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# 134039 12-Nov-2013 16:47
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Hopefully a simple and quick question..

We at work have a number of Huawei E587 mobile hotspots for our sites. When looking online multiple websites imply they can handle 4G services, however they are no longer listed on the Telecom Website for sale (or are shown as 4G supported). When using the IMEI checker for Telecom it doesn't say if they can accept 4G or not.

So does anyone know if this is the case and therefore it is worth upgrading the SIM card in our mobile devices to get 4G or do we have to shell out for new mobile hotspots as a few of the guys are keen to boost our data speeds at site.

Cheers in Advance


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  # 931589 12-Nov-2013 16:47
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Hello... Our robot found some keywords in your post, so here is an automated reply with some important things to note regarding broadband speeds.

 



 

If you are posting regarding DSL speeds please check that

 



 

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- you are not being throttled by your ISP due to going over the monthly cap

 


 

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- Your ISP and plan

 


 

- Type of connection (ADSL, ADSL2, VDSL)

 


 

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- Your general location (or street)

 


 

- If you are rural or urban

 


 

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Most of the problems with speed are likely to be related to internal wiring issues. Read this discussion to find out more about this. Your ISP is not intentionally slowing you down today (unless you are on a managed plan). Also if this is the school holidays it's likely you will notice slower than usual speed due to more users online.

 



 

A master splitter is required for VDSL2 and in most cases will improve speeds on DSL connections. Regular disconnections can be a monitored alarm or a set top box trying to connect. If there's an alarm connected to your line even if you don't have an alarm contract it may still try to connect so it's worth checking.

 



 

I recommend you read these two blog posts:

 



 

- Is your premises phone wiring impacting your broadband performance? (very technical)

 


 

- Are you receiving a substandard ULL ADSL2+ connection from your ISP?




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  # 931614 12-Nov-2013 17:05
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I think the device is dual carrier HSPA+, not LTE. So it is 4G in American terms (HSPA+) but not in NZ terms (LTE)

 
 
 
 


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  # 931630 12-Nov-2013 17:25
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Toastiewarm: Hopefully a simple and quick question..

We at work have a number of Huawei E587 mobile hotspots for our sites. When looking online multiple websites imply they can handle 4G services, however they are no longer listed on the Telecom Website for sale (or are shown as 4G supported). When using the IMEI checker for Telecom it doesn't say if they can accept 4G or not.

So does anyone know if this is the case and therefore it is worth upgrading the SIM card in our mobile devices to get 4G or do we have to shell out for new mobile hotspots as a few of the guys are keen to boost our data speeds at site.

Cheers in Advance



Only supports HSPDA+ from what I can see.

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