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corrio
Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: LTE Data Option

I had a question about chosing 3G or LTE and I ended up searching the previous community comments (i searched LTE vs 3G and a few good comments are on here from last year that might answer your question. The nice thing about PM is you can try it for a month and switch plans if one doesn't work for you. Good luck 🙂

RobertQc
Mayor / Maire

Re: LTE Data Option


@hzmy wrote:

@RobertQc wrote:

@hzmy wrote:

@RobertQc wrote:

 

@hzmy wrote:

I got different results though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

@hzmyThere are many factors involved with both latency and speed. Weather, time of day, network congestion, trees in the area, how far you are from towers, if its sunny, etc.

 

If you are on a 3G plan and you connect to LTE you are throttled.

If you are on a 3G plan and you connect at 3G you are not throttled.

 

 

 

 


I am on 3G plan.


@hzmy

 

Exactly, so connecting at 3G got you 16, where connecting to LTE (with your 3g plan) got you 3


Yup this is what I am expecting as well.


 

@hzmyYou also got slightly better latency on 3G over lte, something that happened to me as well when I did the speed tests a while back.

 

 

 

 

Re: LTE Data Option


@PlanShopper wrote:

 just find it hard to believe for a couple of reasons, but notably because your speeds of 20-30 are faster than the maximum throughput of 3G (3.1mb). Unless of course it's not 3G, but 3.5G (@14.4mb) or HSPA/HSPA+.

 

I apologize for the repetition however I searched for the forums initially for the question about LTE addons, or one time speed increases, not thinking to search for a technicality on the 3G speed.


Remember that Public mobile doesn't actually restrict 3g plan users to any 3g network.   Public Mobile customers have access to LTE and full access to HSPA+, and in some places, even DC-HSPA+.

 

 

Re: LTE Data Option


@hzmy wrote:

To give you some proof. 

 

This is the data speed when forced onto 3g network. 3G network speed3G network speed

 

 And this is what it is on 4gLTE speedLTE speed

 

 


The Telus DC-HSPA+ network is actually capable of quite a bit faster than that.  On the Telus HSPA network, I have seen speeds of 33Mbps.

rh66
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: LTE Data Option

This WCDMA only setting for me. Thanks!

darrencorpe
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: LTE Data Option

This post seems to be mixed up/mislabeled. The top screenshot appears to be the speed for 4G (15.97 Mbps). The bottom screenshot appears to be the speed for 3G (2.63 Mbps).

Re: LTE Data Option


@darrencorpe wrote:

This post seems to be mixed up/mislabeled. The top screenshot appears to be the speed for 4G (15.97 Mbps). The bottom screenshot appears to be the speed for 3G (2.63 Mbps).


It's not mislabeled.  That was the point of the screenshot to everyone something.   I'm not going to say much more about it, but I'm sure others are going to point out (and already have in this thread) what I'm cryptically referring to.

SkimGuy
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: LTE Data Option

So the unthrottled 3G speed is faster... The more and more I use it, I don't think LTE is actually necessary anymore as 3G is decently sufficient.

PlanShopper
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: LTE Data Option

@SkimGuy
LTE is still a far better/faster technology, but yes, on PublicMobile 3G is faster due to LTE being restricted for our plans.

Now, it's important to note that while LTE is restricted, anything that falls outside of "LTE"...is not. LTE is a very specific technology which is different than 4G, HSPA+, 5G, LTE+ etc

Point and case, I have a friend on PM who connected to a brand new LTE+ tower here in Ottawa and lets' just say...it's fast. Very, very fast...

rh66
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: LTE Data Option

Correction... it doesnt work. same slow 3 Mbps speed

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