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  Reply # 1935816 10-Jan-2018 19:54
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beddy:

nzkiwiman:

 

Finishes early Feb, which means I won't be able to add any data to my collection as I won't be heading to any new towns before then

 

 

 

 

I noticed yesterday that all the points I'd already collected were now active again, so I've been re-visiting them all to complete my 10GB.

 

 

Did you not get a notification around New Year's that they'd reset all the pins?

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  Reply # 1935989 11-Jan-2018 09:12
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^ Thanks for the information.

 

No notification received, and because I had collected everything I hadn't bothered opening the app.
Have now and yes I see that all the pins have been reactivated


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1936028 11-Jan-2018 09:48
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I must have missed that notification too but just assumed they must have reset them all for the new year when I saw them all blue again. I changed from Vodafone so I could do this as my partner had enjoyed doing it last year and I've found it a bit of fun and of course great to get something for free. Have gathered 7GB so far around Wellington plus visiting family up north (mostly Auckland) over the Xmas/New Year break, so with everything reset I should be able to get up to the 10GB by the end of it. Managed to get one of the New Year's Eve golden pins in Te Awamutu as we were visiting my parents there and there was one in the town centre.

 

I've also found the app a bit slow to load and often seem to get the text before the pin has finished spinning, and occasionally can't even get the pin when I seem to be standing on top of it but not going to complain about getting something for nothing.


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  Reply # 1936233 11-Jan-2018 13:45
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I recollected three points at lunch and got 100, 150 and 300MB from them
This is much better than 30 and 50MB spins.


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  Reply # 1936247 11-Jan-2018 13:59
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invisibleman18:

I've also found the app a bit slow to load and often seem to get the text before the pin has finished spinning, and occasionally can't even get the pin when I seem to be standing on top of it but not going to complain about getting something for nothing.

 

 

I've found sometimes that pressing the zoom button on the bottom-left sometimes helps to trigger the 'Lets go' button. Usually one or two presses does the trick.

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  Reply # 1936250 11-Jan-2018 14:03
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Yeah I do that for every pin anyway but have had the occasional one or just wouldn't let me get.

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  Reply # 1937358 11-Jan-2018 20:38
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KiwiSurfer:
beddy:

 

nzkiwiman:

 

Finishes early Feb, which means I won't be able to add any data to my collection as I won't be heading to any new towns before then

 

 

 

 

I noticed yesterday that all the points I'd already collected were now active again, so I've been re-visiting them all to complete my 10GB.

 

Did you not get a notification around New Year's that they'd reset all the pins?

 

 

 

No, I've never received any notifications.


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  Reply # 1937596 12-Jan-2018 11:18
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Yesterday while getting some pins, I managed to activate one while I was half a block away ... yet couldn't activate one I was right on top of.

 

And don't get me started on how slow the app is to load ... 

 

However the pins to seem to be a LOT more giving of free data - I had collected 2.1GB getting most of the Dunedin pins the first time around (I think in another post I may have said 1.9 - whoops). Yesterday after 10 pins I had already collected 1.8GB.

 

So, I can forgive the app strangeness and lack of notification that the pins had reactivated for the extra data (side night, I told my father that the pins had reactivated and he said he had got a notification and didn't tell me as he assumed I had received one as well)


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  Reply # 1937702 12-Jan-2018 14:07
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Hi @nzkiwiman - check your GPS/location settings are set on 'high accuracy' if it's an android, close the app and phone and restart after a minute if it happens again on a Data Hunt.

 

Cheers

 

^POB


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