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Topic # 87504 30-Jul-2011 13:23
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hey guys,

sorry if this Q's been popped ... but ...

dear 2 degrees, when are you planning to introduce cheap data to dunedin?

Thanks 

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  Reply # 499729 30-Jul-2011 13:58
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2013





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  Reply # 499731 30-Jul-2011 14:03
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nakedmolerat: 2013


I hope you're not being serious ;-)
I really hope it's soon.

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  Reply # 499754 30-Jul-2011 15:00
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nakedmolerat: 2013


I hope you're not being serious ;-)
I really hope it's soon.


I'm not sure whether that's a guess or based on inside information, but it sounds realistic to me. A network build doesn't happen overnight.



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  Reply # 499794 30-Jul-2011 16:40
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Yell



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  Reply # 499795 30-Jul-2011 16:42
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even queenstown has a denser network coverage than christchurch! and zero in dunners where the most students are - who would use tonnes of it in lectures!

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  Reply # 499796 30-Jul-2011 16:46

If they could offer more for less of their regular national data then I would jump over from 2degrees. At the moment XT is faster and of higher quality than 2degrees in Dunedin (aka Vodafone).

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  Reply # 500478 1-Aug-2011 17:38
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Of course QTown has denser coverage than CHCH, it's way more compact oO

With Tauranga and Hamilton done, it would make sense to to Dunner's next, it has to be the next densest business region.




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  Reply # 500493 1-Aug-2011 18:16
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Searching the Radio Spectrum Management site for Two Degrees in Dunedin brings up 2 results, so they are beginning planning for towers. First they have to jump through the hoops to erect a tower (consents, public consultation etc) so I wouldn't expect them too soon.


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  Reply # 500552 1-Aug-2011 20:27
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maknz: If they could offer more for less of their regular national data then I would jump over from 2degrees. At the moment XT is faster and of higher quality than 2degrees in Dunedin (aka Vodafone).


Oh yeah, Vodafone's data via Roaming on 2D is poor.

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  Reply # 500655 2-Aug-2011 08:29
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Just done my export from RSM this morning and it sees to have a few new sites since Thursday last week.  Including Dunedin.  If it was anything like Tauranga / Hamilton I would expect to see the sites live within 3-6 months.  But remember this is a extensive build from 2D, so they have a whole lot of new cellsites to commission.  So it may take longer..  I'm not a 2D staffer so don't know anything apart form what is registered in RSM.

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  Reply # 504112 9-Aug-2011 22:48
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Would it be Dunedin's topography that would be coursing it to be one of the last large cities to get cell towers?

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  Reply # 504115 9-Aug-2011 23:04
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joker97: even queenstown has a denser network coverage than christchurch! and zero in dunners where the most students are - who would use tonnes of it in lectures!


I suspect Queenstown has good coverage because of the amount of tourists, which in turn equals lots of roaming $ potential for 2 Degrees



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  Reply # 504133 10-Aug-2011 00:55
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good point!

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  Reply # 504180 10-Aug-2011 09:18
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joker97: even queenstown has a denser network coverage than christchurch! and zero in dunners where the most students are - who would use tonnes of it in lectures!


I suspect Queenstown has good coverage because of the amount of tourists, which in turn equals lots of roaming $ potential for 2 Degrees


I recall reading something in the news when 2degrees launched their network that Queenstown was coverable with an extremely small number of cellsites (2?), so why not do it.  Esp with roaming tourists.

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  Reply # 504563 10-Aug-2011 17:50
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jbucky: Would it be Dunedin's topography that would be causing it to be one of the last large cities to get cell towers?

Wellington's is even worse (think of all the steep hills and valleys) and it has 2degrees coverage. So no, I don't think that's really a factor.

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