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Standard User izools
(experienced) Sun 02-Jun-13 09:46:16
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Blown away by Three


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Just took out a Galaxy S4 on contract with Three, on The One Plan which comes bundled with truly unlimited tethering.

Downloaded some torrents last night averaging over 2MB (Yes, Megabytes) a second.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/2747103821.png
http://www.pingtest.net/result/82039716.png

>>>WOW<<<

I'll be cancelling my landline when the contract is up!

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Standard User lockyatlrg
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 02-Jun-13 09:50:06
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Don't go cancelling that contract yet, that speed is going to get chopped down as more people move to 4g.

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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 02-Jun-13 10:20:13
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That isn't 4G ... Three don't have 4G yet. That would have been DC-HSDPA, which has a connection speed of 42Mbps.

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Standard User izools
(experienced) Sun 02-Jun-13 10:37:55
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In reply to a post by 5km:
That isn't 4G ... Three don't have 4G yet. That would have been DC-HSDPA, which has a connection speed of 42Mbps.


Yes, the phone was connecting in HSDPA mode not LTE mode smile

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Standard User GeorgeLloyd
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 02-Jun-13 10:47:00
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Don't get to excited I've had no signal for a couple of weeks and it's been and an off like that for the past few years.

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Standard User izools
(experienced) Sun 02-Jun-13 21:22:03
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Back in Exeter... Full five bars of "H+" and only getting one meg lol

oh well

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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 02-Jun-13 21:41:25
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Try making phone calls on three even in the bigger cities whilst driving, on a train etc.
That call will keep dropping out as I found!

Their lack of a 2g fallback causes issues.
Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 02-Jun-13 22:34:54
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Their lack of a 2g fallback causes issues.
Still falls back to Orange 2G in Kent, just Orange 2G coverage is only a percentage point better than 3's 3G.

Hopefully things will get better with 4G on low frequencies ... but as 3 only got 2x 5Mhz blocks at ~800Mhz I doubt their 4G will be any faster than 3G is now. But finally might see some indoor coverage,

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 02-Jun-13 22:56:31
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Their lack of a 2g fallback causes issues.
Still falls back to Orange 2G in Kent, just Orange 2G coverage is only a percentage point better than 3's 3G.

Most Orange 2G fallback has been turned off by Three now to save money. Orange in Kent is still better than Vodafone in London!!

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Huawei modem -> RT-N66U -> Switch -> PC/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone/TV - last speedtest
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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Sun 02-Jun-13 22:57:33
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I'll be cancelling my landline when the contract is up!

Mobile speeds can peak very well but you'll find over a 30day period the average is generally a lot lower than a fixed line service.

Don't forget many cell sites will have to slow everyone down just to get the number of customers on the system at the same time.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Speeds 49 / 8.2 Mbps - Sync 53 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m
Huawei modem -> RT-N66U -> Switch -> PC/Mac/Linux/NAS/Phone/TV - last speedtest
13 years of broadband - 1999 ntl:(512k/1M)/BTbusiness(2M)/Metronet(2M)/Bulldog(8M/16M)/BE(19M/16M)/BT FTTC(46M)
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