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# 37826 19-Jul-2009 14:11
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A German friend was recently roaming on 2Degrees in Christchurch along with his father and found the call quality to be terrible. They both noticed calls dropping frequently and very low volume. This was in central city.
Not a very good sign.

Can anybody else report on their experiences roaming on 2Degrees, if you've been able to?




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  # 236906 19-Jul-2009 17:01
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Well it won't be long till the new 2d network get's a lot of testing with 30 thousand or so free be SIM's getting sent out soon will be plain to see what the network is like.

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  # 236924 19-Jul-2009 18:40
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jermsie: Can anybody else report on their experiences roaming on 2Degrees, if you've been able to?

I can't comment on Christchurch, but I've been roaming on 2Degrees in Auckland for most trips since Sept/Oct last year.  They have steadily improved coverage and fixed some minor bugs that I've noticed (e.g. certain outgoing calls would fail, such as to 083x numbers).

I haven't noticed any particular call quality problems and no dropped calls.

What I have noticed - and it's been persistent for a long time - is that SMSs sent to me from Vodafone NZ are not delivered when I am on the 2Degrees network.  I usually get them when I arrive in my next destination, or I hit a 2Degrees coverage hole and move onto Vodafone.

 
 
 
 


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  # 236992 19-Jul-2009 22:39
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I'll still switch no matter how crappy the coverage

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  # 237043 20-Jul-2009 02:21
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If you have any issues you should get hold of the guys in our customer support center just call 0800022022 and let them know where you are etc. The only way you are going to get things fixed is if you let us know.




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  # 237045 20-Jul-2009 02:56
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jermsie: A German friend was recently roaming on 2Degrees in Christchurch along with his father and found the call quality to be terrible. They both noticed calls dropping frequently and very low volume. This was in central city.
Not a very good sign.

Can anybody else report on their experiences roaming on 2Degrees, if you've been able to?


Who were they trying to call?



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  # 237163 20-Jul-2009 13:33
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sbiddle:
jermsie: A German friend was recently roaming on 2Degrees in Christchurch along with his father and found the call quality to be terrible. They both noticed calls dropping frequently and very low volume. This was in central city.
Not a very good sign.

Can anybody else report on their experiences roaming on 2Degrees, if you've been able to?


Who were they trying to call?


Each other and nz landlines I think.




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  # 238665 24-Jul-2009 15:47
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Its not just 2DG I get loud clunk noises on Vodafone even when speaking to a landline call
and on XT I have been cut off with no warning !!

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  # 239002 26-Jul-2009 07:17
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jermsie: A German friend was recently roaming on 2Degrees in Christchurch along with his father and found the call quality to be terrible. They both noticed calls dropping frequently and very low volume. This was in central city.
Not a very good sign.

Can anybody else report on their experiences roaming on 2Degrees, if you've been able to?


Yes but the nework is still not officaly released, once offical I would say that better quality would come.




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  # 241958 3-Aug-2009 19:22
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It defies belief why someone would complain about the Quality before the launch! Of course you wont get optimum performance from a network tha isn't techniclally "on" yet.



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  # 241964 3-Aug-2009 19:31
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tritex: It defies belief why someone would complain about the Quality before the launch! Of course you wont get optimum performance from a network tha isn't techniclally "on" yet.

It's been open for inbound roaming for some time, buddy.




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  # 241982 3-Aug-2009 20:18
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Oh ok thanks :) Maybe I shouldn't comment when i don't even live in an area where i can search for that network lol (apologies)

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  # 241993 3-Aug-2009 20:41
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jermsie:
tritex: It defies belief why someone would complain about the Quality before the launch! Of course you wont get optimum performance from a network tha isn't techniclally "on" yet.

It's been open for inbound roaming for some time, buddy.


 

Running at full capacity??? aaah no!  Be patient and reserve judgement

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