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  #1685828 10-Dec-2016 18:55
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I'm guessing this product doesn't include a wireless landline as part of it?


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  #1685852 10-Dec-2016 18:59
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seems that way - I think they previously announced one with wireless landline like the rural plans though...


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  #1685864 10-Dec-2016 19:32
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cynnicallemon:

 

Skinny Wireless still looks the best value by far for a naked experience.

 

 

Yes Vodafone looks very expensive.




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  #1685873 10-Dec-2016 20:17
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I found this interesting:

 

"Our mobile network lets you experience superfast broadband compared to traditional copper line broadband services. At peak download speed, it can reach up to 40Mbps." (FAQs)

 

I'm running in the 50s down on urban Spark Wireless Broadband.  Why the difference?





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  #1685877 10-Dec-2016 20:32
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mdav056:

I found this interesting:


"Our mobile network lets you experience superfast broadband compared to traditional copper line broadband services. At peak download speed, it can reach up to 40Mbps." (FAQs)


I'm running in the 50s down on urban Spark Wireless Broadband.  Why the difference?



Speeds should be higher but depending on many factors like loads and distance from serving cell so they must of picked a figure of the lower side so they don't get complaints of I am only getting 40Mbp/s but my friend gets 60Mbp/s

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  #1685908 10-Dec-2016 21:49
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Linux:
mdav056:

 

I found this interesting:

 

 

 

"Our mobile network lets you experience superfast broadband compared to traditional copper line broadband services. At peak download speed, it can reach up to 40Mbps." (FAQs)

 

 

 

I'm running in the 50s down on urban Spark Wireless Broadband.  Why the difference?

 



Speeds should be higher but depending on many factors like loads and distance from serving cell so they must of picked a figure of the lower side so they don't get complaints of I am only getting 40Mbp/s but my friend gets 60Mbp/s

Linux

 

Interesting.  In the modern world of "up to" (meaning usually quite a lot less), it's good to know that "peak" means "as much as this or even more"!

 

Language is changing so fast in this post-truth era, hard for an old fogie to keep up





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  #1685957 11-Dec-2016 09:34
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The geographic availability of this is a bit unclear. The main promotional page points to the coverage map, but it's not obvious whether 4G or 4G extended are required for this product, nor whether the service is realistically workable if coverage in a particular location is shown as marginal.

 

They need to implement an address checker so that they can give you a clear 'yes' or 'no'.




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  #1685963 11-Dec-2016 09:55
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So assuming anyone with 4G reception can get one of these plans, why couldn't I jump from my RBI plan to one of these plans?

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  #1685965 11-Dec-2016 10:01
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lookout: So assuming anyone with 4G reception can get one of these plans, why couldn't I jump from my RBI plan to one of these plans?

 

Cause it's an Urban solution not a replacement for RBI

 

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  #1685966 11-Dec-2016 10:01
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Nevermind. I just saw the fine print..
"Home Wireless Broadband is only available in selected areas (rural areas specifically excluded)"

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  #1685969 11-Dec-2016 10:08
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Their rural/RBI plans were also updated. Now they have a 200GB plan

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This week my DSL connection failed for the second time in 18 months and I couldn't bear the thought of battling my RSP, Chorus and landlord to try and coordinate a solution knowing that copper will probably continue to be unreliable going forward. Given that I'm a light user  (averaging about 25Gb/month) and fibre is at least two years away I decided to go with Vodafone's fixed 4G service and I thought I would share my experiences.

 

I went into a store where the staff were very helpful and were able to sign me up and give me the modem then and there. When checking my address on the coverage map there was some uncertainty about the distinction between '4G' for which I have a marginal signal, versus '4G extended' for which I have a reasonably good signal. I suspect that the latter is 700MHz, but either way the on call expert was of the view that I would get good performance from my location.

 

Arriving back home the setup was painless and done within minutes. My preferred location for the modem was a tabletop which yielded three bars of signal, but I have since shifted it to the windowsill above where it is likely to have LOS to a transmitter and this yields five bars of signal. Speeds are around 25 mbps both upstream and downstream which is substantially better than my ADSL connection. 

 

Obviously this product isn't for everyone but if you fit the target audience then I would definitely recommend it. 


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