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Topic # 25530 24-Aug-2008 18:00
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Loving the new Nokia 6121 ! Python, Location based google maps, text to speech that reads your SMS's while driving, MP3 and Ogg player, .

Lots of 3g coverage in unexpected places in the Waikato, well done Vodafone.

But none in Tokoroa, population 14,500 (second largest town in the Waikato after Hamilton!)

Managed to get 3g in Putaruru up the road (Population 4,000)

Can Johnr tell me when 900mhz will hit Tokoroa?

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Reply # 159367 24-Aug-2008 18:23
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Its coming wont say date until i can confirm it during work hours. Lots of 900/2100 3G coverage around the waikato area. Putaruru was turned on about 3 weeks ago.

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  Reply # 159369 24-Aug-2008 18:40
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johnr:  Putaruru was turned on about 3 weeks ago.

less than 2 weeks ago, I was there, but no 3G; next trip I guess - great news




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  Reply # 159370 24-Aug-2008 18:47
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coffeebaron:
johnr:? Putaruru was turned on about 3 weeks ago.

less than 2 weeks ago, I was there, but no 3G; next trip I guess - great news
were you there with a 3G 900mhz or 2100mhz device?

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  Reply # 159384 24-Aug-2008 19:40
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Yea, with the nokia 6121. Works fine in Cambridge, but was nothing in Putaruru, or Tokoroa. Maybe just a weekend outage or something, but good news anyway as travel to there often.




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  Reply # 159385 24-Aug-2008 19:44
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coffeebaron: Yea, with the nokia 6121. Works fine in Cambridge, but was nothing in Putaruru, or Tokoroa. Maybe just a weekend outage or something, but good news anyway as travel to there often.
ok must of been 2 weeks ago or less see that many emails i lose track.



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Reply # 159389 24-Aug-2008 20:15
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Thanks John, looking forward to a guestimate on the date from you.

(Won't hold you to it !)

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  Reply # 159390 24-Aug-2008 20:24
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Coffeebaron, we must catch up for a coffee and compare 6121's, geeks are pretty thin on the ground in these parts !

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  Reply # 159457 25-Aug-2008 07:36
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Was running for a week back in April here in Whangarei then switched off for "technical" ? reasons. Still waiting for it to reappear.

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  Reply # 159478 25-Aug-2008 09:27
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macjones: Coffeebaron, we must catch up for a coffee and compare 6121's, geeks are pretty thin on the ground in these parts !

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Sure, probably down that way next month sometime. I'm also still hanging out for the Express Cards for 900 3G, maybe christmas??




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Reply # 160584 28-Aug-2008 22:51
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Johnr,

Any update to this?

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  Reply # 160790 29-Aug-2008 19:22
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macjones: Johnr,

Any update to this?

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sorry the info i have is not for public release yet.

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  Reply # 161110 31-Aug-2008 22:37
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Haha i thought as much Tokoroa always behind :P

Yer one of my mates said he got some coverage just outside putaruru but none in tokoroa didn't think there was any members in Tokoroa/Putaruru

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  Reply # 161187 1-Sep-2008 09:50
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johnr:
macjones: Johnr,

Any update to this?

Ta
Mac
sorry the info i have is not for public release yet.

Probably for public release after it's switched on, so Mac will know its going before Johnr can tell him :)




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Reply # 161193 1-Sep-2008 09:58
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I found a way !

(Yes I know it won't quite work AS IS, it's the thought that counts !)

------------------
/bin/sh
import sms
while true
do
  t1 = date +%s
  wget http://bigfile.com/1mb.jpg
  t2 = date +%s
  if t2-t1<5 then;
     sms.send(021999999,"we got 3g!")
  fi
sleep 60
done
-----------------


This could get expensive !! :-)

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  Reply # 161210 1-Sep-2008 11:06
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how about blenheim?? population of over 35,000.. no 3g coverage here at all.. nor terrestrial freeview or adsl2.. we seem to get left behind with everything!

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