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Topic # 165940 25-Feb-2015 12:23
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Well, I got a text a couple of weeks ago from Vodafone telling me the network is changing over and there may be some disruption, but it would be worth it.

Yesterday I was down at the paddock and noticed the 4G sign on my Iphone so I decided to test it, sure enough 60+ mbps down and 15+ Up.

The surprising thing is that I am really out of the way in Patumahoe but about 3-4km from the centre of town and 10km to Pukokohe, our landline is at the absolute limit of getting ADSL connection if that gives you any idea.

Anyway cheers Vodafone, loving the increased speed on the Iphone and Ipad's.

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  Reply # 1246289 25-Feb-2015 12:23
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  Reply # 1246327 25-Feb-2015 12:48
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Yep, a lot of L700 firing up on Vodafone:)




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  Reply # 1246328 25-Feb-2015 12:50
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To be honest I never actually expected to see 4G where I am as the population is actually quite small for the area land.

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  Reply # 1246329 25-Feb-2015 12:56
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This is nice to see!

im awaiting 4G to liven up around here (Rural Waitakere), already see 30~mbit tests over 3G




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  Reply # 1246330 25-Feb-2015 12:57
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Patumahoe is done as well L700 quite a few sites in the area are getting done now

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  Reply # 1246357 25-Feb-2015 13:12
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@JohnR any idea when Tuakau might be scheduled to upgrade?

I move there this weekend :)

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  Reply # 1246367 25-Feb-2015 13:22
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PhantomNVD: @JohnR any idea when Tuakau might be scheduled to upgrade?

I move there this weekend :)


Looks like work starts next week for Tuakau for L700

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  Reply # 1246373 25-Feb-2015 13:31
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@dickytim if you see 4G / LTE disappear it's cause some work is still ongoing

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  Reply # 1246438 25-Feb-2015 14:46
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johnr:
PhantomNVD: @JohnR any idea when Tuakau might be scheduled to upgrade?

I move there this weekend :)


Looks like work starts next week for Tuakau for L700


Awesome, just when I move there, good timing!

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  Reply # 1246473 25-Feb-2015 15:13
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How often are the vodafone coverage maps updated, and will we see a unified map that lets you select 2G, 3G Extended, 4G and 4G 700?

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  Reply # 1246551 25-Feb-2015 16:54
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Yeah same here noticed it on the bog this morning. Now they just need to offer unlimited usage and I can ditch my landline/ADSL for good.

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  Reply # 1246552 25-Feb-2015 16:58
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myopinion: Now they just need to offer unlimited usage and I can ditch my landline/ADSL for good.


Why do people even say this?

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  Reply # 1246554 25-Feb-2015 17:00
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Cause I want it. I can only get ADSL where I'm at so 4G is way better.

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  Reply # 1246556 25-Feb-2015 17:06
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myopinion: Cause I want it. I can only get ADSL where I'm at so 4G is way better.


Won't happen

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  Reply # 1246557 25-Feb-2015 17:07
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I'm aware of that.

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