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

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Oct 19, 2010
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OUCH - that sucks!
What is the point to Mobilicity's advertising if they can't
even provide a fraction of the speed they advertise

What handset are you using?
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Hmmm, interesting. If you actually get 4G, that would be nice I find most networks speeds top out at roughly 1/3 of theoretical maximums, so 4G should be around 7MBps at the most. Which is still decent mind you.
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zz000ter wrote:
Oct 25th, 2012 9:44 pm
OUCH - that sucks!
What is the point to Mobilicity's advertising if they can't
even provide a fraction of the speed they advertise

What handset are you using?
Galaxy Nexus. Mind you browsing isn't that bad. Webpages do load pretty responsively most of the time.
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That is still much faster than 2G (28.8 Kbps) on the downloads right? AT&T offer unlimited 2G in the US but just read that there's a workaround to get the faster data plan.
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Yeah I have a Galaxy Nexus and the speed on the network is pretty mediocre. Most websites are browsable but once you use it for downloading big apps, takes a long while. I hope that existing customers gets some form of good from the new upgraded network.
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Dec 29, 2011
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They should try to get me at least a bar from my basement apartment before trying to launch faster internet.

I too have issue with Mobilicity data, when I do have a signal, where the internet is less than 10kbps and thus unusable. It's like after the first 10mb they throttle you for the rest of the month at 1kbps.
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Jan 31, 2008
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These are my results just a few mins ago:

Phone 1
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Phone 2
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Computer Tethered 1
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Computer Tethered 2
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Phone: SGS2X
Computer = random T400 laptop

Edit: Just to clarify, I looked at my test history and most of them range from 1.8Mbps - 2.2Mbps dl on the phone. I also notice on the usb tethering to my laptop, I usually get higher speeds, but I don't think it's actually any faster. The rare occasion I would get < 1.5Mbps on my phone when I do a test and that's when I actually have bad pings/signals.
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Apr 30, 2003
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Is that 6GB usage threshold now for "basic" new or was that always there?

I'll only pay for their premium 20GB data if it was $10, not $20. I'm only paying $5 extra for basic data.
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Dec 12, 2009
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I don't think the higher data speed has been rolled out yet. I thought it was next week/end of month timeframe.
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Feb 27, 2008
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Looking forward to it. I find surfing fine on my Nokia Lumia, but faster would be nice.
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I don't understand how you guys go through so much mobile data.
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Mar 29, 2011
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why does this thread even exist. these plans are not even available and the information is not clear yet. can someone confirm that the reason for weak signals is because of the frequency band itself? If so how can you blame Mobilicity for physics.
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tnserv wrote:
Oct 26th, 2012 4:00 am
why does this thread even exist. these plans are not even available and the information is not clear yet. can someone confirm that the reason for weak signals is because of the frequency band itself? If so how can you blame Mobilicity for physics.
Lolololol

The speeds have little to do with the frequency mobilicity is operating on. It's their backhaul and towers that can't provide good speeds. Everything between can be bottlenecks. If mobilicity does it right then speeds will improve drasticly and live up to their name. The network upgrade should allow better speeds but it comes at a cost to customers.
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