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Data speeds Nov 2021

Kristowhy
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Hi all,

 

It's clearly noted that PM provides mobile data services on the Telus LTE network but throttled to 3G speeds....I believe it's up to 3Mbit/sec up and down.  Being a new subscriber since September with a new handset I wanted to see what actual data speeds I was getting.

 

Test device: Moto G Play 2021 (Android 11 with X11 LTE modem supporting up to 390Mbps) and new SIM ordered directly from PM in Sept.

Tested outdoors with full signal bars with the Ookla Speedtest app.

 

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Looks like all is working as it should!  5Mbit/sec would be ideal but for a non-demanding use case this is more that sufficient.  Bring on VoLTE!!

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LeePublic
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Kind of wish we could get upgraded speeds as I have someone who is interested in coming to PM but her hesitation is the 3G speed. I kept telling her it is LTE but speed capped.

Kristowhy
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

@darlicious wrote:

@Kristowhy 

Every once in awhile after renewal or reactivation an account will glitch and get full speed 4G LTE. I had one getting regular 60mbps for a few months then the last time  reactivated the account it was back down to mbps. It was nice while it lasted but those speed tests can easily use 300mb per test.

 


Wow...very nice looking speeds and latency is closing in on single digits  Is that current or a screenshot from the past?


@LeePublic wrote:

Kind of wish we could get upgraded speeds as I have someone who is interested in coming to PM but her hesitation is the 3G speed. I kept telling her it is LTE but speed capped.


 

3Mbps speed is enough for regular browser or Voip Calls or video calls.   Of course, faster is better  🙂

Wow, I had no idea my cell phone was running on a DSL line!!!

 

All those years of engineering school were such a waste of time 😂

talking about wasting time,   bravo to @sheytoon  for actually reading the long reply.. 

@Kristowhy 

That was from the spring. I would even consider testing the speed on my $10 account which is full speed 4G LTE data if I can ever find where the heck my A3 is in my house.

Kristowhy
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

@LeePublic wrote:

Kind of wish we could get upgraded speeds as I have someone who is interested in coming to PM but her hesitation is the 3G speed. I kept telling her it is LTE but speed capped.


Get her a SIM and have her do a test with a new number activation to see how she likes it.  Every month she waits means wasted $ which could have gone towards a test and better chances of a cheaper outcome!

 

If she is doing heavy Utube/Netlfix/video streaming (in above 720p resolutions) then probably best to avoid, but for most other use cases 3MB up/down is more than enough.  What apps does she use and how much data per month needed?

XionBunny
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

@Kristowhy wrote:

@XionBunny wrote:

Oh, the joy of scripted responses that never end.


Seriously...especially when it's not even up to date info! 😂 

 

Where is the down vote icon!?!? 😎


they seriously need that feature, everyone should request that XD

@hTideGnow Their math is also wrong. At 3 Mbps, a 5 MB file would be downloaded in 13.3 seconds.

XionBunny
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

@sheytoon wrote:

@hTideGnow Their math is also wrong. At 3 Mbps, a 5 MB file would be downloaded in 13.3 seconds.


Sadly I think public/telus do not care at this point, but we all can dream of better speeds and more features.

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