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#28098 18-Nov-2008 16:51
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Hi all,

Unforunately my T-Stick got nicked, so am looking for a replacement, and noticed that the new Vodem is out.

First off, i've checked out the prices of the plans on both networks, and i'm happy with either so that's not a consideration for me.
Equally, i consider T+V to be as bad as each other customer service wise, so that isn't a consideration either.

I hear that the new Vodem has better coverage than the old one. I spend almost all of my time in Central Wellington, and a little in Kapiti and got 3G coverage almost all the time with the T-Stick, so as long as the Vodem coverage is at least equal i'm happy.

Which leaves speed. Which performs better? I understand the new vodem supports 7.2 HSDPA, but is that even being used yet? Even if not, i'm gonna be on this plan for ~2 years so it may be worth it for the future support.

Thanks,

Peter


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  #178612 18-Nov-2008 17:09
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Voda 3G in Kapiti is poor if non existant, might want to keep that in mind.

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  #178615 18-Nov-2008 17:25
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cyril7: Voda 3G in Kapiti is poor if non existant, might want to keep that in mind.

Cheers
Cyril

There is also 900MHz 3G, so someone with a Nokia 6121 (or other 900 3G device), or johnr may be able to confirm how well Kapiti is covered. Unless you've been able to confirm this too Cyril?




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  #178617 18-Nov-2008 17:51
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On train right now but off the top of my head there are a number of 3G 900/2100 sites in that area. Can confirm tomorrow pm me.

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  #178648 18-Nov-2008 19:33
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Pity the Voda coverage site does not keep upto date. But I can confirm that other than some coverage near the SH1 in Paraparaumu itself 2100 coverage is scarce, my 3G phone is not W-CDMA at 900MHz capable so cannot comment there.

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  #178808 19-Nov-2008 13:52
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Yes there is 3G 900mhz Kapiti Coast District

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  #178822 19-Nov-2008 14:28
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Yes there is 3G 900mhz Kapiti Coast District


Damn, so even if I got a 900MHz capable W-CDMA handset it still wont get the 900milli Hz transmission, ....... no?

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#178825 19-Nov-2008 14:31
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cyril7:
Yes there is 3G 900mhz Kapiti Coast District


Damn, so even if I got a 900MHz capable W-CDMA handset it still wont get the 900milli Hz transmission, ....... no?

Cyril


You lost me sorry

 
 
 
 


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  #178832 19-Nov-2008 14:48
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Hi, thanks for that john, but no 900mhz ones I hope, well out of band. Which sites, I presume the waikanae one (Omahi St) is either not 3G at all or only 900MHz.

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  #178834 19-Nov-2008 14:55
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3G 900 sites live

Waikanae
Lindale
Mazengarb Road

Hope this INFO helps

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  #178878 19-Nov-2008 18:33
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cyril7: Hi, thanks for that john, but no 900mhz ones I hope, well out of band. Which sites, I presume the waikanae one (Omahi St) is either not 3G at all or only 900MHz.

Cyril

Time for a mobile phone upgrade ah? If ya want to borrow a Nokia 6121 to check out the 900 3G coverage, let me know.




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  #178897 19-Nov-2008 19:11
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johnr: 3G 900 sites live

Waikanae
Lindale
Mazengarb Road

Hope this INFO helps
 


Do both Ngarara Rd and Forest Heights have 900?

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  #178908 19-Nov-2008 19:39
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johnr:
cyril7:
Yes there is 3G 900mhz Kapiti Coast District


Damn, so even if I got a 900MHz capable W-CDMA handset it still wont get the 900milli Hz transmission, ....... no?

Cyril


You lost me sorry

Cyril was making a joke about 900mHz (millihertz) vs. 900MHz (megahertz).

Back on topic slightly, the NZ Broadband Map http://www.broadbandmap.govt.nz/map/ has started to become more useful (despite my initial doubt and negativity on it).  It now shows Vodafone 3G coverage including the Kapiti area.  The granularity isn't particularly high for all areas although it's quite good for the major cities.

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  #178923 19-Nov-2008 20:21
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sbiddle:
johnr: 3G 900 sites live

Waikanae
Lindale
Mazengarb Road

Hope this INFO helps
 


Do both Ngarara Rd and Forest Heights have 900?


Will confirm tomorrow

But good news the updated 3G maps online 2100/900mhz are coming shortly,

JOhn

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  #178927 19-Nov-2008 20:47
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Forest Heights has had dodgy 900 GSM coverage since the day the site was built ~1995. Huge numbers of bitrate errors on one of the sectors. Lets hope they've enabled 900 WCDMA and fixed up the dodgy GSM at the same time!

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  #178932 19-Nov-2008 21:03
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sbiddle: Forest Heights has had dodgy 900 GSM coverage since the day the site was built ~1995. Huge numbers of bitrate errors on one of the sectors. Lets hope they've enabled 900 WCDMA and fixed up the dodgy GSM at the same time!


Won't be the same hardware there now BTS would of been swaped out to 3rd gen Nokia 2G

Can you Email me that to work and I will get that sector checked might have a high I level


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