Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

ajw

1619 posts

Uber Geek


  #1516119 19-Mar-2016 16:30
Send private message

sbiddle: Carriers enabling VoLTE is no proof of it being successful. Carriers are deploying RCE as well.

 

 

 

https://exchange.telstra.com.au/2015/09/16/next-generation-voice-calling-starts-today-telstra-volte/


29046 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  #1516123 19-Mar-2016 16:37
Send private message

quickymart:

 

All good - I know of a few areas that get great 2G signal and marginal-to-nil 3G.

 

 

It's inevitable there will be some places, but the reality will be there would be very few such places - from probably 2007ish onwards there were huge numbers of places that only had 3G and no GSM coverage over the years as Vodafone were really only focussing on deploying 3G for new coverage, not GSM. I can use examples of quite a few suburbs in Wellington where 3G was good but there was no GSM, simply because Vodafone didn't deploy it.

 

Lots and lots of areas that had no GSM have actually got it over the past couple of years as their single RAN solution was rolled out. In some areas this was done solely for telemetry and power metering.

 

With GSM and 3G on 900 being delivered from the same panels on single RAN sites any differences in coverage would be very minimal, and 3G will perform far better at a lower signal strength anyway.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




556 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1599014 26-Jul-2016 13:17
Send private message

Saw a Vodafone ad in a bus shelter today that I think said they were turning off 2G - "switch before you're ditched" or something similar. I wasn't able to read the fine print and couldn't see any further detail on this from a quick search online. Anyone know anything further?


Banana?
4985 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1599015 26-Jul-2016 13:23
Send private message

froob:

 

Saw a Vodafone ad in a bus shelter today that I think said they were turning off 2G - "switch before you're ditched" or something similar. I wasn't able to read the fine print and couldn't see any further detail on this from a quick search online. Anyone know anything further?

 

 

I saw the same ad (for Skinny) in the paper yesterday. Didn't elaborate on timing.


8386 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1599124 26-Jul-2016 16:01
Send private message

trig42:

 

froob:

 

Saw a Vodafone ad in a bus shelter today that I think said they were turning off 2G - "switch before you're ditched" or something similar. I wasn't able to read the fine print and couldn't see any further detail on this from a quick search online. Anyone know anything further?

 

 

I saw the same ad (for Skinny) in the paper yesterday. Didn't elaborate on timing.

 

 

Skinny?  They don't use 2G..





Regards,

Old3eyes




556 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1599159 26-Jul-2016 17:41
Send private message

It might actually be a Skinny ad encouraging people to leave Vodafone. I'll try to take a closer look.

5330 posts

Uber Geek


  #1599166 26-Jul-2016 18:14
Send private message

It was Skinny, I saw it on a bus stop this morning.


 
 
 
 


414 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1599180 26-Jul-2016 18:55
Send private message

quickymart:

 

It was Skinny, I saw it on a bus stop this morning.

 

 

 

 

I second that!

 

crazy part is it's kinda bordering on misleading; as we all know if your one of the lucky people to still have a phone that only works on 2G, then you will still need a new phone...
even if you decide to stay with Vodafone!





 The views expressed by me are not necessarily those of my employer




556 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1599967 28-Jul-2016 07:34
Send private message

hyperman:

quickymart:


It was Skinny, I saw it on a bus stop this morning.



 


I second that!


crazy part is it's kinda bordering on misleading; as we all know if your one of the lucky people to still have a phone that only works on 2G, then you will still need a new phone...
even if you decide to stay with Vodafone!



It was the Vodafone logo in the centre of the ad that threw me... In hindsight, it would be slightly odd for Vodafone to be talking about ditching their own customers.

This might generate a few calls for Vodafone. Seems like Skinny may have jumped the gun, given Vodafone haven't announced a shutdown date, or really even publicly confirmed the shutdown beyond the one Stuff article - as far as I'm aware.

414 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #1599984 28-Jul-2016 07:55
Send private message

This is very misleading and it would not surprise me if Vodafone call in the lawyers

8386 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #1600002 28-Jul-2016 08:45
Send private message

froob:
hyperman:

 

quickymart:

 

 

 

It was Skinny, I saw it on a bus stop this morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I second that!

 

 

 

crazy part is it's kinda bordering on misleading; as we all know if your one of the lucky people to still have a phone that only works on 2G, then you will still need a new phone...
even if you decide to stay with Vodafone!

 



It was the Vodafone logo in the centre of the ad that threw me... In hindsight, it would be slightly odd for Vodafone to be talking about ditching their own customers.

This might generate a few calls for Vodafone. Seems like Skinny may have jumped the gun, given Vodafone haven't announced a shutdown date, or really even publicly confirmed the shutdown beyond the one Stuff article - as far as I'm aware.

 

I suspect that the voice side shut down could be closer than people think  though GPRS data  they say will be 2025. 

 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/77907677/vodafone-signals-the-end-is-nigh-for-its-2g-voice-service





Regards,

Old3eyes


145 posts

Master Geek


  #1600616 29-Jul-2016 10:47
Send private message

sbiddle:

 

3G will perform far better at a lower signal strength anyway.

 

 

Is this just because its a newer technology? why would carriers drop back to 2G often if this is the case? - are they just dropping back to 2G for capacity. I often see my phone drop back to 2G in marginal areas.


23397 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1600624 29-Jul-2016 10:58
Send private message

I only see my phone drop back on 2degrees. Usually holding on to 1 or no bars of 4g or on 3g with Vodafone. Only place I see 2g is the civic car park and that's not a fall back, it's a drop the call/data and go searching for it.




Richard rich.ms

287 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #1600710 29-Jul-2016 11:35
Send private message

Is anyone able to shed light on why the power meters were rolled out with 2g in the first place?


'That VDSL Cat'
12353 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  #1600739 29-Jul-2016 12:10
Send private message

ghettomaster:

 

Is anyone able to shed light on why the power meters were rolled out with 2g in the first place?

 

 

This is the reason the voice part of 2g will be turned off first.





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.

 


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48


National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25


Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30


Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53


Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48


Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44


Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41


Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07


New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58


Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10


Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30


Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14


Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17


Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56


Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.