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Topic # 107890 21-Aug-2012 19:41
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Is 2degrees rolling out hspa+ ? Appear to be getting the h+ icon showing in more places in auckland (just noticed this in ellerslie) and several spots in christchurch

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  Reply # 675221 21-Aug-2012 20:09
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You answered your own question

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  Reply # 675451 22-Aug-2012 12:53
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not like their back haul can keep up with the current transmission technology anyway.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 675617 22-Aug-2012 19:44
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hamish225: not like their back haul can keep up with the current transmission technology anyway.


Whats that based on?




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  Reply # 675631 22-Aug-2012 20:27
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hamish225: not like their back haul can keep up with the current transmission technology anyway.


How much back-haul capacity are you expecting to each site?



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  Reply # 675633 22-Aug-2012 20:29
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I wouldn't say its that bad:

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  Reply # 675720 22-Aug-2012 22:28
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oh, i usually only get under 1Mbps during the day, 3Mbps in the middle of the night when no one's using it...





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  Reply # 675727 22-Aug-2012 22:44
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hamish225: oh, i usually only get under 1Mbps during the day, 3Mbps in the middle of the night when no one's using it...


What phone are you using, and what is your signal level like? (dBm)

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  Reply # 676349 24-Aug-2012 11:27
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Yeah I frequently get 6-7mbit on my P500 in Dunedin, that's about as good as I would be expecting on that phone. If I put my vodafone SIM (from my work phone) in the same handset I get 2-3 tops

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  Reply # 676767 25-Aug-2012 12:19
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jjnz1:
hamish225: oh, i usually only get under 1Mbps during the day, 3Mbps in the middle of the night when no one's using it...


What phone are you using, and what is your signal level like? (dBm)


acer e210 and sitting in my bedroom right now i have 1 bar, i live in a dead spot, but it's slow at my school, witch is less than 100 meters away from christchurch hospital, witch has all 3 companies transmitters right outside/on the side of the building.

i currently have -105dBm and 4 asu, whatever that means. mobile network type hsdpa.





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  Reply # 679072 30-Aug-2012 06:53
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This is why I switched away from 2degrees as my mobile provider (this speedtest was on Lambton Quay opp. Starbucks), I'm tempted by their prices occasionally, but the service/speeds elsewhere seem to be far better. I still use their $100/12GB plan with a hotspot for when I work overnight, unsurprisingly, the network seems to be congestion-free at 2AM Tongue Out

I still experience random (seemingly forced) disconnections regularly, but for web browsing, it's only mostly a non-issue.





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  Reply # 679203 30-Aug-2012 11:39
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neoprint: Yeah I frequently get 6-7mbit on my P500 in Dunedin, that's about as good as I would be expecting on that phone. If I put my vodafone SIM (from my work phone) in the same handset I get 2-3 tops

I don't know how you manage 6-7mbit on a p500 which its a 7.2mbit HSDPA device and real world speeds are usually about 60% of the rated spec at most.

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  Reply # 679216 30-Aug-2012 12:24
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neoprint: Yeah I frequently get 6-7mbit on my P500 in Dunedin, that's about as good as I would be expecting on that phone. If I put my vodafone SIM (from my work phone) in the same handset I get 2-3 tops

I don't know how you manage 6-7mbit on a p500 which its a 7.2mbit HSDPA device and real world speeds are usually about 60% of the rated spec at most.



I regularly achieved 6.5-7.0mbit/s on my iPhone 3GS a couple of years ago, it's definitely possible.




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  Reply # 679220 30-Aug-2012 12:33
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2degrees in Dunedin is ver variable sometimes 400kbps sometimes 9.4Mbps in the same spot! (well i use SGS2)

and then once in a while you see H+ for a few minutes and then gone!

but even when you see H+ the speeds are low, the 9Mbps i got today (just now actually) was showing as H (it had 1800kbps up at that time too)



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  Reply # 679330 30-Aug-2012 16:14
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I still experience random (seemingly forced) disconnections regularly, but for web browsing, it's only mostly a non-issue.


I've noticed the disconnects have become much more frequent now HSPA+ has been enabled.  (Previously I've noticed this maybe once a week, now seems to happen several times in a day)
 
I have a galaxy s2 and the phone seems to frequently lose connection when changing between H and H+ (stationory not driving etc).  unfortunately this does affect web browsing, disabling/re-enabling data or rebooting the phone is required and appears to fix it for a while.

In the last day or so it has got slightly better, maybe they are still optimizing whatever has been done to enable hspa+

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  Reply # 679340 30-Aug-2012 16:25
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munchkin:
eXDee:
neoprint: Yeah I frequently get 6-7mbit on my P500 in Dunedin, that's about as good as I would be expecting on that phone. If I put my vodafone SIM (from my work phone) in the same handset I get 2-3 tops

I don't know how you manage 6-7mbit on a p500 which its a 7.2mbit HSDPA device and real world speeds are usually about 60% of the rated spec at most.



I regularly achieved 6.5-7.0mbit/s on my iPhone 3GS a couple of years ago, it's definitely possible.

Colour me impressed. I've never seen anything like those sorts of results before.

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