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Topic # 83673 20-May-2011 09:02
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I have been surfing the Vodafone website for information on HSPA+ devices and speed and all that I can find is:


 
3G Broadband devices
2G / dial up
average download speed
Average download speed
800 Kbps - 1.4 Mbps
20 Kbps - 40 Kbps
average download speed
Average upload speed
700 Kbps - 1.2 Mbps
10 Kbps - 20 Kbps
 


I have a quad band HSPA+ device that is running nicely on XT, but I have decided that because I already have a few phones with VF, I want to migrate to a 'half price 2GB mobile broadband sim' from VF for an all-in-one bill.

Using the sites 'search' function brings up no info either.

I use this device to login into remotely and view HD cameras, and also for local voip services (2TALK).  

Why is there no info Vodafone?

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  Reply # 471432 20-May-2011 09:08
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What else do you want to know?



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  Reply # 471438 20-May-2011 09:17
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Well, the lack of info kind of makes me think they have turned that part of the network off or it is restricted.

I don't want to go and sign up to a 12mth VF broadband deal if it won't be as good as XT ping speed and jitter wise.

Plus I have to change to aerial, software settings, as well as travel 4 hours to get to the device which I am prepared to do if VF will give the same results. 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 471507 20-May-2011 12:02
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buy a prepaid SIM to try it out.
If you find the speeds are what you expect then take the plunge.
Will cost you maybe $30 but worth it if it takes away the risk of a contract when you don't know about coverage/speed etc.

(personally unless I know for sure I will use the same amount every month I would go prepaid anyway. Just buy it as and when I need it instead of committing to a monthly spend)

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  Reply # 471516 20-May-2011 12:12
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Vodafone NZ have many live dual carrier sites around Auckland and other regions and 43mbps sites in Ponsonby and the first 43 mbps site went live in Wellington early Thursday morning

Dual carrier devices should be in the market soon (ish)

Please note Dual carrier and Dual band is very different



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  Reply # 471584 20-May-2011 14:10
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johnr: Vodafone NZ have many live dual carrier sites around Auckland and other regions and 43mbps sites in Ponsonby and the first 43 mbps site went live in Wellington early Thursday morning

Dual carrier devices should be in the market soon (ish)

Please note Dual carrier and Dual band is very different


Okay, so all your cell towers are already hspa+ (21Mbps) then? I only need the towers around the Taupo lake (whole) rim.

Also John, why is Vodafone not actively promoting 21Mbps capabilities like XT do? 



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  Reply # 471588 20-May-2011 14:14
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NonprayingMantis: buy a prepaid SIM to try it out.
If you find the speeds are what you expect then take the plunge.
Will cost you maybe $30 but worth it if it takes away the risk of a contract when you don't know about coverage/speed etc.

(personally unless I know for sure I will use the same amount every month I would go prepaid anyway. Just buy it as and when I need it instead of committing to a monthly spend)


I wonder if I could buy and install a prepaid sim as a trial, then later on get that sim transfered to a plan under my account over the phone? That would mean I wouldn't have to make a second trip. 

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  Reply # 471598 20-May-2011 14:41
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I have always wondered why both Telecom and Vfone still retail prepay SIM packs for $30 when it only costs $5 for a 2 degrees prepay SIM card. Are both Telecom and Vfone SIM's gold plated.

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  Reply # 471616 20-May-2011 15:22
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I just checked my Telecom SIM and yes the contacts are gold plated.

Unfortunately my 2 Degrees SIM also has gold plated contacts.

The reason they charge $30 is because they want to and they can. It's like any retail item, they charge as much as they possibly can while still getting the number of customers they want.

2 Degrees have chosen to sell theirs at $5 because that suits their plans.

You could also ask why 2 Degrees SIMs have gone up by 250% in cost since they launched.

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  Reply # 471617 20-May-2011 15:25
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graemeh: I just checked my Telecom SIM and yes the contacts are gold plated.

Unfortunately my 2 Degrees SIM also has gold plated contacts.

The reason they charge $30 is because they want to and they can. It's like any retail item, they charge as much as they possibly can while still getting the number of customers they want.

2 Degrees have chosen to sell theirs at $5 because that suits their plans.

You could also ask why 2 Degrees SIMs have gone up by 250% in cost since they launched.


You could also ask why 2D have lowered some of their pricing.

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  Reply # 471620 20-May-2011 15:27
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graemeh: I just checked my Telecom SIM and yes the contacts are gold plated.

Unfortunately my 2 Degrees SIM also has gold plated contacts.

The reason they charge $30 is because they want to and they can. It's like any retail item, they charge as much as they possibly can while still getting the number of customers they want.

2 Degrees have chosen to sell theirs at $5 because that suits their plans.

You could also ask why 2 Degrees SIMs have gone up by 250% in cost since they launched.


they were giving them away for free ($0) before they launched, so they have actually gone up by infinity% since then Tongue out

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  Reply # 471644 20-May-2011 16:14
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NonprayingMantis: they were giving them away for free ($0) before they launched, so they have actually gone up by infinity% since then Tongue out


If I remember correctly the free ones had $5 credit on them too.

We're being cheated here, quick complain to the commerce commission Money mouth

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  Reply # 471652 20-May-2011 16:21
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jjnz1:
johnr: Vodafone NZ have many live dual carrier sites around Auckland and other regions and 43mbps sites in Ponsonby and the first 43 mbps site went live in Wellington early Thursday morning

Dual carrier devices should be in the market soon (ish)

Please note Dual carrier and Dual band is very different


Okay, so all your cell towers are already hspa+ (21Mbps) then? I only need the towers around the Taupo lake (whole) rim.

Also John, why is Vodafone not actively promoting 21Mbps?capabilities?like XT do??


No all our cells are not HSPA+

Many are still HSPA

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