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[Chatr] Targeted Offer: $55/$65 unlimited talk and text and 15/20gb(15.5/20.5gb on autopay) at 3G speeds

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Targeted Offer: $55/$65 unlimited talk and text and 15/20gb(15.5/20.5gb on autopay) at 3G speeds

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Logged into my chatr app to check my anniversary date and saw the below deal. I’m currently on the old mobilicity chatr offer $45 6gb plan. Also was notified by Chopramo that he received another offer $65 for unlimited talks and text and 20gb data (20.5gb on autopay). As stated this looks like it’s targeted to existing customers.
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Last edited by cheystar on Jul 20th, 2019 6:34 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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How easy is it to burn through 15GB of data at Catr’s 3G speeds?
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Don’t know myself as I don’t use much data max 4gb out of the 6gb. I have a friend who is on the same 6gb plan and he is done by the second last week of the month, so it would be useful to him.
vancityguy0 wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 1:55 pm
How easy is it to burn through 15GB of data at Catr’s 3G speeds?
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vancityguy0 wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 1:55 pm
How easy is it to burn through 15GB of data at Catr’s 3G speeds?
What does this question even mean? Data burn at 3G speed? It'll be the same as LTE, no? At the end of the day you're loading the same content, just a bit slower than on a regular LTE connection.

But I'll humour you with the math:

Chatr plans are capped at 3 Mbps (megabits per second) which means the real download speed is 0.375 MBps (megabytes per second). In other words, to download 1 megabyte of data on a Chatr plan, it would take approximately 2.67 seconds. (1 MB/0.375 MBps = ~2.66666667).

There are 1024 MB in a GB therefore 15 GB is 15,360 MB. Meaning, to hit that cap it would take you approximately 40960 seconds of constant downloading at a consistent 3 Mbps speed which equals ~682 minutes, or 11 hours, 37 minutes.

By comparison, using data from Speedtest's 2018 Report Rogers LTE averages 36.19 Mbps of speed nationwide, which is about 12x faster. Suddenly that 682 minutes becomes 57 minutes to download the same amount of data. Crazy, right?

Now let's look at a real-world situation: I was flying from Vancouver to Calgary yesterday and decided to stream an episode of the Dragon Prince on the Netflix app while I was waiting at the gate. Total size? 111 MB. On Chatr that would've taken me 296.37 seconds, or just under 5 minutes to load the video entirely. On Rogers LTE that would've taken me 41 seconds to load the same video. Keep in mind that the video is playing and streaming at the same time, so in this situation what's the point of loading faster if the runtime is 26 minutes and I'm planning on watching the whole thing anyway?

Help me understand: what are you REALLY asking about?

Edited for math accuracy (I hope)
Last edited by PressureBoom on Jul 20th, 2019 6:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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PressureBoom wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 5:12 pm
What does this question even mean? Data burn at 3G speed? It'll be the same as LTE, no? At the end of the day you're loading the same content, just a bit slower than on a regular LTE connection.

But I'll humour you with the math:

Chatr plans are capped at 3 Mbps (megabits per second) which means the real download speed is 0.375 MBps (megabytes per second). In other words, to download 1 megabyte of data on a Chatr plan, it would take approximately 2.67 seconds. (1 MB/0.375 MBps = ~2.66666667).

There are 1024 MB in a GB therefore 15 GB is 15,360 MB. Meaning, to hit that cap it would take you approximately 5,780 seconds of constant downloading at a consistent 3 Mbps speed which equals 96.33 minutes, or 1 hour, 36 minutes and 33 seconds.

By comparison, using data from Speedtest's 2018 Report Rogers LTE averages 36.19 Mbps of speed nationwide, which is about 12x faster. Suddenly that 96 minutes becomes 8 minutes to download the same amount of data. Crazy, right?

