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[Mobilicity] Mobilicity 21Mbps Premium data add ons $20 for 20GB

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wilsonlam97 wrote:
Oct 25th, 2012 7:32 pm
From the wording it seems that only premium data get's the maximum speed.
But that would put Mobilicity at a competitive disadvantage compared to Wind, which provides HSPA+ speeds to all their data users with phones that support it.
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sengook wrote:
Oct 25th, 2012 7:04 pm
From the wording it's automatically given.

Basic is full 21Mbps limited to 6GB then throttled after
Premium is full 21Mbps limited to 20GB then throttled after.
Nice. I'm on Bell (no LTE for me) and I never get more than 4Mbps on its HSPA+ network. If actual speed is 1/4 of this, would still be a very good deal for those living, commuting, working places with good reception/coverage.
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What is the point of this if signal is bad.
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im still not getting it. Been everywhere around Toronto and either I get no signal or crappy low download speeds at upto 4mbit/s..

How can anyone even claim to offer 21mbit/s full speed data?
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I ran speed test twice - using Nokia N8

Here is what I got in eastern part of Mississauga - in the house

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Consistency is bad - for a while I could not even do the test.
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20GB, aren't all they're plans unlimited?

Edit: I have a hard time using over a gig
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hot_ride wrote:
Oct 25th, 2012 9:13 pm
20GB, aren't all they're plans unlimited?

Edit: I have a hard time using over a gig
20 GB @ full speed.
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hot_ride wrote:
Oct 25th, 2012 9:13 pm
20GB, aren't all they're plans unlimited?

Edit: I have a hard time using over a gig
Yes it's just their throttle limit after the limit you go slower.

Pretend you have a scooter that has an endless supply of fuel always in it. Now you can move that scooter forever at it's max speed which is slow (45km/h??). Okay, now let's say you somehow modified it so it had a BOOSTER that lasted 60 minutes and you could afford to refill it only once a month. Now let's say if you pay someone else extra money they can make that BOOSTER last 200 minutes but you have to keep paying them extra to do it for you every month.

You can boost for as much as you can within your month but after it's gone you just go at your regular max speed...


okay that was a ***** example. Also, this is why I think they had it worded so that the speed is 21Mbps for everyone not just prem data ppl. My basis is really the T-mobile model which works the same way and I've heard mobi and t are very friendly.
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wilsonlam97 wrote:
Oct 25th, 2012 8:53 pm
At least you can even load the speedtest site. Let alone run a test.
Indeed, those are very good results. I get similar ones ( a bit less download but more upload) on fido in Metrotown area. Mobilicity here would be 50kbps upload (but In practice not actually working at all) and maybe 700kbps download. Essentially mobilicity data was completely useless (e.g. Unable to upload a single photo to skydrive for example). Signal was not a problem at all, which can only mean they completely and utterly oversubscribed. A bad signal gives you some hope for future improvement (new tower). An over subscription indicates a way of doing business that gives no hope for improvement.
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Can anyone else do a speed test of the data speeds they get through their handset connected to laptop?
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sengook wrote:
Oct 25th, 2012 9:20 pm
Yes it's just their throttle limit after the limit you go slower.

Pretend you have a scooter that has an endless supply of fuel always in it. Now you can move that scooter forever at it's max speed which is slow (45km/h??). Okay, now let's say you somehow modified it so it had a BOOSTER that lasted 60 minutes and you could afford to refill it only once a month. Now let's say if you pay someone else extra money they can make that BOOSTER last 200 minutes but you have to keep paying them extra to do it for you every month.

You can boost for as much as you can within your month but after it's gone you just go at your regular max speed...


okay that was a ***** example. Also, this is why I think they had it worded so that the speed is 21Mbps for everyone not just prem data ppl. My basis is really the T-mobile model which works the same way and I've heard mobi and t are very friendly.
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