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Topic # 58420 11-Mar-2010 14:55
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Everyone in my team are expirencing loss of the vodafone network both 2g and 3g.
I turned my phone off and now get access denied when manually trying to connect to the network and the others are saying coverage is coming and going.

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  Reply # 306286 11-Mar-2010 15:09
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Same issue here... WGTN CBD, no 3G or 2G.  If I ring my phone from a landline it goes straight to voicemail.

Restarted phone and still no go.

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  Reply # 306288 11-Mar-2010 15:13
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Seems to be fine here on The Terrace.



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Reply # 306298 11-Mar-2010 15:40
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looks to have come right must of been a pitcular cell failing

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  Reply # 306319 11-Mar-2010 16:47
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Hmmm.... not sure if it's anything to do with this, but a text I sent from XT to VF was delayed about an hour earlier this afternoon...
(to/from Wellington CBD/Te Aro) 




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  Reply # 306322 11-Mar-2010 16:52
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hope it will not be live the xt problems




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  Reply # 306341 11-Mar-2010 17:35
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clicknz: Hmmm.... not sure if it's anything to do with this, but a text I sent from XT to VF was delayed about an hour earlier this afternoon...
(to/from Wellington CBD/Te Aro)?


not at all

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  Reply # 306342 11-Mar-2010 17:36
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cws82us: hope it will not be live the xt problems


a single cell bumping does not compare to south of taupo out

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  Reply # 306605 12-Mar-2010 13:29
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You guys complain too much apparently (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10631583):


Vodafone spokesman Paul Brislen said there had been no network outage, just a lot of pressure on the network from growing data usage.

"At certain times of the day there's a lot of congestion ... What
happens in Wellington is they come out of a meeting and all switch on their iPhones at the same time and find it's congested."

A discussion started on website Geekzone's forums yesterday detailing problems.

People wrote on the site that they could not connect in Wellington CBD even after turning their phones off and on.

But Mr Brislen said Geekzone discussions could overstate problems. "They get a bit carried away," he said.




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  Reply # 306655 12-Mar-2010 15:15
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Just out of interest - where were you in Wellington when you were having the problems?

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  Reply # 306659 12-Mar-2010 15:23
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freitasm:
"At certain times of the day there's a lot of congestion ... What happens in Wellington is they come out of a meeting and all switch on their iPhones at the same time and find it's congested."


I knew it was a bad idea for the Wellington City Council to mandate that the entire city starts and ends meetings at the same time.

That excuse smells of BS to me. Who is 'they'? Do 'they' not have meetings in other cities, like Auckland? Why are 'they' all ending meetings at the same time? And has no-one in this group of 'they' heard of silent mode.. why are they all turning their phones off in meeting? 

 

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  Reply # 306671 12-Mar-2010 15:56
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Reality is this is an excuse. Not everyone ends their meetings at the same time in town and the network should cope with a few mobile phones entering/leaving their coverage and being turned on and off.

Sbiddle tells me that currently Vodafone voice connections are being forced down to GSM on many CBD sites to preserve 3G bandwidth for data. Perhaps your handsets are having problems with that?





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  Reply # 306686 12-Mar-2010 16:53
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The dropping to 2g when making a call has been a long ongoing problem on vodafone if you dont have a handset that can be set to UMTS only. Hardly anything new.




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  Reply # 306689 12-Mar-2010 16:58
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HSBC Tower Lambton Quay, I don't think an issue lasting at least 30min is caused by a group of people coming out of meetings and turning their phone on.

nzbsgfan: Just out of interest - where were you in Wellington when you were having the problems?


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  Reply # 306746 12-Mar-2010 20:02
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Thanks for the info.


mckenndk: HSBC Tower Lambton Quay, I don't think an issue lasting at least 30min is caused by a group of people coming out of meetings and turning their phone on.


nzbsgfan: Just out of interest - where were you in Wellington when you were having the problems?


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  Reply # 306747 12-Mar-2010 20:06
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richms: The dropping to 2g when making a call has been a long ongoing problem on vodafone if you dont have a handset that can be set to UMTS only. Hardly anything new.


It may not be not "a problem" as such.
Perhaps instead, think of it as a way to manage voice traffic in a way that doesnt impact on the end user - but provides more effective headroom for those who might need it. i.e. Data users on 3G.

Just a thought...

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