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Topic # 81802 18-Apr-2011 22:47
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Hi there, I have been using my iPhone 4 (2degrees) for the past few days whilst staying at a family members and there is no 3G and the GPRS speeds are shocking. I am aware that I am roaming on vodafone so I checked the coverage map and there seems to be 3G coverage (St Andrews area) but still, my phone isn't getting it. Do you think this may have something to do with the fact that 2degrees may be testing their own cell towers in Hamilton and those are somehow interfering with 2degrees phones using Vodafone's network. I am running iOS 4.3.1 but have had this problem in St Andrews since I got my iPhone. Any responses would be much appreciated? :-)

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  Reply # 460331 18-Apr-2011 22:51
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yes, rumours has it that hamilton towers should be up and running soon







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  Reply # 460334 18-Apr-2011 22:57
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Great! I can't wait to stop roaming on Vodafone and won't envy my family in Auckland. Bring on 1GB data packs :D

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  Reply # 460406 19-Apr-2011 10:15
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Hmm, I think the 2degree's towers in hamilton are live. I'm getting "2degrees" on my nokia 2730, instead of "vodafone NZ" that I usually get. (That is, the network display on the home screen that shows which network you're connected to. I do have a 2degree's SIM in there)

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  Reply # 460411 19-Apr-2011 10:25
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most phones as I understand it should still show "2degrees" even if roaming on vodafone (my iphone still says voda NZ).
In regards to St Andrews the 3G coverage there is very weak as when I visit a mate there my phone is usually sitting on 2G mode

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  Reply # 460497 19-Apr-2011 13:39
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if the 2degrees network was live or even being tested in Hamilton right now it would not stop you roaming onto Vodafone.
You should log a coverage issue with 2degrees and they will pass it on to Vodafone.




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  Reply # 460502 19-Apr-2011 13:49
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Hi,

You'll be roaming on Vodafones network there. Check you have 'Dual mode' on so it will pick up 2G as well as 3G, 'Data Roaming' is 'on' and your APN is set to 'Internet'.

Also make sure Network Selection is set to 'Automatic'. If the signal is still weak try the SIM in another phone to check if it's the phone at fault.

Hope this helps.
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  Reply # 460517 19-Apr-2011 14:38
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Also buy one of these to make using data while roaming that bit sweeter than buying casual rates - http://www.2degreesmobile.co.nz/data-packs.

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  Reply # 460827 20-Apr-2011 09:54
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Thanks everyone. BTW I use 200mb national data a month. Hopefully those towers will be up and running soon! ;D

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  Reply # 461823 23-Apr-2011 17:18
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I am having issues with 3g coverage in Hamilton North as well. No issues anywhere else but there.

Seems strange, and yes before you ask I have checked and double checked my settings. Even used another phone and still same issue. 

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