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  Reply # 643869 20-Jun-2012 15:47
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pjamessteven:

Aw, was getting my hopes up for a second. Do you know if there are plans in place to improve coverage down here though?


This in this mornings paper regarding poor voda coverage in Timaru's western suburbs.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/7134076/Ire-over-Vodafone-coverage

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Reply # 643873 20-Jun-2012 15:51
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farcus:
pjamessteven:

Aw, was getting my hopes up for a second. Do you know if there are plans in place to improve coverage down here though?


This in this mornings paper regarding poor voda coverage in Timaru's western suburbs.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/7134076/Ire-over-Vodafone-coverage


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" In a statement yesterday, Vodafone said due to opposition from some local parties, Vodafone's proposed Mountain View Rd site did not go ahead back in 2002. "

Can't say we tried

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  Reply # 643946 20-Jun-2012 18:09
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farcus:
pjamessteven:

Aw, was getting my hopes up for a second. Do you know if there are plans in place to improve coverage down here though?


This in this mornings paper regarding poor voda coverage in Timaru's western suburbs.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/7134076/Ire-over-Vodafone-coverage


I remember this

Quote from the article

" In a statement yesterday, Vodafone said due to opposition from some local parties, Vodafone's proposed Mountain View Rd site did not go ahead back in 2002. "

Can't say we tried

John


I think that because cellphones have become more of a necessity than a luxury in the last ten years, these people that opposed might reconsider. It's actually pretty crazy that they opposed to it, even though there was already a telecom tower on the same site. 

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  Reply # 644116 21-Jun-2012 07:04
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pjamessteven: , these people that opposed might reconsider.


No, no they won't.


It's actually pretty crazy that they opposed to it, even though there was already a telecom tower on the same site. 


It's actually pretty crazy full stop, given that study after study shows that if there is any health impact, it's so small that no-one can reliably measure it. If you're going to panic over something, panic over traffic accidents or drowning. But that's people for you: utterly rubbish at correctly evaluating risk.




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  Reply # 644128 21-Jun-2012 08:38
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Its a good Catch 22, People complain about Cell Towers going up but also complain when they have poor mobile coverage

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  Reply # 644166 21-Jun-2012 10:49
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ridiculas in 2002, 10 years ago, people were not happy. Telecom back in 06-07 put up a tower. Why can't voda put one up now. Voda's reception in west timaru is so poor. I can't make a call from my kitchen. We live in 2012!!!!!

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  Reply # 644169 21-Jun-2012 10:50
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joebunting: ridiculas?in 2002, 10 years ago, people were not happy. Telecom back in 06-07 put up a tower. Why can't voda put one up now. Voda's reception in west timaru is so poor. I can't make a call from my kitchen. We live in 2012!!!!!


As advised in the thread Vodafone has plans to improve mobile coverage in the region under RBI

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  Reply # 644389 21-Jun-2012 17:42
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joebunting: ridiculas?in 2002, 10 years ago, people were not happy. Telecom back in 06-07 put up a tower. Why can't voda put one up now. Voda's reception in west timaru is so poor. I can't make a call from my kitchen. We live in 2012!!!!!


As advised in the thread Vodafone has plans to improve mobile coverage in the region under RBI


Any ideas on time frame??? Do you know what the upgrade will entail, e.g. how many new sites can our region see??

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  Reply # 644392 21-Jun-2012 17:46
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Please see www.vodafone.co.nz search RBI

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  Reply # 644404 21-Jun-2012 18:28
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johnr: Please see www.vodafone.co.nz search RBI


The final RBI coverage map on vodafone seems to indicate it will skirt Timaru city completely.
From the map coverage it seems the areas with problems now will not benefit from RBI.

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  Reply # 644419 21-Jun-2012 19:02
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Yep, seems to be the case.. I'm thinking of switching to Skinny or Telecom anyway. Might come back home to 2degrees once they (or Vodafone) fix the coverage issues here.

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