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#249334 6-May-2019 16:37
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Hey team, I've just recently moved from a Oneplus 6 which I used on both 2degrees and Spark with great 4G coverage 95% of the time, more so on Spark.

I've just upgraded to the new Galaxy S10 on Vodafone and have had terrible coverage, often dropping to 3G and H+ when indoors or just random spots around Auckland.

Any ideas if this is just how Vodafone is, bad handset or requires some special settings to improve it?

Cheers for the help, I haven't been on Vodafone for almost 10 years so no idea what their networks like now days.

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  #2231784 6-May-2019 16:39
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I can't really comment on Auckland, but around this area Spark's coverage is so superior to Vodafone's it's not even funny. 


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  #2231815 6-May-2019 17:18
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Did you get the 10+ from VodafoneNZ?

 
 
 
 


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  #2231816 6-May-2019 17:19
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wratterus:

I can't really comment on Auckland, but around this area Spark's coverage is so superior to Vodafone's it's not even funny. 



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  #2231818 6-May-2019 17:21
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No settings will improve 4G coverage that would be a pointless setting

Poor 4G coverage on/off :p

Handset will pass to 3G for voice calls this is normal

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  #2231846 6-May-2019 18:09
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Yea S10 was provided by Vodafone so should have all the right frequencies etc..

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  #2231850 6-May-2019 18:13
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Fex: Yea S10 was provided by Vodafone so should have all the right frequencies etc..


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  #2231876 6-May-2019 18:57
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I only made the move to get the S10 for $1100, I'll switch back when I can. Its open term, just 12 month interest fee payments for handset, pretty good deal.

 
 
 
 


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  #2231902 6-May-2019 19:43
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Although one thing I have to share, Vodafone has given me the fastest mobile speed test I've ever performed with consistent speeds around this:

 

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  #2231904 6-May-2019 19:49
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Fex:

 

Although one thing I have to share, Vodafone has given me the fastest mobile speed test I've ever performed with consistent speeds around this:

 

 

on such a high end device, i'd expect higher honestly....

 

 

 

i use all 3 carriers daily.

 

I find VF is the most consistent in dropping down to 3G and getting stuck there.

 

 

 

Spark used to do this before they moved to a single RAN solution, now it just works smoothly.





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  #2231905 6-May-2019 19:49
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I find in Wellington with my Huawei P9 Vodafone signal strength is much lower than Spark was, and it drops back more as well. Coverage isn't quite as good travelling around the North island. It's adequate though, and work pays for it, so win I guess.


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  #2231966 6-May-2019 21:00
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I think to answer the OP, if you are using a Vodafone sourced S10 on the Vodafone NZ network, there's probably very little you can do to improve mobile reception.
Not all mobile networks have perfect coverage, some have more dead zones than others.  I guess if you wanted to check the phone didn't have a fault, try popping in one of your old Spark or 2Degrees SIMs.
If you only get 3G or H+ on those when you used to get 4G, there might be a different problem afoot.

 

That being said, enjoy your S10, it is a beauty and a beast of a phone :)
See if you can beat my 4G speed record from my S8 while you're at it (I was on Skinny / Spark NZ).

 

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  #2232001 6-May-2019 21:33
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I have noticed over the last 6 months or so Spark is really building out it's network, Just around my place on the Shore alone I have seen about 5 or 6 new Spark sites go up

 

1) Forrest Hill Road across the Road from Gull

 

2) Top of Kowhai Road, Mairangi Bay

 

3) Across the Road from Rangitoto College

 

4) Sunset Road

 

Forgot the others around the Shore

 

Quite a few out West Auckland

 

1) Swanson Road

 

2) Top of Triangle Road right outside Mobil

 

Another Hatfields just North of Orewa


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  #2232003 6-May-2019 21:36
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@linux a few of those aren't online yet.

 

 

 

I'm eagerly awaiting both west auckland ones you list to play with.... 

 

there are way more you haven't noticed though ;)





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  #2232005 6-May-2019 21:40
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hio77:

 

@linux a few of those aren't online yet.

 

I'm eagerly awaiting both west auckland ones you list to play with.... 

 

there are way more you haven't noticed though ;)

 

 

@hio77 Yes I should be watching the road when driving not looking at new cell sites going up!


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  #2232007 6-May-2019 21:42
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Linux:

 

Yes I should be watching the road when driving not looking at new cell sites going up!

 

 

You have to admit, they look good though...

 

 

 

It's like driving past a good looking.....





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