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Topic # 59304 1-Apr-2010 11:35
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How does this work? Is it exactly the same as making a call over the mobile network, only classified as a local call?

Can you pack the wireless home phone box up and take it away on holiday around the country with you or is it fixed to one location?

It seems very good value but if so many people had it, surely it would congest the networks?


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http://www.vodafone.co.nz/home-phone/wireless/
 
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$25 per month with unlimited local calling and free wireless home phone box and cordless phone.
$40 per month, same as above and also includes unlimited nationwide calling.

Also gives you $20 discount per month on a mobile broadband plan so you can be completely wireless. (lasts as long as you have both services active)

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  Reply # 313803 1-Apr-2010 11:54
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Appears to use the 2G network only -(correct me if I'm incorrect).  VF 2G voice capacity should be increasing as more users get 3G dual band capable handsets.  So possibly a smart way to better utilize the 2G network.

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  Reply # 313899 1-Apr-2010 14:38
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It is GSM only because Vodafone are only offering GSM CTU's at present.

You can't move the device around the country, it locks itself to a specific location and can only be used there. This is to comply with NAD regulations and also important because being a fixed line replacement it also needs to be able to meet 111 guidelines and have an address linked back to the number.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 314494 3-Apr-2010 21:30
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Wouldn't say it locks itself to one location as mine works 100km away (was for trouble shooting only), its just your not meant to under VF T&C's and also I'd say for the likes of the 111 service.

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