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# 138340 30-Dec-2013 21:53
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Currently camping in twizel in the heart of the mackenzie country im on 2degrees which roams to vodafone I believe and for the vast majority of time mobile services are overloaded, texts seem to be the most reliable although late at times, upon testing even a phone call from a telecom mobile to my phone as a test with plenty of signal returned a voicemail multiple times but i could turn around and call back, and i would then recieve the missed call message, and data is completely unuseable throughout the day, just get unable to connect messages. On the otherhand the wifes telecom mobile is completly fine little slower than normal but completly acceptable. I guess all these double data offers are taking their toll. Anyone else having issues around the country? I understand that there are a huge increase in traffic but this is unusable in terms of data.

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  # 959340 30-Dec-2013 22:47
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The question more is: Is there a magic solution for overloading in Holiday spots?

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  # 959346 30-Dec-2013 23:19
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Add extra capacity like 4G

 
 
 
 


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  # 959351 30-Dec-2013 23:30
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Wifi at holiday camp?





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  # 959410 31-Dec-2013 07:23
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DjShadow: The question more is: Is there a magic solution for overloading in Holiday spots?


A public holiday surcharge on networks to justify gear sitting somewhere that won't get used for 51 weeks of the year?


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  # 959443 31-Dec-2013 08:52
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I often find 2G a good backup in hotspots when things grind to a halt. Particularly these days when fewer are using 3G for their mobiles. However, data is not very useful at those speeds, but calling and sms work fine.

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  # 959478 31-Dec-2013 10:04
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sbiddle:
DjShadow: The question more is: Is there a magic solution for overloading in Holiday spots?


A public holiday surcharge on networks to justify gear sitting somewhere that won't get used for 51 weeks of the year?



And a more streamlined resource consent process so that we can all install 5 or 6 extra sites per town easily over the top of the vocal objections of the locals.




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  # 959483 31-Dec-2013 10:23
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SaltyNZ:
sbiddle:
DjShadow: The question more is: Is there a magic solution for overloading in Holiday spots?


A public holiday surcharge on networks to justify gear sitting somewhere that won't get used for 51 weeks of the year?



And a more streamlined resource consent process so that we can all install 5 or 6 extra sites per town easily over the top of the vocal objections of the locals.


Yip that'd help - having heard the process required by some local bodies to park up a COW I'm surprised the networks even bother!



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  # 959487 31-Dec-2013 10:33
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sbiddle:
DjShadow: The question more is: Is there a magic solution for overloading in Holiday spots?


A public holiday surcharge on networks to justify gear sitting somewhere that won't get used for 51 weeks of the year?



You're on holiday in a beautiful place. Put down your phone for 5 minutes, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy the sun and try again later.




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  # 959488 31-Dec-2013 10:37
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I'm quite happily using free telecom wifi on whitianga right now. No problems at all.
Beautiful day sitting in a very busy cafe and I'm Getting 12Mbps down and just under 1Mbps up, so looks like adsl2

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  # 959490 31-Dec-2013 10:45
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johnr: Add extra capacity like 4G


The Vodafone 4G at Whitianga,  Hahei, and other Coromandel spots has solved the problems we usually have with mobile data. I got over 50Mbps download speeds on Vodafone, and 2degrees and Telecom are both painfully slow.

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  # 959492 31-Dec-2013 10:54
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johnr: Add extra capacity like 4G


The Vodafone 4G at Whitianga,  Hahei, and other Coromandel spots has solved the problems we usually have with mobile data. I got over 50Mbps download speeds on Vodafone, and 2degrees and Telecom are both painfully slow.


Dunno about 2d, but I'm in whitianga and just clocked 68Mbps on telecom 4G

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  # 959504 31-Dec-2013 11:21
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ZollyMonsta: You're on holiday in a beautiful place. Put down your phone for 5 minutes, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy the sun and try again later.


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  # 959513 31-Dec-2013 11:39
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NzBeagle: I often find 2G a good backup in hotspots when things grind to a halt. Particularly these days when fewer are using 3G for their mobiles. However, data is not very useful at those speeds, but calling and sms work fine.

 

yes I find if I locked it to 2g it works better you actually receive calls texts and data even though it is really slow.

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  # 959522 31-Dec-2013 11:48
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ZollyMonsta: You're on holiday in a beautiful place. Put down your phone for 5 minutes, breathe in the fresh air, enjoy the sun and try again later.


My thoughts also, while i'm stuck at work on NYE....

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