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Topic # 27147 16-Oct-2008 07:26
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Will Vodafone fast track its 3G network upgrade to beat Telecom? I can already see Telecom 3G 2100 at my house and still no Vodafone 3G(Welcome Bay ,Tauranga). Interesting times ahead!


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Reply # 171405 16-Oct-2008 07:54
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why not call and ask them to be honest i think the replys you get would only be guess's on here but thats just what i think

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  Reply # 171411 16-Oct-2008 08:11
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Gart2010: why not call and ask them to be honest i think the replys you get would only be guess's on here but thats just what i think
you think a csr will be able to answer this 1 day after telecom announce the network build.

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  Reply # 171422 16-Oct-2008 08:52
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Will Vodafone fast track its 3G network upgrade to beat Telecom? I can already see Telecom 3G 2100 at my house and still no Vodafone 3G(Welcome Bay ,Tauranga). Interesting times ahead!



You may already have 3G coverage from the 900 UMTS network, this is quite extensive in the Waikato / BOP region.

I've heard that Vodafone's 900 UMTS rollout has been ramped up a lot over recent months and there certainly a lot of areas that have been upgraded but are not actually live.

It certainly will be interesting times ahead, particularly to see the quality of Telecom's network.

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  Reply # 171427 16-Oct-2008 09:22

Our 3G coverage already reaches 70% of the population and we're committed to hitting 97% by April 2010 AT THE LATEST...

So we're already quite a long way towards the goal already which will make it difficult for Telecom to beat us to that level of coverage I would think.

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  Reply # 171601 16-Oct-2008 16:52
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PaulBrislen: Our 3G coverage already reaches 70% of the population and we're committed to hitting 97% by April 2010 AT THE LATEST...

So we're already quite a long way towards the goal already which will make it difficult for Telecom to beat us to that level of coverage I would think.

Cheers

Paul


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Reading this article on stuff it appears Telecom will have all of their sites running by June 09, almost a year ahead of VF. The coverage is supposed to be about the same, 97% of the country.

This is good news for me either way as I don't get 3G where I live at the moment.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4728509a28.html

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Reply # 171605 16-Oct-2008 17:17
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Where do you live



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  Reply # 171628 16-Oct-2008 19:03
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andrewcnz:

Will Vodafone fast track its 3G network upgrade to beat Telecom? I can already see Telecom 3G 2100 at my house and still no Vodafone 3G(Welcome Bay ,Tauranga). Interesting times ahead!



You may already have 3G coverage from the 900 UMTS network, this is quite extensive in the Waikato / BOP region.

I've heard that Vodafone's 900 UMTS rollout has been ramped up a lot over recent months and there certainly a lot of areas that have been upgraded but are not actually live.

It certainly will be interesting times ahead, particularly to see the quality of Telecom's network.


No 3G here. I have a N95 and also a Nokia 6121c that does 3G 900

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  Reply # 171640 16-Oct-2008 19:47
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johnr: Where do you live




Gooooooooooooore!

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  Reply # 171642 16-Oct-2008 19:50
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marmel:
johnr: Where do you live




Gooooooooooooore!
yep no 3g from vodafone there yet.

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  Reply # 171655 16-Oct-2008 20:19
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johnr:
marmel:
johnr: Where do you live




Gooooooooooooore!
yep no 3g from vodafone there yet.


I know but Telecom will be here by June with 3G according to the stuff article. The question is, how far behind will vf be?


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  Reply # 171656 16-Oct-2008 20:20
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marmel:
johnr: Where do you live




Gooooooooooooore!


I think you're meant to roll the R.. not the O ;)

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  Reply # 171658 16-Oct-2008 20:21
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Isn't Gorrrrre the other 3% of the country :)




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  Reply # 171663 16-Oct-2008 20:25
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No pretty sure we would be included in the 97%. Gore is a resonable size, about 10K population.

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Reply # 171740 17-Oct-2008 08:54
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marmel: I know but Telecom will be here by June with 3G according to the stuff article. The question is, how far behind will vf be?


Just look at the horizon - two 4WD rushing in, TNZ in the front one, VFNZ in the second one. Probably just minutes difference?

Seriously though, I hope you get some good service soon. Regardless of provider.




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Reply # 171750 17-Oct-2008 09:46
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But wait, is that a Lada Niva charging up in 3rd, proudly sporting a 2G logo on the door and driven by NZComms.

:)

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