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#232069 27-Mar-2018 21:55
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Am I in for a bad time? Are the speeds/drops too unpredictable to bother? Obviously it will depend on my location. General advice from people who know what they're talking about (because I don't) is appreciated haha.

Thanks :)

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  #1984564 27-Mar-2018 22:15
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I know people who game on both Vodafone RBI and Skinny's 4G service and it is fine (where fine being - with a stable signal strength you shouldn't notice any issues).

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  #1984567 27-Mar-2018 22:24
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Depends on game really...




anything should work, but if it's deemed as unplayable is another question.


Anything hosted past AU your probably used to any sort of delay and never going to notice it.

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  #1984569 27-Mar-2018 22:27
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Ergh, I wouldn't, but to each their own.  I don't even like gaming on wifi.  :D

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  #1984759 28-Mar-2018 10:10
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Depending on the game, it's going to range from "not great but playable" to "OMFG this in unusable".


Source: I used Skinny 4G for a month or so while waiting for UFB last year, and I'm a heavy gamer.

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  #1984816 28-Mar-2018 11:18
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Just like above depends on what game.


I can play WoW on my 2.6Mbps DSL line with ok latency (47ms)


My Spark 4G router gets 29Mbps and much lower latency (23ms in most cases) (just have to ensure that my updates are turned off or I chew through data!)




The stability of this will depend greatly on location though so what works for me may not for you!

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