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Topic # 148747 30-Jun-2014 09:20
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2degrees’ journey into fourth generation mobile has been unleashed with the launch of 4G in central Auckland today.

All 2degrees customers with 4G compatible devices¹ will get faster mobile connectivity and the ability to do more than ever on the 2degrees 4G network in central Auckland.

Dubbed the next generation network, 4G can theoretically deliver data speeds of up to 150Mbps – more than 10 times faster than standard 3G connections.²

2degrees CEO Stewart Sherriff says switching 4G on today marks another major milestone in the company’s history.

“In less than five years, we have built a national 2G, 3G, boosted 3G, HSPA+ network and now the next generation of connectivity has arrived at full throttle for our customers. We know our customers have been waiting for 4G and now is the right time to deliver it to them,” he says.

With the rise in connectivity and exploding demand for data services like video, music streaming, online access and mobile gaming, 4G is now an enabler that opens up a whole new world of opportunity for our customers.”

Mr Sherriff says the launch of 4G is slightly ahead of schedule in Auckland given the seamless installation and success of the trial.

“Our trial showcased 4G at its finest, recording some outstanding download and upload speeds. Whilst it will be difficult to maintain these speeds as more customers connect to the network, we believe our network is ready and up there with the world’s best performing 4G networks.”

Access to 2degrees’ 4G network will be at no additional cost and will operate with all existing 2degrees customer’s current data allocations.

Mr Sherriff says given the speed and capabilities of 4G, the company has taken steps to ensure customers still remain in control.

“The beauty of 4G means people can potentially download things in seconds – but that can also chew through data. We recently introduced ‘Worry-free data which warns people first that they are nearing their limit and then puts a hard stop on their accounts when they reach their data limit to ensure customers stay fully in control. Customers will then need to add an additional data pack.”

2degrees customers can also keep track of their data usage via the 2degrees app and can also activate ‘Spend Control’ to set a spend limit to ensure there are no surprises.”

For more information on our 4G network – go to http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/4g/






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  Reply # 1076845 30-Jun-2014 09:51
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Randon pocket of 4G encountered this morning



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  Reply # 1076847 30-Jun-2014 09:54
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Roll on Wellington!

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  Reply # 1076905 30-Jun-2014 10:58
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I'm in a building with a 2degrees antenna on the roof. I don't think its 4g enabled though as sitting 20m underneath I get 2 out of 5 bars on 4g. Anyway ran the speedtest from Nokia 1020 and the results were 50mbps down and 7mbps up.





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  Reply # 1076914 30-Jun-2014 11:16
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Anyone have 4G enabled on their HTC One Telecom (2D Sim)?  I have no option in settings but get 4G if I do *#*#4636#*# ,switch to GSM/WCDMA/LTE auto turn off and turn on the radio.

Running latest OTA

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  Reply # 1076920 30-Jun-2014 11:24
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HTC ONE M7, Kingsland/Mt Eden/Eden Park


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  Reply # 1076928 30-Jun-2014 11:27
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Not bad in Britomart

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  Reply # 1076935 30-Jun-2014 11:33
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common let's burn all the data on speedtest :D 
i know i did ;p

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  Reply # 1076939 30-Jun-2014 11:39
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next up, battery endurance test vs 3G

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  Reply # 1076948 30-Jun-2014 11:49
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slightly OT but currently testing Wellington 2degrees wifi - patchy and slow at best so I'd rather see a 4G service roll out

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  Reply # 1076949 30-Jun-2014 11:49
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Looking forward to seeing it switched on in Hamilton. Good to see :D

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  Reply # 1076953 30-Jun-2014 11:52
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maor speedtests, increase NZ's mobile speed avg gogogogo :P




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  Reply # 1076993 30-Jun-2014 12:32
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khull: slightly OT but currently testing Wellington 2degrees wifi - patchy and slow at best so I'd rather see a 4G service roll out


As in "Use 2degrees SSID on CBDFree instead of using their mobile bandwidth?" the same result can be achieved by connecting to CBDFree IMO.




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  Reply # 1077014 30-Jun-2014 12:52
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macuser: Anyone have 4G enabled on their HTC One Telecom (2D Sim)?  I have no option in settings but get 4G if I do *#*#4636#*# ,switch to GSM/WCDMA/LTE auto turn off and turn on the radio.

Running latest OTA


I have the same issue on my HTC One (I think is a Vodafone one) with 2D SIM. No option to enable 4G in settings.

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  Reply # 1077101 30-Jun-2014 15:30
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dmatthew:
macuser: Anyone have 4G enabled on their HTC One Telecom (2D Sim)?  I have no option in settings but get 4G if I do *#*#4636#*# ,switch to GSM/WCDMA/LTE auto turn off and turn on the radio.

Running latest OTA


I have the same issue on my HTC One (I think is a Vodafone one) with 2D SIM. No option to enable 4G in settings.


I believe non-2degrees-purchased LTE-capable Android handsets will get their updates later, as in, up to a few months, depending on the manufacturer. Could be wrong about that though.




iPad Air + iPhone SE + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


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dmatthew:
macuser: Anyone have 4G enabled on their HTC One Telecom (2D Sim)?  I have no option in settings but get 4G if I do *#*#4636#*# ,switch to GSM/WCDMA/LTE auto turn off and turn on the radio.

Running latest OTA


I have the same issue on my HTC One (I think is a Vodafone one) with 2D SIM. No option to enable 4G in settings.


Hi, timings depend on the phone's original provider. We understand the HTC One (M7 & M8) will not get their 4G update OTA until end-July. 

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