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Topic # 241005 6-Oct-2018 18:38
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I am currently living in shared accommodation which provides WiFi access to the internet.

 

There is a variety of options available, 4/60/80/150GB per month to unlimited.

 

Speedtest shows performance as:-

 

Ping - 6ms, Download 24.8 Mbps, Upload 16.9 Mbps

 

 

 

My question is, "Would any of the 4G services currently available better that performance?".


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  Reply # 2102624 6-Oct-2018 18:45
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in theory yes, 4g will be faster but likely to have slightly more lag (or not). also if the wifi is shared between your housemates it will most definitely be worse than 4g.

how much is the wifi going to cost?

compare it with skinny broadband?




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  Reply # 2102631 6-Oct-2018 18:58
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Batman: in theory yes, 4g will be faster but likely to have slightly more lag (or not). also if the wifi is shared between your housemates it will most definitely be worse than 4g.

how much is the wifi going to cost?

compare it with skinny broadband?

 

 

 

80GB is $40 per month

 

150GB is $60

 

Unlimited is $80

 

 

 

Unlimited on Skinny is apparently $73. But just how much increase in speed could I expect?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2102633 6-Oct-2018 19:13
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Skinny unlimited for $73 is fixed line, not wireless.




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  Reply # 2102634 6-Oct-2018 19:18
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RunningMan:

 

Skinny unlimited for $73 is fixed line, not wireless.

 

 

 

 

Yep, just spotted that. So it looks like the deal I have is not too bad.


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  Reply # 2102644 6-Oct-2018 19:39
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Depends what you use it for. If you need unlimited data, then it's not a bad deal, as long as the latency doesn't tank when others use it. OTOH, if up to 240GB is OK, then a Skinny plan may be better.

 

Either way, expect some fluctuation as to performance - both are using radio spectrum which is a shared resource, so performance will vary with usage patterns.




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Reply # 2102645 6-Oct-2018 19:45
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RunningMan:

 

Depends what you use it for. If you need unlimited data, then it's not a bad deal, as long as the latency doesn't tank when others use it. OTOH, if up to 240GB is OK, then a Skinny plan may be better.

 

Either way, expect some fluctuation as to performance - both are using radio spectrum which is a shared resource, so performance will vary with usage patterns.

 

 

 

 

Great. Thanks very much for your help.   


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