Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




5 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 36570 28-Jun-2009 19:16
Send private message

As in a vodem? Im just curious as to where you live and what speeds you are achieving? I currently have Telecom CDMA mobile BB, tried XT but can't get any recption here.  Ive had a look on the vodafone coverage map, and it said full 4 bars for 2/2.5g NO 3g, but 2 bars 3g extended.  If i was to go vodem we would probbaly buy an exteral ariel to boost our signal. Vodafone have better plans than xt anyway,so would prefer vodafone.

Create new topic
Human
2908 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 98

Subscriber

  # 229005 28-Jun-2009 19:24
Send private message

Please take a look at the other thread thats already been started a couple of days ago.


It seems that people, including myself are reporting back with pretty poor results..

But I guess in your case, poor results beats no results. Might be different for you though.





4301 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 849

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 229006 28-Jun-2009 19:25
Send private message

My place straddles the border between Kilbirnie and Lyall Bay, Wellington. Vodafone's coverage tool shows full signal for 2G and 3G, as does my Nokia handset.


Recently I've been measuring speeds around 0.5 Mbps, although in the distant past I used to get around 1.4 Mbps. My long experience with Vodafone 3G broadband is that it's anything but consistent.

 
 
 
 


19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  # 229009 28-Jun-2009 19:41
Send private message

jojo76: As in a vodem? Im just curious as to where you live and what speeds you are achieving? I currently have Telecom CDMA mobile BB, tried XT but can't get any recption here.? Ive had a look on the vodafone coverage map, and it said full 4 bars for 2/2.5g NO 3g, but 2 bars 3g extended.? If i was to go vodem we would probbaly buy an exteral ariel to boost our signal. Vodafone have better plans than xt anyway,so would prefer vodafone.


You require a Vodem stick for extended 3G

The ealry Vodem E220 does not support 3G 900mhz WCDMA

John

2385 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 286
Inactive user


  # 229247 29-Jun-2009 16:55
Send private message

jojo76: As in a vodem? Im just curious as to where you live and what speeds you are achieving? I currently have Telecom CDMA mobile BB, tried XT but can't get any recption here.  Ive had a look on the vodafone coverage map, and it said full 4 bars for 2/2.5g NO 3g, but 2 bars 3g extended.  If i was to go vodem we would probbaly buy an exteral ariel to boost our signal. Vodafone have better plans than xt anyway,so would prefer vodafone.


Don't let the bars fool you. In Wellington central I have 4 bars and am getting very very poor throughput.

Its so bad at times that its practically unusable. But then this problem seems to be limited to Wellington central and surrounding areas only.

The speeds you are getting on Telecom CDMA are probably better than my 3G HSDPA speeds. My opinion, stick with your CDMA until VF have sorted out their network problems in Wellington.


Human
2908 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 98

Subscriber

  # 229249 29-Jun-2009 16:59
Send private message

BraaiGuy:

Don't let the bars fool you. In Wellington central I have 4 bars and am getting very very poor throughput.

Its so bad at times that its practically unusable. But then this problem seems to be limited to Wellington central and surrounding areas only.




... not quite. Im in Auckland (north of Auckland) and the throughput is terrible. I think it would be quicker to run to the other country and put the data on a flash drive and fly back.
To be honest, its only good for viewing some websites.. Just.

I STILL cant accept MSN, because the thoughput is so low. 

(okay, thats a bit out there, but yo uget the point)





2385 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 286
Inactive user


  # 229260 29-Jun-2009 17:21
Send private message

I find vodafone.co.nz always loads fast. Even when I am getting bad throughput to other sites.

This proves that its the VF network.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Video game market in New Zealand passes half billion dollar mark
Posted 24-May-2019 16:15


WLG-X festival to celebrate creativity and innovation
Posted 22-May-2019 17:53


HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07


Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted 20-May-2019 09:52


Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00


New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30


Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11


Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23


Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11


Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25


Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39


Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25


Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13


The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.