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# 210421 26-Mar-2017 21:35
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Hi i live ruraly cellphone reception is very bad which has left me looking at options I became aware of openbts, as our Internet reception is quite good (please not this is rural broadband ). My question is this am I able to have a 3rd party voip provider route calls in and out of the network as i am told vodafone does not support 3rd party voip carriers my cellphone will act as a sip endpoint and I will route calls via a voip provider .also to set this up to route the calls over the Internet through vodafone router who provides the configuration details which will be configured in asterix??

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  # 1748464 27-Mar-2017 08:00
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You've totally lost me on what you're trying to do..Especially when you start talking about deploying your own mobile network with OpenBTS.

 

Why are you not simply looking at a Vodafone sure signal to improve your Vodafone mobile coverage? It's a far simpler and far superior approach.

 

 




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  # 1748494 27-Mar-2017 08:54
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I am trying to find out how to configure voip settings in openbts as i am told vodafone doesn't not support 3rd party voip carriers weather this is true or not i do not know?? . Also don't know much about sure signal

 
 
 
 


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  # 1748510 27-Mar-2017 09:15
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Jayjay332211: I am trying to find out how to configure voip settings in openbts as i am told vodafone doesn't not support 3rd party voip carriers weather this is true or not i do not know?? . Also don't know much about sure signal

 

You might want to explain what you're trying to achieve because I really don't understand from your post.

 

I don't understand why you'd spend ~$1500 building your own OpenBTS deplioyment (which will be illegal anyway as there is no unlicenced spectrum for you to run your network in) when a cheap femtocell will give you mobile coverage at home and solve what appears to be your issue.

 

I also don't understand what Vodafone and SIP support has to do with this - Vodafone don't support 3rd party VoIP over their mobile network. This is very different from it not working. If you're running your own mobile network with OpenBTS this isn't an issue, but you're not going to be able to route your mobile # to an OpenBTS phone without a CTU of some sort to route those calls through Asterisk.

 

 

 

 




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  # 1748527 27-Mar-2017 09:42
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We live on maori land so pakeha law doesn't apply this is how we don't pay rates . I do not know much about femtocell would like to know more if this could achieve our calls not dropping out there is about 15 of us that live on this land so also trying to get there calls to not drop out the only cell tower is a little bit away and the only Internet you can get is vodafone we are totally off grid in a solar environment there are no services past the gate where we live

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  # 1748532 27-Mar-2017 09:46
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You'll still need to explain your situation better. If you have no services are you saying Vodafone mobile is your only solution?

 

There is no exemption from MBIE rules no matter who you are. If you configure an OpenBTS setup using non licenced frequencies you *will* be fined.

 

 




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  # 1748571 27-Mar-2017 11:04
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the only provider which works where we are is vodafone it is the only tower there there is no spark services I have now looked at a femtocell it appears that I need a fixed line is this correct?? Or would it work on wireless rural broadband?? Are you saying that openbts has no licencing options?? . The place I live is very rural the only cell tower in the area is a little whille away and off our land while we do get some coverage from that tower it is minimal and there are no other cell towers which exist in the area the only provider which can offer rural broadband is vodafone no other provider can offer rural broadband either without huge cost . We are currently in the process of having hooked up rural broadband through vodafone on a 120gb plan but this still doesn't fix the cellphone rec

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  # 1748634 27-Mar-2017 12:13
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OK. Is this right? You're rural, you've got rural internet through a Vodafone Fixed Wireless connection.  The only cell tower remotely nearby is a Vodafone one. You've got poor-to-no cellphone reception.  You want cellphone reception.

 

Do you need cellphone reception? What would it give you that you don't have now?  Could you get by with wifi and a VoIP app?  Or even a Village Telco setup (wifi mesh with phone service).

 

OpenBTS is 2G only (no 3G/4G), complicated to set up, and you'd get shut down by the bit of the government who looks after who uses what radio spectrum (MBIE/RSM).  If you care about treaty issues over cellular radio spectrum talk to these guys.

 

 

 

Also, anyone who buys wholesale access to Vodafone's RBI network should be able to sell you broadband, although you've probably just signed up to a 12 or 24 month contract..  http://www.ultimatebroadband.co.nz/ seem to get recommended a lot but there are a bunch of others too.


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