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.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
25472 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5274

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 265387 20-Oct-2009 17:53
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.


That's not necessarily a view that everybody shares. I don't have a problem at all with Vodafone's coverage in the places I frequent using both 900 and 2100 3G.

The voice call I had drop last night was also the first time I've had a call drop in probably 6 weeks despite using voice a lot while mobile and also being a reasonably heavy user of VoIP calling over 3G.


66 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 18

Subscriber

  Reply # 265391 20-Oct-2009 18:01
Send private message

Bothe Telecom and Vodafone claim around 97% of new Zealand has 3G coverage ( how they get that figure anyone can guess..
The difference between Telecoms XT network is you either get 3G coverage or no coverage for the 97% of NZ.
Where with Vodafone you get 3G coverage sometimes and then fall back to 2G coverage for the rest of NZ
With the XT network Telecom atleast have to try to be honest.

 
 
 
 


25472 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5274

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 265394 20-Oct-2009 18:06
Send private message

daparrot: Bothe Telecom and Vodafone claim around 97% of new Zealand has 3G coverage ( how they get that figure anyone can guess..
The difference between Telecoms XT network is you either get 3G coverage or no coverage for the 97% of NZ.
Where with Vodafone you get 3G coverage sometimes and then fall back to 2G coverage for the rest of NZ
With the XT network Telecom atleast have to try to be honest.


Neither claim 97% of New Zealand. It's 97% of the population.

If you're on Vodafone and don't have a handset that supports 900MHz UMTS then you will fall back to GSM.

If you have a handset that does support 900 UMTS then you get 3G coverage on both 2100 and 900 depending on your location. This 3G footprint essentially mirrors the existing GSM coverage - there will be the odd place where there is GSM and no 3G but it's certainly the exception rather than the norm.



19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 265396 20-Oct-2009 18:07
Send private message

daparrot: Bothe Telecom and Vodafone claim around 97% of new Zealand has 3G coverage ( how they get that figure anyone can guess..
The difference between Telecoms XT network is you either get 3G coverage or no coverage for the 97% of NZ.
Where with Vodafone you get 3G coverage sometimes and then fall back to 2G coverage for the rest of NZ
With the XT network Telecom atleast have to try to be honest.


This is correct vf and tcnz have 97% population 3G coverage and devices can drop back to 2G for many reasons so what is your point?

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 265399 20-Oct-2009 18:09
Send private message

quite a few places in the north and south isalnd have 3G only sites as well now

20275 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3832

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 265473 20-Oct-2009 22:14
Send private message

sbiddle:

If you're on Vodafone and don't have a handset that supports 900MHz UMTS then you will fall back to GSM.

If you have a handset that does support 900 UMTS then you get 3G coverage on both 2100 and 900 depending on your location. This 3G footprint essentially mirrors the existing GSM coverage - there will be the odd place where there is GSM and no 3G but it's certainly the exception rather than the norm.


You will fall back to GSM regardless of having 900UMTS or not since they choose to only put the 900 MHz where there are few customers. Whereas the majority of vodafones customers will never see it.

Its a joke that they are wanting to provide better 3g service to whopwhop towns, rather then places like malls that would have more people thru them in a day then live in half the small places they deploy 900MHz UMTS.




Richard rich.ms

3281 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 625


  Reply # 265515 21-Oct-2009 04:37
Send private message

I've had perfect 900Mhz 3G coverage "in the middle of nowhere" on the west coast. Where are you referring to?

1045 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 66

Subscriber

  Reply # 265522 21-Oct-2009 07:54
Send private message

Just outside of eketahuna (15km), i get 2 bars 3g and no 2g.

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 »

Vocus New Zealand on the block as Aussies bail
Posted 23-Oct-2017 17:06


Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20



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.