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Telstra 4G (epic speeds but ohhhh the quotas)
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7693 posts
I've just moved to toowong, and decided I'm just going to use 4G here. (Got a 320U and the Netcomm router)

Speeds are good, I'm getting over 20 megabit plus each way and sub 50ms latency.

The quotas are still very tight, plans are $50 p/m for 4GB or $150 per 10GB on prepaid.

Now the main reason for higher quotas would be streaming movies or downloading movies, etc.

What I am wondering is if I can upload them to a bigpond/telstra FTP site from my fibre connection at the office, then download them from there unmetered.

Does anyone know if that would be feasible?
06:46pm 26/04/12 Permalink
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Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2065 posts
Whats your ping like tho?
06:48pm 26/04/12 Permalink
jsme
Brisbane, Queensland
30 posts
But the range is s***, or at least I've found.

I'm 2.6km from a 4G tower and cant get an LTE signal on my HTC Velocity.

Agree though, speeds are amazing.
06:51pm 26/04/12 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7694 posts
I said sub 50ms
06:52pm 26/04/12 Permalink
do0b
Brisbane, Queensland
4271 posts
i found it to be really inconsistent with speed the contention is terrible on the current (qld) infrastructure. Also found it hard to get a decent signal outside the cbd/inner city burbs.

maybe you should just call telstra, or ask on their facebook (you will probably suprisingly get an answer) https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/Telstra24x7
06:55pm 26/04/12 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7695 posts
Hey guys if I upload my torrented linux isos from my work connection to an FTP you provide then download it from there to my home connection is that counted towards my quota?
06:58pm 26/04/12 Permalink
do0b
Brisbane, Queensland
4272 posts
maybe with some tact?

"are downloads from my bigpond ftp unmetered on 4G plans?
07:00pm 26/04/12 Permalink
jsme
Brisbane, Queensland
31 posts
Probably easier to just invest in a portable HDD.
07:05pm 26/04/12 Permalink
TufNuT
I like eel pie
Brisbane, Queensland
3862 posts
Hey guys if I upload my torrented linux isos from my work connection to an FTP you provide then download it from there to my home connection is that counted towards my quota?


not really sure, normally telstra sites are un-metered, however an easy way to test is just put a 50mb file on there and download it, see if it counts..
07:28pm 26/04/12 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7696 posts
Haha pretty good response

http://ftp.jmrit.com.au/telstra.PNG
07:42pm 26/04/12 Permalink
parabol
Brisbane, Queensland
6931 posts
^ hahahaha
07:45pm 26/04/12 Permalink
Murderer
Tasmania
1849 posts
I use a 4G Wifi Modem (BigPond).

And I live basically right on the very very edge of 4g coverage. It switches to DC 3/4 of the time and I am able to ping 58-65 pretty steadily 95% of the time. To sydney qlive servers.

I am having to restart the device a lot of the time to get it to drop back down to 60. Alot of the time i get 75-90 pings, and even 100 asif it was single channel 3g s***e again. but with less packet loss.

With adsl 50 meters up the road with bigpond/iinet I was pinging 49-60 anyway with adsl.

Now I am getting 58-70 pretty steadily If I reconnect etc.

As for dl speeds, I'll do one right now;

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1916462339.png

I have gotten 12MBPS down where I am. But have also tested in Hobart CBD and got 52mbps. Worse thing is, it's bascially a heavily beefed up 1800mhz 3G frequency. so its like 3.5g.

1800mhz doesnt travel far which is why the coverage isn't that good. (lower the mhz the further the signal travels).

I pay $59.95 a month for 8gb then capped to 56kbps. (8kb a sec) 49 upfront for the modem. but it has allowed me to play quake again :D
08:01pm 26/04/12 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
12888 posts
that's crazy expensive, it should be cheaper than cable/etc if anything
less than 150 on cable gets you 2TB/2TB with 100mbps
08:36pm 26/04/12 Permalink
Dodgymon
Brisbane, Queensland
2066 posts
With regards to ping more specifically does it fluctuate or is it pretty solid or are you just looking at the latency from speedtest?
09:09pm 26/04/12 Permalink
jmr
Brisbane, Queensland
7697 posts
Nah I've got local servers in datacentres, they're all around 40ms from here
12:02am 27/04/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
12583 posts
Teq, at a guess I would think towers spreading Tesltra all over the city would smash heaps more energy then cable would.
08:03am 27/04/12 Permalink
gamer
2429 posts
Love people that goto 3G and are happy ... until the first storm/bit of weather comes around or the neighbour uses an angle grinder ;)
08:19am 27/04/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36112 posts
The answer to your question is a pretty obvious no, for pretty obvious reasons!
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