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  # 2303324 21-Aug-2019 20:30
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Linux:

 

Nope not even related, I would say they want the 5Mhz used for Sure Signal for 4G capacity

 

@JasonParis Maybe he could tell us more and the reason why?

 

 

They have 25 MHz in band 1 (aka 2100 MHz band). Given LTE/4G only supports up to 20 MHz in one carrier, it would make sense for them to keep 5 MHz running for UMTS/3G and use the balance of 20 MHz towards a LTE band 1 carrier. Other alternative is to run two carriers in band 1 with a total of 25 MHz.

 

On the other hand I recall reading somewhere that the government is planning to restructure the allocations for some bands including this one? Maybe you're right that Vodafone is planning ahead in case they lose spectrum in band 1 and need to use all they have for LTE.


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  # 2303328 21-Aug-2019 20:39
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@kiwisurfer Vodafone currently use 10Mhz for 3G and 10Mhz 4G and the 5Mhz for Sure Signal so if they use 15Mhz for 4G 2100Mhz then that is a good speed / capacity increase

 
 
 
 


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  # 2303342 21-Aug-2019 21:18
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Oh crap, I was going to get one for my Mum as the signal at her place is really bad :(

 

Can't see any on Trademe either.


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  # 2303410 21-Aug-2019 23:57
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Linux: @kiwisurfer Vodafone currently use 10Mhz for 3G and 10Mhz 4G and the 5Mhz for Sure Signal so if they use 15Mhz for 4G 2100Mhz then that is a good speed / capacity increase

 

15mhz for B1 generally... currently.





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  # 2303430 22-Aug-2019 07:05
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Must be gutting for those with poor coverage.

We currently rely on ours, but a new spark tower is going up in our area, so we'll switch to spark and I'll look to offload the sure signal.

I suspect this will drive usage of illegal signal boosters

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  # 2303504 22-Aug-2019 09:19
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According to Vodafone's rebuttal to 2DM Wifi Calling in this NBR article, the Vodafone network is so good it doesn't need any supplementing with Wifi calling, and now presumably with the Sure Signal. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2303506 22-Aug-2019 09:23
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tripper1000:

 

According to Vodafone's rebuttal to 2DM Wifi Calling in this NBR article, the Vodafone network is so good it doesn't need any supplementing with Wifi calling, and now presumably with the Sure Signal. 

 

 

@tripper1000 I have used Wi-Fi calling around the world and saved quite a few $$$, I think VodafoneNZ are worried about losing roaming $$$ more than anything else


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  # 2303523 22-Aug-2019 09:36
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nickb800: Must be gutting for those with poor coverage. We currently rely on ours, but a new spark tower is going up in our area, so we'll switch to spark and I'll look to offload the sure signal.

 

Same.  Sure Signal is definitely the only reason our household are Vodafone customers.





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  # 2303539 22-Aug-2019 09:57
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Yeah, my post was tongue-in-cheek.

 

I had a 2talk account specifically for global roaming (it predated 2DM's WiFi calling product). I'd divert my cell to it etc and it wasn't a solution for SMS's of course.

 

Still 2 Talk is an option for those important incoming call's if you are a V.F. customer unable to get a Sure Signal. Useful if you are at a location where you have WiFi but don't have a L.L. or other network cell to divert calls to.


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  # 2303650 22-Aug-2019 11:11
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If anyone is after a sure signal, my sister in law just switched to 2degrees and has a near new unit for sale. any reasonable offer would be considered.


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  # 2303651 22-Aug-2019 11:13
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Pm sent


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  # 2303654 22-Aug-2019 11:16
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These things will be worth their weight in gold now, I have one we use at our bach - however if someone gives me an offer and the price is right, its theirs.


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  # 2303729 22-Aug-2019 11:54
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gareth41:

These things will be worth their weight in gold now, I have one we use at our bach - however if someone gives me an offer and the price is right, its theirs.



Considering the above devices that sold on Trade Me, I don't think you'll have trouble finding the "right" price lol




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  # 2303857 22-Aug-2019 13:19
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Linux: Nope not even related, I would say they want the 5Mhz used for Sure Signal for 4G capacity

 

JasonParis Maybe he could tell us more and the reason why? 

 

If it was a bandwidth issue, surely they would be outright axing the service, and not continuing to support existing units.

 

 


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