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T mobile faster internet speed settings + What is your internet speeds?

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  1. beyond

    beyond Well-Known Member

    Right basically you can find the UK T mobile internet settings on the T mobile website. However, I came across this when I first got my phone and have been using these settings:

    Search results for " t mobile settings"

    name= T-mobile Internet
    apn= general.t-mobile.uk
    username = t-mobile
    password= leave it as it is (or set to blank)
    mmsc= http://mmsc.t-mobile.co.uk:8002/
    mms proxy=
    mms port= 8080
    mmc= 234
    mnc= 30
    auth= pap

    On the Speed Test app, the highest speeds I get are 1.8m/bs downloads and around 500kpbs upload. However, those were at off peak times at night etc (probably when nobody is using the net).

    Generally I get anything from 0.3 m/bs to 0.9 m/bs though. Lately I've been experiencing some inconsistent internet speeds and reconnection attempts so for I've gone back to the default settings. Tbh though I'm not sure if it makes much difference. Anyone?

  2. ifb-online

    ifb-online Well-Known Member

    Is your phone one supplied direct from T-Mobile or through a third party dealer? And if the latter, are you signed up to Web'n Walk? I would guess that you are.

    I can't get HSDPA at home, only 3G, but I get around 2Mb/sec at the office.

  3. w0bbl3r

    w0bbl3r Well-Known Member

    0.35Mbps D/l, 0.5Mbps U/l
  4. beardyweirdy

    beardyweirdy Active Member

    I bought the phone via Beepy mobiles who were advertising the phone with 1Gb of data using the free booster allowance for internet. Having read on other forums and checked the T-mobile T&C's, it says that all Android phones get a 3Gb allowance as standard, which also runs at a higher speed.

    Having just gone back thru my Speedtest results, when I first received it did a couple of tests and I was getting very slow speeds of 50-100kb/s. I phoned them up to switch my booster to unlimited landlines and get myself onto the 3Gb, faster internet.

    Since then (mid May) I've done about a dozen tests in different locations and have consistently got over 1Mb/s, in a range between 1.1Mb/s and 1.9Mb/s.

    Upload speeds have been pretty consistently around the 0.5Mb/s range.

    I live in Nottingham, but have also run tests when I've been in Manchester, North Wales and Hereford and these are included in the results.
  5. Ceefax

    Ceefax Well-Known Member

    Just tested mine at work, in north Hampshire, got 0.7mb down and 0.5mb up.

    Using default settings. Will test later too and see how it changes.
  6. Casual Pete

    Casual Pete Well-Known Member


    On T-Mobile web and walk plus
  7. DougSwift

    DougSwift New Member

    I'm in Bristol and I always get over 2800kbs on mobilespeedtest.com. just got 3095 and I have seen it higher! I also got mine from 3rd party and called to get swapped onto the Android package.
  8. beyond

    beyond Well-Known Member

    i got my phone direct from t mobile and i was told it was the 3gb allowance etc. i'm guessing i get the higher speeds at well :/

    wow that's some good speeds. i live in west london and i only get those speeds at random times i.e never consistently using the speed test app..

    on this site though on the 3mb test i get 2900kbps?!

    what 'pings' do ppl get? from what i gather, the lower the ping the better? i get anything from 90-200 but it's consistently about 120-150.

    in practical terms are ppl's internet 'fast'? on youtube normal quality depending on the video length it would take anywhere between 5-20secs to load up. on high quality, probably 15-40secs.

    these htc desire forums front page would load up in about 30-45secs i reckon? bbc.co.uk (desktop) would take about the same.
  9. BlueDan

    BlueDan Well-Known Member

    I've just had my Desire since Saturday morning, and I'm also currently on the default 1gb, using up my booster. What did you actually say to them, did you straight out say it's an Android phone and it's meant to have 3gb by default or did you work your way around to it?
  10. beardyweirdy

    beardyweirdy Active Member

    I've never tried mobilespeedtest.com before so gave it a go. On the initial 100KB test I was only getting 890kbps, but when I tried the bigger file size tests (2MB, 3MB, 7MB) I got over 3000kbps each time.

    Not sure what to trust now! I've always used both the desktop and mobile versions of Speedtest and never expected to get such a big variation with another test site. For the sake of comparison though, it seems it's only worth comparing results from the same site.

    My pings are normally 100-120ms on speedtest but showed much higher than that (360ish) on mobilespeedtest.com.

