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Topic # 83014 8-May-2011 23:27
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Ok so i'm looking at getting one.
what are they like?




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  Reply # 466957 9-May-2011 05:55
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Search Sure Signal on Geekzone feedback already posted



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  Reply # 466967 9-May-2011 07:25
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johnr: Search Sure Signal on Geekzone feedback already posted

 yes i found

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=82340

and

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=75612
 not a lot of feed back.....


what i want to know is what are they like from some one thats had one for a little..




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  Reply # 466968 9-May-2011 07:27

Its 'life changing' ... If you call paying for your own micro cell tower life changing.

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  Reply # 466974 9-May-2011 08:06
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They work well, I've installed a few of them; but a couple of things to note:
- must be on a Vodafone DSL connection (hope this will be relaxed sometime in future)
- Won't suit a large home, signal reach is a little less than a tipical WiFi setup.




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  Reply # 466978 9-May-2011 08:19
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SteveON: Its 'life changing' ... If you call paying for your own micro cell tower life changing.


You expect it free?

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  Reply # 466988 9-May-2011 08:59

No John I do not expect it free, it would be nice to use my own ISP though... And possibly get a discount considering any suresignal customer is really helping vf out.

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  Reply # 466991 9-May-2011 09:06
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SteveON: No John I do not expect it free, it would be nice to use my own ISP though... And possibly get a discount considering any suresignal customer is really helping vf out.



So instead of writing a post that looks like a troll above maybe you should have posted that instead

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  Reply # 467009 9-May-2011 09:40
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SteveON: ...(edit)..... any suresignal customer is really helping vf out.

I think you'll find they're really helping themself

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  Reply # 467012 9-May-2011 09:51

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SteveON: ...(edit)..... any suresignal customer is really helping vf out.

I think you'll find they're really helping themself


Well it depends on how you look at it, I don't want to get into a debate at how Vodafone should increase their reception rather than getting customers to install their own boxes. The customer is helping VF out because the box can support multiple devices and can be reached by your neighbours.

Sure John; VF spent last year more that the 3rd guy's entire network worth... but still why does XT rip all over the VF network? 

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  Reply # 467038 9-May-2011 10:44
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SteveON:
oxnsox:
SteveON: ...(edit)..... any suresignal customer is really helping vf out.

I think you'll find they're really helping themself


Well it depends on how you look at it, I don't want to get into a debate at how Vodafone should increase their reception rather than getting customers to install their own boxes. The customer is helping VF out because the box can support?multiple?devices and can be reached by your neighbours.

Sure John; VF spent last year more that the 3rd guy's entire network worth... but still why does XT rip all over the VF network??


Do you mean as in speed?

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  Reply # 467053 9-May-2011 11:17
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SteveON: Its 'life changing' ... If you call paying for your own micro cell tower life changing.


For me, it's a game changer.

My home in Mt Eden has poor coverage due to the building construction.  Outside the coverage is great, however if I want to answer a call inside, I would need to walk outside. Not ideal.

Now I have the Sure Signal I can stay inside and answer the phone.  Data is free, the only thing I'm paying for is power for the device which is minimal.  My only one suggestion would be calls/data done through my Sure Signal would be slightly discounted.

It's not reasonable to expect Vodafone to have 100% coverage absolutely everywhere - the fact they have provided customers a way to improve their coverage if the so wish is great.


edit: Didn't really reply to the OP.  I love my Sure Signal, wouldn't be without it.  Fantastic device. 

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  Reply # 467171 9-May-2011 16:06
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Mine's excellent.  My house is in a dip so I have good coverage at the top of my drive-way but less than ideal coverage in the room with my PC etc.  Since getting a sure signal I have not needed to wander outside to avoid dropped or missed calls when working from home.  Not really bothered by the neighbors using it also, I know the broadband data is zero rated so its been zero impact to me. 

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  Reply # 467231 9-May-2011 18:41
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pressF1: My house is in a dip so I have good coverage at the top of my drive-way but less than ideal coverage in the room with my PC etc. 


Reminds me of a client I recently spoke to.

Mentioned my Sure Signal over beers to him, he lives out West with no coverage but had Vodafone broadband.  Every night he'd redirect his mobile to his landline just to receive calls, and would receive the back log of SMS on his drive up the western motorway on his way into work.  Now with a Sure Signal he has perfect coverage at home.

My one pet peeve now is the unit is too expensive, though I realise this is a superior unit to the one I purchased during the $99 special.  Maybe Vodafone should re-release the more basic unit at a lower price point?

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