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  #717974 15-Nov-2012 21:45
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Hard to say, I'm down the hill below you so the signal is not great and I'm always on wifi so not sure how it "normally" is.

In a decent reception area of my house I just got 1Mbit down, 88kbit up, but flatmate got 1mbit both ways 60 seconds later. I tried again and got 1Mbit down, 700kbit up. We both have galaxy s2's but I have a different radio. I will have to test in town tomorrow as I recall getting several Mbit in the past as well.

(Sidenote: I notice they started digging up the strand to put in UFB fibre.)



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  #717987 15-Nov-2012 21:53
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Ventura: 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???

I believe that Telecom's network is HSPA+ nationwide.

blair003: I'm always on wifi so not sure how it "normally" is.

Same when I'm at home; I did the tests at work. I finally let my phone install the app updates that it's been pestering me about for a while. When it took almost 15 minutes to update three apps I decided to start investigating :)

blair003: (Sidenote: I notice they started digging up the strand to put in UFB fibre.)

Yup! There's an official announcement but you probably already know most of it. Somebody's been doing some digging here in Waiewe St too and Orcon's address checker said that fibre is being laid, but now it's reverted back to "coming eventually" so I don't know whether it was Chorus or somebody else doing the digging. I live in hope.

 
 
 
 


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  #718656 17-Nov-2012 10:36
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Agreed, speeds are not what they used to be.


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  #718991 18-Nov-2012 10:45
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  #721960 23-Nov-2012 17:00
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S3 getting 10.50Mbps DL and 0.85Mbps UL in Queen St Auckland.

That's on Vodafones Speedtest.net server. Is there a Telecom hosted speed test?








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  #721964 23-Nov-2012 17:03
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tonyhughes: S3 getting 10.50Mbps DL and 0.85Mbps UL in Queen St Auckland.

That's on Vodafones Speedtest.net server. Is there a Telecom hosted speed test?



www.telecom.co.nz/speedtest


 
 
 
 


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  #722105 24-Nov-2012 00:59
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I'll have to do some testing in a week or two when I've got more data spare on my plan.

Though I only have a 7.2mbit device.



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  #866065 25-Jul-2013 18:02
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Replying to unlock this thread, to continue an off-topic discussion from over here.

Since it's been several months since the last post, has anyone noticed better or worse speeds since then?

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  #866076 25-Jul-2013 18:20
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Yeah really noticing slow speeds these days. Nothing above 4mbps and sluggish in realworld
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  #866094 25-Jul-2013 18:42
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Going great in Nelson, Monday afternoon speeds as good as my home internet. iPhone 5


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  #866110 25-Jul-2013 19:18
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Auckland 7pm, with full bars on my S4:

ping: 151ms
Down: 3.92Mbps
Up: 0.10Mbps

And the upload stalled for about 10 seconds halfway through the test.


In the CBD today around 4pm I couldn't load webpages at one point.



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  #866112 25-Jul-2013 19:22
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And I thought it would be better at night...

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  #866130 25-Jul-2013 19:51
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Wellington CBD (DC Site):


Owhiro Bay, Wellington (Non-DC Site):


Foxhill, Wakefield, Nelson (Non-DC Site - Rural - No 2degrees or Vodafone coverage):


Always test to the Vodafone NZ Auckland server, so we bombard them with traffic for optimal peering.

Also remember, the speeds I'm getting for example are plenty for your standard day-to-day use (I use Facebook, Twitter and general browsing) and find that it's faster than my home ADSL connection, it depends on location, type of phone etc, my tests above are all done when there's considerable traffic on the cell sites but I've noticed that my speeds are always hitting between 3-7mbit which for me is plenty.

Really, comes down to how you use your phone and how quickly you want to burn through your data. 4G is just around the corner though!






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  #866134 25-Jul-2013 19:57
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michaelmurfy: Always test to the Vodafone NZ Auckland server, so we bombard them with traffic for optimal peering.

Good to know! It is indeed faster, although a far cry from the 10+ Mb/s that I used to get:


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