    I've just timed loading Androidforums up and it took 10 secs to look complete, and a further 4-5 seconds of rendering before the green bar disappeared altogether.
  11. beardyweirdy

    beardyweirdy Active Member

    I was polite and friendly with them, and played it slightly dumb - something along the lines of "I've recently got my HTC Desire and I've been checking on your site and noticed that it says Android phones should come with 3Gb allowance as standard - is this correct?...." It's handy to have a copy of their actual statement visible to you. I didn't mention about stuff I'd read on forums, or start off demanding (in my experience this rarely helps in such situations)

    The guy on the phone was really helpful and just sorted it out there and then.
    BlueDan likes this.
  12. BlueDan

    BlueDan Well-Known Member

    I was going to try something along those lines (including not mentioning various forums), just making sure - thanks :)
  13. Haste75

    Haste75 Well-Known Member

    Wow, so glad i read this thread.

    Immediately phoned T-mobile (Side note...can anyone give me the quickest route through there dreadful customer service options to speak to someone) to clarify i got 3gb allowance which was confirmed. i switched my booster over from unlimited internet to unlimited texts, had them send me my updated APN settings and ran a speed test.

    i was getting 300kb download around 15 mins ago, its now 1.9mb.

    Excellent advice....i love these boards :)
  14. beyond

    beyond Well-Known Member

    ^nice one! are these your settings?


    How to configure Internet Settings on your HTC Desire.
    Press the Menu key
    Tap on Settings
    Tap on Wireless & Networks to select.
    Scroll down and tap on Mobile networks
    Tap on Access Point Names to select.
    Press the Menu key
    Tap on New APN
    Tap Name then enter T-Mobile Internet select OK
    Tap APN then enter general.t-mobile.uk select OK
    Tap Username then enter t-mobile select OK
    Tap Password then enter tm select OK
    Tap APN type then enter default select OK
    Press the Menu key
    Tap Save
    Press the Home Key

    if not can ppl post theirs (including the MCC and MNC)?

    i use the speedtest app. you go to the actual website? hm interesting, need to try that out now..
  15. Ceefax

    Ceefax Well-Known Member

    Results at home with speedtest.net app:

    1.87Mbps down

    0.49Mbps up

    Results with Mobile Speed test

  16. Casual Pete

    Casual Pete Well-Known Member

    With the speedtest.net app I had to change the server to one closer to get anywhere near the result of mobilespeedtest.

    Also how big is the file that the speedtest.net app is using?as it would make a difference.
  17. BlueDan

    BlueDan Well-Known Member


    Only GPRS at home, despite T-Mobile's coverage map. I'll try at work before and after I ring to get changed to the 3gb package speeds.

    Those too lazy to type:


    Speedtest.net app:
  18. beardyweirdy

    beardyweirdy Active Member

    No, sorry I didn't make that clear. I meant that I use Speedtest on my computers when checking my broadband speed. On my phone I've only used the app.
  19. beyond

    beyond Well-Known Member

    the closest one to me is the london server at 15miles.

    good point about the file size, it doesn't seem to say on the app though.
  20. Jammy

    Jammy Well-Known Member

    In my tests with a good HSDPA connection, I seem to be getting just under 2Mb/s down, and under 1500Mb/s up.
  21. weirdNumber

    weirdNumber Well-Known Member

    Some of the speeds you guys are getting are pretty interesting.

    The two packages both have capped data rates, or at least are meant to.

    The 1Gb standard WnW is throttled at 384kbps and the 3Gb WnW Plus is throttled at 2048kbps. If some of you are reporting higher speeds its either that T-Mobile has lifted the throttling (which I AFAIK they haven't) or you have been incorrectly provisioned onto the wrong data package (Various mobile broadband packages for usb dongles are throttled at different levels 3.6mbps, 4.2mbps and unthrottled), or the speed testing sites aren't accurate.
  22. Ceefax

    Ceefax Well-Known Member

    I'd go for that one....
  23. Haste75

    Haste75 Well-Known Member


    That or my phone surpasses levels of Epicness.
  24. OFI

    OFI Well-Known Member

    I stood right under a 3G mast and got between 0.5 and 2.2Mbps at random.
  25. nx1977

    nx1977 Well-Known Member

    Just checked my settings, and I know have a dedicated MMS APN!

    When/how did Tmobile pump that out, as only ever had one APN until today!

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