Now let's look at a real-world situation: I was flying from Vancouver to Calgary yesterday and decided to stream an episode of the Dragon Prince on the Netflix app while I was waiting at the gate. Total size? 111 MB. On Chatr that would've taken me 296.37 seconds, or just under 5 minutes to load the video entirely. On Rogers LTE that would've taken me 41 seconds to load the same video. Keep in mind that the video is playing and streaming at the same time, so in this situation what's the point of loading faster if the runtime is 26 minutes and I'm planning on watching the whole thing anyway?

Help me understand: what are you REALLY asking about?
You dun goofed there. You calculated how long it would take to download 15 GB at 3 MB/s. Chatr's 3G is throttled to 3 Mbps or 375 KB/s. And it would take much longer than ~1.39 hours. It would take over 11 hours. This is 15 gigabytes we're talking about.
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Anaron wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 5:21 pm
You dun goofed there. You calculated how long it would take to download 15 GB at 3 MB/s. Chatr's 3G is throttled to 3 Mbps or 375 KB/s. And it would take much longer than ~1.39 hours. It would take over 11 hours. This is 15 gigabytes we're talking about.
Hah, thought I might have goofed at some point along this - that's why I didn't major in Math in school. Either way I think my point still stands but I'll fix it up.
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Another targeted offer $65 unlimited talk and text and 20gb data.
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Do these plans have Nationwide coverage? If so, then I would take the plan unless you very rarely venture out of the Chatr zones in the Golden Horseshoe in Ontario, GVA, or Edmonton/Calgary.
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Chatr throttlles to 64kbps whereas telus/bell throttle to 512kbps, but I suppose chatr is cheaper to make up. Can chatr use LTE at 3mbps like PM?
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PressureBoom wrote:
Jul 20th, 2019 5:12 pm
What does this question even mean? Data burn at 3G speed? It'll be the same as LTE, no? At the end of the day you're loading the same content, just a bit slower than on a regular LTE connection.

But I'll humour you with the math:

Chatr plans are capped at 3 Mbps (megabits per second) which means the real download speed is 0.375 MBps (megabytes per second). In other words, to download 1 megabyte of data on a Chatr plan, it would take approximately 2.67 seconds. (1 MB/0.375 MBps = ~2.66666667).

There are 1024 MB in a GB therefore 15 GB is 15,360 MB. Meaning, to hit that cap it would take you approximately 40960 seconds of constant downloading at a consistent 3 Mbps speed which equals ~682 minutes, or 11 hours, 37 minutes.

By comparison, using data from Speedtest's 2018 Report Rogers LTE averages 36.19 Mbps of speed nationwide, which is about 12x faster. Suddenly that 682 minutes becomes 57 minutes to download the same amount of data. Crazy, right?

Now let's look at a real-world situation: I was flying from Vancouver to Calgary yesterday and decided to stream an episode of the Dragon Prince on the Netflix app while I was waiting at the gate. Total size? 111 MB. On Chatr that would've taken me 296.37 seconds, or just under 5 minutes to load the video entirely. On Rogers LTE that would've taken me 41 seconds to load the same video. Keep in mind that the video is playing and streaming at the same time, so in this situation what's the point of loading faster if the runtime is 26 minutes and I'm planning on watching the whole thing anyway?

Help me understand: what are you REALLY asking about?

Edited for math accuracy (I hope)
I don't think enough people really appreciate how most situations, the 3 Mbit/s download speed doesn't take affect user experience. Of course carriers spend advertising dollars to convince customers that faster=better. The brain washing done by the carriers work. Lot of people are educated by advertising.
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ShutdownX wrote:
Jul 21st, 2019 11:01 am
Chatr throttlles to 64kbps whereas telus/bell throttle to 512kbps, but I suppose chatr is cheaper to make up. Can chatr use LTE at 3mbps like PM?
People have tested the Chatr throttle and it’s 128 kbps (64 written on their website).

Chatr has no LTE at all. None. Chatr gives you band 2 and band 5 of Rogers 3G network and they throttle you to 3 Mbps maximum.
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