I've just been setting up a new router and 2degrees 3G connection for a client on Remuera Road in Auckland (near Flight Center/Glengarry in the shopping part). Last week we were getting pretty decent speeds of 3.5 down and over 1 up, however today I'm lucky to get the 0.16 below.
The set up is a Vodafone K3715 with a TP-Link TL-MR3420 router sharing it over WiFi and Ethernet to two laptops, a printer and Eftpos machine. At the moment (even with just one device connected) sending a 6mb PDF is taking hours.
Is there anything going on? This is pretty much a dealbreaker for these people.