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August 2017 mobile network upgrades

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August 2017 mobile network upgrades

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by Community Manager Community Manager
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Hi

 

Our networks team is working constantly to improve our mobile network's coverage and capacity. Here are the upgrades completed so far for August 2017.

  

Site location

Completed

Notes

Trig Road, West Harbour, Auckland 1 August New 4G (1800/2100MHz)
Malvern Hills Road, Darfield 1 August New 4G (1800/2100MHz)
Pembroke Road, Stratford 2 August New 4G (1800/2100MHz)
West Coast Road, Arthurs Pass 3 August New 4G (700/2100MHz)
Opio Road, Nightcaps 5 August New 4G (2100MHz)
Perkins Road, Mataura 5 August New 4G (1800/2100MHz)
Walton Road, Walton, Tamihana 7 August New 4G (1800/2100MHz)
Huia Street, Taumarunui 8 August Added 3G/4G (700MHz)
Eden Street, Newmarket, Auckland 9 August New 4G (700/2100MHz)
Fells Road, Murupara 10 August New 4G (1800/2100MHz)
Cobb Cottage Road, Blenheim 11 August New 4G (1800/2100MHz)
Leslies Road, Kaituna 12 August Added 4G (1800/2100MHz)
Legal Road, Maungataroto 21 August Added 4G (2100MHz)
Upper Papamoa Road, Te Puke 24 August Added 4G (1800/2100MHz)
Lauriston Barhill Rd, Lauriston 24 August New 3G & 4G (1800/2100MHz)
Parkins Road, Bankside 25 August Added 4G (2100MHz)
O'Briens Road, St Andrews 28 August Added 4G (700/1800MHz)
Tram Road, Clarkville, Kaiapoi 29 August Added 4G (2100/2600MHz)


You can find our planned upgrades for coming months here

 

The coverage maps are updated monthly, so new changes might not be listed yet. You can check the coverage maps at http://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/coverage/ and we'll update them with the above sites soon.

 

I'll update the list above as more sites are upgraded or added during this month.

 

Mike

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Re: August 2017 mobile network upgrades

by moners Starter Poster
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Hi, instead of users having to search the website, could a link to this information be put with the Network Status - Mobile page (https://www.vodafone.co.nz/help/network-status/#mobile) that is accessed from the main Vodafone homepage? There is just a generic entry about upgrades but no indication where or when it's happening.

 

It's the first place to go and see if there is a known outage but this information is not there.

 

Thanks.

Monique.

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Re: August 2017 mobile network upgrades

by Community Manager Community Manager
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@moners

 

Good suggestion, agree to hard to find. Will get that done next week.

 

Cheers

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Re: August 2017 mobile network upgrades

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Hi @MikeHales

 

 

What's the West Coast Road, Arthurs Pass one is that West Coast Road in Glen Eden?

 

 

Edit: Never mind found out there's another west coast road

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Re: August 2017 mobile network upgrades (updated 1/9)

by Scooby Starter Poster
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Hi

 

Did Woodhill get upgraded? I briefly got 4G and then no service and then reverted to 3/2G.

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Re: August 2017 mobile network upgrades (updated 1/9)

by Retired Staff johnr Retired Staff
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@ScoobyYes it was upgraded but when 4G is added to sites it's unlocked for a short time then generally locked down again for lets say fine tuning then unlocked about a week or so later

 

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Re: August 2017 mobile network upgrades (updated 1/9)

by Retired Staff johnr Retired Staff
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@ChristopherArthurs Pass is the middle of the South Island, Google maps is your friend

 

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Re: August 2017 mobile network upgrades (updated 1/9)

by Scooby Starter Poster
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Cheers for the info

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Re: August 2017 mobile network upgrades (updated 1/9)

by byron_nicolle Starter Poster
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Is there any timeframe as to when or if Cape Karikari will have new 4G added? We currently have 4G on 700Mhz (that I am aware of) but just wondered. I know there was some work done recenlty with the tower in the area, and that the tech guy said he had been installing some new eqiupment on the tower, and he said that Vodafone team then come out to check equipment and then possibly there may then be new 4G added or turned on on the tower. Im interested because my iPad i have does pick up 4G however, not where I live as the 4G out this way is over 700Mhz? The ipad picks it up on a different frequency/band, so I am led to believe/understand? 

 

I would love to use my ipad on 4G up here, but seldomly use it on mobile data as its on Wifi all the time, and not much point when it only picks up 3G up here currently. 

 

Any info or update you can give would be great! 

 

Byron 

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Re: August 2017 mobile network upgrades (updated 1/9)

by Business Ninja Adept Business Ninja Adept Business Ninja Adept
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Good morning @byron_nicolle

 

1800 and 2100 was enabled on site last month (August) on Cape Karikari.


Regards

 

Rochelle

 

 

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