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Topic # 57684 21-Feb-2010 22:18
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As per the subject, is Telecom XT using a cache or burstable downloads? Most of the times when I am downloading content directly on my Windows Mobile device (mostly .cab files) downloads start and go well up until 100KBytes, then just stall. Restarting the download works, sometimes have to restart multiple times.

Even a 747KBytes .cab file tooka few attempts tonight - and I didn't expect XT to be "loaded" on a Sunday evening.




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  Reply # 300867 21-Feb-2010 23:29
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My downloads from XT behave in the same manner, eg Skyfire cab file, only about 800 or kilobytes, seems to rush to the halfway mark and then stagger the rest of the way. Annoying! Signal strength is excellent always, but the download speeds and times fluctuate quite a bit.




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  Reply # 301826 24-Feb-2010 14:55
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I imagine they are speed limiting the download of files after they exceed a fixed file size.



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  Reply # 301935 24-Feb-2010 22:26
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Today I tried downloading Google Maps Mobile on another handsets. It was successful after five attempts - 1.1MB file stalling at about 50%.

Where is the old XT speeds?

[tinfoil hat on]

I think someone at Telecom thought it could be a good idea to throttle large downloads in case it was the case of all these XT outages.

Prove me wrong.

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  Reply # 301937 24-Feb-2010 22:35
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I downloaded vista sp2 last night on XT and it was sitting at 400kbps, I tried to download open office cira 200mb which was coming down at about 100kbps but it stalled each time I tried to download about half way through, but north of taupo so that may make a difference.

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  Reply # 301971 25-Feb-2010 08:43
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I imagine fetches from cache are not rate limited, nitrotech. Perhaps you're seeing the difference in popularity?

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  Reply # 302004 25-Feb-2010 11:17
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I just downloaded an 8 MB file without any stalling. I'm in Whakatane.

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  Reply # 302038 25-Feb-2010 12:25
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I too have noticed this when configuring phones on XT - i dont have one myself (this may currently be a good thing?)

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  Reply # 302151 25-Feb-2010 15:51
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8 months into a XT Mobile 4 Gb data plan, lately Tolaga Bay, Gisborne & Otamarakau, Whakatane.

With a good signal and no people / houses nearby the speed of most large downloads tends to track up to 600_800KB per sec in approx. 50 KB steps then tracks down again, this repeats for the remainder of the download. It occasionally stalls in built up areas with a slower connection.

Latest Mac software and update downloads so maybe not cached.

After nearly 3 years with Vodafone's data running at 5.6KB in most areas XT data is still a treat to use.
Going south again soon fingers crossed. :)

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  Reply # 302670 27-Feb-2010 11:10

It is not just the XT network , but also the CDMA. I tried downloading a 42MB file which downloaded fine for 15 sec, then limited to 5kB/s. cancelling download and retrying , it downloaded fine. (phone stationary and great reception)

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  Reply # 303120 28-Feb-2010 21:15
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freitasm: As per the subject, is Telecom XT using a cache or burstable downloads? Most of the times when I am downloading content directly on my Windows Mobile device (mostly .cab files) downloads start and go well up until 100KBytes, then just stall. Restarting the download works, sometimes have to restart multiple times.

Even a 747KBytes .cab file tooka few attempts tonight - and I didn't expect XT to be "loaded" on a Sunday evening.


This is now happening to me regularly, start off fine then within a few seconds stall and time out usually under 100kb of the file downloaded before it happens, however media player 11 I just downloaded - it's 24mb and stalled at about 18mb.

Frustrating. 

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