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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:08 pm

does anyone know if Vodafone mobile has its own network, or does it use Telstras...........anyone got it... is its coverage any good in Central Vic????????

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:26 pm

Hey claimpeg,

About the only phone that works ok round Dunolly/Moliagul is Telstra's Next G.. the rest r just paper weights with iffy service just round the bigger towns...

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Post  Guest on Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:57 pm

hi
i got a telstra prepaid because i couldn`t get my vodaphone to work anywhere i tried it in the triangle


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Post  deutran on Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:23 am

Same here,no signal in the triangle
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Post  Jigalong on Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:58 am

Claimpeg,

Vodaphone has the worst country service of any phone company I have ever used. When I was in business, I used to go to Tassie and the only coverage was in Hobart and Launceston. When I used to travel Sydney / WA, I might as well have turned it off. I think from memory I used to get coverage in Broken Hill, Pt Augusta and Kalgoorlie. It's hopeless.

Telstra Next G on the other hand, covers every town (in the triangle and elsewhere) and even a lot of aboriginal communities.

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Post  Fisherman on Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:19 pm

G day All
I had a similar problem with vodaphone coverage which is a pity because the've got some real good deals.
I brought a cheap telstra next G pre paid i think it's a t6 anyway it was $100 bucks and it's got the BLUE TICK which they recommend for rural areas.
It works everywhere i've tried it.
Here's the next G coverage map http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/networks/coverage/
Just click on an area.


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Post  Nightjar on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:55 pm

Telstra covers 95% of "populated areas" only, which is about 10/15% of Australia.
If you want to improve your reception as you move away from the "populated areas" knock yourself up a "Yagi antenna".

vodafone coverage......... YagiAntenna001

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:21 pm

Pete I'll carry your baby if you'd post a step by step on how you built that thing!

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Post  Nightjar on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:21 pm

Details later Steve, however if you look up "Yagi Antenna" in Google, you will find info, it was invented early in last century.
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Post  Ayounomad on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:43 pm

G.day claimpeg ..and all ,, I have the Globalstar/Pivotel GSM/Sat phone which utilises voda GSM in Major centres only , otherwise it,s the satellite connection ..Definately not Telstra . In the WA goldfields vodafone is good to 40km radius of Kalgoorlie , otherwise satellite everywhere else.I know nothing about Victoria ..I used to have Telstra CDMA which was better coverage than telstra gsm is today .The coverage was extensive with Telstra but not in the outback.....cheers


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Post  Topcat on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:45 pm

Hi Steve

Have a look at this site. That is where I got the info for Peter to build his antenna.

http://www.perite.com/vk7jj/NextGYagi.htm

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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:52 pm

cheers fellas!!

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