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Master Geek

#232105 29-Mar-2018 20:56
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Hey all,




I currently live in a blackzone (no ADSL or mobile coverage from any provider). However, I decided to make my own RBI relay station. At the top of a hill next to my house I have a modem from an RBI provider running off batteries and the long range wifi to get it to my house.




Anyway, at the house, it would be nice to have a mobile signal. And from what I can tell Vodafone Sure Signal should help me. I saw it mentioned somewhere that the modem could "loopback" on the sure signal but the RBI modem is 100m+ away and it has an external antenna so that should not be a problem.




Anyway, questions



  1. Do all three versions work with any ISP? Or would I need a version 3 unit etc...
  2. Will it work for mobile providers that "use other networks"? Namely 2degrees and possible Warehouse mobile. I presume if it works with 2degrees, then it would work with Warehouse mobile because they use 2degrees.




Thanks in advance!

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Uber Geek

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  #1985685 29-Mar-2018 21:03
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1) You don't need a version 3 unit but this would be best as they are a better unit


2) Confused by question 2 sorry but Sure Signal is only for VodafoneNZ mobile connections, 2Degrees mobile connections / WHM can't attach to the Sure Signal unit for mobile coverage





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Ultimate Geek


  #1985687 29-Mar-2018 21:05
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Another alternative is 2degrees and wifi calling - if you already have one of these phones then you might not need to buy any more hardware. 


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  #1985689 29-Mar-2018 21:08
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I use Wi-Fi calling now on my Samsung S8+ and it works well but Sure Signal has an advantage that any customer of VodafoneNZ with a 3G handset that supports 2100Mhz can attach to the Sure Signal unit



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Master Geek

  #1985694 29-Mar-2018 21:12
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Thank you all for the fast replies!




That's a shame it does not work with other providers. I wish other providers offered alternatives!

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Uber Geek


  #1985791 29-Mar-2018 23:28
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Have you tried a different method of getting your signal down from the hilltop? two high gain antennas wired back to back as a passive booster system may work better, then you have a bit of a cellphone zone targetted at your house.







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