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  Reply # 359662 30-Jul-2010 11:09

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SteveON: Not really - I am planning on signing up for an iPhone today or tomorrow ... The wastage may be that I will never use the plan and intend to break it within the first hour. 
 


Why don't you just buy directly from the Apple website then?



I don't like waiting and I am not a fan of putting 'business' expenses on my CCard. 

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  Reply # 359706 30-Jul-2010 11:30
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ahmad: 4 days too late for many people 2 Degrees...


And you can only buy iphone 4 from VF on contract anyway. Assuming apple starts selling it online before then it'll take 4 days for it to get delivered. :)
 

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 360257 30-Jul-2010 19:15
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can anyone compared mobile data 2D vs XT?  Assuming they had 3G 2D. 

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  Reply # 360261 30-Jul-2010 19:18
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You mean speed? There are not many 3G users on 2degrees yet, so any test now would have no meaning...

But it's going along well. Fast and smooth.





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  Reply # 360378 30-Jul-2010 20:37
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When I used it in newmarket a week or so ago, it was great.




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  Reply # 360911 1-Aug-2010 07:37
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I'm on 2D 3G.
Tested my speed on my 3GS in Parnell
The result:
 

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  Reply # 360961 1-Aug-2010 10:57
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hmmm .. i have read that some people got near 10Mbit with one of the other 2 providers right? 

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  Reply # 360962 1-Aug-2010 10:59
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rayonline: hmmm .. i have read that some people got near 10Mbit with one of the other 2 providers right? 


Telecom is set to make a big splash about their HSPA+ capabilities this Thursday.

I am flying up to AKL on Tuesday for the 3G press event, then again on Thursday for the Telecom press event.






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  Reply # 361109 1-Aug-2010 17:34

dauckland: I'm on 2D 3G.
Tested my speed on my 3GS in Parnell
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4Mb/s it GREAT - but when they have packed everyone and their dog you probably wont see better than 1mb/s. And that ping is very very high, won't be too grand when surfing websites... It's almost as bad as satellite connections.

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  Reply # 361112 1-Aug-2010 17:41
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rayonline: hmmm .. i have read that some people got near 10Mbit with one of the other 2 providers right? 


Telecom is set to make a big splash about their HSPA+ capabilities this Thursday.

I am flying up to AKL on Tuesday for the 3G press event, then again on Thursday for the Telecom press event.




Telecom's HSPA+ upgrade has been a fizzer as far as i'm concerned, I get HSPA+ speeds in Auckland 9mbps+ infact however in Rotorua there is no difference in speed from a standard HSPA device circa 3-4mbps.

One of the things I would like to see is a HSPA+ coverage map because I think there are big parts of the country missing the upgrade.

I have invested in 2 HSPA+ devices now and have come to the conclusion that it's a waste of time.

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  Reply # 361116 1-Aug-2010 17:46
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Here in Grenada Village north of Wellington, have been similarly underwhelmed by HSPA Plus. Quite similar speeds to HSPA.




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  Reply # 361119 1-Aug-2010 17:48

jmosen: Here in Grenada Village north of Wellington, have been similarly underwhelmed by HSPA Plus. Quite similar speeds to HSPA.



Well VF made a huge thing about GPRS back in the day when it was total scum... Doubling the speed is pretty good! Not many DSL connections are that quick.

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  Reply # 361134 1-Aug-2010 18:27
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Sounds excellent so long as there are some good data plans attached and there is good coverage might be worth a move from XT.

Does anyone know if there 3g network will be available in Hamilton at time of launch?

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  Reply # 361137 1-Aug-2010 18:31
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4Mb/s it GREAT - but when they have packed everyone and their dog you probably wont see better than 1mb/s. And that ping is very very high, won't be too grand when surfing websites... It's almost as bad as satellite?connections.


The large ping might have simply been a temp delay, the speed went up a lot during the test.
But I completely agree. I posted the speedtest result only as a response to a previous post, not as an endorsement of the performance. I am on 2D but have been getting a bit more and more disappointed with them. Had a major roaming auto-topup fail and don't really see their 3G being on the par with what telecom are providing.

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  Reply # 361176 1-Aug-2010 20:03
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Someone's been working hard at 2degrees today and did some work on the website.

Mobile broadband's now got it's own page at http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/mobilebroadband (blank at the moment)




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