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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Signed up for 3G but getting LTE speed

New here. Just signed up today for 500 MB of 3G data.

 

Tested my speed using the Speedtest app and surprised by seeing LTE speed at

  • 37Mbps down and
  • 35Mbps up.

Is this normal?

Mayor / Maire

Re: Signed up for 3G but getting LTE speed

@rommi_73 enjoy it while you can!  it can take up to 72 hours for the throttling to take effect when changing from "3G" to 4G plan, vice-versa, or activating on a new "3G" plan (such as you have done).  Welcome to Public Mobile!


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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: Signed up for 3G but getting LTE speed

Thanks for a qucik reply. Smiley Happy

 

I should be fine with 3G as well. All I need is Google Maps and Email.

 

I was just curious.

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Signed up for 3G but getting LTE speed

Welcome to Public Mobile!!! 

You’ll no doubt love it here!! 

 

As previously mentioned, it can take a couple days for the throttling to kick in. 

I myself use 3G data, even have my phone toggled to force 3G, and while the difference between the two speeds to palpable, 3G is definitely still fast enough for me. It’s really adequate. Kinda makes me laugh that we’ve got LTE at all, really. 

 

Anyway, enjoy! 😁

Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Signed up for 3G but getting LTE speed


rommi_73 wrote:

Thanks for a qucik reply. Smiley Happy

 

I should be fine with 3G as well. All I need is Google Maps and Email.

 

I was just curious.


@rommi_73

Just clarifying that PM's "3G" plans are actually throttled LTE (throttled upload and download speeds, but LTE latency). I know that it's unlikely that it's going to happen but I'd like to have them renamed as something like "LTE light"...

So whenever it's available from the network and your phone settings allow it, you will still be on the LTE network.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Signed up for 3G but getting LTE speed

Good to hear. 

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Signed up for 3G but getting LTE speed

Try a few more, then you are at the limit! Smiley Happy

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Signed up for 3G but getting LTE speed


rommi_73 wrote:

Thanks for a qucik reply. Smiley Happy

 

I should be fine with 3G as well. All I need is Google Maps and Email.

 

I was just curious.


@rommi_73 you can used offline Google Maps, you need to download offline

Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Signed up for 3G but getting LTE speed

Getting more than you paid for or deserve is not something people usually bring up. The only reason I can think of is if they are nervoius about it being taken away and want to know when it will likely happen. Enjoy it when you can.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Signed up for 3G but getting LTE speed

Just be careful with those speed tests..you only have 500MB, that'll get burned through fast, especially at LTE speeds.