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  Reply # 953929 17-Dec-2013 20:31
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dialled the service menu, yup DC at home! 50ms/9Mbps down/0.5Mbps up

I guess the 800MHz DC is different!




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  Reply # 953934 17-Dec-2013 20:46
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In NZ all 3G operators have the same individual carrier bandwidth (5Mhz) - whether it's @ 850Mhz, 900Mhz, or 2100Mhz. Each carrier can support a peak throughput rate of 21mbps, or 42mbps when operating in dual carrier.

Real world speeds are influenced however by Coverage, Capacity (NW load), and device capability.




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  Reply # 953935 17-Dec-2013 20:51
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NikT:
gajan:

It should just work - providing your android device supports HSPA-DC - I haven't come across any devices that can selectively disable Cat24.


I have!

Some very odd settings in that thing, being able to manually specify a preferred UARFCN was new to me.


That is one weird phone - one way to annoy operators!




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  Reply # 953956 17-Dec-2013 21:35
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I recall this ad from vodafone about dual carrier 3G a while back.

It shows 16mb/s

The most I've got on Skinny is about 8

Is this normal?


What's the most anyone has got on telecom?

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  Reply # 954036 18-Dec-2013 08:07
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I'm getting around 12Mb/s in a part of Auckland with no Telecom DC coverage, so 8Mb/s sounds a bit odd, though I have heard that Skinny doesn't give the fastest speeds possible.

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  Reply # 954042 18-Dec-2013 08:23
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darkspearxz: I'm getting around 12Mb/s in a part of Auckland with no Telecom DC coverage, so 8Mb/s sounds a bit odd, though I have heard that Skinny doesn't give the fastest speeds possible.


Skinny customers have access to the same network (3G) as Telecom customers.




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  Reply # 954076 18-Dec-2013 09:28
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gajan:
darkspearxz: I'm getting around 12Mb/s in a part of Auckland with no Telecom DC coverage, so 8Mb/s sounds a bit odd, though I have heard that Skinny doesn't give the fastest speeds possible.


Skinny customers have access to the same network (3G) as Telecom customers.


That's good to know so speeds shouldn't be any different

http://youtu.be/GI5X1EXQ3mo
Here is the link to the vodafone ad. It makes it seem like around 16 is normal, is it not?

If I'm getting 8 would I be on DC?

But to be honest 8 does seem pretty good

Weird thing was though is I get faster speeds but higher pings using the telecom Auckland server. And slower speed and lower ping to Christchurch telecom server

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  Reply # 954082 18-Dec-2013 09:49
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I would be happy with 8 on Single Carrier, I can only get about 5 or 6 on Telecom where I am on SC. Same place on VF I can get 23 from the local DC site.

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  Reply # 954087 18-Dec-2013 09:59
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Actually I don't think I was in a DC coverage area when I performed the test

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