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Topic # 93521 23-Nov-2011 01:22
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Hey guys, I'm about to be working in the Dunedin Hospital building ... I am wondering if you know whether telecom or vodafone will have superior 3g coverage withIN the building?

(not expecting any answers but hey, with geekzoners you never know what they know!) 




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  Reply # 548719 23-Nov-2011 07:38
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Telecom



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  Reply # 548774 23-Nov-2011 10:07
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semigeek: Telecom


thanks. do you work in the building by any chance?
is telecom better by miles vs vodafone (any blind spots & speed tests) or just a bit?

thanks again. coz i do like the VF smart prepay plan(s)




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  Reply # 551222 28-Nov-2011 22:15
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joker97:
semigeek: Telecom


thanks. do you work in the building by any chance?
is telecom better by miles vs vodafone (any blind spots & speed tests) or just a bit?

thanks again. coz i do like the VF smart prepay plan(s)


Telecom uses the lower frequencies (850Mhz) that are better at penetrating buildings - you'll find that the signal will not only be stronger but of better quality.




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  Reply # 551224 28-Nov-2011 22:24
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hee hee i was wondering if there might be a VF or TC tower IN the building? will that make it better?




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  Reply # 551242 28-Nov-2011 23:36
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joker97: hee hee i was wondering if there might be a VF or TC tower IN the building? will that make it better?


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  Reply # 551243 28-Nov-2011 23:59
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I get good VF coverage on all floors except for the basement levels. I'm not in there often enough to pinpoint when it happened, but the signal strength definitely increased sometime in the past few months.

The hospital staff are on Telecom and seem to get good reception everywhere including the basement levels.

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  Reply # 551244 29-Nov-2011 00:24
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With telecom, whcih has terrible coverage in various stores at The Base in hamilton, particularly the new mall, i can still get a usable data connection at a decent enough speed to load pages even with very weak signal. Quite impressive, until the moment which it drops out.



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  Reply # 551247 29-Nov-2011 01:13
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tigercorp: I get good VF coverage on all floors except for the basement levels. I'm not in there often enough to pinpoint when it happened, but the signal strength definitely increased sometime in the past few months.

The hospital staff are on Telecom and seem to get good reception everywhere including the basement levels.


ok cool! either or then aye 




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  Reply # 551248 29-Nov-2011 01:32
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ok using all available info from posts:

Telecom has an XT 850 cell 200m from the 'high rise' building.
VF has 2x 2100 cell 600m from the block of concrete.

telecom wins!
but from the usability info both are okay ... I'll go and test it out :) with prepay smart and number porting there's nothing to worry about :)




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  Reply # 551272 29-Nov-2011 08:12
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joker97:
semigeek: Telecom


thanks. do you work in the building by any chance?
is telecom better by miles vs vodafone (any blind spots & speed tests) or just a bit?

thanks again. coz i do like the VF smart prepay plan(s)


No I don't, but know a few people who do, and they get issued with Telecom mobiles, which work fine in there.  



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  Reply # 551305 29-Nov-2011 09:56
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Ok thanks heaps.




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  Reply # 596532 17-Mar-2012 19:01
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VF - useless. can't hear anything with voice calls, no 3g in most places.

2 degrees - crystal clear voice and decent 3g in most places

telecom - fast 3g in most places




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  Reply # 596872 18-Mar-2012 19:56
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No cellphones in hospitals :P naughty naughty







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  Reply # 596884 18-Mar-2012 20:44
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not for public; every staff either has one or is given one dude!




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  Reply # 597436 19-Mar-2012 23:44
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That's a weird double standard.





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