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  Reply # 352232 16-Jul-2010 10:38
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langi27: Anyone else seeing 3G?


I'm out in Rolleston - I don't even get EDGE out here - so no 3G for me at the moment.

Does that mean 2degrees don't have a tower out here (and I'm roaming on VFNZ?) or they don't have EDGE available on all their towers?

C'mon 2degrees, it's 'The Town of the Future'! Tongue out

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  Reply # 352234 16-Jul-2010 10:41

You are roaming on VF right now, when 3g is ready you will be on VF 3G

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  Reply # 352238 16-Jul-2010 10:45
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Initial speed test from mobilespeedtest.com, showing 1MB download in 19.96 seconds 400kbps, latency 0.92 seconds.

This website is likely way offshore, but local sites such as nzherald, stuff and trademe are blindly quick and icon changes from 3G to 3.5G.

Cool.

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  Reply # 352241 16-Jul-2010 10:48
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So jealous, might have to find an excuse to drive into CHC and experience the speed thrills of 3G/3.5G.

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  Reply # 352242 16-Jul-2010 10:48
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I have been carrying a handset around and have not seen this ellusive new fangled 3G thing yet.

When I turn the device on it shows [H] for a few seconds then disconnects from the network. When it connects again it goes straight to Edge...

But fear nothing. It will come.




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  Reply # 352259 16-Jul-2010 11:15
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from telecom website i'm now getting 627Kbps on the 1MB download test.

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  Reply # 352262 16-Jul-2010 11:16

langi27: from telecom website i'm now getting 627Kbps on the 1MB download test.


That's what a decent backbone can offer... I dont expect amazing speeds from their 3g service, but just better than EDGE.

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  Reply # 352268 16-Jul-2010 11:25
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SteveON: You are roaming on VF right now, when 3g is ready you will be on VF 3G


900 or 2100?  Those people who have imported Android fones from European  or Asia that only have 3G on the 2100 band which is what 2D is going to use may find themselves out of luck if roaming to VF is on the 900 band only..




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  Reply # 352269 16-Jul-2010 11:27
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ok last test, this is starting to cost me money.

Just did Vodafone Speed test and hit 1.3Mbit/s.

I'm pretty impressed 2Degrees well done.

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  Reply # 352270 16-Jul-2010 11:31
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I was roaming on 2degrees 3G (with HSPA, apparently) in Auckland and Wellington for the last few days very happily.  Speeds were very quick especially considering I was roaming.

That said I've been seeing 3G on 2degrees roaming for quite a while...

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  Reply # 352271 16-Jul-2010 11:31
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old3eyes:
SteveON: You are roaming on VF right now, when 3g is ready you will be on VF 3G


900 or 2100?  Those people who have imported Android fones from European  or Asia that only have 3G on the 2100 band which is what 2D is going to use may find themselves out of luck if roaming to VF is on the 900 band only..


I seriously doubt 3G roaming on Vodafone will be limited to 900MHz.  Most likely it will use all of what Vodafone use since for the most part, outside of the 3 large metro areas, Vodafone use 2100 in towns and 900 for regional.

Having said that, I would always recommend a 900/2100 phone over 2100-only simply as a way to future proof yourself to 2degrees future expansion plans.

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  Reply # 352272 16-Jul-2010 11:41
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I use SpeedtestX HD (http://www.veeapps.com) for my speed tests - iPad native.




iPad Air + iPhone SE + 2degrees 4tw!

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


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  Reply # 352278 16-Jul-2010 11:53
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This post and speedtests coming to you from 2degrees 3G (since my broadband cap blew yesterday...)









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  Reply # 352285 16-Jul-2010 12:15
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One more post - and that's to try out streaming video over 2degrees 3G.



It definitely is able to sustain a good 1mbps feed - it had mild stuttering (you can see it dropping out there), but it's definitely watchable.




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  Reply # 352293 16-Jul-2010 12:28
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manhinli - are you staff or just lucking in on 3G testing? What device are you using for testing? And where are you based?

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