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  # 2015268 13-May-2018 17:46
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More focussed signal in one area, as opposed to a slightly less strong signal in a 360° range?


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  # 2021310 23-May-2018 19:18
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Already off line in Haast ...

 

 

 

Vodafone...

 

Haast
Services affected - Degraded 3G Voice and Data services

 

Under Repair

 

12:17am 22/05/2018
TBC

 

Spark...

 

Haast Outage Outage
(Mobile)

 

3G/4G Mobile customers in Haast may be experiencing a loss of Voice, Data & SMS services. The outage started 22nd May 2018 at 14:54. Our techs are working on it and we'll show a green icon on this map when it's back up and running.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2021314 23-May-2018 19:24
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@andrewcnz That outage could impact all carriers

 

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  # 2021315 23-May-2018 19:24
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Interestingly 2degrees doesn't show this site on their network status page (but they do show 2 others not including scheduled outages). But I rather suspect they are affected too if both Vodafone and Spark are affected. Probably some fault with the shared backhaul connection?


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  # 2021337 23-May-2018 19:38
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Coverage still not listed on any carrier's coverage page (but I suspect it's not far away)...


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  # 2042961 23-Jun-2018 20:47
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quickymart:

 

Awesome! Although I just checked all the providers maps and there's nothing showing there yet :(

 



@quickymart Carries only update coverage map about only once every 4 weeks sometimes longer

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Must be "longer" John...still not seeing any coverage yet :(


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Still no update.

 

@Linux John - question for you. How do the carriers "measure" coverage for the map? Does someone physically go there and walk around with the phone and see what the signal is like then report back, or is the map a "best guess" estimate?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2056220 14-Jul-2018 17:35
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quickymart:

 

Still no update.

 

@Linux John - question for you. How do the carriers "measure" coverage for the map? Does someone physically go there and walk around with the phone and see what the signal is like then report back, or is the map a "best guess" estimate?

 

 

Drive test data and prediction where drive test can't be done

 

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Update: 2degrees have finally updated their coverage map and it shows the coverage for Haast. The footprint seems a little smaller than I was expecting - where is the cellsite located? Right in the town, or on one of the surrounding hills?


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quickymart:

 

Update: 2degrees have finally updated their coverage map and it shows the coverage for Haast. The footprint seems a little smaller than I was expecting - where is the cellsite located? Right in the town, or on one of the surrounding hills?

 

 

@quickymart I am not surprised the map shows a smaller coverage foot print this saves people complaining that the coverage does not reach where it's showing on the map!

 

As told before coverage maps are a guideline only and not gospel

 

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  # 2067638 3-Aug-2018 18:04
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quickymart:

 

Update: 2degrees have finally updated their coverage map and it shows the coverage for Haast. The footprint seems a little smaller than I was expecting - where is the cellsite located? Right in the town, or on one of the surrounding hills?

 

 

 

 

if memory serves right... right about here. 

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/43%C2%B052'50.4%22S+169%C2%B002'31.9%22E/@-43.880676,169.0411007,419m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d-43.8806763!4d169.0421953





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  # 2067642 3-Aug-2018 18:06
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where is the cellsite located? Right in the town, or on one of the surrounding hills?

 

 

Check https://gis.geek.nz/celltowers

 

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  # 2067810 3-Aug-2018 21:30
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quickymart:

Update: 2degrees have finally updated their coverage map and it shows the coverage for Haast. The footprint seems a little smaller than I was expecting - where is the cellsite located? Right in the town, or on one of the surrounding hills?



It's only 2100mhz too - much smaller footprint than 850/900mhz

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  # 2067811 3-Aug-2018 21:33
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quickymart:

 

Update: 2degrees have finally updated their coverage map and it shows the coverage for Haast. The footprint seems a little smaller than I was expecting - where is the cellsite located? Right in the town, or on one of the surrounding hills?

 



It's only 2100mhz too - much smaller footprint than 850/900mhz

 

There was the odd remark that it was just a enterprise version of the sure signal strapped to a pole...





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  # 2067821 3-Aug-2018 22:26
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I imagine when they expand the signal (I'm sure I saw Jacksons Bay mentioned somewhere) they could put a site on the hill and cover the surrounding areas too.


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