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Topic # 32834 25-Apr-2009 00:14
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what's with the Vodafone coverage tool at the moment? it's running like crud.

What i'm trying to find out is what there is mean to be here, is it mostly standard? (ie 900MHz(??)) and/or extended? (ie 2100MHz(??))

I have a 850/2100 WCDMA handset, and i'm not impressed by the quality of '3G' service at all

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  Reply # 209119 25-Apr-2009 00:44
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extended is 900mhz WCDMA

and where are you?

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  Reply # 209135 25-Apr-2009 08:16
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allstarnz: what's with the Vodafone coverage tool at the moment? it's running like crud.

What i'm trying to find out is what there is mean to be here, is it mostly standard? (ie 900MHz(??)) and/or extended? (ie 2100MHz(??))

I have a 850/2100 WCDMA handset, and i'm not impressed by the quality of '3G' service at all


Vodafone's network is 900/2100 WCDMA so you're never going to be able to take advantage of nationwide 3G anyway.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 209239 25-Apr-2009 15:03
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johnr: extended is 900mhz WCDMA



and where are you?



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Palmerston North, ooops, thought I wrote that, but it seems not Embarassed

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  Reply # 209322 25-Apr-2009 21:21
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Will it be possible to get extended 3g coverage via a software update?


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  Reply # 209323 25-Apr-2009 21:24
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simon14:

Will it be possible to get extended 3g coverage via a software update?




No it is a hardware feature



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  Reply # 211653 2-May-2009 13:02
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a week later, the coverage tool still doesn't give me any output...

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  Reply # 211660 2-May-2009 13:29
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Latest/expected coverage is only on the maps now, I wouldn't expect the coverage tool to be updated that fast. Probably when they're getting nearer to the 900MHz network completion, when they have finalised most of the cell sites.

That tool basically hasn't been updated for a long time...




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Can anyone confirm if there will be 900MHz rollout in the main centres at all or will it still be 2100 MHz, I cannot force UMTS on my handset (Vodafone removed the option, grrrrr) so always find myself on GPRS.



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  Reply # 211933 3-May-2009 21:00
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well make better maps then, the maps outside of the main cities are rubbish, not being able to give me any sort of answer about anything.

Can someone please tell me what coverage there is in Palmerston North? 2100 only, or is there also 850? My 3G coverage is very poor, and i'm trying to work out if it's the lack of 2100 coverage, as i have a 900/2100 phone

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  Reply # 211935 3-May-2009 21:06
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Well 850MHz UMTS is XT, not Vodafone. But you meant 2100 and 900, right?



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  Reply # 212049 4-May-2009 10:59
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NeoTech: Well 850MHz UMTS is XT, not Vodafone. But you meant 2100 and 900, right?


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What sort of handset do you have for a start? Make and model number please, maybe I can help. Also, any one cell tower can only carry 92 simultanaeus connections at a time. If you're really experiencing such bad coverage I recommend getting a new quad band Nokia or at least something with Dual HSDPA (900/2100) Nokia again are best at that. Go my E71, never had any issues so far.
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allstarnz:
NeoTech: Well 850MHz UMTS is XT, not Vodafone. But you meant 2100 and 900, right?


ooops, yes I did.  My phone does 850/2100, but I meant 900 Embarassed

Your phone should work really well on the XT network which is 850 UMTS!  You'll need a 900/2100 UMTS phone for Vodafone Extended 3G, and I'd guess that not many of the phones used on their network can do 900 UMTS.




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  Reply # 214559 13-May-2009 10:22
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Chompchomp: What sort of handset do you have for a start? Make and model number please, maybe I can help. Also, any one cell tower can only carry 92 simultanaeus connections at a time. If you're really experiencing such bad coverage I recommend getting a new quad band Nokia or at least something with Dual HSDPA (900/2100) Nokia again are best at that. Go my E71, never had any issues so far.

Good Luck


Nokia E51, 3G is 850/2100 hence me asking for more detail on the 3G coverage

I am more than aware that it'll work better on XT, that's part of the reason I got it.

My fairly simple question I thought, was simply what 3G coverage is available in Palmerston North? and where can I get a better coverage map?

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allstarnz:
Nokia E51, 3G is 850/2100 hence me asking for more detail on the 3G coverage

I am more than aware that it'll work better on XT, that's part of the reason I got it.

My fairly simple question I thought, was simply what 3G coverage is available in Palmerston North? and where can I get a better coverage map?

I'm not aware of any other coverage info than the Vodafone maps.  These show 2100 coverage in Palmy and it should be pretty good as it's mostly flat.




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