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Topic # 185338 18-Nov-2015 20:35
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We live in a rural area with very patchy cellphone coverage. We do have decent internet though. I'm looking at getting one of these Vodafone home cellsites.

1. Can these be used on a non Vodafone internet connection?

2. What is their range?

3. Do they also work for SMS?




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  Reply # 1430651 18-Nov-2015 20:39
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' Sure Signal ' you are speaking of they a mini low powered 3G 2100Mhz site and do the same as a normal cell site expect the transmission path back to the Vodafone Core is over the Broadband connection, Other question answered on the VodafoneNZ site

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile/3g-sure-signal/


Edit: WxC customers can also use them

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  Reply # 1430691 18-Nov-2015 21:19
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What location is this in - next to a major highway but still classed as rural? Just curious.



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  Reply # 1430693 18-Nov-2015 21:20
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Great, thanks. So back to the original post. I want to know from a technical point of view who is doing this and how? Thanks.

quickymart: What location is this in - next to a major highway but still classed as rural? Just curious.


SH2.




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  Reply # 1430694 18-Nov-2015 21:21
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@MichaelNZ maybe a RBI site might cover the location better in the future and approx where would this be?

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  Reply # 1430696 18-Nov-2015 21:21
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MichaelNZ: Great, thanks. So back to the original post. I want to know from a technical point of view who is doing this and how? Thanks.


Who is doing what sorry?

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  Reply # 1430697 18-Nov-2015 21:22
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SH2 covers a lot of distance



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  Reply # 1430698 18-Nov-2015 21:23
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johnr: @MichaelNZ maybe a RBI site might cover the location better in the future and approx where would this be?


We won't be getting RBI because we already have VDSL2 available. I am in Norsewood.




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  Reply # 1430701 18-Nov-2015 21:27
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MichaelNZ:
johnr: @MichaelNZ maybe a RBI site might cover the location better in the future and approx where would this be?


We won't be getting RBI because we already have VDSL2 available. I am in Norsewood.


Maybe a new coverage site then in the future and not a RBI site, Coverage is not static and changes every week



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johnr:
MichaelNZ:
johnr: @MichaelNZ maybe a RBI site might cover the location better in the future and approx where would this be?


We won't be getting RBI because we already have VDSL2 available. I am in Norsewood.


Maybe a new coverage site then in the future and not a RBI site, Coverage is not static and changes every week


My point of view is:
I have naked VDSL2 and successfully use VoIP. If it comes down to it I'll spend the $200 and port from 2degrees to Vodafone if it does what I need. But I'm not moving my internet connection.




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  Reply # 1430705 18-Nov-2015 21:37
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2Degrees offers a similar solution but it's not Femtocell it's called Cel-Fi



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  Reply # 1430707 18-Nov-2015 21:40
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johnr: 2Degrees offers a similar solution but it's not Femtocell


I enquired recently and was told they didn't have anything at present. I'll have another look.




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  Reply # 1430708 18-Nov-2015 21:44
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The details are here. It's not cheap!

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Reply # 1430709 18-Nov-2015 21:45
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I find it Ironic you complain about Vodafone coverage in a certain location when you are not a Vodafone customer

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