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# 173874 9-Jun-2015 11:58
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Here's a thought to plant into the minds of the technogeeks at 2 degrees and their marketing overlords. Now that 2 degrees is getting into the broadband market, perhaps a method could be developed to make calls through broadband. This would help solve the poor reception issues for some of us.

This could either take the form of making calls directly through wifi and home broadband (I believe iOS has this potential) or perhaps selling a femtocell device for the home. Vodafone offered the latter option at one point but I don't know if they still do.

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DrCheese





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  # 1322012 10-Jun-2015 12:27
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You could try

https://www.wxc.co.nz/residential/voice/hostedvoice/vfxprimaryline/



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  # 1322077 10-Jun-2015 13:09
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Got open VFX already. I was an early adopter back in 2008. Not really what I am looking for. I want my iPhone to be my primary phone at home (poor reception) and out and about.

Dr Cheese





 
 
 
 


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  # 1322205 10-Jun-2015 14:33
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Examples of what he's after is Vodafone's Suresignal (Femtocell) or T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling.



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  # 1322224 10-Jun-2015 14:56
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eXDee: Examples of what he's after is Vodafone's Suresignal (Femtocell) or T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling.


Thanks for the translation, eXDee. This is exactly what I was after. Perhaps the lack of comments from the folks at 2 degrees means it's in their plans. I'm always optimistic.

Dr C





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  # 1322275 10-Jun-2015 16:13
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I imagine right from the start Femtocell would have always been in the back of their minds at least with 2Degrees, as an easy way to expand their coverage footprint and capacity.
In the interim they have opted to allow a single provider( as far as i'm aware), Cel-Fi, to operate a 2 unit repeating device. If you have the cash to pay for one that is.

Small cells are the future of wireless networks and it'll be interesting to see how the various providers choose to cope with capacity and make these higher density deployments. Femtocell and wifi network handoff are certainly a significant part of this in many markets.

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