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# 37843 20-Jul-2009 09:33
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Hi,

i'm interested if anyone has noticed better speeds accessing the internet with Vodafone. The last few days for me seem to have got a lot quicker, which is great.

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  # 237108 20-Jul-2009 10:22
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what area you are in and what devices/laptop are you using to connect ??
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  # 237269 20-Jul-2009 20:32

Yes did some Youtubes and some P2p's and they are real quick, did a movie in 9 minutes what ever Vodafone has done keep up the good work.

 
 
 
 


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  # 237275 20-Jul-2009 20:54
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Speed is fine, although no better than usual. However the constant cut-outs are driving me insane.

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  # 237276 20-Jul-2009 20:57
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Im in north Hamilton on an Iphone as mentioned before.
Best I can get is 116 kbit.s




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  # 237280 20-Jul-2009 21:03
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psychrn: Im in north Hamilton on an Iphone as mentioned before.

Best I can get is 116 kbit.s



Use another HSDPA device in the same place the speed is a lot faster by 20 times

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  # 237288 20-Jul-2009 21:28
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Hows the back-haul upgrades going? Out in the Norwest I previously was get about 2Mbps of the Kumeu 3G tower, but alas no more. Lucky to get 500k :(




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  # 237339 21-Jul-2009 06:16
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I have been away from home last few days so being tethered with my Razar V3x which I have speedtested in the past at 2Mb/s or more but here in Palmy with clear good signal can never get more than 120kb/s on peak and 350kb/s off peak hours (2am). Still better than dialup.

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  # 237356 21-Jul-2009 08:43
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johnr: Use another HSDPA device in the same place the speed is a lot faster by 20 times


So iPhone users should go to XT to get 20 times faster speed?

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  # 237375 21-Jul-2009 09:45
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psychrn: Im in north Hamilton on an Iphone as mentioned before.

Best I can get is 116 kbit.s



Yip I get exactly the same thing here in Wellington CBD with my iPhone. Apparently it's something to do with moving between 2G and 3G. If you turn off 3G in the settings and then turn it back on and try a speed test again I bet you'll get a much better result.

BUT, then if you're phone moves off to a 2G site and back again to 3G the speeds will remain back down at around 116kbps.

So much for Vodafone's notorious handset testing periods - clearly the iPhone was not afforded this luxury for their network


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  # 237377 21-Jul-2009 09:48
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bcourtney:Apparently it's something to do with moving between 2G and 3G.


Well the person that told you this was guessing and its incorrect

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  # 237378 21-Jul-2009 09:50
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johnr:
bcourtney:Apparently it's something to do with moving between 2G and 3G.




Well the person that told you this was guessing and its incorrect



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So if you know that's incorrect then what is the cause of this seemingly very common issue with the iPhone on the Vodafone network?

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  # 237400 21-Jul-2009 11:14
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Here is a comparison from Vodafone stick and XT stick so maybe VF still have some work to do?







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  # 237407 21-Jul-2009 11:25
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I had a good phone call with Paul Brislen this morning about this. In reality it's hard to compare those networks. Vodafone claims 500,000 customers on its 3G network, while XT says 100,000 people have signed up since launch.

Vodafone recognises they have limitations in terms of network configuration and there's the on-going deployment of an updated 7.2 Mbps service (started from Auckland).

They also seem surprised with the uptake of mobile data lately - there is this case of a cellsite where historically there wasn't any mobile data activity and suddenly it just bumped up.

Are their 3G slower than XT? Yes, it is. Will it still be slower than XT in six months time? Who knows?

In my opinion, since they have now finished the deployment of a 900 MHz WCDMA network there's room for fine tuning and updates to be done. At what speeds and what priority is given to each site is entirely unknown outside of the walls of the V building.

Of course this doesn't explain why an iPhone shows some speeds on Vodafone while another device will show better performance on the exact same spot. There are reasons for that, but none is clear at the moment.








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  # 237416 21-Jul-2009 11:59
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freitasm: Of course this doesn't explain why an iPhone shows some speeds on Vodafone while another device will show better performance on the exact same spot. There are reasons for that, but none is clear at the moment.


I experienced this while twatter bleeping from redjungle's living room.  His iPhone has very poor data speeds, yet my Vodafone data card was getting full 7.2Mbps.

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  # 237437 21-Jul-2009 12:49
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Speeds may be better because everyone is moving to XT so the available bandwidth on vodafone is getting higher :P Only jokes.

I find the iphone speeds I get about 3000kbps on iphone, but with an XT tstick i get closer to 5-7mbps, dont know why that is :/




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