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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by funkylogik, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)
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  2. funkylogik

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  3. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    Mine doesn't go beyond 9 Mbps lol
     
  4. mike710_0

    mike710_0 Well-Known Member

    Very impressive results

    I'm with Vodafone and am getting 3.51 mbps. What's worse is my broadband is only 1.51 mbps

    Something seriously wrong me thinks. Think time has come to leave sky broadband and get myself on a decent unlimited data plan. Just not sure which network would be best in my area
     
  5. funkylogik

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    I dont have home broadband so its lucky my data speeds are ok. Plus its dirt cheap. I used to be with GiffGaff who are even cheaper for unlimited data and run off the o2 carrier so they have great coverage but it wasnt as fast as 3 where i live plus they dont like you tethering. 3 dont seem to care lol :)

    Tonight im down to a more leisurely 3mb down. Hopefully one day theyll be able to sustain the high speeds :beer:
     
  6. mike710_0

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    Regarding tethering what would be better for the battery? I want to connect my tablet to my galaxy s3

    At the minute I've turned my galaxy s3 into a Wi-Fi hotspot rather than having the Bluetooth turned on both devices
     
  7. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender

    Still so freaking jealous of those speeds.

    As I've said before, I'd give anything to have speeds anywhere close to that lol

    [​IMG]

    This is what I deal with on a daily basis, sometimes slower. Courtesy of Sprint :banghead:
     
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    I have a feeling wifi is more efficient than bluetooth but USB tethering would be the best. i use wifi hot spot.

    Aww poor dragon slayer. Want me to turn my hotspot on for u mate? :beer:
     
  9. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender

    YES!!!! :D
     
  10. funkylogik

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    Thats it on. Password FUNKYISCOOL :beer:
     
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  11. mike710_0

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    You connected yet Dragonslayer :)

    Can't find him myself even though I'm in the same country lol
     
  12. funkylogik

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    Ill try holding the phone out the window...... :D
     
  13. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender

    No, I don't think his tether reaches out like 20,000 miles out :(
     
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  15. mike710_0

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    I just bought a 3 micro sim today and put all you can eat data on it. Not getting very good mbps though in my area. Any idea how I can improve it at all in the settings at all?
     
  16. funkylogik

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    Nah sorry bro. Must just be a bad area or a busy server :(
    You could try a different APN, this one bypasses all their restrictions but i dont know if it affects speed:
    Create a new APN,
    NAME: anything
    APN: 3internet

    Leave everything else as it is, save and then select that APN.

    was it the
     
  17. funkylogik

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    I just got View attachment 57051
    So the network seems ok but for some reason its using a server in London :thinking: usually its Edinburgh or Douglas
     
  18. mike710_0

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  19. funkylogik

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    Thats good man. Sorry 3 didnt turn out as i made out.
    Maybe give Giffgaff a try nxt month (using my link below to get
     
  20. Palmetto Fellow

    Palmetto Fellow Android Expert

    Damn. Around here, 3g isn't physically capable of that speed (unless it's artificially throttled). We'd call that kind of bandwidth 4g. :D
     
  21. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Android Enthusiast

    I get 15 odd only near the office, home is a mere 2Mb/s when I am lucky .. but if "3" doesn't get their act together then I might change after all .. They have outages for months now and getting sick and tired of their useless tech-support or the coverage map showing 100% of awesomeness when there isn't a connection at all.
     
  22. funkylogik

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    Yeah their coverage map is crap and they dont have a status page like o2 to tell you whats going on when theres an outage :(
    No other company would let me away with tethering 50gb a month for
     
  23. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Android Enthusiast

    GiffGaff doesn't allow tethering which is a shame.
     
  24. funkylogik

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    Yeah true. my wife still uses GG and theyve became strict lately. They used to not bother unless you hit about 20gb but they must have some new system in place. Shes had a few warnings :thumbup:
     
  25. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Android Enthusiast

    In their T&Cs you can actually read what metrics they are using to determine whether you tether or not. The way it is written you'd think they tell you 'we'll find you and hunt you down' - in a nice kinda way lol.
     

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