We used to be able to get a 2D signal in Rangiora, we can no longer pick up anything, anywhere in town for months. Phones work fine in ChCh.
2D support are adamant the netowrk is fine, and say there are two transmitters in Rangiora.
I thought this may be because these were UK triband phones missing the correct antenna.
Wife now has a 2D Ideos 8150, two weeks old. Still no reception in Rangiora.
Stranded in Rnagiora at weekend with flat battery I decided on my final experiment - a Vodafone SIM.
Inside NL shop, my phone was on zero signal, insert VF SIM gives full bars. So it is not that I am missing an antenna.
Same thing happens on wife's new phone, put in the VF SIM and she gets a signal in Rangiora.
So what is going on. Its like something is stopping me from roaming onto the VF network?
2D phone support just tell me to take out the battery and put it back in.