I need your opinion on the following screenshot
Let's have a look at the results from top to bottom:
See result of 9.01 and below it 0.35? Look at the time stamp: 1min difference.
Going down, see result of 10.1 and below it 3.47? Look at the time stamp: 2min difference.
Further down, 7.71 and below it 3.50? Time difference: 2 min
And on and on it goes.
I live in a slow-spot, in Ireland. My ISP is "Three".
I have discovered a trick that boost my signal for a short time. I simply make a call. In this case, I make a call to a number I know is no longer in service. And my speed goes up.
I don't know enough about such stuff, hence why I am here. But I understand a little, so tell me if I am wrong. It looks like my ISP uses VOiP for the calls, and not the old timey-way of cellular network. So when I call someone, the system gives me the speed in order for that call to happen.
Some background info:
Phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+.
The package is "Unlimited" with fair policy use of 750gb a month.
When in a city, I get speeds of 100 Mbps with a "4g+" icon.
I also have broadband from Three. With the same terrible speeds, averaging of 1Mb at day, and 5Mb at night. And this trick doesn't work, even though the broadband uses a SIM card and I have tried calling the number. Here is the speedtest history from a typical 24h cycle on ookla
The masts are 412 meters away from us.
Phone and broadband are near the window, on the second floor, facing these 2 masts whenever I run speedtests. Broadband is 1 meter away from the pc, unobstructed.
I have an escalated ticket with Three about these terrible speeds, and they are investigating it, but it takes 10 working days, and I only have 14-day cooling period to return this broadband if I am unhappy. Plus I am sure they will come back to me and say "there is no verified network issue".
I have also got COMREG involved, and I will have a reply from them on Monday.
Thank you in advance.
Edited by Andrewit (Sun 26-Apr-20 19:50:04)