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# 180490 11-Sep-2015 06:03
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We have patchy 2 degrees signal where we are, and I have found this on TradeMe:
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=944199428

I have found a page with the specs here: http://www.discoverytelecom.eu/catalog/3115.html

Can anyone please advise whether this will work on 2 degrees, and if not, what provider it is compatible with please

Many thanks!

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  # 1385336 11-Sep-2015 06:10
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I would say this is not a legal unit and if used you will have the RFS knocking on your door

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  # 1385337 11-Sep-2015 06:23
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No, unit is not legal. Only the cell-fi units on Spark and 2Degrees are ok and then you must register them specifically with the networks.

Vodafone offer the sure signal as a femto cell instead which is effectively a minicell site. I expect that listing to be removed shortly too.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1385343 11-Sep-2015 07:38
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it's gone....




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  # 1385347 11-Sep-2015 07:51
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As noted, Cel-Fi is the only unit licensed for 2degrees. It's not cheap.



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  # 1386483 13-Sep-2015 08:46
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Thanks to all for the info, seems it's too good to be true.
Short of the Cell-Fi units, is there anything that can help us improve the signal in the house?

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  # 1434498 25-Nov-2015 12:24
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Me too am in the similar situation, but with Vodafone.
Am located in Awhitu peninsula, with VF for Internet broadband, RBI wireless, land line is connected to CHORUS network copper. All works fine, except for a couple of pre-pay VF cell phones, there is 3G signal 3 bar just outside the kitchen, down to 1 bar in the kitchen- none elsewhere in the house.
But on my roof I get excellent 4 bars signal strength, consistently.
I am trying to improve signal in the house, but SURESIGNAL works only on 2100 MHz, not on 900 MHz we get here in RBI wireless, 3G. or the 3G signal we get from the Clarks Beach Tower.
I have been looking around for a solution, like a YAGI antenna on the roof, bring signal down via cat6 cable, then use a passive device of some sort. (Active booster, I am told is illegal; - Getting reminded of the saying "all the good things in life are either illegal, immoral or fattening!)
Are there any solutions for my situation?
With younger in cheek, if an active booster is installed, what are the chances of VF approving it?
Following NZ website advertises a unit as VF compatible for $374, is it legal?

https://www.mobilephonesignalbooster.co.nz/
Will appreciate any help.
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  # 1434508 25-Nov-2015 12:33
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The frequency (MHz) used by Sure Signal refers to the phone, not your incoming Internet connection. So long as your Internet is through Vodafone then it'll work.

Edit: Looks like there may be issues with RBI that I wasn't aware of; see below.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1434538 25-Nov-2015 12:57
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Wheelspanner:if an active booster is installed, what are the chances of VF approving it?
Following NZ website advertises a unit as VF compatible for $374, is it legal?

https://www.mobilephonesignalbooster.co.nz/
Will appreciate any help.
Cheers
Wheelspanner


Zero chance of VodafoneNZ approving the device to use in the Vodafone mobile band,

Thanks for the link off to the site I am following this up now

These units can wipe out mobile coverage and cause major issues

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  # 1434547 25-Nov-2015 13:10
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Behodar: The frequency (MHz) used by Sure Signal refers to the phone, not your incoming Internet connection. So long as your Internet is through Vodafone then it'll work.

Well, I am getting confused by the minute.
Several calls to VF made regarding this and I was told SURESIGNAL will not work with RBI wireless, hence my query.

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  # 1434549 25-Nov-2015 13:18
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sure signal is used to boost the signal for your mobile phones, not for your RBI wireless. how it works i havent looked into it, someone else should be able to answer that.

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  # 1434551 25-Nov-2015 13:20
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That Vodafone Sure Signal looks handy.  We have a few Vodafone users in our house and we are in a poor coverage area.

The webpage say you have to have Vodafone fixed line internet for it to work.

Does anyone know if that is an absolute requirement?

We are contracted to Spark for our UFB for the next 12 months or so.




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  # 1434561 25-Nov-2015 13:34
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"You have to have VF fixed line Internet for it to work"
I think this is where the catch is.
Our internet is via wireless, 3G, RBI; Phone (landline), copper connected to CHORUS Network.
That ist be the reason VF help desk says SURESIGNAL will not work for me.
Cheers
Wheelspanner

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  # 1434595 25-Nov-2015 14:43
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Issue with SureSignal over RBI is the RBI router can lock on to the SureSignal creating loopback. We have seen this happen in some areas where a neighbour has slow DSL1 running a SureSignal and RBI router locking on to this signal. In your case, if the RBI router locked on to a SureSignal plugged into itself, it would get caught in a continuous loopback.

Possibly Vodafone will address this in future and we may see SureSignal available on RBI connections; but at this stage no.


You can use a high gain Yagi cabled down to an inductive pad. This is quite legal, but it is not the most particle solution. Phone is stuck in one place only and generally only good for text and phone calls on speaker phone.
http://cellutronics.co.nz/House_Antenna_Kits.php 





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  # 1434599 25-Nov-2015 14:50
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johnr:
Wheelspanner:if an active booster is installed, what are the chances of VF approving it?
Following NZ website advertises a unit as VF compatible for $374, is it legal?

https://www.mobilephonesignalbooster.co.nz/
Will appreciate any help.
Cheers
Wheelspanner


Zero chance of VodafoneNZ approving the device to use in the Vodafone mobile band,

Thanks for the link off to the site I am following this up now

These units can wipe out mobile coverage and cause major issues


Quick to leave chat when I asked if NZ Telco approved.







Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


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  # 1434607 25-Nov-2015 14:59
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haha I got this (updated)


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