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 | 3 | 4 
195 posts

Master Geek


  # 439677 15-Feb-2011 11:05
Send private message

Thanks JohnR ill look foward to hearing back


1143 posts

Uber Geek


  # 439881 15-Feb-2011 16:24
Send private message

Question: Do these unit's use GPS tracking to position the units like the AT&T unit's do in the USA?




Most problems are the result of previous solutions...

All comment's I make are my own personal opinion and do not in any way, shape or form reflect the views of current or former employers unless specifically stated 

 
 
 
 


AKT

297 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 440044 15-Feb-2011 22:57
Send private message

The answer may have been on the previous thread but I didn't see it, is it locked to your DSL connection and is the data zero-rated (like iSky)?

Thanks

A



19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 441497 19-Feb-2011 17:13
Send private message

AKT: The answer may have been on the previous thread but I didn't see it, is it locked to your DSL connection and is the data zero-rated (like iSky)?

Thanks

A


ADSL traffic is zero rated on Vodafone ADSL and the unit is not locked to a customers account

AKT

297 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 441507 19-Feb-2011 18:19
Send private message

So you could use it when abroad for roaming but still be in nz for the purpose of billing?

A

Minimalist
5596 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 441510 19-Feb-2011 18:26
Send private message

AKT: So you could use it when abroad for roaming but still be in nz for the purpose of billing?



A


No, you have to be on a VFNZ DSL connection.

AKT

297 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 441532 19-Feb-2011 20:52
Send private message

Ahh... So locked to VFNZ DSL but not to single customer?

 
 
 
 


21578 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 441724 20-Feb-2011 19:33
Send private message

Ok well I see that the DSL (Between the modem and exchange) part is zero rated, but is the traffic between the sure signal and the cellphone zero rated as well or does this use up your data allocation? IE if I have a 200MB a month plan, will this traffic consume my allocated data?

BDFL - Memuneh
65012 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 441725 20-Feb-2011 19:37
Send private message

Yes, it will use your monthly data on your mobile plan.

Think of it as a full cell tower. You will get all the services on your mobile from there, and all the limits.

If you are at home then it makes more sense to use WiFi for data (if your mobile is WiFi capable) and use the Sure Signal for mobile (voice calls, SMS).





170 posts

Master Geek


  # 442295 22-Feb-2011 11:18
Send private message

I guess you could always establish a VPN, it seems like that is what the Sure Signal is doing, it's nailing up an IKE VPN back to VFNZ, but the Endpoint only accepts connections from the I.P of a VF DSL Customer, could always nail up a VPN to your house and route any access to Vodafone AS over the DSL to home first and then you could roam with it....

274 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  # 442344 22-Feb-2011 12:15
Send private message

i live in a area that has no cell coverage and we are with Vodafone for home phone and net.
I'm thinking about getting a Sure Signal how ever i have some questions.

when using that Sure Signal:

do you get billed on your cell phone account for any calls you make at full rate? (from what i can guess you do)
Will Vodafone look at making it as you are billed as if you were using your home phone? (i can see it will be a bigger selling point)
Under what grounds can i return it with in the 14 days?

thanks
-AJ
Canterbury




In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.



19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 442362 22-Feb-2011 12:47
Send private message

CADMAX: i live in a area that has no cell coverage and we are with Vodafone for home phone and net.
I'm thinking about getting a Sure Signal how ever i have some questions.

when using that Sure Signal:

do you get billed on your cell phone account for any calls you make at full rate? (from what i can guess you do)
Will Vodafone look at making it as you are billed as if you were using your home phone? (i can see it will be a bigger selling point)
Under what grounds can i return it with in the 14 days?

thanks
-AJ
Canterbury


All these questions are already answerd but charging is per normal for your mobile usage. Just think of the Sure Signal as a baby cell site in your house.

You can return the device in the 14 days for any reason even if you don't like the colour of the unit I guess

27 posts

Geek


  # 442440 22-Feb-2011 15:26
Send private message

I decided to take advantage of the $99 offer. Had a few problems with the older modem I was using anyway so figured that a sure signal with a new modem for $99 was a pretty compelling deal.

Set it all up last night. Sure signal takes about an hour or so to initialise - and by crikey - once it was complete - I had exceptional 5 bar service. In fact I hardly knew there was a 5th bar on my iPhone as I barely ever see it - even in the Auckland CBD.

If your home cell coverage sucks (like mine did) - then I can certainly confirm that it works well

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



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 »

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.