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#189476 31-Dec-2015 14:21
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The forums tend to get fulled up with people who have issues with all the different mobile telco providers.

Just a post to say big thanks to Vodafone, I'm on holiday with the fams in Opononi (up north) and there's amazing coverage up here, and it's very quick.

Makes for doing the odd bit of work much easier.  I don't really want to work, but it does make it easy :)

Happy New Year everyone.

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Ultimate Geek

  #1459540 31-Dec-2015 14:30

Don't the telcos tend to set up temporary masts around holiday spots? That must be a mission to organise.

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  #1459550 31-Dec-2015 15:12
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However we still have issues at Langs beach, and have done for years.
Even during off peak times of the year.
Spark coverage is fine though, it's just Vodafone/2degrees.


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  #1459587 31-Dec-2015 17:23
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@sdav Opononi does not have extra capacity from a temp site (COW or COP)

@CYaBro coverage and capacity are different things and carriers don't mirrior these, If it's low / poor coverage all year round then it's just a black spot for coverage and good chance it's also reflected on the VodafoneNZ coverage map

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  #1459632 31-Dec-2015 20:02
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Langs Beach (township) appears to be reasonably well covered, according to Vodafone's coverage map.

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  #1459699 1-Jan-2016 03:46
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Sorry yes signal is fine, just calls drop often, sms don't always send and have to retry.
Often trying to make a call it can't connect and have to retry.
Receiving sms seem to come in batches and usually hours after they were sent.
3G data seems to be ok though.

As I said it has been happening for years with different phones, on Vodafone and now 2degrees.
Telecom/spark has always been fine.

We haven't spent much time out there lately though, as house is being rebuilt, so it could have improved in the last few months.

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Uber Geek
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  #1459702 1-Jan-2016 05:05
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So you are actually not there now?

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  #1459766 1-Jan-2016 11:17
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johnr: So you are actually not there now?


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