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Topic # 5360 23-Oct-2005 10:13
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Have heard they are upping the speed to 500k which will be good, guess they had to with the UBS ISP's getting into a bit of a price war.
Think the speed is realistic?

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Reply # 21912 23-Oct-2005 15:09
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Yes I think this speed is realistic & is also well overdue. IP Wireless who make the technology Woosh use introduced a new UMTS450 standard earlier this year that delivers up to 7.5Mbps on the downlink and up to 3.6Mbps on the uplink. So the technology is there it is just a case of how long we are going to have to wait for it.

http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/050223/081440.html

I am interested in hearing what upload speeds other Woosh users are experiancing. Their service is supposed to be offering 128 kbps upload at the moment yet my actual upload speed only ranges from 50 -70 kbps. My download speed is ok & usually around 250 kbps.

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Reply # 21913 23-Oct-2005 15:53
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Does anyone know when the speed increase will actually happen? I'm planning on signing up for Woosh next week as I'm planning on using it when I move to my new home in Strathmore next weekend.

For my purposes, I'm pretty comfortable with 250kbps, but 500kbps would still be a welcome improvement.

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Reply # 21914 23-Oct-2005 16:01
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1st November it starts.


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Reply # 21915 23-Oct-2005 19:15
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Andy_Walker: 1st November it starts.


Thanks, Andy. Sounds like perfect timing for me!

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Reply # 21924 24-Oct-2005 14:36
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Hmmm...I see that info about this is now on the news section of Woosh's web site, and it suggests that there will be a surcharge of $5 per month for the speed boost for anyone who's not on the 10Gb plan.

Oh, well, it's a pretty minimal increase in price and still a lot cheaper than paying for a copper line + DSL (I got rid of my landline ages ago and have no use for one now). Even though I don't desperate need the extra speed, I think it will still be well worth the extra cost.

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Reply # 21936 24-Oct-2005 21:01
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Sounds good to me might see about getting it with home line and I should have the Chinese flag next to this post now

John

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