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Topic # 112790 20-Dec-2012 13:49 Send private message

Hi All,

What is the maximum non-DC 3G speed that you can realistically get on Vodafone.

I am interested to know as I connected my Ipad at home in Patumahoe, which is 10km from Pukekohe and  ran a speed test with the result of over 8MB/S which seemed to be quite quick, I also ran a speed test at work in Penrose and only achieved a speed of 4mb/s which is the same as my iphone, I assume from this that there is no dual carrier on Walls Road Penrose!




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  Reply # 735513 20-Dec-2012 14:01 Send private message

I use to live very close to Patumahoe and know it well, I was on Helvetia Road Pukekohe

Max speed non Dual carrier depending on site config is 21Mbps DL

I am sure the Patumahoe site will get some DC love in the future

What iPad are you using?




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  Reply # 735516 20-Dec-2012 14:07 Send private message

Pukekohe has DC sites






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  Reply # 735517 20-Dec-2012 14:08 Send private message

johnr: I use to live very close to Patumahoe and know it well, I was on Helvetia Road Pukekohe

Max speed non Dual carrier depending on site config is 21Mbps DL

I am sure the Patumahoe site will get some DC love in the future

What iPad are you using?


Hi John,

I have the 4th Gen I am not worried about the speed as my home line is around 4-6mb/s usually so it is still faster than that, and my iphone4 at home gets about the same 4-6mb/s on 3G, so I assumed that it may be actually getting dual carrier at the moment.

I was more interested that at work in Penrose the speed is significantly slower!






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  Reply # 735541 20-Dec-2012 14:39 Send private message

Penrose has many more users attached to the site than rural Patumahoe

It will also depend on the site you are connecting to in Penrose quite a few out that way




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  Reply # 735654 20-Dec-2012 17:21 Send private message

Maximum speed depends entirely on the site configuration. In the ideal world on a lightly loaded 21Mbps HSPA+ site you would get ~15Mbps. There are plenty of reasons this won't always occur.

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  Reply # 736933 24-Dec-2012 18:02 Send private message

As you're probably aware, the iPhone 4 has a theoretical HSDPA maximum speed of 7.6mbit and no DC, whereas the iPad 3 and 4 are capable of much greater speeds, so it's not a strictly fair test :)









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