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  # 65302 28-Mar-2007 18:16
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Thank you so much for your reply

Telecom are able to setup 3 alerts on the usage for each user/plan. however Vodafone do not have alert systems on the card usage, which means you run a risk of overusing.

Does anyone know if there are such alerts? How do we minimize the risk of someone overusing the card?

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  # 65304 28-Mar-2007 18:18
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kwaan:
3 meters from 1800mhz site and no signal is bs.....i am sure you guys didnt had it properly connected.....either way hamilton is a different story.....vodafone is much much better.....better signal and better speeds all the way for vodafone.....


It was in the CBD. Treo 700v - working fine bar that general area. CBD coverage is somewhat critical, so poor coverage is not an excuse.


In most areas, I've noticed better performance and coverage on my Apache (which not an EVDO device mind you) than what I was getting on my Vodem (which was '3.6mbps' but didn't help that the local sites only went upto 1.8mbps and rarely ever got that fast anyway), guess which one I sold.

And yes, the phone was connected corrected in case you want to troll me over that point again.





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  # 65305 28-Mar-2007 18:20
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kwaan:
3 meters from 1800mhz site and no signal is bs.....i am sure you guys didnt had it properly connected.....either way hamilton is a different story.....vodafone is much much better.....better signal and better speeds all the way for vodafone.....


It was in the CBD. Treo 700v - working fine bar that general area. CBD coverage is somewhat critical, so poor coverage is not an excuse.


In most areas, I've noticed better performance and coverage on my Apache (which not an EVDO device mind you) than what I was getting on my Vodem (which was '3.6mbps' but didn't help that the local sites only went upto 1.8mbps and rarely ever got that fast anyway), guess which one I sold.

And yes, the phone was connected corrected in case you want to troll me over that point again.



still vodafone is much better than telecom.....I've done my testing and it beats telecom anyday!

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# 65306 28-Mar-2007 18:25
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I think we all need to get back to mcomp1's original question, and maybe ask them where they are based?

Alot better than all of us trying to prove each other wrong :D



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# 65307 28-Mar-2007 18:26
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Personal opinions are just that - personal opinions. They should not be treated as facts and forced upon others (particularly with incorrect information).




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  # 65308 28-Mar-2007 18:26
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kwaan: still vodafone is much better than telecom.....I've done my testing and it beats telecom anyday!

Everyone is in clear agreement then. kwaan is king of the world, and his opinion rules everything.

I guess he doesnt consider the possibility that in some situations, some services from some carriers perform poorly some of the time, but instead that Vodafone is perfect all the time.

Geez. Even our resident Vodafone trolls arent this close-minded.

Thread is now locked - its going nowhere, and in a big hurry.







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# 65309 28-Mar-2007 18:27
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kwaan:

3m from a site and no signal.....its NOT possible
you would be surprised at the simplest level of mistakes techies can make.....

edit -  A PHONE?

how the hell did you guys manage to connect a data card with a phone????


PDA's can act as modems.... Apache vs Vodem - Apache because I can use it for voice, text and modem access!




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# 65342 28-Mar-2007 20:20
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kwaan: [you obviously have no idea of what you are talking about!

this is telecom's website of what speeds they offer....FYI the Rev A speed is only availaible in auckland and in some areas only.....

as for Vodafone....if you are in a 3G area you will get 3.5mbps and if you are not then you will have to use their GPRS connection and will only manage 64kbps which is what telecom offers (slightly higher @ 80kbps) other wise Telecom's 3G speeds are 1100kbps.....


Guys, as exposed before, kwaan have no idea what he's talking about. Vodafone 3G (UMTS) is not the same as HSDPA, and HSDPA has very limited coverage.

Also, I use Vodafone HSDPA in the Wellington CBD and it manages to be slower than the Telecom CDMA EVDO Rev A.

Kwaan has been banned because he's attacked a moderator in a private message and used some names. So he's out.

As for the original poster, really, disregard his comments, because he's completely out of the loop and he's shown his knowledge of cellular data technologies to be limited.





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