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Topic # 9335 9-Sep-2006 12:28
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Have anyone noticed an improvement in call quality in Wellington these days? I mean, in terms of less call drops, clarity, etc?

Just curious, because I am sure something was done around here and I wanted to know if there was a visible impact?







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  Reply # 45702 9-Sep-2006 12:52
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I live in Auckland and I've never experienced a call dropout, unless im out in the country and go out of range.



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  Reply # 45705 9-Sep-2006 13:01
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freitasm: While moving and changing cell sites?




Auckland is still terrible for 3G coverage. When I was up their last month I caught the Airport Bus into town and while on it got cut off 3 times during a 15 minute phonecall.


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  Reply # 45713 9-Sep-2006 14:24
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Have definatly noticed a difference :D

I've also noticed a nice shiny new 3G cellsite going up 100 metres down the road from my house :D

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  Reply # 45736 9-Sep-2006 20:07
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What suburb do you live in?


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  Reply # 45803 11-Sep-2006 10:32
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Jeffthechef: Have definatly noticed a difference :D



I've also noticed a nice shiny new 3G cellsite going up 100 metres down the road from my house :D


Sounds good (what area)

It might be Eco-net LOL ROFL


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  Reply # 45807 11-Sep-2006 10:57
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LOL @ EcoNet. They're using Nokia equipment so I doubt it.

Its Newlands/Paparangi (Wellington)

Hasn't been turned on yet, may go have a chat with the techs working on it. Wink



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  Reply # 45810 11-Sep-2006 11:06
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Possibly, theres a hill in the way though. Looks to be more of a fill in for the Paparangi area though.

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  Reply # 45828 11-Sep-2006 14:46
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Is this the site on Helston Rd? I was under the impression it was live already.

If it's not it could potentially give Mauricio better 3G coverage as the site is a lot higher up than the J'Ville site.

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  Reply # 45836 11-Sep-2006 17:56
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This one is on Bracken Road. Same side of the road as Newlands College, just before the turn off to Paparangi/Grenada Heights.



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Reply # 45837 11-Sep-2006 18:03
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Hmmm. I live on the other side in Johnsonville, but looking at the map I have a direct line of sight to this address. Actually if I get a pair of binocullars I could see this from my kitchen. I wonder if this will really improve my reception here (currently 2 out 5 bars on my Pocket PC).





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  Reply # 45847 11-Sep-2006 19:48
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freitasm: While moving and changing cell sites?




Yea, its fine moving between cell sites.

3G coverage is ok, not great, and calls never drop switching between 2.5g and 3g.

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  Reply # 45854 11-Sep-2006 21:13
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I used to get calls dropped while driving along the motorway past Tawa with multiple devices tried, no such problem today with a 6234, constant line held from Churton Park to Paremata :)

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  Reply # 45864 12-Sep-2006 11:40
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Mauricio... I see there's a new tower going up in Churton Park as well, so you might just be lucky yet...

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