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Vodafone

MelH
11/01/2010
12:15:41 PM
Does anyone know if you get a vodafone signal at Araps or the Gramps?

Cheers

Mel

JimboV10
11/01/2010
12:18:41 PM
Araps is patchy whenever I am there.. Grampians isnt too bad, but some places are better than others.. Eg when I am staying at Stayplton campground its patchy, wander up road to Campground boulders and I get full signal
citationx
11/01/2010
12:34:16 PM
i don't get vodafone reception at all at araps, when i'm 10km from horsham (yes, i've been anal enough to measure it) signal picks up or drops out, depending on direction.
i get it when up at the base of rosea/on the cliff, and on flat rock (not once you drop down again towards taipan though) and in the "higher" bushes above stapylton campground. no reception at all down south around red rocks, gallery, millenium, the campground there etc.
then again, my phone is 5 years old and not 3g so...?
Wendy
11/01/2010
2:13:37 PM
Vodaphone is completely useless around here. Telstra and Optus have much better coverage.

ambyeok
11/01/2010
2:31:53 PM
There was another thread somewhere... AJF? Anyway, as said above, vodafone will not work. I get on just fine with Optus. Telstra NextG is of course the pick for those cashed up types.

ajfclark
11/01/2010
2:36:52 PM
A site specific Google for Vodafone pulls up a couple of threads:

http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=Display&ForumID=1&MessageID=77744&Replies=17

http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=Display&ForumID=1&MessageID=60179&Replies=12


Sarah Gara
11/01/2010
5:07:04 PM
On 11/01/2010 ambyeok wrote:
Telstra NextG is of course
>the pick for those cashed up types.

telstra NG is the only think that gets anything in Robinvale. i get near perfect signal at Araps. but occasionally struggle to send texts not sure why as other times it's fine. So nur. My phone was only $99 too so you don't have to spend a fortune. - it admittedly isn't very flash though. x
olbert
12/01/2010
9:58:06 AM
On 11/01/2010 Sarah Gara wrote:
>On 11/01/2010 ambyeok wrote:
> Telstra NextG is of course
>>the pick for those cashed up types.
>
>telstra NG is the only think that gets anything in Robinvale. i get near
>perfect signal at Araps. but occasionally struggle to send texts not sure
>why as other times it's fine. So nur. My phone was only $99 too so you
>don't have to spend a fortune. - it admittedly isn't very flash though.
>
Its more the price of the calls, texts and other less important shit (like youtube, facebook, chockstone...). Basically Telstra charges what they like but they do provide a better service.

...cue angry responses about how shit telstra is

MelH
3/02/2010
3:40:51 PM
Cheers guys. I actually forgot until today that I asked this question - doh!

I have a pretty crap phone, and I don't think I will pay to get another one on another network. I guess if I get into any sort of bother there I can turn on my UK phone and I assume it'll link to whatever service is available.

Cheers

Mel

peterc
3/02/2010
10:57:06 PM
Mel, if you get into real bother, you can dial 112 (the mobile emergency number) and you will get emergency services. Even if your carrier is not available, then it automatically connects with one of the other carriers (assuming that at least one of them has service in the area).
racingtadpole
4/02/2010
10:11:21 AM
000 will also work under those circumstances.

ajfclark
4/02/2010
10:28:17 AM
Also on most phones 112 can be dialed regardless of whether the phone is locked or not.

MelH
4/02/2010
10:57:36 AM
Oh yeah, good plan. I would only really need the phone if it was a situation where it was the emergency services I needed anyway.

I take it there are usually a few folk camped out at Araps too so I don't need to worry about being a lone female?
citationx
4/02/2010
11:10:19 AM
only have to worry about the pine scum hitting on you...
lone female climbing at the pines? you're just advertising for trouble, aren't you ;-)
racingtadpole
4/02/2010
11:12:01 AM
ACMA requirement that all phones will allow you dial emergency services (either 000 or 112) regardless of handset state (ie locked or not). Also an ACMA requirement that a carrier forward emergency services calls regardless of which carrier the handset belongs to (ie Telstra will convey a call from a Vodafone handset).
Provided you have a mobile, and you have a signal, you can call for help.

Slightly OT the 112 number hasnt been promoted here since full 000 functionality was provided on mobile networks. Why? It was found people were dialling 112 on landlines to call emergency services because they thought the number had changed. Also OT there was a survey done of some high school kids somewhere here in Aus a couple of years ago one of the questions put to them was what number do you dial to call emergency services? Disturbingly well over half of them responded with 911. Same survey also showed a large number of the same kids thought George Bush was in charge of Australia........

peterc
4/02/2010
11:24:36 AM
Racingtadpole - thanks for that. Do you know if you have to have an Australian SIM card for 000 to divert to other carriers?

I know that 112 is the international standard emergency number, and I thought it could be dialled from any GSM phone, even without a SIM card.


ajfclark
4/02/2010
11:35:08 AM
From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1-1-2 :
"The GSM mobile phone standard designates 112 as an emergency number, so it will work on GSM phones even in North America where GSM system redirects emergency calls to 911 or Australia where emergency calls are redirected to 000. It is one of two numbers (the other being the region's own emergency number) that can be dialed on most GSM phones even if the phone is locked."
How do you dial 112 on a locked iPhone (or any touch screen phone for that matter)?
racingtadpole
4/02/2010
12:42:19 PM
On 4/02/2010 peterc wrote:
>Racingtadpole - thanks for that. Do you know if you have to have an Australian
>SIM card for 000 to divert to other carriers?
>
>I know that 112 is the international standard emergency number, and I
>thought it could be dialled from any GSM phone, even without a SIM card.
>
>

Interesting question, there are a couple of tech issues it raises. Leave it with me for a bit I'll see if I can find out for you.
racingtadpole
4/02/2010
12:46:28 PM
On 4/02/2010 ajfclark wrote:
>How do you dial 112 on a locked iPhone (or any touch screen phone for that matter)?

Not sure exactly, but there must be some way of doing it. I'll see if I can find out.

Phil Box
4/02/2010
12:58:34 PM
On 4/02/2010 MelH wrote:
>Oh yeah, good plan. I would only really need the phone if it was a situation
>where it was the emergency services I needed anyway.
>
>I take it there are usually a few folk camped out at Araps too so I don't
>need to worry about being a lone female?

Let's hope Simey doesn't read this thread.

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