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  Reply # 87201 19-Sep-2007 17:55
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Fossie: So THIS is another smooth move by vodafone?

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=40&TopicId=11249

All I can say is that I dont believe VFNZ have deployed EDGE here at all.

I could be wrong, but I really dont think I am.







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  Reply # 87202 19-Sep-2007 18:03
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tonyhughes:
Fossie: Because im faaaar too lazy to troll through 15 pages, don't attack me if this has been asked.
How is EDGE over here?

How about non-existant.


I get 102kbps over Vodafone GPRS (APN: www.vodafone.net.nz) using an iPhone dl speed tester... could be worse.

The dl speed tester reports an average of 129kbps (3500 samples) for all iPhones on AT&T's EDGE network so far.

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  Reply # 87220 19-Sep-2007 18:54
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I don't think they are running it either...but who knows...

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  Reply # 87234 19-Sep-2007 19:40
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Vodafone Edge network (or lack of) discussion is happening here. Lets leave this thread for iPhone specific talk.







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  Reply # 87293 20-Sep-2007 06:57
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For those with an iPhone here's a cool new app released in the last day, which provides AGPS location.

Just tried it, and it appears to work here in chch at least. Pinned my location down to about 20 meters. Pretty good!


Locates you, then plots the location into the google maps application on the phone.

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Reply # 88550 28-Sep-2007 17:40
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lduncan: I get 102kbps over Vodafone GPRS (APN: www.vodafone.net.nz) using an iPhone dl speed tester... could be worse.


I am sorry to say but this speed tester is incorrect. Vodafone's GPRS network is not capable of delivering more than 40 Kbps. The maximum rate a user can have using a Type 4+1 device is 53.6Kbps and that's what we have in New Zealand.







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  Reply # 88553 28-Sep-2007 18:04
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That doesn't surprise me. Although I thought it was a 80 / 20 dl ul split with the 4:1 slot usage?

Anyway the test is here:

http://i.dslr.net/tinyspeedtest.html

Flash speed testers don't work, so this uses ajax. There may be some optimisation going on too?

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  Reply # 88556 28-Sep-2007 18:18
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Someone needs to sue apple for deliberately bricking iPhones which were 'unlocked'.

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Reply # 88558 28-Sep-2007 18:20
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lduncan: That doesn't surprise me. Although I thought it was a 80 / 20 dl ul split with the 4:1 slot usage?

Anyway the test is here:

http://i.dslr.net/tinyspeedtest.html

Flash speed testers don't work, so this uses ajax. There may be some optimisation going on too?


Oh... Optimisation. Try using the direct.vodafone.net.nz APN instead. All others go through a proxy and the speed you will see is not to your device.




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  Reply # 88562 28-Sep-2007 18:46
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Just a couple of questions on the iphone,

Does the iPhone have a regular mass storage "filesystem" that you can just shove stuff on to and take off or is it the whole ipod saga which needs to use itunes for everything?

how fast does the camera interface come up when initiated?

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paradoxsm: Just a couple of questions on the iphone,

Does the iPhone have a regular mass storage "filesystem" that you can just shove stuff on to and take off or is it the whole ipod saga which needs to use itunes for everything?
Not officially. But you've got a *nix system when hacked, you can install sftp, ftp available so far for access to the full filesystem.


how fast does the camera interface come up when initiated?

about 3 seconds.

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  Reply # 89190 2-Oct-2007 23:02
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So someone suggested something to me yesterday re an official iPhone release in NZ, and putting the various pieces of info together... it almost seems obvious who's going to officially bring the iPhone to NZ. Anyone care to speculate?

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Reply # 89194 2-Oct-2007 23:18

Telecom?




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

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  Reply # 89195 2-Oct-2007 23:21
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don't think so :-)

February 08 may be a hint.

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  Reply # 89200 2-Oct-2007 23:45
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lduncan: don't think so :-)

February 08 may be a hint.




New Zealand Communications (Econet)?!?!?! No Seriously Orcon??

I somehow doubt Orcon through, being it unlikely we will get the iPhone before Australia IMHO.

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