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adslmax

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EE 1p Mobile
« on: June 23, 2024, 08:11:17 PM »

I was surprised how good EE 5G on my mobile phone from my 1p mobile (just one off quick test of 5g)

But I wish 1p mobile do have unlimited data, if they do, then I would buy sim to put on 5G router for household broadband.  ;D
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Re: EE 1p Mobile
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2024, 09:32:20 PM »

Its a good thing they don't, I just can't imagine you handling mobile broadband, its far too variable.

When I trialed Three 5G as my primary connection for a couple of months, it drove me insane.  One day it would be Gigabit, another day it would drop to 400Mbit with three-digit latency and pages failing to load.  Its sufficient as a backup and even additional to speed up my Steam downloads, but as a primary connection, no thanks.  Not least that the upload can be anything from 2Mbit to 100Mbit and I was recently trying to fix one of my VPS which meant uploading some GBs of data.

This is from a tower that is 82M away from my 5G router.

My FTTP connection is extremely consistent however.
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Re: EE 1p Mobile
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2024, 10:15:48 PM »

I suppose so. FTTP are better option then.
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Re: EE 1p Mobile
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2024, 11:06:44 AM »

I would consider using 4g/5g over ADSL or a low syncing VDSL, but otherwise I think fixed line is still the better choice.

Even EE is having visible problems now, the mast near me slows down a lot during peak and at one point the upload was behaving like it was being severely throttled, so slow the upload test on speedtest would time out.  However now that upload behaviour has stopped, with browsing etc. it feels normal again during peak, just it drops to about 1/5 speed (circa 30mbit instead of 150), the upload is now much faster than download during peak hours after they unthrottled it.
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Re: EE 1p Mobile
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2024, 08:53:02 PM »

I would consider using 4g/5g over ADSL or a low syncing VDSL, but otherwise I think fixed line is still the better choice.

Based on my experience, I'd still want ADSL as a backup as when mobile goes wrong it tends to go very wrong.  Its quite bizarre that a connection otherwise benchmarking fast can still have issues loading pages.
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