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# 36412 24-Jun-2009 14:25
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Has something drastically changed today with the VF network?

I have been testing speed around Auckland over the last week at various places around Auckland on VF 3G.

Consistantly getting 117-118Kb's Down, 91-94kb's UP.


All of a sudden it has ripped up to today:
12:18pm 430/216 (Down/Up)

12:15pm 774/231

2:17pm  1303/241 




Why the sudden jump? Vodafone?


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  # 227969 24-Jun-2009 14:42
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vodafone has some of the worst network speed at times. their helpdesk is hopless and they are only good for reseting password or helping u with basic setup.... for anything else they have to escalate the querry to tier 2 support.




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  # 227972 24-Jun-2009 14:46
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Everyone has bad customer service to varying degrees depending on the outcome you're after. In my case speed = good customer service so I'm happier not upset.

What I'm keen to know is "Have they changed anything today"?

 
 
 
 


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  # 227985 24-Jun-2009 15:08
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Latency seems to have gone downhill, though.




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  # 227988 24-Jun-2009 15:13
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Yeah, but only for the first test in a series. Other tests to the same Auckland server repeated, measure about 240-340 ping

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  # 228002 24-Jun-2009 15:49
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Never trust speedtest.net ping results when done on a mobile network

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  # 228003 24-Jun-2009 15:57
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Speedtests latency checks are done using HTTP, so its not really a true latency as such, and could depend on other factors like webserver load etc.






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  # 228008 24-Jun-2009 16:22
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Dudes, surely this is no freak occurrence?

 
 
 
 


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# 228010 24-Jun-2009 16:27
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motorwayne: Dudes, surely this is no freak occurrence?


No its not

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# 228035 24-Jun-2009 17:30
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johnr: No its not


John's moved you to a higher priority account, where only you and him share bandwidth. Keep quiet or you'll jinx it!

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  # 228072 24-Jun-2009 19:33
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motorwayne: Everyone has bad customer service to varying degrees depending on the outcome you're after. In my case speed = good customer service so I'm happier not upset.

What I'm keen to know is "Have they changed anything today"?


thats true wat you say there but I did used the word "at times" so its not like they have speed issues all the time but most of the time its downhill.... higher latency.... thats always been an issue with them...

and yes their helpdesk staff are helpdesk/call logger....  management should give helpdesk staff more access to resolve the call at first lvl rather then escalating it.. but saying that some issues needs to be checked by a senior tech so yeah... thats my point.




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  # 228134 24-Jun-2009 23:09
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Interesting note;

Mt Roskill, Stoddard rd area, gave faster speeds
Kingsland lights, slow speeds 118 up / 93 down
Ponsonby rd, video easy store, 118 up / 79 down

Bit too early to judge

But wonder how soon it might be for large parts of Auckland to get something half decent from the VF 3G network?

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  # 228142 25-Jun-2009 01:37
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Check out the ping! Get the same result when speedtests are done on VF speedtest site. I like it! Using HTC Touch Pro 2 as a modem.









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  # 228177 25-Jun-2009 09:22
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billgates: It says that VF is your ISP...how about trying the same test udsing the 3g network.

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  # 228188 25-Jun-2009 09:58
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motorwayne: billgates: It says that VF is your ISP...how about trying the same test udsing the 3g network.


They are phone as modem

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  # 228229 25-Jun-2009 12:18
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motorwayne: billgates: It says that VF is your ISP...how about trying the same test udsing the 3g network.


As john said, that was on the 3G network.




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