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  # 1347227 19-Jul-2015 15:43
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dazhann: The wireless broadband I am talking about is the new 700 mhz  service which has only in the last month or so been released, not what has been  offered before. If you google vodafone rural its the first link. It offers far greater speeds and a lot more data then what has previously been on offer for only slightly more dollars.


RBI is not "new". The service has been available for a number of years now using the 3G network.

What has happened is that in recent months is that Vodafone have enabled 4G LTE services on 700, 1800 (and in some areas) 2600MHz bands off RBI sites and if you have a newer RBI modem that supports dual carrier LTE you'll be able to take advantage of better speeds and performance over LTE vs the older 3G hardware.

As I explained above Vodafone are not the only option as an ISP and if you don't like them there are a number of other ISPs offering services over the network.







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  # 1347228 19-Jul-2015 15:48
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The first time a master filter was added. The second, we had two jacks that were enabled to plug router/modem into, one of them was conflicting with the other so it was disable, which was strange as for 5 years it hadn't been an issue but it did sort out the problem .I had a winter and  summer  position for computer so as I hard wire connect to modem it  move with me. Now Im stuck to winter spotsmile

 
 
 
 


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  # 1347232 19-Jul-2015 16:19
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If there is a master filter, then there should be only one outlet that works with the modem. If there is more, it hasn't been installed correctly, and will almost certainly be degrading the connection.

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  # 1347233 19-Jul-2015 16:34
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  # 1347251 19-Jul-2015 16:53
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List of RBI providers here: http://www.med.govt.nz/sectors-industries/technology-communication/fast-broadband/rural-broadband-initiative/rural-broadband-initiative-service-providers
I do installs for these guys: http://www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz/rbi-wireless.html 

A speed test done testing my Ultimate Broadband 4G RBI Wireless connection


Typical speeds I've seen on a couple of customer tests/installs are 20-50Mbps, depending on distance from cell/capacity etc.

NB: RBI is a regulated 5Mbps service, so keep in mind that there is no guarantee of speed over an above this.






Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  # 1347253 19-Jul-2015 16:54
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I have a cousin who is currently on wireless RBI who would love to get 4G, but I don't think the cellsite he is connected to (Mt Sewell) is due for a 4G upgrade :(



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  # 1347282 19-Jul-2015 17:40
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Thanks coffeebaron is phone extra to the price quoted for 4g wireless on ultimate broadbands website?
The main reason I haven't gone wireless before with rbi was the data limits which are generally about 30gbs a month. At the moment we use over 70gbs , teenagers help to max out your data.yell

 
 
 
 


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  # 1347370 19-Jul-2015 21:08
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Vodafone have an 80gb and phone for $105. Others offer similar plans (some with off peak data). I'm really happy with Vodafone RBI - I'm on 4G now and get awesome speed. This is a speedtest I did just now (9pm):


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  # 1347497 20-Jul-2015 09:53
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dazhann: The wireless broadband I am talking about is the new 700 mhz  service which has only in the last month or so been released, not what has been  offered before. If you google vodafone rural its the first link. It offers far greater speeds and a lot more data then what has previously been on offer for only slightly more dollars.


Yeah, there's a new 30GB and 80GB plan and 4G availability. It was launched exclusively at Fieldays. The ones that include calling are very good value becuase it includes calls to NZ landlines too.

Check out our coverage map to see where RBI 4G is available http://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/coverage/



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  # 1347841 20-Jul-2015 17:31
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I have to say its looking very enticing. Would I have to buy new phones to use the service? Also what are the International phone rates are they the same as standard?

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dazhann: I have to say its looking very enticing. Would I have to buy new phones to use the service?

No, you can just plug your existing phones into the modem.

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  # 1347928 20-Jul-2015 18:49
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VodafoneDylan:
dazhann: The wireless broadband I am talking about is the new 700 mhz  service which has only in the last month or so been released, not what has been  offered before. If you google vodafone rural its the first link. It offers far greater speeds and a lot more data then what has previously been on offer for only slightly more dollars.


Yeah, there's a new 30GB and 80GB plan and 4G availability. It was launched exclusively at Fieldays. The ones that include calling are very good value becuase it includes calls to NZ landlines too.

Check out our coverage map to see where RBI 4G is available http://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/coverage/

What's the timeframe for the "planned" coverage on that map? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? It used to say "coverage expected within 12 months" (or something) but that info seems to have been removed.

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quickymart: What's the timeframe for the "planned" coverage on that map? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? It used to say "coverage expected within 12 months" (or something) but that info seems to have been removed.


Depends on the site of course, RBI sites are very complicated. I think we're now in the last two years of the RBI programme, so lots of the upcoming coverage will be in the 12 months and rest planned for 24 months, but subject to change.

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  # 1348186 21-Jul-2015 09:18
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VodafoneDylan:
quickymart: What's the timeframe for the "planned" coverage on that map? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? It used to say "coverage expected within 12 months" (or something) but that info seems to have been removed.


Depends on the site of course, RBI sites are very complicated. I think we're now in the last two years of the RBI programme, so lots of the upcoming coverage will be in the 12 months and rest planned for 24 months, but subject to change.


Yea, I've been waiting on a couple of long overdue sites to get their upgrade here in the Waikato. I'm surprised Vodafone haven't upped their efforts here now that Spark have this whole area blitz with 4G. A few of my customers are likely to jump ship to Spark once their rural broadband offer is launched.





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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VodafoneDylan:
quickymart: What's the timeframe for the "planned" coverage on that map? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? It used to say "coverage expected within 12 months" (or something) but that info seems to have been removed.


Depends on the site of course, RBI sites are very complicated. I think we're now in the last two years of the RBI programme, so lots of the upcoming coverage will be in the 12 months and rest planned for 24 months, but subject to change.

Not sure if you can answer this, but the cellsite I'm looking at is Mt Sewell.

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