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# 22176 19-May-2008 14:49
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I've just been out and about in South Auckland and found "NZ 24" to be live in East Tamaki and Botany Downs

There is also a brand new cell site still under construction by the motorway in Drury with an NZ Comms label on the cabinet. This surprises me, I guess SH1 cover is the aim but in terms of population Drury is no bustling metropolis!

Let's make this thread a list of where we can find this hopefully great new network!

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  # 131821 19-May-2008 16:44

Milford/Takapuna/Lake Pupuke on North Shore Auckland

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  # 131849 19-May-2008 17:53
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Seen their sites going up in Drury, and Papakura.   Also hear wispers for Pukekohe and Waiuku

 
 
 
 


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  # 131860 19-May-2008 18:31

Auckland CBD, Parnell




I is a kollege stoodent. Bee nice.

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  # 132622 22-May-2008 20:37
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I can also see the "NZ-24" in Manukau. When i select view it says "530-24" wonder what that means? Obviously can't connect!

Nothing in Albany as yet!

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  # 132623 22-May-2008 20:44

530 = New Zealand
24 = Network 24 (NZ Comms)

This is just the mobile network code. The phones firmware usually holds a name for this but because 530-24 is a new network the phone doesnt know the name (I.e. instead of showing you 530-01 it shows you Vodafone NZ)

About to go for a drive, will see where i can get reception

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  # 132627 22-May-2008 21:11
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I see 53024 too.. I'm in Mt Eden. And surprisingly only on 3G, no 53024 network in GSM mode at all.

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  # 132640 22-May-2008 21:59

GSM down SH1 on North Shore from Constellation Dr to Esmonde Rd, all through Takapuna, Hauraki Cnr and Belmont
No coverage on Constellation itself tho.. just the motorway


Can't comment on 3G. Used Blackberry Pearl... maybe the GSM is on 850? Motorola V6 couldn't pick it up at home.. will have to explore more

 
 
 
 


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  # 132956 24-May-2008 10:33

Scrap the 850 idea.

Auckland CBD is pretty well covered from Ponsonby to Grafton to Parnell and all the way down to Viaduct. All of Queens/Symonds/Mayrol. Haven't been down dominion or anything yet

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  # 133022 24-May-2008 15:11
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Coverage thru onehunga...

Some thing interesting to report, using my Telstra sim and connecting to the netowork it reports support for EDGE!!!


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  # 133309 26-May-2008 15:16
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Kordia the company who owns Orcon, have just started building the first Christchruch sites for NZ Comms early last week.....Its starting to grow :)

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  # 136111 7-Jun-2008 00:06
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When I was gassing up today they were putting up a temporay lift thing today with antennas on it beside the existing cellsite.

Any idea if it is nz comms getting ready, or just vodafone finally doing something about coverage down here?

edit: should prob say its the cell tower beside challance in birkdale. I thought I did but I guess not ;) 




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  # 136131 7-Jun-2008 07:56
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Coverage thru onehunga...

Some thing interesting to report, using my Telstra sim and connecting to the netowork it reports support for EDGE!!!


Commented on the EDGE capabilities a few weeks ago.  It didn't actually work, though.  Did you have any luck with your Telstra SIM?



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  # 136172 7-Jun-2008 10:50
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richms: When I was gassing up today they were putting up a temporay lift thing today with antennas on it beside the existing cellsite.

Any idea if it is nz comms getting ready, or just vodafone finally doing something about coverage down here?

edit: should prob say its the cell tower beside challance in birkdale. I thought I did but I guess not ;) 


This is one of the methods Telecom are using to add their GSM gear to their towers, are you sure it's not a Telecom site?

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  # 136337 7-Jun-2008 23:55
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No idea if its telecom or not, there are 2 sites right near each other down there, I think one is a woosh one because it has microwave gear on it like the woosh one up by the bus depot, this is the one with no gear on it.

Either way, its a good thing since it will be getting another gsm offering closer to home, means leaving the big V is one step closer ;)   




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