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Topic # 111805 15-Nov-2012 14:01
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Hi everyone,

What sort of speeds are you all getting from XT these days? In the past I'd get several Mb/s on my HSPA+ device but now it tends to sit at around 1 Mb/s. I'm well aware that 3G suffers from congestion etc. but I'm just trying to determine whether this likely to be an issue with my device, the local sites (Whakatane) or whether those speeds are just normal now. While there's obviously no speed guarantee, Telecom might like to know if things are slower than expected over here :)

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  Reply # 717719 15-Nov-2012 14:27
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2.5Mbps DL and 0.85Mbps UL just now on XT with an S3 in HB in NZ.




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  Reply # 717723 15-Nov-2012 14:30
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Just a quick note, its not called XT anymore, Telecom dropped that a while ago. Its now "The Smartphone Network", dosn't have quite the same ring to it i know...

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 717729 15-Nov-2012 14:44
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garvani: Just a quick note, its not called XT anymore

Maybe someone should tell Telecom that...

tonyhughes: 2.5Mbps DL and 0.85Mbps UL just now on XT with an S3 in HB in NZ.

I'm on an iPhone 4S and just got 0.36 Mb/s down and 0.03 up. Yay.

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  Reply # 717732 15-Nov-2012 14:49
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Just now I am getting 5.8Mbps down & 1.02Mbps up. iPhone 5 Wellington Central.




 

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  Reply # 717733 15-Nov-2012 14:50
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Behodar: Maybe someone should tell Telecom that...


Fair play! Seems a bit slack, it might not have been officially dropped then. Ive noticed that they haven't referred to the network as XT in advertising in quite a while which is why i thought they had dropped the name.



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  Reply # 717779 15-Nov-2012 15:56
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I got another local Telecom user to run a test and he's getting similar speeds. Does it sound like local congestion?

I should point out that I first noticed the issue maybe 1-2 months ago; it's not just something that's popped up today.

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  Reply # 717823 15-Nov-2012 16:56
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4.2mbps download

1.2mbps upload

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  Reply # 717832 15-Nov-2012 17:36
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Worse than two degrees is all I can say Coz I just ported across recently ... But have no data to prove apart from the occasional speedtest

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  Reply # 717839 15-Nov-2012 17:44
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Upper Hutt - 


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  Reply # 717882 15-Nov-2012 19:54
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Christchurch:

315ms ping 2421.kbps 773.kbps

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On the outskirts of Cambridge-

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  Reply # 717969 15-Nov-2012 21:35
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Well, it does seem that overall the speeds aren't as good as they used to be. It doesn't seem to be a local issue (and I suspect that my 0.36 Mb/s DL earlier today was just a fluke) so hopefully it'll be improved at some point. Roll on LTE, etc. Thanks to all of you for your results :)

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  Reply # 717972 15-Nov-2012 21:39
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It'll be nice to have LTE but that means an expensive phone upgrade. Most phones are HSPA+ already why don't they move to that now with the network they have now?? Like Vodafone and 2Degrees???

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