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  Reply # 1405844 14-Oct-2015 18:16
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I think you beat me. I've hit top 90's on speedtest. Not bad for an up to 30Mbps connection :) Will be interesting to see where these speeds settle over the next couple of years as more people take up 4G RBI.




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  Reply # 1405934 14-Oct-2015 20:10
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I also recorded one speedtest that was almost 105Mbps but the ping wasn't so good.  The 700MHz signal disappeared again at about 6pm, but further work is scheduled until 8pm tomorrow so I'm guessing it will come and go for most of the day.  Hopefully they will leave it on after that.

P.S.  I also noticed that a 700MHz licence was purchased for this site on Monday.  So it looks like 4G is here to stay.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1405936 14-Oct-2015 20:19
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Correct site is still getting worked on and 700 will be up and down

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JohnR thinks your speed is a bit too fast, so they are now optimising the site trying to get your speed down to 100kbps. Then you will know how all those people on Conklin's feel :)




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  Reply # 1405954 14-Oct-2015 21:03
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I've noticed that the local speed tests settle out with a pretty flat line which indicates minimal loading of the site.  A very different story to 3G, but no doubt the loading will increase over time.  My friend Martin was on a cabinet with congested copper backhaul and couldn't watch any streaming video in the evenings.  Making the move to RBI has been a game-changer for him and a few others in the Russell area.  Word is that another of his neighbours may be interested in getting a connection too.

Many thanks Fraser for all the work you did to make this possible.





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  Reply # 1407090 15-Oct-2015 10:12
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well it appears our tower is now 4G.
i used a 700 phone to check it.
i was waiting for a vodafone message that it was unlocked and ready.
that never arrived, does that mean the service is unstable and still not ready yet.

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  Reply # 1407094 15-Oct-2015 10:16
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i have also noticed that it is a much weaker signal than the 3G and does not have  the  same coverage
it is from the same, and only tower

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  Reply # 1407105 15-Oct-2015 10:36
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kaihoka: well it appears our tower is now 4G.
i used a 700 phone to check it.
i was waiting for a vodafone message that it was unlocked and ready.
that never arrived, does that mean the service is unstable and still not ready yet.


We don't send SMS to customers when upgraded sites are unlocked

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  Vodafone Community Hi magnolia7 johnr (Ninja Master) posted a new Reply in Mobile Broadband on 30-09-2015 05:38 PM:   Re: New Mobile Coverage     Te Ranga South, Western Bay Of Plenty 2G / 3G 900Mhz and 4G 700Mhz is now unlocked     Thank you again for joining Vodafone Community! We hope you'll visit us often. Vodafone Community sent this message to [email removed]. To control which emails we send you, manage your subscription & notification settings or unsubscribe.  i get regular messages like this because i belong to the vodafone communityi was expecting something the same about our tower

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Reply # 1407178 15-Oct-2015 12:05
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Title = New Mobile Coverage

They are brand new coverage sites not upgraded sites that have had new technology added

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  Reply # 1407187 15-Oct-2015 12:20
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thank you for that info

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  Reply # 1411159 22-Oct-2015 14:35
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@grant_k have you got L700 back this afternoon?



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johnr: @grant_k have you got L700 back this afternoon?

Yes I have John and I'm pleased to see that the signal is a couple of dB stronger than before at -59dBm.

Many thanks to you and Dylan for keeping me informed.







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Now that things are quiet I've done a few speedtests and the result is even better than before, by just a smidgen:






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