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#220118 26-Jul-2017 21:19
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Hi all

 

I have Spark on my mobile, and RBI with a Vodafone on seller. (Ultimate Broadband).

 

I want to switch to Vodafone because of Spark's ridiculous roaming charges but I only get one bar in my house on Voda network.

 

What are my options for legal and not dangerous repeating of the signal. I can't get Vodafone broadband where I live (I can't but its too slow) so I have to use RBI. I already have Voda's antenna for my RBI and modem.

 

Thank you for any help~


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  #1831876 26-Jul-2017 21:37
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Sure Signal is the answer. Not working yet on UBB, but I know of at least one RBI reseller that this works with. Probably just a case of Vodafone getting all of UBB's IP addresses whitelisted.
There is now Cel-Fi for Vodafone network too, not cheap though.




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  #1831877 26-Jul-2017 21:38
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If you have broadband you could use a Sure Signal to get a local mobile signal. Mind you it will be using your broadband - so if you have any data cap on that...





 

 

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  #1831879 26-Jul-2017 21:45
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Always has been a cel-fi for Voda/2D however as the suresignal is a quarter the price why would one go for a cel-fi that only reamplifies a poor signal received.

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  #1831880 26-Jul-2017 21:46
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Feel your pain.

 

2Deg and Spark have a fresh antenna less than 400m from me (in the open area to the right of the blue square), yet the entire neighbourhood (entire blue block) is isolated in a VF black hole with unregistering mobiles, or the need to go outside to take/make calls with a single or 2 bars if lucky

 

Now wondering if a neighborhood maildrop to get a gauge on how many peeved off customers would come out

 

 

 

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  #1831882 26-Jul-2017 21:55
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johny99: Always has been a cel-fi for Voda/2D however as the suresignal is a quarter the price why would one go for a cel-fi that only reamplifies a poor signal received.

 

But is Cel-Fi a legal product in New Zealand? They don't have certification anywhere I can find on their website. You know, if you get caught with a non-certified product in New Zealand there are some fines to pay.





 

 

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  #1831885 26-Jul-2017 21:58
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http://www.cel-fi.co.nz/cel_fi_pro_vodafone_booster.html

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  #1831890 26-Jul-2017 22:11
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Cel-Fi is legitimate.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  #1831891 26-Jul-2017 22:12
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Ok then. The last I heard it wasn't approved but that was years ago... Obviously things changed since.





 

 

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  #1831931 27-Jul-2017 07:12
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Cel-fi I am sure is not VodafoneNZ approved

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  #1831933 27-Jul-2017 07:31
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Up until recently, Cel-Fi only had solutions for Spark and 2degrees. Looks like the Vodafone option is new. I would have thought it would struggle to compete against the Sure Signal based on price - although there are obviously some cases where a Sure Sigbal isn't an option.

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  #1832008 27-Jul-2017 08:44
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These are interesting products, and possibly a solution for our bach.

 

I wonder what the range on these things is?

 

What about 3g data, if I hook one of these up onto my broadband which I pay for, does it mean my 3G mobile data is unbilled? Or is 3G mobile data still billed the same, even if its actually using my broadband?


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  #1832089 27-Jul-2017 10:19
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Sure Signal everything is billed as per normal apart from if you have vodafoneNZ home fixed broadband then the fixed line usage does not come off the fixed line data bundle

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  #1832675 28-Jul-2017 09:59
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Will it work however with RBI (antenna based broadband?) I don't have fixed line broadband.
Thanks!

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  #1832788 28-Jul-2017 12:02
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meremaiden: Will it work however with RBI (antenna based broadband?) I don't have fixed line broadband.
Thanks!

 

Sure Signal does not yet work on Ultimate Broadband. It does work on Full Flavour RBI . NB: B315 must be locked to 4G and you cannot use RBI voice product - i.e. if you have phone line it must be VoIP.

 

 





Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.

 

Cel-Fi supply and installer - boost your mobile phone coverage legally
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com




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  #1832844 28-Jul-2017 12:42
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Thank you so much for the help~!!


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