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  Reply # 451668 25-Mar-2011 07:56
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Kyanar:

Now now, that's a bit unfair isn't it? 


No more or less unfair than trumpeting yourself as the fastest network in Timbuktu because you've got 1 cellsite with eleventy potato Mbps speeds and a demo handset with pre-alpha firmware to use with it. Unless you personally happen to be holding that handset, of course, then by all means wear your geek crown with pride. I would.

But an iPhone 4 or and iPad (for example) only does 7.2M, regardless of whether the network has 42M sites or not.

Besides, why should it matter to you why it's fastest? We could be fastest because we're powered by nuclear hamsters fed on only the finest gelled rainbows and fermented unicorn tears for all you know.

Hmmmm.... I don't think I was supposed to mention the hamsters. Look: if anyone asks, there are no hamsters, OK? The unicorn tears (if there were any) aren't as nice as I was led to believe, either.




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No more or less unfair than trumpeting yourself as the fastest network in Timbuktu because you've got 1 cellsite with eleventy potato Mbps speeds and a demo handset with pre-alpha firmware to use with it. Unless you personally happen to be holding that handset, of course, then by all means wear your geek crown with pride. I would.

But an iPhone 4 or and iPad (for example) only does 7.2M, regardless of whether the network has 42M sites or not.

Besides, why should it matter to you why it's fastest? We could be fastest because we're powered by nuclear hamsters fed on only the finest gelled rainbows and fermented unicorn tears for all you know.

Hmmmm.... I don't think I was supposed to mention the hamsters. Look: if anyone asks, there are no hamsters, OK? The unicorn tears (if there were any) aren't as nice as I was led to believe, either.


Bit off topic but that was the first thing i read this morning, good god how i laughed.

Anyway, it'll be good when they roll our "4G" of whatever variety so we can use our data sticks to full effect. Personally i get good speeds on it now, so im happy to wait.

Im more interested in the path their taking with multi-connect. So wait and see eagerly i shall 




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  Reply # 451737 25-Mar-2011 11:28
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Tbh I don't care that much about 4G as I get decent 3G speeds on 2Degrees (3mbps at work on my i9000). I would like to see 2Degrees increase their handset range with more Android phones especially on the low cost end so I can recommend them to all my friends. I would also like to see pay monthly plans that have a choice between national data and zone data as I am in the zone and buy 1gb a month + 2k texts on prepay.




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i think their whole selling point is keeping it simple and not having two different plans, but i can see your point.




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pwner: i think their whole selling point is keeping it simple and not having two different plans, but i can see your point.


By having broadband zones they have removed the possibility of keeping things simple 




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  Reply # 451815 25-Mar-2011 15:35
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lokhor:
By having broadband zones they have removed the possibility of keeping things simple 


It's not *that* complicated, really...




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lokhor:
pwner: i think their whole selling point is keeping it simple and not having two different plans, but i can see your point.


By having broadband zones they have removed the possibility of keeping things simple 


I am sure broadband zones would have been avoided if they could, with the $100M network expansion program i am sure you will see this change, but probably not completely.




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SaltyNZ:
lokhor:
By having broadband zones they have removed the possibility of keeping things simple 


It's not *that* complicated, really...

It is if you don't live in 'the zone'

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  Reply # 452241 26-Mar-2011 23:30
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oxnsox:
It is if you don't live in 'the zone'


...I don't live in the zone.




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