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Topic # 172094 11-May-2015 19:15
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Skinny - 4G when phone first starts, then drops to H/H+

Ping - 129ms
Download - 1.18 Mbps
Upload - 0.56 Mbps

2degrees - 4G solid doesn't drop

Ping - 76ms
Download - 15.44 Mbps
Upload - 1.65 Mbps

Vodafone - 4G solid doesn't drop

Ping - 35ms
Download - 89.2 Mbps
Upload - 38.5 Mbps

So after testing it's switching to Vodafone :-)


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  Reply # 1302207 11-May-2015 19:18
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So an update managed to get a 4G connection on Skinny,

Ping - 83ms
Download - 25.56 Mbps
Upload - 4.38 Mbps

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  Reply # 1302210 11-May-2015 19:21
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Location/suburb of testing? Relative signal strength of each network?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1302218 11-May-2015 19:40
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Milford and Devonport :-) Not sure about signal strength, would need to find that out. But that's the average from the two sites.

Will try coverage next, 2 degrees is terrible.


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  Reply # 1302327 11-May-2015 21:44
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You should try a CAT6 handset on Vodafone if you can find one of their CA sites. See if you can break the 200Mbps barrier :)
Be interesting to see who launches Tri-Carrier Aggregation first too :)





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  Reply # 1302374 11-May-2015 23:25
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Lurch: Milford and Devonport :-) Not sure about signal strength, would need to find that out. But that's the average from the two sites.

Will try coverage next, 2 degrees is terrible.




Have you checked that your phone supports 900MHz 3G? As there are some spark / skinny phones out there that only support 3G on 850MHz and 1800Mhz. These phones will work well on spark / skinny. But will have poor coverage on 2degrees.





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  Reply # 1302378 11-May-2015 23:28
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During my brief re-try of 2degrees I found it hopeless around the shore from beach haven thru to albany and across to mairangi bay. The few trips I did over to ellerslie/penrose way were not terrible.

If my phone had an option for 3g/4g only then I might have been ok with 2degrees, but I kept finding one phone was on edge when the other was on 2-3 bars of 3G.




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  Reply # 1302385 12-May-2015 00:27
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I've found here I have constantly good performance on Spark, switched to Skinny and it has been the same. For what the average punter does it is totally fine.




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I'm assuming you'd switch telcos based on significantly more than once off speedtests in some locations. This should be a very low factor in someones decision due to how woefully irrelevant it is.
A better gauge would be testing each out, and gauging the real world experience - speed of page loads, photo uploads, video streaming performance - i'm guessing you've done this to some extent, but your post you've written reads like a simple "vodafone has the faster speedtest, im going with them". As you've indicated, network type and signal matters a lot too.

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  Reply # 1315041 31-May-2015 11:29
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31.7Mbp down 6 bp up on skinny 4G in whitianga

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If this thread isn't packed with science, I don't know what is.

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