The mystery of very slow 2degrees data speeds in some parts of New Zealand has been solved by the telco finally admitting that it has introduced a restriction in some areas.

Long story short: 2degrees still uses parts of Vodafone's national network in areas where it doesn't have coverage; and, 2degrees customers who roam onto Vodafone's network get really slow performance despite being promised 3G speeds.

Why it was necessary to do that 2degrees would not say however.


2degrees appear to have done this on the quiet. National roaming onto Vodafone's network was mostly OK for 2degrees customers


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