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Topic # 29033 20-Dec-2008 05:21
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I'm trying to find out how extensive 900 UMTS coverage is, and how quickly it's being rolled out.  I have clients in places like Huntly and parents who live in Gore, and there's no sign of 3G coverage in either town.  Although there was 3G in Te Awamutu last time I was there.





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  Reply # 185250 20-Dec-2008 07:34
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Both the above places are coming earlyish next year. Dont count on them been 900 mhz 3G no reason why they cant be 2100mhz.



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  Reply # 185259 20-Dec-2008 08:45
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So it will generally be rural areas that are 900 MHz?  If small towns are generally 2100, then I might just go to Dick Smith and buy a N95 for $499!




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  Reply # 185556 21-Dec-2008 22:25
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johnr: Both the above places are coming earlyish next year. Dont count on them been 900 mhz 3G no reason why they cant be 2100mhz.


So the 900mhz (3G extended) network is not going to be everywhere? or just not on every town?





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  Reply # 185566 21-Dec-2008 22:48
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Not all rural towns will be 900mhz 3G some may have 2100/900 3G

Pukekohe is 900/2100mhz 3G

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  Reply # 185571 21-Dec-2008 23:05
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johnr: Not all rural towns will be 900mhz 3G some may have 2100/900 3G

Pukekohe is 900/2100mhz 3G


Ok so they will be either 900/2100 UMTS or 900mhz UMTS?





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  Reply # 185572 21-Dec-2008 23:27
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depends where it is

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  Reply # 185574 21-Dec-2008 23:31
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johnr: depends where it is


Ok was confused with earlier post, i took from it that the likes of Gore would only get 2100mhz ?





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  Reply # 185575 21-Dec-2008 23:34
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bbman:
johnr: depends where it is


Ok was confused with earlier post, i took from it that the likes of Gore would only get 2100mhz ?


I will only advise when the sites go live as there have been cases its changed

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  Reply # 185577 21-Dec-2008 23:40
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johnr:
bbman:
johnr: depends where it is


Ok was confused with earlier post, i took from it that the likes of Gore would only get 2100mhz ?


I will only advise when the sites go live as there have been cases its changed

John


Fair call, its best that way, avoids people getting the wrong idea.A lot of rumours floating around at the mo re intentions of Vodafone so smart move.





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  Reply # 185579 21-Dec-2008 23:43
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Smart move? rumors?

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  Reply # 185580 21-Dec-2008 23:51
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johnr: Smart move? rumors?


Smart move as in better to inform once a particular area is live etc or under test maybe.

Rumours, i have heard through off line contacts that a big push is being done in the South Island before May, timing is of the essence, i would gather you cannot confirm that as usual different agendas are at play.





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  Reply # 185581 21-Dec-2008 23:54
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Its no rumor that Vodafone will have 97% population 3G coverage by the end of 2009

This has been in a media release from Vodafone NZ

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  Reply # 185705 22-Dec-2008 16:26
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johnr: Its no rumor that Vodafone will have 97% population 3G coverage by the end of 2009

This has been in a media release from Vodafone NZ

John


I think the speed at which it is being done is the rumour, there is now huge pressure on the networks people to have the roll out done before or around Telecom / NZ Comms launch. But your right they said by the end of 2009.





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  Reply # 185706 22-Dec-2008 16:29
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3G not that usefull, HSDPA is whats really useful.

I am still waiting for these fancy "video calls" to actually work as advertised!

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  Reply # 185707 22-Dec-2008 16:32
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thabass: 3G not that usefull, HSDPA is whats really useful.

I am still waiting for these fancy "video calls" to actually work as advertised!


Video calling will become a reality - sorry actually a real service once both Telco's have nationwide 3G WCDMA networks, oh and your right.. HSPA / HSDPA is what its really about, cellular broadband, i hate the term mobile data as this techonolgy can now benefit fixed applications such as home & business broadband etc.





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