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  Reply # 1960259 19-Feb-2018 11:37
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Thanks for the comments.

 

Given uncertain and conflicting information, I've decided the optimal strategy is:

 

1. Wait until 2degrees turn off the 2G network. The mobiles may or may not still work. Cost: $0 if the mobiles work.

 

2. If the mobiles don't work, then switch to Vodafone. Cost: $8 (4 SIMs).

 

3. If mobiles still don't work on Vodafone, then buy new mobiles. Cost: about $1000 for equivalent mobiles.


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  Reply # 1960295 19-Feb-2018 12:25
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Ouranos:

 

If mobiles still don't work on Vodafone, then buy new mobiles. Cost: about $1000 for equivalent mobiles.

 

 

@Ouranos They will 100% work on Vodafone the same as they work on 2D

 

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  Reply # 1960521 19-Feb-2018 19:06
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When I moved a couple of GPS trackers off 2degrees to VF when they first announced this, there was a deal if you ported the number to get some credit. Might still be a thing. I wasnt going to bother since the phone number is just for them to bill me but for free money I did the port since why not...





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When I moved a couple of GPS trackers off 2degrees to VF when they first announced this, there was a deal if you ported the number to get some credit. Might still be a thing. I wasnt going to bother since the phone number is just for them to bill me but for free money I did the port since why not...



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@2degreescare coverage map shows current 4G I was more interested in future and the band8 900Mhz where it's going to be

 

John

 

 

We plan to ensure all of these are LTE operational over the month or two post GSM closure and will continue our roll-out of LTE 900MHz to the majority of our network over the next few years.

 

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  Reply # 1966970 2-Mar-2018 11:23
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I see in rural parts of West Auckland there is already band 8 LTE (900MHz).

 

Received an email yesterday saying that March 15th was D-day.


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  Reply # 1966977 2-Mar-2018 11:27
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I see in rural parts of West Auckland there is already band 8 LTE (900MHz).

 

Received an email yesterday saying that March 15th was D-day.

 

 

@tripper1000 Could be a recently built site (last 12 months) so they would not have added 2G 900 but 4G 900

 

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  Reply # 1967297 2-Mar-2018 21:16
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2degreesCare:

 

Linux:

 

@2degreescare coverage map shows current 4G I was more interested in future and the band8 900Mhz where it's going to be

 

John

 

We plan to ensure all of these are LTE operational over the month or two post GSM closure and will continue our roll-out of LTE 900MHz to the majority of our network over the next few years.

 

^POB

 

Any word on rolling out 700MHz to the Hutt Valley? Maybe VoLTE in the future? There seems to be a phobia/paranoia by carriers about using 700MHz.





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  Reply # 1967313 2-Mar-2018 22:35
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Think they're starting already. Picking up the dual SIM phone and have seen emergency calls only on the second sim many times today. Gets the 2g back once picked up and not on the table but never seen it before when at home.




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Do we know when in March?




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  Reply # 1967759 4-Mar-2018 09:36
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davidcole: Do we know when in March?


Sure it's the 15th as per media release

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davidcole: Do we know when in March?

 

It can't come soon enough, As I can't get 4G at the gym. (converted warehouse building that is partly underground with concrete walls and metal roof). And 3G often has terrible latency there and drops out alot. Which I presume is due to lots of phones in the same space, all trying to connect to the same tower at the same time. And due to the partly circuit switched nature of 3G, meaning all of the available circuits often being in use.

 

Only need the data for streaming and other low use purposes. As my understanding is that 4G copes far better with large numbers of devices sharing the same spectrum. So streaming will work far better there.






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  Reply # 1970278 7-Mar-2018 03:54
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davidcole: Do we know when in March?

 

It can't come soon enough, As I can't get 4G at the gym. (converted warehouse building that is partly underground with concrete walls and metal roof). And 3G often has terrible latency there and drops out alot. Which I presume is due to lots of phones in the same space, all trying to connect to the same tower at the same time. And due to the partly circuit switched nature of 3G, meaning all of the available circuits often being in use.

 

Only need the data for streaming and other low use purposes. As my understanding is that 4G copes far better with large numbers of devices sharing the same spectrum. So streaming will work far better there.

 

So your saying 4G and 3G will work better across the network once 2G has been closed down?


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  Reply # 1970285 7-Mar-2018 06:45
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Aredwood:

 

davidcole: Do we know when in March?

 

It can't come soon enough, As I can't get 4G at the gym. (converted warehouse building that is partly underground with concrete walls and metal roof). And 3G often has terrible latency there and drops out alot. Which I presume is due to lots of phones in the same space, all trying to connect to the same tower at the same time. And due to the partly circuit switched nature of 3G, meaning all of the available circuits often being in use.

 

Only need the data for streaming and other low use purposes. As my understanding is that 4G copes far better with large numbers of devices sharing the same spectrum. So streaming will work far better there.

 

So your saying 4G and 3G will work better across the network once 2G has been closed down?

 

 

Yes for sure

 

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Looks like they have started the switch off a week early.  We have some straggler devices on 2D 2G and most off them went offline this morning.


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