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  # 249264 21-Aug-2009 06:50
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LOL! I'll test that out next week :)
The coverage, not the keas.

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  # 249690 22-Aug-2009 16:15
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When will the online coverage map tool thing be updated?

Also (possibly for johnr): any plans to increase coverage on the Coast? Say south of the glaciers, maybe down to Haast?

 
 
 
 


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  # 250150 24-Aug-2009 17:07
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Bump: any idea John? :)

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  # 250152 24-Aug-2009 17:08
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Online coverage Map is updated approx once every 8 weeks

and the other question I can not talk about at this stage

John

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  # 250156 24-Aug-2009 17:27
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Cheers for that John. I understand what you're saying, commercial sensitivity, etc :)

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  # 251165 28-Aug-2009 05:09
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the "test" site for hspa+ that was reported the other week is that opened to the public?

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  # 251639 29-Aug-2009 22:56
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Tested it yesterday, seemed to work well John, although it didn't say Punakaiki on the display, it seemed to be a no-name cellsite.

I was suprised it didn't extend too far however; I would have thought you guys would have tried to orient it to extend the signal to Barrytown (over mostly long flat straight land just a couple of k's to the south)?

 
 
 
 


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  # 251640 29-Aug-2009 23:00
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BioNz: the "test" site for hspa+ that was reported the other week is that opened to the public?


aaahhhhhh no

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  # 252020 31-Aug-2009 18:14
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Much kudos to you John (maybe not you personally, but anyway)...I had excellent 3G coverage down on the Coast, and I think this is enough cause for me to get a Vodem.

Is the K3715 better than the Prepay one currently on offer, for $150? I think you said the former has faster download speeds, yes?

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  # 253271 4-Sep-2009 17:19
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Bump...now that the 3G network is available almost anywhere, are there any speed upgrades planned for the future? I've seen a few speedtest comparisons around the place, and XT is faster...but Vodafone has better coverage.

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  # 253749 7-Sep-2009 13:57
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I'll jump in seeing as John hasn't responded for a while:

The Huawei K3715 (Black) Vodem is better as it supports Category 8 HSDPA (7.2Mbps max) and Cat 5 HSUPA (2.0Mbps max).

The Prepay Vodem is the ZTE K3565Z, which only supports Category 5 HSDPA (3.6Mbps max). It's the price that's its best feature.

Both support 2100/900MHz.

The Vodafone network is constantly being upgraded, and significant speed increases will be observed in coming months.




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  # 253752 7-Sep-2009 14:01
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sansom: I'll jump in seeing as John hasn't responded for a while:

The Huawei K3715 (Black) Vodem is better as it supports Category 8 HSDPA (7.2Mbps max) and Cat 5 HSUPA (2.0Mbps max).

The Prepay Vodem is the ZTE K3565Z, which only supports Category 5 HSDPA (3.6Mbps max). It's the price that's its best feature.

Both support 2100/900MHz.

The Vodafone network is constantly being upgraded, and significant speed increases will be observed in coming months.


Thanks for that sometimes I miss things but try my best

That is why one Vodem costs twice as much the ZTE Vodem does work well but supports a slower different rate

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  # 253856 7-Sep-2009 20:38
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That is awesome, thanks for explaining that. Looks like the newer Vodem Stick Pro is for me then :)

Next query: if I get one and want to use it occasionally, but access the 1GB on account plan with no term, but not pay if I don't use it, can I get it connected on a casual plan, charge it to my existing VF account, and just call up when I want to get 1GB of data? Or does it need to be on a plan (apart from the casual plan) every single month?

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  # 253866 7-Sep-2009 21:09
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It has to be on a plan even if its the $10 per month lite plan

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  # 253887 7-Sep-2009 22:00
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I read somewhere VF (or telecom?) is looking at putting a site up at Mokau/Awakino sometime....
huge hole coverage wise as the signal runs out from just south of Pio Pio and not regained until Urenui (state highway 3)

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