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  Reply # 520503 13-Sep-2011 15:18
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Finished a walk around my results between 2.15-2.30

Device is an A8183 HTC desire android 2.33 running app.
All tests are to Tauranga

509 Victoria Street (2 Degrees shop)
Download: 4006kbps
Ping: 107ms

Garden Place
Ping: 103ms

Anglesea St (by win tech)
Ping: 109ms

Bryce Street
Ping: 100ms

Hope this is helpful.


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  Reply # 520514 13-Sep-2011 15:35
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Thanks Stan, very interesting as much higher than mine. I was testing to Auckland though? To be fair numbers are numbers, really only worried about how long a page takes to load, and full of time outs last night, we shall see how tonight goes.


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  Reply # 520515 13-Sep-2011 15:37
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jonb: Welcome to pedant's corner.  At least he got the M uppercase and not lowercase..

Hehe thanks ;-)
And i am an Electrical Engineer so yeah pretty good on correct symbols etc

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  Reply # 520540 13-Sep-2011 16:27
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SteveON:  For starters dial up is analog and 3g/broadband is digital and actually connects a lot faster.

There's no such thing as a digital radio signal. Edit: on the physical layer that is.

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  Reply # 522285 17-Sep-2011 11:19
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Sorry for delay in replying and updating topic, and sorry not popped in shop yet Stan, had an injury at work on Wednesday and been laid up since!

Anyway as i been at home for couple days i still having huge issues on 2 degrees, all different, all intermittent. And this is in the city centre where i live (POB knows exact address of course).

I either have poor speed and nothing will load up or times out, OR i get shifted to Edge network (not 3g) and everything is slow or errors OR i get told i am outside 2deg MBB zone and will have use Vodafone OR nothing works at all.  :(

Hopefully these screen shots will give you an idea of myriad of problems, again these are ALL smack bang in centre of city and 2degress blue zone.

Think i left with no choice but to ask POB to contact me please and see what we can do about this ASAP, $80 wasted so far and will have to look at changing back to XT unless you can sort something i hope.

EDIT: even as i write this post i have had the "you are outside MBB zone error come up 3 times on iPhone screen and then go again?!

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  Reply # 533013 13-Oct-2011 17:35
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Just thought id update, rude not too!

So i eventually had time to visit Stan at the local store (thanks) and swapped to a new Sim card. That was couple of weeks ago, mixed results to be fair, an improvement for sure but still few errors. I starting to put it down to new MBB zone to Hamilton and hopefully errors and signal will improve.

- Speed at home seems better than it was, although still only ever half my old XT speeds
- MBB zone errors much less now, although still getting 1-2 a day saying "your outside 2deg MBB zone" in the CBD (was 10-12 a day)
- Signal still very rarely more than 2-3 bars, and often only 1-2 at home.

Overall i giving 2deg a little longer trial to see if things improve, still seems some room for better speeds and signals in the Tron

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