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Topic # 43552 20-Oct-2009 17:38
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10604337

Noticed this item on the Herald website this afternoon. It made me ponder a few questions:

1) Will this service be extended outside the Auckland CBD?
2) Will it be extended to other areas a la 3G Extended coverage? If not, is there an equivalent service for out-of-the-main-centres coverage?
3) Will my newly-purchased K3715 Vodem stick support HSPA+?
4) Will data limits increase as a result of more speed?

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  Reply # 265401 20-Oct-2009 18:13
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Many of those questions are answered in the media release and you know your vodem does not support 21mbps down as I gave you the max speeds it supports in another thread

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  Reply # 265403 20-Oct-2009 18:14
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Ah d'oh. My bad. Thanks John.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 265404 20-Oct-2009 18:18
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On the vodafone forums there is some INFO in the media release you might like to have a read

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  Reply # 265432 20-Oct-2009 19:46
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Good on Vodafone, looks like they are trying to get PR ahead of Telecom's planned nationwide rollout of 21 Megabits at Christmas.

100 Customers though? Must be pretty spech!




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  Reply # 265439 20-Oct-2009 20:03
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According to the Stuff article from yesterday linked below Telecom are launching this in the next fortnight. Not sure if this will be limited to Wellington, since the article mentions that it's currently "switched on" there, or whether that means it's currently live in Wellington for compatible devices and will be going live nationwide in a fortnight?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/2976184/Speed-up-for-Telecom-mobiles


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  Reply # 265467 20-Oct-2009 21:57
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While I love the idea of HSPA+ and the potential 8mb+ speeds it can offer, I wonder if there is some way to improve the current service first, I was at starbucks on Queen St over the weekend whilst visiting Auckland and the speed was so slow - .4mbps for one test and .7 for another (upload was over 1mbps)

I've heard the line many times from those inside of VF that there are lots of users and that is slowing things down, however this seems to be managed by many networks throughout the world in such a way that there is sufficient speed (bandwidth) for all.

To my way of thinking those with a current Vodafone mobile bb service would be crazy to even think of investing in a new device when they can't even get 1/10th of the potential spend out of their current device.

I wonder if this is simply a marketing ploy from VF rather than a true crusade to provide good speeds for all.

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  Reply # 265485 20-Oct-2009 23:12
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aperfectcircle: According to the Stuff article from yesterday linked below Telecom are launching this in the next fortnight. Not sure if this will be limited to Wellington, since the article mentions that it's currently "switched on" there, or whether that means it's currently live in Wellington for compatible devices and will be going live nationwide in a fortnight?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/2976184/Speed-up-for-Telecom-mobiles



HSPA+ is all over Wellington, has been for the last 2 or 3 weeks.



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  Reply # 265642 21-Oct-2009 13:30
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Pricing will be interesting, wonder if it will be attractive enough to replace POTS + ADSL for low usage users.

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  Reply # 266082 22-Oct-2009 13:27
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LOL as previously said i think the saying " learn to walk before you run" comes to mind

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