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Topic # 57767 24-Feb-2010 11:09
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Hello,


I have a question regarding 2Degrees coverage and the roaming on Vodafone's network.


I was in the Tongariro national park last week end and I noticed that my cellphone displayed the "No Service" message, even though the reception icon was displaying "some" reception (3 or 4 bars out of 5).


I had a look inside my phone's menu and it appeared that the phone was getting some Vodafone signal. This was confirmed by other people who were able to get phone service.


My question is:
Should my 2Deg phone ALWAYS get coverage where there is Vodafone coverage?
Is there anything special to set up on the phone to allow for this?


Thanks,


Guillaume

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  Reply # 301758 24-Feb-2010 11:11
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2degrees roaming on Vodafone is only where 2degrees service is not officially available. Perhaps there isn't enough coverage in that specific spot, but if that area falls under the 2degrees official coverage area then Vodafone is not required to provide the service.




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  Reply # 301759 24-Feb-2010 11:19
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2 degrees can roam on Vodafone's network outside the areas where they have a presence, ie the main centres where they have a presence, however, I believe they can not roam onto areas where there is 3g only coverage. Perhaps you were picking up a 3g only cell site, where, you could not roam.
I also believe that, when 2 Degrees launch 3g services, you will then be able to roam onto these cell sites. Perhaps someone from 2 Degrees / Vodafone can confirm?

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  Reply # 301761 24-Feb-2010 11:23

Apparently when 2degrees releases 3g there will not be any roaming onto Vodafones 3g for some time. It has something to do with configuration. So it looks like 3g will only be in the three main centres to begin with. I don't mind as we all know what rushing a network out turns out like... XT

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  Reply # 301763 24-Feb-2010 11:27
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Vodafone have some 3G only sites around New Zealand providing coverage 2D customers will not be able to roam onto these cells

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  Reply # 301765 24-Feb-2010 11:29
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If you're outside the 2degrees coverage areas of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown you can roam onto Vodafone GSM sites. Within these coverage areas you are unable to roam into Vodafone.

Your location should have given you service, my guess would be that your phone has connected to a 3G site somewhere where there is no GSM signal and as others have mentioned above 2degrees customers can't roam on the Vodafone 3G network.

What type of handset do you have?



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  Reply # 301767 24-Feb-2010 11:33
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Thanks a lot to you all for your answers and clarifications.

Guillaume



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  Reply # 301769 24-Feb-2010 11:34
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Sorry, sbiddle , I did not see that last quesiton:
I have a Samsung u700, parallel imported (Optus) and debranded by myself

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  Reply # 301773 24-Feb-2010 12:22
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Could you call 111? If not you should rush off to the news media and complain..Wink




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  Reply # 301775 24-Feb-2010 12:25
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I haven't tried to be honest but I am pretty sure I could.
At some point, I tried to make a call and my phone displayed a "Emergency Only" message.

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  Reply # 301776 24-Feb-2010 12:26
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old3eyes: Could you call 111? If not you should rush off to the news media and complain..Wink


Yes they call 111

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  Reply # 301777 24-Feb-2010 12:26

You will not be able to roam on Vodafone 3G even after 2d has launched their 3G network, they say it may take some time.


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  Reply # 301813 24-Feb-2010 14:33
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Stuve: You will not be able to roam on Vodafone 3G even after 2d has launched their 3G network, they say it may take some time.



is this a rumor ? or confirmed?

will upcoming data plans not work when roaming on VF?



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  Reply # 301821 24-Feb-2010 14:49

As I understand, there will be no 3G roaming at first, but it is in the pipeline. OR there will be no 3G seamless roaming (whereby the handshake is seamless)

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  Reply # 301886 24-Feb-2010 18:21
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Stuve: As I understand, there will be no 3G roaming at first, but it is in the pipeline. OR there will be no 3G seamless roaming (whereby the handshake is seamless)



Where did you get this information??

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  Reply # 301887 24-Feb-2010 18:22
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Stuve: As I understand, there will be no 3G roaming at first, but it is in the pipeline. OR there will be no 3G seamless roaming (whereby the handshake is seamless)


lets hope its just the OR no 3g steamless roaming.

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