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Standard User arjaffer
(newbie) Tue 20-Sep-16 10:55:49
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Unlimited Mobile Broadband


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I live in an area where fibre broadband is not available (WD3 1LP)
I am thinking of getting an unlimited data phone contract, then creating a hotspot, and then connecting this hotspot to a wireless repeater, so that my whole premises can be linked up with network cabling and wireless.
Has anyone done this?

The problem is that data only plans using dongles are only available up to 32 GB of data
We need unlimited

Any help greatly appreciated
Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Tue 20-Sep-16 13:20:40
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Re: Unlimited Mobile Broadband


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You can get proper 4G routers, and portable "MiFi" routers too. No need to be playing around with mobile phones and hotspots. For example
Huawei B593s or B315
Huawei E5377 mobile broadband

However, unlimited data is not going to be possible.

Spectrum is a scarce, expensive resource. Unlimited data requires extensive capacity - which in turn requires installation of many base stations and masts. It all costs money ... and the only way mobile networks can use to stay in control is to charge for usage. Even 3 have stopped their unlimited contracts, and made the tethering allowance restrictive.
Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Tue 20-Sep-16 13:34:29
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Unlimited data is not really an option nowadays for this kind of use. 3 offer it but it's strictly for use on the handset itself and they do monitor for usage outside of this, even limiting tethering to a specific GB.

This is not the solution you are looking for. Also with mobile networks the speeds will vary significantly based on localized usage. Overall you probably will not get a good experience.

I can see ADSL estimates up to 6.5Mbps at this postcode - I would work on getting the most out of a fixed line service. Have you taken all of the basic steps to ensure everything is setup optimally in your home? We can help out.

The speeds available should be fine for casual netflix, youtube watching, online gaming, skype calls etc. Obviously not 5 netflix streams at once smile


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 20-Sep-16 13:45:17
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Re: Unlimited Mobile Broadband


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It may even prove cheaper to get two ADSL lines rather than chase usage allowances on mobile

That way streaming on one ADSL does not impact the other.

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Standard User arjaffer
(newbie) Tue 20-Sep-16 15:55:55
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Re: Unlimited Mobile Broadband


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We currently have a BT Hub
there are 6 pc's hard wired
In addition we have 2 tablets and 4 smart phones
We generally find speeds nearing to 4 Mbps rather the 6.5
Fibre is not an option available at this location at this moment in time
Just generally frustrated with the slow speed of accessing the internet

Hence looking for an alternate solution
Standard User arjaffer
(newbie) Tue 20-Sep-16 15:57:19
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Re: Unlimited Mobile Broadband


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Thanks for that suggestion
I wonder if it is possible to aggregate 2 adsl broadband services?
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Tue 20-Sep-16 16:03:04
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Two ways. Load balancing, and line bonding.

You could watch this (slow changing) short video to get the idea then google for deeper info.

There was a suggestion earlier in the thread.

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Standard User ukhardy07
(knowledge is power) Wed 21-Sep-16 00:10:26
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Re: Unlimited Mobile Broadband


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That is fine. 4.5Mbps is in line with the estimates, but have you done absolutely everything?

1) Are you using the master socket?
2) Do you have multiple phone sockets in the home? If so how many?
3) Is the router connecting directly into the phone socket or is some internal extension wiring used?
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