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  #512884 27-Aug-2011 15:17
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mentalinc: You forgot to PM me.... :"(


Tongue out He forgot me too :(....

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  #512944 27-Aug-2011 19:59
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Thanks freitasm for the PM, looking forward to receiving the sim card.

 
 
 
 


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  #512952 27-Aug-2011 20:26
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Me too! So nice to be drawn. Looking forward to seeing if I get coverage in the forest.




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  #512953 27-Aug-2011 20:32
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Will be interested to see what coverage I get at work, essentially no signal in the concrete dungeon that masquerades as my room. Thanks to the big cheese!




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  #513018 28-Aug-2011 09:44
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As these fones in the pix don't carry any network ID how can you tell if the poster is pulling the wool over your eyes??




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  #513022 28-Aug-2011 10:09
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Ouch, someone thinks I'm pulling the wool over their eyes.  Still fair comment all the same.  And for that, I now present my latest photo displaying the network 2degrees.

SGS2_2degrees?





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  #513023 28-Aug-2011 10:12
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I sent a PM and asked them to provide me answers to some questions and confirm they are indeed with another operator.





 

 

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  #513032 28-Aug-2011 10:47
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old3eyes: As these fones in the pix don't carry any network ID how can you tell if the poster is pulling the wool over your eyes??


My original picture did?  But I didn't win :( haha, oh well, always check out a Telecom SIM next weekend from Dick Smith :)
 




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  #513033 28-Aug-2011 10:49
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Remember folks, this is a bit of participation and a bit random. Telecom NZ is keen to get more people on board in these "tests". It started with the HTC Sensation testers, and now this opportunity to test their network on some "foreign" handsets.

There are other opportunities in the pipe... What could be coming next?





 

 

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  #513099 28-Aug-2011 15:59
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Have been mostly away from teh interwebs for a few days so missed this, never mind...

Will put my mobile here anyway because you never know what's around the corner!! 

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  #514149 30-Aug-2011 23:12
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Well Telecom certainly have better coverage at my home than Vodafone - ~500Kb/s download on Telecom Vs ~75Kb/s on Vodafone! Be interesting to see the coverage at my workplace, since in my room I get basically ZERO data coverage on Vodafone (I hate how my phone turns into a virtual feature phone at work because of that!).




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  #514656 31-Aug-2011 19:31
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Just received the sim card today.

So far its full reception here at my house even though there is a 2100 Vodafone site about 10 meters in fron of my house along Te Irirangi Drive and the nearest Telecom site is on the other side of the Botany Town centre opposite Botany Secondary College along Chapel Road (for those of you who are familiar with the area). 

Have also entered the APN and fired up 3G/HSPA. It looks like HSPA+ is live in the area as well, whereas Vodafone has yet to turn it on.

That's it for now folks. More to come....





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  #514660 31-Aug-2011 19:44
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mrgsm021: Just received the sim card today.

So far its full reception here at my house even though there is a 2100 Vodafone site about 10 meters in fron of my house along Te Irirangi Drive and the nearest Telecom site is on the other side of the Botany Town centre opposite Botany Secondary College along Chapel Road (for those of you who are familiar with the area). 

Have also entered the APN and fired up 3G/HSPA. It looks like HSPA+ is live in the area as well, whereas Vodafone has yet to turn it on.

That's it for now folks. More to come....






I didn't need to enter the APN.  It fired up mobile data without any need for setup.  I've got my voice mail set up and you'll find that if you go to the Telecom website you'll also get a $10 top up voucher code.  Your $200 just becomes $210.00.

Over the weekend I'll go for a run through the forest and see what the signal is.  On Vodafone it's zip. I haven't tried with 2degrees because I assumed it would drop out given I'm on the very edge of 2degrees coverage where I live. 




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  #514709 31-Aug-2011 21:08
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Neets: I didn't need to enter the APN.  It fired up mobile data without any need for setup.


There was no XT APN in the APN list under settings, so I had to enter them in manually.

I've got my voice mail set up and you'll find that if you go to the Telecom website you'll also get a $10 top up voucher code.  Your $200 just becomes $210.00.


Thanks for the tip.



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  #520528 13-Sep-2011 16:07
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OK about time I reported what I have noticed when using the XT card vs VF

On speed test alone in different places XT is definitely faster, and web pages load up quicker ( I need to find some busy web pages and time the load). Coverage so far in the Martinborough is better where I go and play, in a place where I am usually down to GPRS I am still running in HSDPA on XT.

I havent used XT yet for anything real apart from testing really, next couple of weekends I will chuck my VF SIM into an old phone to stay connected and try XT solely in the S2.

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