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  Reply # 508908 19-Aug-2011 11:17
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freitasm: There are no iPhone problems. iPhone is magical. iPhone is perfect.

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That's what I say when i'm sitting at meetings trying to tether my iphone and getting speeds little better than dialup!   Telecom should run that as their speed comparison video.

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  Reply # 508909 19-Aug-2011 11:17
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Thanks jjnz1 , bad day lol




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  Reply # 508912 19-Aug-2011 11:28
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gaah i feel so noob on this site ! Time to catch up though.
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  Reply # 508925 19-Aug-2011 12:03
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The XT network may be relatively unloaded since not all CDMA subscribers have been migrated over. It's not really an apples for apples comparison till then. Hopefully it doesn't turn into a lemon again when that happens.

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  Reply # 508937 19-Aug-2011 12:17
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So true, so many points im looking past. Thanks :)




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Above Vodafone NZ Speed Test result taken at 1204pm, inside the middle of Te Awa Shopping Mall's Foodcourt, Hamilton. On my Samsung Galaxy S II.














Second Vodafone NZ Speed Test result taken at 1245pm, outside in Pukete Hamilton. On my Samsung Galaxy S II.










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  Reply # 508969 19-Aug-2011 13:19
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firewire: The XT network may be relatively unloaded since not all CDMA subscribers have been migrated over. It's not really an apples for apples comparison till then. Hopefully it doesn't turn into a lemon again when that happens.


I doubt that is as true now as it was last year. 
Telecom have had EVDO turned off for quite some time now,  so any data users will have moved across already.  The customer still on CDMA will be voice and text only (with a teeny tiny bit of data), which will a much lower (almost no) impact on data speeds when/if they come over to XT

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  Reply # 508971 19-Aug-2011 13:22
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Hey NonprayingMantis

What is your opinion on the reason XT has faster speeds then voda ?
Or which one really is faster.




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  Reply # 508997 19-Aug-2011 14:10
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joutei: Hey NonprayingMantis

What is your opinion on the reason XT has faster speeds then voda ?
Or which one really is faster.


NBR released some figures last month on total customers for each Mobile Network in New Zealand.

The article can be read here: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/vodafone-loses-26000-customes-ck-97583
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Vodafone: 2,458,000 (46.63%)*
Telecom:  2,193,000 (41.60%)**
2degrees: 580,112 (11.01%)***
MVNOs: 45,000 (0.76%)****


This NBR article reports a direct quote from Paul Reynolds "Chief executive Paul Reynolds said the number on XT rose from 51% of Telecom's total mobile connections (representing 77% of revenue), from 46% in the previous quarter"

So - if XT customers in July were 51% of their total customers, that would mean around 1,118,430 customers are on XT.

At a guess, Vodafone NZ might have around 1,700,000 3G customers (they don't release exact 2G/3G customer breakdowns that I am aware of) PLUS their roaming customers from 2 Degrees & MVNO's on top of this.

Therefore Vodafone NZ would easily have more than 7-800,000 3G customers than Telecom XT - resulting in significantly more people using their 3G service - this will result in slower speeds at different times.

Also, depending on Network load at the cell site, distance from the cell site, devices used to undertake speed tests, signal strength and other variables will affect 3G Mobile BB speeds.







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  Reply # 509005 19-Aug-2011 14:18
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thanks psychrn :)




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  Reply # 509012 19-Aug-2011 14:22
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joutei: Hey NonprayingMantis

What is your opinion on the reason XT has faster speeds then voda ?
Or which one really is faster.


It should be worth mentioning NonPrayingMantis opinion in this matter may be biased.

 




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  Reply # 509015 19-Aug-2011 14:26
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haha!!!!

freitasm , your the top dog! =)
Please explain it to me, because nothing seems to be coming to a conclusion :P




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  Reply # 509017 19-Aug-2011 14:30
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joutei: haha!!!!

freitasm , your the top dog! =)
Please explain it to me, because nothing seems to be coming to a conclusion :P


I just updated my above post with more information for you to read.




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  Reply # 509021 19-Aug-2011 14:33
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Yeah i just saw it after my post. hmm interesting !




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  Reply # 509030 19-Aug-2011 14:50
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There are so many variables to take into account that no comparison would ever be truly accurate, except in lab conditions which would also not really be an accurate comparison. I find discussions like these interesting because I often hear of people preaching "XTs faster than Vodafail", "Cant get signal on Vodafone, XTs so much better", etc, etc. that I almost begin to wonder if they are being paid to say these things. Although I never seem to have any problems with Speeds or Signal. In nearly every test I have done I have consistently found Vodafone to be much faster and with better signal in anywhere but the larger areas (e.g. Palmerston North, Wellington, etc.), in these instances the signal and speed are short of impressive. Just my opinion. The number of customers using data in larger areas vs. smaller areas is probably a factor in this.

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