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  Reply # 1989565 6-Apr-2018 15:35
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Cheaper than my 50/10 unlimited Spark Fibre and my usage for last 3 months has been under 200GB..

 

 

 

 

Difference is you'll get good speeds 24/7 whereas I imagine wireless would be variable depending on cellsite load?


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  Reply # 1989570 6-Apr-2018 15:39
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jonb:

 

Cheaper than my 50/10 unlimited Spark Fibre and my usage for last 3 months has been under 200GB..

 

 

 

 

Difference is you'll get good speeds 24/7 whereas I imagine wireless would be variable depending on cellsite load?

 

 

 

 

Yes. For your average joe that uses say 180GB a month, this fits perfectly though. They don't need to go through the hassle of a fibre installation and honestly, for a mobile based connection it's a solid price.

 

in an area that we have 3CA live, It's also a solid preforming product! mitigating the issue of say, being close to the tower and hanging onto L700 which may be being heavily used by a customer far further from the tower.





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  Reply # 1989616 6-Apr-2018 16:39
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Only 2x LAN ports on the B618?

 

A little bit of a surprise, but I can deal with that.


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  Reply # 1989617 6-Apr-2018 16:40
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Only 2x LAN ports on the B618?

 

A little bit of a surprise, but I can deal with that.

 

 

 

 

Yeah a little light, not hard to wack in a gbit switch though.





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hio77:

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jonb:


Cheaper than my 50/10 unlimited Spark Fibre and my usage for last 3 months has been under 200GB..



 


Difference is you'll get good speeds 24/7 whereas I imagine wireless would be variable depending on cellsite load?



 


Yes. For your average joe that uses say 180GB a month, this fits perfectly though. They don't need to go through the hassle of a fibre installation and honestly, for a mobile based connection it's a solid price.


in an area that we have 3CA live, It's also a solid preforming product! mitigating the issue of say, being close to the tower and hanging onto L700 which may be being heavily used by a customer far further from the tower.



I live 2km from a cell tower pumping out 700mhz 1800mhz and 2300mhz with direct line of site and I get constant 100mbps but to bad that we use an excess of 400gb a month otherwise I would be looking into this

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hio77:

nas:


jonb:


Cheaper than my 50/10 unlimited Spark Fibre and my usage for last 3 months has been under 200GB..



 


Difference is you'll get good speeds 24/7 whereas I imagine wireless would be variable depending on cellsite load?



 


Yes. For your average joe that uses say 180GB a month, this fits perfectly though. They don't need to go through the hassle of a fibre installation and honestly, for a mobile based connection it's a solid price.


in an area that we have 3CA live, It's also a solid preforming product! mitigating the issue of say, being close to the tower and hanging onto L700 which may be being heavily used by a customer far further from the tower.



I live 2km from a cell tower pumping out 700mhz 1800mhz and 2300mhz with direct line of site and I get constant 100mbps but to bad that we use an excess of 400gb a month otherwise I would be looking into this


With this modem you likey would easily hit 300m peaks.
That's kinda the little hiden secret to it.




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  Reply # 1989701 6-Apr-2018 19:46
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What would the ping be like to say Sydney and also LA?

 

Fibre is approx. 40 and 180


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What would the ping be like to say Sydney and also LA?


Fibre is approx. 40 and 180



If latency is your target. It wont beat fibre. Likely not dsl too depending on interleavings.




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  Reply # 1989744 6-Apr-2018 20:56
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Where can I get a B618?




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coffeebaron: Where can I get a B618?
we dont do vodafone 3g ones!

Could just straight up ask to buy one...?




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hio77:
coffeebaron: Where can I get a B618?
we dont do vodafone 3g ones!

Could just straight up ask to buy one...?

3g? I detect a wee dig at Vodafone's dip in 4G rollout progress




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coffeebaron:
hio77:
coffeebaron: Where can I get a B618?
we dont do vodafone 3g ones!

Could just straight up ask to buy one...?

3g? I detect a wee dig at Vodafone's dip in 4G rollout progress

 

it's okay, i can dig now, i switched my primary data sims for performance reasons as a consumer.

 

 

 

on a realistic note, i see no reason you wouldn't be able to get a device, would be easier to just order a 1 month and pay for the device.





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coffeebaron:
hio77:
coffeebaron: Where can I get a B618?
we dont do vodafone 3g ones!

Could just straight up ask to buy one...?

3g? I detect a wee dig at Vodafone's dip in 4G rollout progress

 

Vodafone seems to have taken the "thy shall not deploy 700MHz cell sites in urban areas" commitment given their aversion to deploy 4G on low frequency bands.





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  Reply # 1989831 7-Apr-2018 05:47
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If the network can handle it - and it sounds like it can - then this is a fantastic offering. I currently have a grandfathered 120Gb wireless plan on Vodafone but they seem to have lost interest in promoting fixed wireless so I may have to look at switching to Spark at some stage. 

 

I am also interested to see how the new modem performs in the real world. I have the B315 on my Vodafone connection but I found that the Wifi regularly jams up, so I had to disable it and plug in an Airport Extreme. Every other aspect of that modem seems fine.

 

I think the Spark web site needs to be a bit more professional though. I just checked my address and the resulting web page shows both of the following:

 

 


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So why is Spark's wireless broadband plan $31 more expensive than Skinny's? Lightbox is worth $12.99 a month, and on Spark's website, the 1GB WiFi offer is "free".





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