Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Vodacom signal drop

  1. #1
    Gold Member twinscythe12332's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Thanked 110 Times in 84 Posts

    Vodacom signal drop

    before a week ago, the signal of my vodacom wireless router would be sitting happily at average (yellow), providing me with hours of entertainment and a practically rock solid connection at all times of the day.
    Now it struggles to maintain connection to 3G, dropping me to GPRS or not picking up signal at all. I habe tried adjusting the position of the router to a more elevated spot, but even this doesn't seem to help. This has all the signs of being a problem on their side.

    so down to business. I've sent an email to their queries department, and if that doesn't get a satisfactory result, I'll probably be turning to hello peter for a better response. What I want to know is does anybody know where I can get an update schedule for the towers in my area? google searches haven't really been fruitful. If it is a tower update that is taking exceptionally long, I can understand. But failing that, there's something seriously sick happening.

  2. #2
    Diamond Member AndyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Cape Town
    Thanked 905 Times in 731 Posts
    I don't know where you could find tower upgrade info, assuming they publish it at all, apart from Vodacom themselves. The engineer angel sitting on one shoulder says maybe it's a physical obstruction such as a new building which has left you with degraded signal. The conspiracy theorist angel on the other shoulder says it's all a deliberate ploy to encourage you to upgrade to their 4g network.
    I am special and so is Vanash.

  3. #3
    Diamond Member tec0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    South Africa
    Thanked 442 Times in 389 Posts
    Blog Entries
    When they update the RBS systems they don’t tell anybody because it’s normally painless “well relatively painless” MTN is at a supper crawl speed of GPRS at best and nothing you download gets downloaded and or corrupted so seriously messed up stuff at the moment.

    I do know they are upgrading the networks “and or maintenance” so welcome to "slow as you prepaid hell..."
    peace is a state of mind
    Disclaimer: everything written by me can be considered as fictional.

  4. #4
    Site Caretaker Dave A's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Durban, South Africa
    Thanked 2,577 Times in 2,174 Posts
    Blog Entries

Similar Threads

  1. Vodacom 3G sucks!
    By Dave A in forum Technology Forum
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 25-Oct-12, 08:22 AM
  2. Vodacom data bundle
    By FreelanceZA in forum Technology Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 20-May-10, 12:20 PM
  3. Drop your price.
    By Dave A in forum Entrepreneurship and Business Management Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-Oct-09, 08:51 PM
  4. Richard Branson, Virgin Mobile and Piss Poor Service.
    By solweb in forum Marketing Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 15-Jun-09, 08:54 AM
  5. Cellphone lockout for Vodacom strikers.
    By Dave A in forum General Business Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 20-Jul-07, 08:07 PM

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Did you like this article? Share it with your favourite social network.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts