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Topic # 45928 5-Nov-2009 09:45
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2degrees sent out a press release today with the following wording:


2degrees Mobile broadens network with 3G Spectrum

2degrees Mobile has started to integrate 2100 MHz, 3G spectrum across its new network.

According to 2degrees Mobile Chief Executive, Eric Hertz, this is a significant milestone for the company just 12 short weeks after it launched a brand new mobile service aimed at delivering simplicity and better value for New Zealand mobile users.

“Adding third generation technology to our network means that not only are we able to further increase the capacity on our network, but more importantly we are able to bring our customers new products and services.

“We look forward to bringing these new services to market throughout 2010,” said Eric.

2degrees Mobile was provided access to third-generation spectrum through its foundation shareholder, Hautaki Limited. Hautaki holds a 20 percent share in 2degrees Mobile.


So basically just saying we already knew - 3G is part of the plan, not completed before end of 2010, etc, etc...





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  Reply # 270242 5-Nov-2009 09:57
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Also just to confirm some other information: 3G will be rolled out nationwide where 2degrees has coverage, and the current Vodafone roaming agreement will be extended to cover 3G as well.





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  Reply # 270245 5-Nov-2009 10:03
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They must have fond some money to pay the goverment to use the spectrum....huh who knew?

Maybe they are making money? good for them.

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  Reply # 270269 5-Nov-2009 10:38
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freitasm: ...not completed before end of 2010, etc, etc...

Not completed? :)


Might explain why I saw a guy yesterday working on a cabinet to a NZ Comms tower...

This is definitely good news though. I can't wait!




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  Reply # 270557 6-Nov-2009 09:01
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is it safe to assume we will see some Data Plans come out for 2degrees soon?

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  Reply # 270744 6-Nov-2009 21:33
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At the moment the price on the website says 50c per mb....

The other day when my internet was down, I used it all day and it only charged me $10.

I won't give any more details than that, but I'm interested to see if regular customers are actually being charged the full 50c per meg.

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  Reply # 270757 6-Nov-2009 22:36

langi27: They must have fond some money to pay the goverment to use the spectrum....huh who knew?

Maybe they are making money? good for them.


Bring it on 2Degrees! NZ deserves cheap mobile calls and cheap data!

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  Reply # 272836 13-Nov-2009 18:33
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When will 2D turn on their 3g roaming agreement with Vodafone? my spare mobile tries to connect to their 2100mhz network in hamilton but switches to GSM quickly

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  Reply # 273172 15-Nov-2009 11:17
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Next year, I believe.

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