Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Devices' started by glennsfield, Mar 10, 2015.
Does anyone have any experience with Iinet mobile? What's the coverage like?
Exactly what I wanted to know. Cheers
ok so whats teh coverage/service liek as i really want to tell testra to get fu###
It's about what you'd expect from Optus.
You could always get a prepaid Optus to test for a month.
and since i only had helstra or vodafail? that is ?
and port my number back to helstra if otopoo is bad?
and no im not changing my phone number
optus coverage is typically better than Vodafone but still quite a way off Telstra.
although in recent times ive found more than a few places not covered by optus but covered by Vodafone. YMMV.
the thing that gets to me on optus is the congestion and slow speeds. optus has a sizeable customer base plus it whores its network out to a litany of MNVOs - Vodafone has less people on its network and newer infrastructure so when you get coverage with them, you get teh speedz t00
Depends. In urban areas the infill is selective depending on carrier.
There's a few, but not many. Usually explained by the marginally lower frequency and Voda cells are generally fewer in number so power levels can be a bit higher.
It's more how much bandwidth Voda has to play with. 10MHz on 850, 10MHz on 900, 20MHz on 1800 is damn generous for starters. Optus have refarmed half their 900 spectrum to WCDMA so are down to begin with, plus the burden of added subscribers. Areas such as Toowoomba city are painful for data on Optus without an LTE handset, but Vodafone surprisingly haven't expanded there yet!
Vodafail are now on a mission to get themselves back to Vodaphone by the end of 2015
meh was easy to stay with helstra, boss is on optus and and soon as she leaves metro areas coverage is shit
plus byo phone $45 month = $1k calls/sms etc 1.5gb data
They've done an amazing amount of work. In 2011 lack of capacity and surging data use was their downfall (and having their MSC on a flood plain at Coorparoo didn't help during the 2011 Brisbane floods). Problem is they've been running at a loss ever since trying to rectify things, need to keep their products at a lower price point and run the risk of capacity constraints refarming the 850 band. They're now effectively the same price for the same inclusions as Optus in many cases. Their Huawei eNodes are effective but often crippled by poor uplink.