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.


12 posts

Geek


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.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
1085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 84

Subscriber

  Reply # 264915 18-Oct-2009 21:31
Send private message

Vodafone, Telecom.... When choosing a telco, you dont choose one on its merits, you choose one because its the lesser of two evils.

1200 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Trusted

  Reply # 264944 18-Oct-2009 23:29
Send private message

jjnz1: Vodafone, Telecom.... When choosing a telco, you dont choose one on its merits, you choose one because its the lesser of two evils.


God ain't that the truth! Or the one with the biggest generators!




Tyler - Parnell Geek - iPhone 3G - Lenovo X301 - Kaseya - Great Western Steak House, these are some of my favourite things.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 264978 19-Oct-2009 09:20
Send private message

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

John




12 posts

Geek


  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!

1085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 84

Subscriber

  Reply # 265002 19-Oct-2009 10:48
Send private message

Fe2o4, yer sometimes I too have problems when I use a cup and string phone... I get no bars!! Crappy telco!

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 265007 19-Oct-2009 11:05
Send private message

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

John

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 265008 19-Oct-2009 11:06
Send private message

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

John

1085 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 84

Subscriber

  Reply # 265038 19-Oct-2009 13:06
Send private message

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.



12 posts

Geek


  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"

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 265319 20-Oct-2009 13:38
Send private message

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




12 posts

Geek


  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"!!

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 265348 20-Oct-2009 15:37
Send private message

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)

JOhn

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 265350 20-Oct-2009 15:38
Send private message

And no the iphone 3G / 3Gs is not a 900mhz 3G device or you would have 3G coverage

82 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 21

Subscriber

  Reply # 265375 20-Oct-2009 17:17
Send private message

The words Vodafone and Coverage are very rarley used unless you also use the word rubbish.

Thier 3G implementation is a great disappointment.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 265385 20-Oct-2009 17:47
Send private message

daparrot: The words Vodafone and Coverage are very rarley used unless you also use the word rubbish.

Thier 3G implementation is a great disappointment.


Another person from the trademe community forum

What are you on about?

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page 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 »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

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



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.