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Topic # 43125 17-Oct-2009 18:26

Yet again we lose all coverage on the vodafone network around the Wauiku area - "sorry we have had a power outage since lunchtime" s'funny as all the lights are on and its business as usual. We have 4 phones at our place and for less than $400 we are moving to the dark side. I thought things might have improved over the years so I have held on but not any more - and despite the numerous promises of increased coverage - Nah - Voda don't give a rotents bottom.

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  Reply # 264915 18-Oct-2009 21:31
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Vodafone, Telecom.... When choosing a telco, you dont choose one on its merits, you choose one because its the lesser of two evils.

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  Reply # 264944 18-Oct-2009 23:29
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jjnz1: Vodafone, Telecom.... When choosing a telco, you dont choose one on its merits, you choose one because its the lesser of two evils.


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  Reply # 264978 19-Oct-2009 09:20
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Fe3o4: Yet again we lose all coverage on the vodafone network around the Wauiku area - "sorry we have had a power outage since lunchtime" s'funny as all the lights are on and its business as usual. We have 4 phones at our place and for less than $400 we are moving to the dark side. I thought things might have improved over the years so I have held on but not any more - and despite the numerous promises of increased coverage - Nah - Voda don't give a rotents bottom.


Yes there was a power outage not at the Waiuku cell but at the hub the cell is linked to for transmisson!

Why do we need to increase coverage at Waiuku its fine I live near by

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  Reply # 265001 19-Oct-2009 10:46

John,
Thanks for the update on the outage. I am about 5km due east of the steelmill near the main road. Accordng to the coverage tool I should be 3/4 bars on G2.5 - I wish!

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  Reply # 265002 19-Oct-2009 10:48
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Fe2o4, yer sometimes I too have problems when I use a cup and string phone... I get no bars!! Crappy telco!

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  Reply # 265007 19-Oct-2009 11:05
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Fe3o4: John,
Thanks for the update on the outage. I am about 5km due east of the steelmill near the main road. Accordng to the coverage tool I should be 3/4 bars on G2.5 - I wish!


Coverage map shows outside coverage and is approx only as different handsets have different RF performance

Vodafone do not test inside customers houses or property when drive testing

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  Reply # 265008 19-Oct-2009 11:06
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jjnz1: Fe2o4, yer sometimes I too have problems when I use a cup and string phone... I get no bars!! Crappy telco!


Your stupid comments add no Value you should hang out on the trademe community board

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  Reply # 265038 19-Oct-2009 13:06
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Your right it was a stupid comment but sometimes stupid comments lighten the mood (when used in moderation of course) but I do apologise John

In case my previous postings portrayed otherwise, I am a vodafone supporter, in fact I just signed up to another 12mth connection for one of my guys about 30 minutes ago.



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  Reply # 265309 20-Oct-2009 13:26

John,
Regarding the issue of handset performance, I have had a wide selection of mobiles, from Nokia 6310, Jasjar, Nokia E51 and currently I phone G3 and there was no significant difference in performance. I can appreciate that Vodafone do not test indoors, but I have to go outside to recieve calls now and then they usually drop out. I think we may be in a signal "grey hole"

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  Reply # 265319 20-Oct-2009 13:38
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Fe3o4: John,
Regarding the issue of handset performance, I have had a wide selection of mobiles, from Nokia 6310, Jasjar, Nokia E51 and currently I phone G3 and there was no significant difference in performance. I can appreciate that Vodafone do not test indoors, but I have to go outside to recieve calls now and then they usually drop out. I think we may be in a signal "grey hole"


Well that would depend on distance from serving cell? what the house is made of? Are you located over a ridge line behind a hill?

All the devices you have listed will only provide 2G coverage in your area have you tried a 3G WCDMA 900mhz device




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  Reply # 265331 20-Oct-2009 14:33

John,
Where are the cell sites? the house is brick, wood and decramastic tile, we are located on flat ground with rolling contour all around.
According to the coverage map I can only get 2G coverage anyway.
Is the Iphone 3GS a WCDMA 900mHz device? you would have to pry my Iphone from my cold dead hands - it does everything else and works fine outside the "grey hole"!!

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  Reply # 265348 20-Oct-2009 15:37
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Fe3o4: John,
Where are the cell sites? the house is brick, wood and decramastic tile, we are located on flat ground with rolling contour all around.
According to the coverage map I can only get 2G coverage anyway.
Is the Iphone 3GS a WCDMA 900mHz device? you would have to pry my Iphone from my cold dead hands - it does everything else and works fine outside the "grey hole"!!


Waiuku cell is near the New World

Waiuku has had 3G 900mhz for well over a year when I check the Vodafone coverage map this shows 3G coverage (extended 900mhz 3G)

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  Reply # 265350 20-Oct-2009 15:38
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And no the iphone 3G / 3Gs is not a 900mhz 3G device or you would have 3G coverage

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  Reply # 265375 20-Oct-2009 17:17
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The words Vodafone and Coverage are very rarley used unless you also use the word rubbish.

Thier 3G implementation is a great disappointment.

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  Reply # 265385 20-Oct-2009 17:47
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daparrot: The words Vodafone and Coverage are very rarley used unless you also use the word rubbish.

Thier 3G implementation is a great disappointment.


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