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Standard User jsp21c
(member) Fri 08-Apr-11 14:13:12
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3 Mobile Premium Dongle - Speedtest.net Results


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I visted my local 3 store this morning and bought a sim free Huawei E367 HSPA+ dongle for £59.99 to use with my 15GB package.
Got back home, uninstalled the 3connect software from the ZTE MF112 and plugged in the new Premium Dongle then installed the software and new drivers package.

The ZTE was faster than my land line but required very careful positioning for best performance. The E367 connected and I went straight to speedtest.net and the speed needle went to 5 and continued to climb. In comparison the ZTE usually went straight to 3 and climbed.
Both dongles were showing 5 full bars at my location but the E367 is noticeably faster and for the last few hours at least has consistently held to the high speeds.

Some speedtest.net results from the E367 this morning, all above 6 meg down and 1.6 up.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1242258295.png
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1242260418.png
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1242365535.png ........ 8.17Mbs ? really ?

This has left my land line standing, I wonder what the speeds will be like when 3 upgrade their network again this year. This dongle in combination with a Samsung Galaxy S2 which will also be HSPA+ will provide Internet access at speeds I could only have dreamed of from my land line.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1242413676.png ... 7.81 down just after writing this article.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1242498606.png .... another 8Mbps result.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 08-Apr-11 14:28:56
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i bought a pay and go sim card n bought the 15pound 300 mins unlimited txts n all you can eat data and put it in my mobile broadband it works gr8 smile

i got the zte dongle atm getting bout 2.5meg/3meg

tom
Standard User AlistairS
(regular) Fri 08-Apr-11 21:50:05
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Also bought one yesterday & am getting similar speeds. have it plugged into my new Draytek Vigor 2800VN so I can use it for VOIP as well. I have asked vivaciti to cancel my landline package, not there fault that my exchange is so far away, but this rocks


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Standard User acpsd775
(member) Fri 08-Apr-11 22:02:49
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i cant seam to find it now but i did find an article on the three website last year that said some areas had been upgraded to ypto 14meg as part of a trial maybe you was one of the lucky ones to be part of the mast trials laugh

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Standard User bosie
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 09-Apr-11 13:19:23
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If you do a test in Covent Garden before all the shoppers arrive, on O2 I can get over 10Mbps. WC2H is the post code if anyone wants to try hitting the theoretical 14Mbps max on 3.

bosie
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 09-Apr-11 14:46:25
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I'd do some real world speedtests instead, since bandwidth really isn't much of an issue now.

Get a browser that saves multiple tabs, eg opera, save 10 graphics heavy sites, and see how long it takes to load em.
Standard User AlistairS
(regular) Sat 09-Apr-11 22:03:26
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Managed to get this on mine today. My soon to be cancelled landline as a comparison

landline
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1244116408.png

mobile
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1244247524.png
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 15-Apr-11 17:58:52
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Ping is the only problem, hoping they can lower it before 4g comes (which I doubt we'll see until 2015).
Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 24-Apr-11 18:01:57
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This actually looks like a reasonable landline replacement. But I wonder how long their AYCE deal will last when it gets put to the test? I mean, I could take the pee and download 100s of GB with a phone tethered to my LAN, but surely that would kill their network if enough did it. IMO it's just a 6 month gimmick to get customers tied to 2 year contracts.
Standard User CJT
(committed) Mon 25-Apr-11 21:50:54
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if it's a GENUINE AYCE deal, and they amend the T's and C's does it not constitute a change of conract?

ie can you not leave without penalty?

CJT.

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