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  Reply # 338216 4-Jun-2010 11:05

I live in Three Kings, Auckland. It's pretty central but even here the local council (don't think it's Ak City Council but some lesser body) doesn't like towers so yes, I have no coverage.

If I'd checked and seen that I wouldn't have bought this house. As it is I now have coverage and the neighbours come and stand in my back garden to get signal. Not exactly ideal.

We even have a park at the bottom of the street that would suit a nice tower but of course the council has been convinced that nobody wants such things in their neighbourhood so...

Must take a photo of our rubbish bin cellsite for you all.




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  Reply # 338223 4-Jun-2010 11:18
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Tis a sad world when where you live is dictated by mobile coverage......

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  Reply # 338232 4-Jun-2010 11:27
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oxnsox: Tis a sad world when where you live is dictated by mobile coverage......


Where you live at the moment is probably dictated by power coverage, fresh water coverage, drainage coverage etc. It's just another thing that people consider these days.




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  Reply # 338236 4-Jun-2010 11:30

Exactly... we chose based on work, school, roading plans, LIM report, the type of houses around us, the type of house itself...

all kinds of things.

But I'd add to that mix, cellphone reception and fixed line broadband speeds. Couldn't do without either these days.




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  Reply # 338274 4-Jun-2010 12:59
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PaulBrislen: I live in Three Kings, Auckland. It's pretty central but even here the local council (don't think it's Ak City Council but some lesser body) doesn't like towers so yes, I have no coverage.

If I'd checked and seen that I wouldn't have bought this house. As it is I now have coverage and the neighbours come and stand in my back garden to get signal. Not exactly ideal.

We even have a park at the bottom of the street that would suit a nice tower but of course the council has been convinced that nobody wants such things in their neighbourhood so...

Must take a photo of our rubbish bin cellsite for you all.


oh so it's the council? how long ago did you ask? i'll send in a request for you but i got a feeling the council will come back to me and say 'it is up to vodafone whether they install a tower'.

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muppet:
oxnsox: Tis a sad world when where you live is dictated by mobile coverage......


Where you live at the moment is probably dictated by power coverage, fresh water coverage, drainage coverage etc. It's just another thing that people consider these days.


Possibly, but I use rainwater and need a yagi to access the local(?) heavy breathing cell site, about 15km away, that I use for Voice and data. Could use the copper but how far is that to the exchange......Laughing

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  Reply # 338309 4-Jun-2010 14:07
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PaulBrislen: I live in Three Kings, Auckland. It's pretty central but even here the local council (don't think it's Ak City Council but some lesser body) doesn't like towers so yes, I have no coverage.

If I'd checked and seen that I wouldn't have bought this house. As it is I now have coverage and the neighbours come and stand in my back garden to get signal. Not exactly ideal.

We even have a park at the bottom of the street that would suit a nice tower but of course the council has been convinced that nobody wants such things in their neighbourhood so...

Must take a photo of our rubbish bin cellsite for you all.


Cheeky question: Do 2degrees or XT work at your house?

Would be interested in your rubbish bin cellsite - its a strange world when people consider a rubbish bin to be more attractive than a cellsite.

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  Reply # 338319 4-Jun-2010 14:35
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Maybe one of these would stick out less than a palm tree in sunny Wainuiomata.

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  Reply # 338321 4-Jun-2010 14:52
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dolsen: Maybe one of these would stick out less than a palm tree in sunny Wainuiomata.

Tree Tower


Make it a Pohutakawa and you got yourself a deal! lol J/K




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  Reply # 340616 11-Jun-2010 13:15
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The tree site in Manukau is not bad.

I personally don't see cellsites as being all that ugly, any more so then street lights, roads, drains, footpaths or any other thing that makes life easier.

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  Reply # 340830 11-Jun-2010 23:12
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Blindspot: The tree site in Manukau is not bad.

I personally don't see cellsites as being all that ugly, any more so then street lights, roads, drains, footpaths or any other thing that makes life easier.


If some of the treehuggers had their way we would have none of that either.




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ZollyMonsta: The thing is.. if they moved it one street over, half a block down then it would be in a semi-rural setting but still be able to provide the coverage they want.. and it wouldn't annoy half as many people.


talk to transpower about putting towers on rural and semi-rural land....

play spot the vodafone cell tower in this map:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=park+rise,+mairangi+bay&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=51.355924,113.818359&ie=UTF8&hq=park+rise,&hnear=Mairangi+Bay,+Auckland,+New+Zealand&ll=-36.747549,174.761093&spn=0,0.000868&t=h&z=21&layer=c&cbll=-36.747523,174.760985&panoid=S9Bcs5n9WbvFYFD0-qk2xg&cbp=12,43.61,,0,5

according to my source, the church recently got its steeple replaced - and a bunch of Vodafone hardware was supposedly put inside.




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according to my source, the church recently got its steeple replaced - and a bunch of Vodafone hardware was supposedly put inside.


Good for them...  Of course that's good.. no one can see it.  This thread isn't about a hidden cell tower, its about a cell tower that sticks out like dogs balls for all to see. 




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  Reply # 340890 12-Jun-2010 09:27
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PaulBrislen: I live in Three Kings, Auckland. It's pretty central but even here the local council (don't think it's Ak City Council but some lesser body) doesn't like towers so yes, I have no coverage.

If I'd checked and seen that I wouldn't have bought this house. As it is I now have coverage and the neighbours come and stand in my back garden to get signal. Not exactly ideal.

We even have a park at the bottom of the street that would suit a nice tower but of course the council has been convinced that nobody wants such things in their neighbourhood so...

Must take a photo of our rubbish bin cellsite for you all.
 


 3kings is still in auckland city council area , and when i got to work in 3 kings my vodafone and 2degrees ph get great coverage since a tower in right next to our deopt and the old 3 kings quarry , what local park are you talking about in 3 kings Paul.

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