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# 208914 5-Mar-2017 00:57
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Is the FAQ on the Vodafone site correct?

 

Can I use Sure Signal with other network providers?

 

Yes, Sure Signal is compatible with other broadband networks.

 

Is this true? I thought these only worked on the Vodafone broadband network?

 

Vodafone SureSignal FAQ

 

Cheers,

 

Gavin.

 

 


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  # 1730197 5-Mar-2017 01:00
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Also does anyone know if you can just unplug these and plug them in to another broadband connection or do they have to be specially setup for a specific location?


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  # 1730199 5-Mar-2017 02:27
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They only work on VF, AFAIK on any VF connection that has more than 1m up and down.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1730201 5-Mar-2017 02:37
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That FAQ is pretty clear....

Can I use Sure Signal with other network providers?
Yes, Sure Signal is compatible with other broadband networks.




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  # 1730202 5-Mar-2017 03:23
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It is, but that certainly never used to be the case.




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  # 1730203 5-Mar-2017 03:42
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The confusion is the word broadband and network. One in the question the other in the answer.

I wonder if they mean it can be used with Spark Mobile instead of VF as a femtocell by 'network operator' if Spark everdecide I allowing femtocells. Or they mean any ISP but as a Vodafone femtocell still.

I find it confusing like I used to with national traffic on mobiles when national traffic to me meant national IP destinations from the early DSL days. Since long gone of course so can't confuse that these days with the non-global roaming definition.


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  # 1730215 5-Mar-2017 07:31
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Looks like they Vodafone have removed the restriction of it been a VodafoneNZ home broadband connection, Wording has changed on a number of parts of the Sure Signal INFO page, I know it was getting looked into to open it up to all NZ networks

 

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  # 1730223 5-Mar-2017 08:56
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kiwirock:

Also does anyone know if you can just unplug these and plug them in to another broadband connection or do they have to be specially setup for a specific location?



AFAIK they are not locked down to a particular address or connection (other than the VF-only requirement you are querying).

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  # 1730226 5-Mar-2017 09:07
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Maybe if I get a chance later I'll take mine next door and see what it does on the neighbors 2degrees fibre...




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  # 1730336 5-Mar-2017 12:57
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Hello everyone. After extensive testing (wandering next door to use the neighbors 2degrees fixed broadband connection) I can confirm that the SureSignal connected fine through the 2degrees broadband and we could use it to make phone calls and browse the internet. This indicates it is not locked to Vodafone fixed broadband.

 

Cheers, Matt.





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  # 1730359 5-Mar-2017 13:55
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A question would be does it work behind CGNAT. Do you know Matt if your neighbour connection is on CGNAT?

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  # 1730360 5-Mar-2017 14:00
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Did you receive a call?

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  # 1730365 5-Mar-2017 14:24
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kornflake: A question would be does it work behind CGNAT. Do you know Matt if your neighbour connection is on CGNAT?


You thinking of opening Pandora's box with running it on Skinny Broadband?




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  # 1730392 5-Mar-2017 14:35
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Nope. Didn't receive a call. Not CGNAT. They have a 30 day money back guarantee so it would be worth just taking the plunge...





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  # 1730452 5-Mar-2017 16:58
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Thanks for that guys. Looks like I'll be getting one.




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  # 1730481 5-Mar-2017 17:51
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I have a small after thought.

 

I wonder if the Sure Signal prioritises Voice/TXT over Data sessions incase someone like the neighbour switches on a 3G Data session. Or limits the amount of bitrate the user can access via 3G.


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