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Topic # 25713 29-Aug-2008 20:33
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So I just picked up a T-Stick today and have done some speed tests.

I'm at home inside, but from what i could see on the Watcher program, it seemed to have great signal reception (im basically in the center of Wellington so expected, but will test around town tomorrow too).

So this is what i got:

This is the first mobile data I've used, and while it felt quite fast, and nothing too bad for me to complain about, from what I know of Rev A, it should be much faster than 300-400kb/s




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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 160894 30-Aug-2008 15:11
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Hi Peter,

After reading some of the comments re: speed on the new T-Stick, I have stolen back my old 580 from work to run comparative tests this weekend.  I am in the Hutt Valley and have line of site to my cell tower, so it should be interesting to see what I get.

I'm also attempting to track down the reasons behind the mysterious disappearing GPS...

Ev.  :-)

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  Reply # 160914 30-Aug-2008 17:22
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Try using the other speed test servers. Auckland, Naiper, and Christchurch should give a more complete picture.

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  Reply # 160932 30-Aug-2008 18:39
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I was just going to run the standard Xtra speed test, as well as checking the stats on the watcher...

Can you post the links for the other speed tests, please?

Ev.  :-)

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  Reply # 160934 30-Aug-2008 18:42
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Whoops, ignore that last post...I've just overdosed on "stupid" pills.....

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 160943 30-Aug-2008 19:46
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Okay, this is what I've got:

                                      580 (Down/Up)                    Tstick (C597) (Down/Up)

Wellington                          255/111                                840/410
Auckland                            253/122                               1090/489
Napier                                228/114                               847/494
Christchurch                        330/121                               776/533

Test carried out between 1900-1930hrs.

Ev.  :-)

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  Reply # 163514 10-Sep-2008 15:43
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I get better speeds on my T Stick than I do with my home bb line.

On the T stick 1548kbs down and 559kbs up  

At home on my xtra pro plan im lucky to get 700kbs down and 120 up

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  Reply # 164608 15-Sep-2008 20:17
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You could also try setting the card to REV A only. This is done in the tools, options and network from memory.

All you do is select EVDO and Rev A is the default.

On the Auto mode on all data cards the network determines the actual network you are using. 

From the original posters image the card is connecting on Rev A but the cell or sector could have been under heavy use at the time or coverage all though in the centre of town may have been patchy, buildingss shadowing or other factors around recieving signal. 
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