanize: My 2 cents: I would rather carriers used the money they're spending on hundreds of Wifi AP's which also need a connection (vdsl or adsl in telecom payphones) to just give us more mobile data that we can use everywhere, no one wants to sit outside a phone box


the cost of rolling out hundreds of WiFi hotspots would  barely make a dent in the investment required in rolling out 4G, so the 'extra' data you would get would be virtually nothing.

There is a reason they (telcos) are doing the WiFi, and that is because it is massively cheaper to offer data (especially large volumes of data) over it.

I've used the Telecom ones and am able to use it from a range of over 20m - so I don't need to sit outside a phonebox. Often there is a cafe nearby I can use (which is exactly what I did over Xmas in Paihia)

Why is mobile data so expensive then? They already own all the equipment, other countries somehow get unlimited and we get a few gb at most which is kinda sad


For the most part. Network quality and business.




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  Reply # 1084342 8-Jul-2014 20:03
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I have been trialling the 2degrees offering and it's great when sitting down for lunch, but its overall usefulness is severely limited by the fact that it doesn't hand over cleanly to and from 3G. I use the RadioLive app while walking to the bus stop and departing on the bus, and it cuts out when I come in or out of range of the Wifi.

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alasta: I have been trialling the 2degrees offering and it's great when sitting down for lunch, but its overall usefulness is severely limited by the fact that it doesn't hand over cleanly to and from 3G. I use the RadioLive app while walking to the bus stop and departing on the bus, and it cuts out when I come in or out of range of the Wifi.



Most likely the case your phone didn't handle the hand over well plus a media works app.




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  Reply # 1084381 8-Jul-2014 20:33
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alasta: I have been trialling the 2degrees offering and it's great when sitting down for lunch, but its overall usefulness is severely limited by the fact that it doesn't hand over cleanly to and from 3G. I use the RadioLive app while walking to the bus stop and departing on the bus, and it cuts out when I come in or out of range of the Wifi.



Most likely the case your phone didn't handle the hand over well plus a media works app.


It connects to my own Wifi uninterrupted when I arrive home.

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TimA:
Yabanize:
NonprayingMantis:
Yabanize: My 2 cents: I would rather carriers used the money they're spending on hundreds of Wifi AP's which also need a connection (vdsl or adsl in telecom payphones) to just give us more mobile data that we can use everywhere, no one wants to sit outside a phone box


the cost of rolling out hundreds of WiFi hotspots would  barely make a dent in the investment required in rolling out 4G, so the 'extra' data you would get would be virtually nothing.

There is a reason they (telcos) are doing the WiFi, and that is because it is massively cheaper to offer data (especially large volumes of data) over it.

I've used the Telecom ones and am able to use it from a range of over 20m - so I don't need to sit outside a phonebox. Often there is a cafe nearby I can use (which is exactly what I did over Xmas in Paihia)

Why is mobile data so expensive then? They already own all the equipment, other countries somehow get unlimited and we get a few gb at most which is kinda sad


For the most part. Network quality and business.


Plus population density (or lack thereof) and NZ geography

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  Reply # 1084436 8-Jul-2014 21:40
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Yabanize:
NonprayingMantis:
Yabanize: My 2 cents: I would rather carriers used the money they're spending on hundreds of Wifi AP's which also need a connection (vdsl or adsl in telecom payphones) to just give us more mobile data that we can use everywhere, no one wants to sit outside a phone box


the cost of rolling out hundreds of WiFi hotspots would  barely make a dent in the investment required in rolling out 4G, so the 'extra' data you would get would be virtually nothing.

There is a reason they (telcos) are doing the WiFi, and that is because it is massively cheaper to offer data (especially large volumes of data) over it.

I've used the Telecom ones and am able to use it from a range of over 20m - so I don't need to sit outside a phonebox. Often there is a cafe nearby I can use (which is exactly what I did over Xmas in Paihia)

Why is mobile data so expensive then? They already own all the equipment, other countries somehow get unlimited and we get a few gb at most which is kinda sad

EDIT: Ive found another thread explaining this, hmm


see bolded part.

If WiFi data is much cheaper to offer than mobile data, then logic suggests that mobile data is more expensive than wifi data, which is why the caps are smaller.

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Reply # 1084440 8-Jul-2014 21:45
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freitasm: didn't read T&Cs.

 

Always read the T&C's.

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