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  • Bouncer
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    Originally posted by Scrumhalf View Post
    Good stuff, looks like the 5G service is excellent for you.

    Here's mine on Spectrum. I used Google's m-Lab for the test. The numbers are very consistent with other test methods.

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    Here's my result using the main speedtest app that everyone uses. (Not M-Lab). It uses a closer test server but you can see the speed is a lot faster using them rather then M-Lab which I tend to trust more.

    So for me M-Lab is the slowest but I tend to trust it more. Not sure which to believe. All the other speed test sites put me closer to 350mbps down. M-Lab always has me around 250mbps but the server is in San Fran so it's a bit further away.

    First world conflicted problems...



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  • Scrumhalf
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    Good stuff, looks like the 5G service is excellent for you.

    Here's mine on Spectrum. I used Google's m-Lab for the test. The numbers are very consistent with other test methods.

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  • Bouncer
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    Still Rock solid..

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  • Bouncer
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    we did it! 2 terabits used in a billing cycle! probably the max i'm capable of using. went out of my way to really push it this month to see if I could find any weakness or service disruption. it's been flawless in that regard. so for me I give it A+ grade. but be warned. like scrum mentioned. i have seen a lot of people with a terrible experience. all depends on your area and the towers etc.. i'm clearly in a a good area for T-mobile 5g towers.



    another thing i do want to mention for those that may be considering this. i did end up going with my own router. the tmobile modem/router is fine but I did notice every once in awhile that certain random websites wouldn't load. it wasn't a service disruption because i had super fast internet the whole time. it was just certain random websites that simply would not load. i read up on the issue and found out it was a DNS issue that is easily fixed by plugging your own router into the tmobile unit. worked like a charm and took 5 minutes to set up. router cost like $45 on amazon. fixed all DNS issues. i chalk it up to growing pains for a brand new service. was a very easy fix for me but i can see it maybe being a bigger issue for those who aren't very tech savy.

    i went with this one. my speeds actually increased by about 15mbps once I started using this. i assume because of stronger signal inside the home. https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AC120...0304955&sr=8-6

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  • Bouncer
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    Originally posted by Scrumhalf View Post
    You seem to be in a good spot for your service. Hopefully it will stay this way as more people jump on it. I think TMobile seems to be committed to expanding their 5G service, so hopefully they will install enough infrastructure and the backhaul as well to maintain performance. I read a bunch of reviews and they seem to be getting variable speeds - less than 50 Mbps at some times during the day and over 200 Mbps at other times.

    At this point, I plan to stay with my service (Spectrum cable) as I am getting good performance, but definitely will keep TMobile in mind for the future if my rates go up.

    Here is what I got this morning and this is with one Zoom session I am on for work.

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    i can beat you if i use other speed test sites. you gotta use the main one that pops up first in the google results. it's the most accurate. here's an example of my speeds from speedtest.net which isn't as accurate as google's M-Lab. isp's have been known to give priority to speed test sites. it's not possible for them to do that with the M-Lab speed test from google. (the first one that pops up in google search).


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  • Scrumhalf
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    You seem to be in a good spot for your service. Hopefully it will stay this way as more people jump on it. I think TMobile seems to be committed to expanding their 5G service, so hopefully they will install enough infrastructure and the backhaul as well to maintain performance. I read a bunch of reviews and they seem to be getting variable speeds - less than 50 Mbps at some times during the day and over 200 Mbps at other times.

    At this point, I plan to stay with my service (Spectrum cable) as I am getting good performance, but definitely will keep TMobile in mind for the future if my rates go up.

    Here is what I got this morning and this is with one Zoom session I am on for work.

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  • Bouncer
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    Surprisingly stable. It really doesn't change. I've run these tests at all times of day and night weekdays and weekends and it's basically locked in this range now. early on i was seeing rare 100mbps and rare 500mbps but I haven't seen that as of the last week or so. It's just a locked 225ish mbps down and 12ish mbps up.

    4 days left on my billing cycle and have used 1.8 terabytes of data so far. will definitely be over 2 terabytes by the end of my first full month. I'm definitely a "high data customer" in the eyes of any ISP so we shall see if T-Mobile plays any games..

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  • Bouncer
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    Been holding pretty stable at this range no matter what time of day I test. Important to note that I always have the TV on in background so these speed tests are always done with another device using the internet at the same time.

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  • Bouncer
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    Originally posted by Madmardigan View Post
    What's your ISP anyway? Tile Contractor
    gotta be a bot/spammer but i'll bite because of how dumb the fucken question is...

    what the fuck do you think this thread is about you stupid mother fucker?

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  • Madmardigan
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    What's your ISP anyway? Tile Contractor

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  • Bouncer
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    I'm easily going to be averaging 2 terabytes per month based on current usage stats. that is WAY over most ISP data caps where they throttle you or charge you overage fees. will be interesting to see if TMobile stays true to their word over time. if all the sudden my speeds get cut in half we will know. they swear up and down that it is truly unlimited so we shall see..

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  • Bouncer
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    just gonna post a speed test every few days at random times from the same google speed test that pops up at the top when you search "speed test" in google. different tests produce different speeds depending on all kinds of shit so I'm sticking with the google one.

    just to serve as a reminder for myself to see if speeds are constant over time at random points in the day.

    test for today:

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  • Bouncer
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    Originally posted by Scrumhalf View Post
    Pretty good for $60 bucks. Heck, pretty good for any price lol... I pay $75 /mo for mine.
    do they have any overage fees or throttling once you hit a certain amount of data used?

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  • Scrumhalf
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    Pretty good for $60 bucks. Heck, pretty good for any price lol... I pay $75 /mo for mine.

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  • Bouncer
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    Just an update 10 days in. everything works perfectly. lowest I've seen is around 115mbps but that's rare. highest I've seen is 500mbps but that is also rare. it spends most of it's time in the 200mbps to 300mbps range.

    we have Ratched on netflix playing on the tv in 4k and I just did a speed test on the computer to see the speed while we have another device using the internet. not bad at all. can't beat this speed for a $60 flat fee per month. no caps, no throttling, no limits. in 10 days I've already used over a terabyte of date lmao. on comcast and many other cable companies I would be charged overage fees and throttling would be put in place. all the while they average in the $100 per month range...



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