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Topic # 102920 25-May-2012 13:42 Send private message

Hoping John might have answers on this one...

We have a corporate account and one of our users had casual data and decided he wanted a data plan so I added the 100MB bundle.

Before adding the bundle, he was getting speeds of around 400kbit.

After adding the bundle he complained that data was unusable, I've assumed it was coverage/his handset.

This morning we did some testing:

VF Speedtest was giving results of 100kbit (handset had 3G, not GPRS, unusable for VPN back to office though)

I called 888 and removed the data plan (back to casual data).

VF Speedtest went back up to 350-400kbit.

The handset being used is a Nokia 3710, which I believe is a plain UMTS (not HSDPA) hence not getting faster than that with the data plan removed.

How do I explain the speed difference though?

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  Reply # 630353 25-May-2012 13:48 Send private message

Adding a data bundle could not impact on speed, As data usage is rated after the event for Postpay

Release 99 WCDMA is MAX 384k DL so could not get 400k






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  Reply # 630356 25-May-2012 13:56 Send private message

The speed test is in Mbit so 384k would probably show as 0.4Mbit.

Is there any bandwidth pooling based on plan within the VF network and/or would casual data fall under a separate pool?

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  Reply # 630782 26-May-2012 17:34 Send private message

bender: The speed test is in Mbit so 384k would probably show as 0.4Mbit.

Is there any bandwidth pooling based on plan within the VF network and/or would casual data fall under a separate pool?


Def not its one pool

How easy is this to replicate?




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