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No wireless internet four doors down from a Vodafone TLD

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No wireless internet four doors down from a Vodafone TLD

by phar Starter Poster
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I get different answers from every company I ask about internet access. I was after Vodafone Wireless Broadband or Vodafone Rural Broadband.

 

No dice.

 

Curious, I felt, since the property commands an unobstructed line-of-sight to just about every transmitter in Auckland, but importantly--very importantly I should think--it is four houses down from two unhappily large Vodafone transmitters one of which, at 2100MHz should furnish our property with 4G internet. Mobile phones have all bars and an excellent clear signal.

 

I'm missing something. Tell me what it is, please.

 

 

 

 

https://beta.gis.geek.nz shows the transmitters:

 

Transmitter 1: 900MHz
Centre: 952.000MHz
Bandwidth: 944.800 <> 960.000 = 45MHz
Registered: Tue, Jun 24, 2008 10:38 AM
Commenced: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Expires: Fri, Nov 28, 2031
RSM License212348

Transmitter 2: 2100MHz
Centre: 2122.500MHz
Bandwidth: 2110.000 <> 2135.000 = 45MHz
Registered: Tue, Dec 22, 2009 11:44 AM
Commenced: Fri, Nov 2, 2012
Expires: Wed, Mar 31, 2021
RSM License221865

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Re: No wireless internet four doors down from a Vodafone TLD

by Senior Contributor coffeebaron Senior Contributor
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No 4G on that tower. Approx where in Auckland?
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Re: No wireless internet four doors down from a Vodafone TLD

by phar Starter Poster
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Literally four post boxes along from the tower. 

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Re: No wireless internet four doors down from a Vodafone TLD

by Senior Contributor coffeebaron Senior Contributor
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Waiatarua? Are you not in VDSL range?

There are other RBI resellers out there. I do installs for:

Full Flavour and Ultimate Broadband we should be able to sort you out with service.

Feel free to flick me a message.

 

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Re: No wireless internet four doors down from a Vodafone TLD

by phar Starter Poster
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Ultimate Broadband looks interesting to me. 

 

After no result from Vodafone--and I have nothing against the firm, working for Vodafone myslef some years ago--I signed up with some outfit called Flick. The modem has gone astray in the post though so I'm still paying Vodafone to update my data package every couple of days. This is quite a homecoming for me after sixteen years in Asia with unlimited data!

 

I'm a bit miffed that I missed your message about Ultimate Broadband before getting Flick involved. Let me give them a go and see how it performs...I suspect though that ADSL is just not going to work for us. I am apalled by the terrible value that Sky offers and will be joining a couple of streaming services instead. My wife and I both work on the internet from home in the evenings too so sporadically some fairly heavy use is possible.

 

I appreciate your message--very helpful. Thank you.

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