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#38447 29-Jul-2009 14:28
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when will vodafone finish rolling out wcdma 900?

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  #240140 29-Jul-2009 14:31
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They said it was "completed"... Although I don't think a network is ever "finished" since they will always find spots where more coverage is needed, etc.

So, for all it's worth it's "completed" - which may mean the original targets have been met. It doesn't mean they won't roll out more sites.





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  #240145 29-Jul-2009 14:45
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Its a shame Vodafone could not cover the same places as it's existing 2G network, one day I'm sure when I don't know.

 
 
 
 


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  #240217 29-Jul-2009 17:05
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andrewcnz: Its a shame Vodafone could not cover the same places as it's existing 2G network, one day I'm sure when I don't know.


Coverage will always be slightly different due to characteristics of the different technologies.

There are plenty of places now that have 3G coverage and no GSM..


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  #240221 29-Jul-2009 17:21
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nakedmolerat: when will vodafone finish rolling out wcdma 900?


Have you got a query for a area?

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  #240230 29-Jul-2009 17:53
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andrewcnz: Its a shame Vodafone could not cover the same places as it's existing 2G network, one day I'm sure when I don't know.


Coverage will always be slightly different due to characteristics of the different technologies.

There are plenty of places now that have 3G coverage and no GSM..



True, in fact there are only a couple of sites in the South Island that are still GSM only, and many new sites built are only 3G.

Vodafone are still increasing their coverage too. We recently built a site at Punakaiki (2G & 2100-3G) and had to use a sat-phone to set it up, as Telecom aren't even there.




 

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  #240238 29-Jul-2009 18:07
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johnr:
nakedmolerat: when will vodafone finish rolling out wcdma 900?


Have you got a query for a area?


John


 

not at this stage

i am planning to get new phone - 850/2100 or 900/2100 band. if vodafone has not yet finished their 900 network, i may as well move to telecom xt network. i need good 3g coverage for my regular use. currently dropping between 2g and 3g network kind off *annoying*

 

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  #240241 29-Jul-2009 18:16
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That is why my devices are locked to 3G only

 
 
 
 




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  #240251 29-Jul-2009 18:40
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johnr: That is why my devices are locked to 3G only


i wish john, i wish...

i live around the happy valley wlgtn area and vodafone 3g coverage is not that great. i still need gsm at home. i have no intention to change the setting twice a day, everyday...

 

 

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I have heard a rumour that Vodafone will be building a few more sites in the Wellington area. I don't know where, and of course it won't happen overnight, but watch this space...




 

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  #240493 30-Jul-2009 10:06
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Wob: I have heard a rumour that Vodafone will be building a few more sites in the Wellington area. I don't know where, and of course it won't happen overnight, but watch this space...


New cells are always coming online not just Wellington

Last week

2G 900mhz site Wanaka centeral

Maunu East Whangarei 3G 2100mhz

Omaha 3G 2100mhz

Coverage changes every week

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  #240550 30-Jul-2009 12:22
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Will the Wanaka Central site be upgraded to 3g at anytime? or will it just be a 2g site?

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Predated: Will the Wanaka Central site be upgraded to 3g at anytime? or will it just be a 2g site?


It was built "3G ready", so not a big issue, just needs the 3G BTS installed.

You should get pretty good 3G coverage from the site on the hill.




 

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Predated: Will the Wanaka Central site be upgraded to 3g at anytime? or will it just be a 2g site?


As above really Wanaka Already had 2G/3G 900mhz from a site on the hill

The new site is for improved capacity on 2G

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  #240593 30-Jul-2009 14:15
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johnr:
Predated: Will the Wanaka Central site be upgraded to 3g at anytime? or will it just be a 2g site?


As above really Wanaka Already had 2G/3G 900mhz from a site on the hill

The new site is for improved capacity on 2G

John


hey john,

so when will this 900mhz band can be used by us?

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  #240598 30-Jul-2009 14:29
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nakedmolerat:
johnr:
Predated: Will the Wanaka Central site be upgraded to 3g at anytime? or will it just be a 2g site?


As above really Wanaka Already had 2G/3G 900mhz from a site on the hill

The new site is for improved capacity on 2G

John


hey john,

so when will this 900mhz band can be used by us?


Do you live in a 900mhz 3G coverage area??


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