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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Changing plans. Data speeds?


@geopublic wrote:

@Jonny5ive wrote:

I am currently on the $60/month 6gh 4g lte plan. I Noticed they are offering 8gb's now and I could use more data. I want to switch plans but all the plans say 3G now. What's up with that?. When I set up my plan it said 4G LTE. Do they not offer 4G anymore?. I want to upgrade my data amount but not downgrade to 3G at the same time. 


@Jonny5ive  Unfortunately all the new plans are 3G. Best to keep your existing plan if full LTE speeds is a requirement.


Not entirely true. There's still a 1 gig 4G LTE plan -- not that that would help the OP but just wanted to correct that claim.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Changing plans. Data speeds?


@Jonny5ive wrote:

I am currently on the $60/month 6gh 4g lte plan. I Noticed they are offering 8gb's now and I could use more data. I want to switch plans but all the plans say 3G now. What's up with that?. When I set up my plan it said 4G LTE. Do they not offer 4G anymore?. I want to upgrade my data amount but not downgrade to 3G at the same time. 


You could always keep your plan and add a data add on. That way, if your LTE plan data runs out, the 3G add on data will kick in and you can see if it's fast enough for you. Or just use it as a "throttled" data backup. The add on doesn't expire until you use it up and it'll carry over.

Oracle

Re: Changing plans. Data speeds?


@mh1983 wrote: You could always keep your plan and add a data add on. That way, if your LTE plan data runs out, the 3G add on data will kick in and you can see if it's fast enough for you. Or just use it as a "throttled" data backup. The add on doesn't expire until you use it up and it'll carry over.

Just a small point of info: if you have an LTE plan any data add-on you purchase will also be LTE; and vice versa if you have 3G plan.


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Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Changing plans. Data speeds?

Also, if you want to test your speed to make sure you're getting 4g speeds, just google "internet speed test" and you'll have many options.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Changing plans. Data speeds?


@luke11992 wrote:

Also, if you want to test your speed to make sure you're getting 4g speeds, just google "internet speed test" and you'll have many options.


BUT, beware of a couple of things:

 

1) Every speed test consumes data!  If you're getting full (not throttled) speeds and so some of these tests under good conditions, you can use up hundreds of MBs of data in a single test.  These all count against your monthly and/or add-on data amounts available.

 

2) There is always a "lag time" between changing plans with different speeds. In other words, if you switch from a "3G" speed to full, it can take up to about 3 days for the speed to increase, so don't be upsef if you see slower speeds still initially.  Conversely if you're going in the other direction, beware that you will still receive the full unthrottled speed for up to 3 days before the throttling kicks in, so don't celebrate if you're seeing "too fast" speeds, and beware especially of point #1 if you're testing during this period.  In general, you're better to wait at least 72 hours before you do any speed tests.


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