"Vodafone spokeswoman Libby Hay said in some cases coverage could vary and it depended on individual circumstances. 'This can be due to a number of factors, including your height above street level, the nature of your building, hills between you and the cell site and atmospheric conditions.' "
More blantant PR spin from the world's largest mobile operator - god I wish Telecom would hurry up and give me some choice - it's just roaming and device - not hard really
Remarkably enough, they don't blame their 2100Mhz 3G mobile network that makes sense in densely populated Europe but is really dumb for local NZ conditions (or Australia, or America).
"I think they rolled out the phones prematurely and once the phones sold they tried to sort out the connectivity"
As if? Launching with manipulated hype rather than capability? Shhuuurely not.
"At best the 3G coverage is poor out of the city area so why would you expect Apple iPhone to work well?"
I wonder if they told the happy campers that their cool but extraordinarily expensive toy won't even work on their next network rollout to extend coverage beyond the metros?
Wonder if Telecom will point out that these phones will work on 850 WCDMA that they're talking about for a nationwide network in the first half of next year?
So many questions ;-)