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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sat 19-Apr-14 10:42:48
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EE Double Speed results...


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Hi All

Anyone on EE with the "double speed" tariff and in a double speed area? If so can you post some test results using the speedtest.net app selecting the Maidstone (Custodian) server in the following format:-

Location, Date/Time, Download speed, Upload speed, Phone make + model

Please ensure you're on LTE before testing, I'm not interested in 3G results.

Thanks,

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 19-Apr-14 17:26:09
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I think double speed has gone as a price plan. The idea was single speed rate limited you to 30mbps max. I have a phone plan that is before double speed, and a tablet plan from January claiming to support double speed. At Heathrow last week which is a 20mhz area (double speed) I was able to get 9meg download. Same in Nottingham last weekend. At home in a 10mhz single speed area I've seen 15mbps.

So as you can see its a marketing mistake to separate them, which I suspect is why since the website was relaunched I can't see much mention of double speed anymore.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6, Now 52/9, Sync @ 55 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
15 years broadband (1999 ntl: cablemodem, BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U (merlin) - Modem: HG612 unlocked Typical speedtest
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Sat 19-Apr-14 18:14:04
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In reply to a post by jchamier:
I think double speed has gone as a price plan.


Nope it's still there on the website.It smacks you in the face! http://shop.ee.co.uk/mobile-tariffs/pay-monthly

OP you should look at 3 too. I was getting 62mbps in the middle of Cardiff last week (queens street). I've since left them for another provider but I would still recommend them if you are in a 4G area.

I agree this is not good practice. I was never able to get more than 8mbps on my Ipad mini with a sim contract but I could get 20-30mbps on one of 3's PAYG sims in it.

Edited by pcoventry76 (Sat 19-Apr-14 18:16:24)


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Standard User 5km
(knowledge is power) Sun 20-Apr-14 16:52:36
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Re: EE Double Speed results...


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The reason for asking is because I probably need to drive to a location that I could actually see 30~60Mbps to test for work.

I wonder what O2's 4G speed is? A very rural mast near me has been enabled and I doubt it'll have much contention as O2 have very low usage limits and it probably covers just 300 homes.

I'm in Kent ... there is no Three 4G here.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 21-Apr-14 16:59:49
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Re: EE Double Speed results...


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In reply to a post by 5km:
I wonder what O2's 4G speed is?

They only have 10mhz of spectrum, both EE and Voda have 20mhz - but both Voda and O2 have a lot less customers than EE, so you should see good high speeds. 50meg plus. I see 45meg plus at 1am.

Shame that "double speed" is still sold, because it sounds like a recipe for disaster with the ASA.

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6, Now 52/9, Sync @ 55 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
15 years broadband (1999 ntl: cablemodem, BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U (merlin) - Modem: HG612 unlocked Typical speedtest
Standard User adamtemp
(experienced) Tue 22-Apr-14 08:41:43
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http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2013/02/20/ofcom-announces... says o2 has 2x10 blocks so 20mhz the coverage obligation lot

So at 800mhz ee has 10mhz 3 has 10mhz and voda 20mhz so on 800 o2 and voda will have the best capacity and range etc others have more in the 1800mhz and 2600mhz range but that is best for local provision

GLOBALNET now part of madasafish now plusnet With The same isp since 1995 ( now all part of BT) (now on a 21cn exchange wwstal 49db on adsl2 or 52.5db on adsl2+ depending on exchange sync)

Edited by adamtemp (Tue 22-Apr-14 08:45:20)

Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Tue 22-Apr-14 10:12:46
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In reply to a post by adamtemp:
http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2013/02/20/ofcom-announces... says o2 has 2x10 blocks so 20mhz the coverage obligation lot

So at 800mhz ee has 10mhz 3 has 10mhz and voda 20mhz so on 800 o2 and voda will have the best capacity and range etc others have more in the 1800mhz and 2600mhz range but that is best for local provision


All irrelevant if they don't cover where you live. Only EE does here and it's slower than H+
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 23-Apr-14 07:20:10
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In reply to a post by adamtemp:
So at 800mhz ee has 10mhz 3 has 10mhz and voda 20mhz so on 800 o2 and voda will have the best capacity and range etc others have more in the 1800mhz and 2600mhz range but that is best for local provision

But EE already have more masts at 1800mhz 2G (from the 1990s) than VO2 have for their 900mhz 2G - so in the end EE's huge 1800mhz holding could be very interesting.

Give it 3 years smile

James BT Infinity 2 19/09/2012 - Sold 42/6, Now 52/9, Sync @ 55 / 9.5 Mbps @ 470m approx
15 years broadband (1999 ntl: cablemodem, BT FTTC) - Router: Asus RT-N66U (merlin) - Modem: HG612 unlocked Typical speedtest
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Wed 23-Apr-14 08:55:04
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Yes they have the most I believe. I'm also now on Virgin Mobile BB in my Ipad and it's faster all the time compared to what EE can give me. I also believe that the more on 4G the less on 3G.
Standard User adamtemp
(experienced) Wed 23-Apr-14 09:38:43
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More masts at 1800mhz due to its poor in building penetration / range o2 and voda 900mhz travels further and penetrartes buildings better hence the 800mhz 4g is even better for in building penetration

GLOBALNET now part of madasafish now plusnet With The same isp since 1995 ( now all part of BT) (now on a 21cn exchange wwstal 49db on adsl2 or 52.5db on adsl2+ depending on exchange sync)
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