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Is anyone here on 4G?

Are any Mobot readers using 4G on Everything Everywhere? Is it as fast as we're led to believe? :)

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 15, 2012 at 13:50

Not heard anyone mention it, tbh. If I could get a PAYG or 30 day contract I'd test it in Nottingham when it launches.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 15, 2012 at 14:11

I haven't got it. but from what i've heard it seems to peak at around 30-40mbps and on average people furthest from the mast will get around 10-20mbps. and people closer will get 20-30mbps.

However i haven't tested it myself, this is from various sources on the net.

EDIT: No one has actually reported 30mbps + all the time. Like i said it's a peak speed. Not something you'll see all the time.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 15, 2012 at 14:14

I haven't got it. but from what i've heard it seems to peak at around 30-38mbps and on average people furthest from the mast will get around 10-20mbps. and people closer will get 20-30mbps.

However i haven't tested it myself, this is from various sources on the net.

I have seen/read similar, though again, no personal experience.

AhmadCentral  Nov. 15, 2012 at 14:20

The only thing that puts me off 4G atm is the download caps of 8GB for £56pm. At the moment i get unlimited 3G for £12.50pm and get around 6-12mbps on average which is fine for browsing and even tethering.

Thing about 4G is that even though it's ridiculously fast (kind of) you're not going to see a massive improvement with basic browsing on the phone end. The only differences you'll see is when downloading/streaming and tethering. Now at the moment streaming HD on 3G works fine in most places. Downloading is slower yes. But the allowances are unlimited where as 4G gives you 500mb, watch a HD movie and you'll have run out of internet allowance around 15 minutes in...

So personally i'd stick with my unlimited 3G, than pay £76pm for 12GB with the add on and use it up in about 5 days. Plus if i had a DC-HSPA+ handset i could get around under 20mbps on 3G at peak so that's pretty much average 4G speeds at the moment.

Once prices decrease and data caps increase it'll be a good investment. I just hope next year when 4G rolls out on other networks it won't be ridiculously expensive with data caps. I'd be reasonable and say the minimum for me moving to a 4G plan would be if it was unlimited 3G with maybe a 5/10GB cap on 4G & 3G contract pricing- so say £30-40pm for the latest phone on an unlimited plan. Only then would i consider it at the minimum. Best case scenario is staying on my £12.50 plan with unlimited 3G and 4G... but thats never gonna happen../

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