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Topic # 240228 27-Aug-2018 17:37
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Got a flyer in the mail box from them and wondering what they are like? I only use interweb for browsing, Netflix. Currently on ADSL at 5 mega whatevers. They say their new router uses 4G+ so can get pretty good speeds.

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  Reply # 2079894 27-Aug-2018 17:54
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@myfullflavour will be able to advise if things have changed, last i heard they are VF RBI resellers.

 

 

 

Assuming their data plans match your required bandwidth, it's very likely it will be faster than your current connection :)





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  Reply # 2079897 27-Aug-2018 18:00
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Hiya, not sure if you'll get much response on here as a lot of our rural customers don't tend to be "geeks".

That said, @coffeebaron has done dozens of our RBI installs so could probably offer some third-party perspective.

We're running on Vodafone RBI network, customers can now get 4G+ (the main feature being carrier aggregation) on the new Huawei 525 modems. Depending on the tower you're connecting to, it aggregates 700+1800+2100+2600 frequencies for faster download speed.

We've also got a new 4G service being rolled out to selected sites in the Bay Of Plenty, running on our own radio gear.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2079899 27-Aug-2018 18:04
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Thanks. I've been waiting for one of the neighbours to die so I can grab their Spark wireless connection but they all seem to be healthy. Might give Full Flavour a go, the offer is cheaper than Spark as well so win all round.

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  Reply # 2079919 27-Aug-2018 19:01
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We've also got a new 4G service being rolled out to selected sites in the Bay Of Plenty, running on our own radio gear.

 

oh, that is prommising growth wise! nice.

 

What's your carrier selection like on these towers?





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  Reply # 2079923 27-Aug-2018 19:10
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Got access to two 2600Mhz FDD pairs for a total available spectrum of 35x2 (70).

That said, 4G isn't the long game for us, rural fibre is.



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  Reply # 2079944 27-Aug-2018 19:56
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Mmm rural fibre 🤑

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  Reply # 2079948 27-Aug-2018 20:05
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myfullflavour: Got access to two 2600Mhz FDD pairs for a total available spectrum of 35x2 (70).

That said, 4G isn't the long game for us, rural fibre is.

 

Not bad at all, that 2600 drop off over 700 will be the biggest painpoint there.

 

 

 

still 70mhz that's a solid bandwidth if it's all used - 600ish at peak if my back of a letter calcs are on point...

 

 

 

Rural fibres biggest challenge is the installation costs, depending on what your doing there i'd be interested in what you would offer here :P 





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  Reply # 2085408 7-Sep-2018 10:24
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Full flavour, can you tell me what you charge for the router. I'm in Aongatete and looking into moving to wireless.

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  Reply # 2086005 8-Sep-2018 10:44
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I was just talking to VF about a fault on our VDSL line and I suggested I might switch to 4G because it was faster (much) and more reliable. He said that he 'thought' I could not get the 200Gb limit plan because VDSL was available at my property. If I could not get that, it wouldn't be worth having - and even that probably wouldn't be enough data.






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  Reply # 2086622 9-Sep-2018 21:16
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The router is $200, and if you need a full install of antenna, then I'm the guy that will come and install it. Capacity is good off the Aongatete tower, so should leave your 5Mbps ADSL connection in the dust :)

 

 





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  Reply # 2086624 9-Sep-2018 21:20
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hide all the coffee, you won't be able to get rid of fraser ;)

 

 

 

Jokes aside, if he's your installer, your is great hands





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