Terrible in Stellenbosch
Tower 61233, signal -83 dBm, modem E1820
MDMA screengrab here
What a bunch of clowns MTN are, they put you on hold for 30 minutes and longer, I just disconnected the call after 30 minutes, refuse to wait so long, they don't even give progress of how long it will take, all they play is their silly whistling song in the background. This is InterNOT at its finest.
Will that really make a difference?
The past week or so in Glen Austin in Midrand we've been having very unstable service, even though we never go off of HSPA or WCDMA. We'll have high latency for hours and then suddenly it'll be fine again for an hour or so then back to lag city. And getting anything out of their help desk seems to be impossible... Attached two pingtest.net screens taken 15mins apart.
As you can see we jump from 700ms ping AND jitter to over 1000ms ping and jitter to a server in the UK. Before this I consistently got ~200ms ping with max 50ms jitter.
Very bad for the past 6 hours in Postmasburg, NCape
With E367 modem.
Test conducted on Thursday, April 05, 2012 4:48:31 PM
Download Speed: 315 kbps (39.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 25 kbps (3.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 10101 ms
Test conducted on Thursday, April 05, 2012 4:54:37 PM
Download Speed: 275 kbps (34.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 12 kbps (1.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 20726 ms
OK, back to "NORMAL" speed in our area.
Test conducted on Thursday, April 05, 2012 9:00:21 PM
Download Speed: 1564 kbps (195.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 698 kbps (87.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 114 ms
Ok so sitting at my desk in Vereeniging CBD I have some issues. I have a Nokia N79 (Cell C) and a Galaxy S2 (Mtn). On Cell C I have 3.5G 98% of the time. On Mtn I have Edge, 5% of the time and NO signal 95% of the time, it doesnt connect with 3G at all even when connecting with WCDMA alone. Vodacom also gets 3.5G signal (another Galaxy S2). Is my MTN sim to old (7 years)? Or could my phone be screwy?
Here is some Speedtest.net results using their mobile app. All tests today standing in the parking lot with clear skies.
1. 12:00pm, 1625kbps DL, 819kbps UL, 1890ms Ping.
2. 12:03pm, 98kbps DL, 698kbps UL, 761ms Ping.
3. 12:04pm, 1150kbps DL, 447kbps UL, 1943ms Ping.
Sitting at my desk it doesnt want to connect to do tests.
Some results at my desk:
1. 12:23pm, 43kbps DL, 51kbps UL, 400ms Ping.
2. 12:28pm, 34kbps DL, 14kbps UL, 1100ms Ping.
3. 12:33pm, 18kbps DL, 112kbps UL, 532ms Ping.
my MTN data connection is basically unusable in the Jukskei park, Douglasdale, Bryanston area. Friends on MTN in these areas are having the same problem. I first complained about it a year ago - nothing has been done, but recently it has been really bad. MTN have now told me that they are aware of a problem in the area but are not sure when it will be fixed
Totally unusable in White River Mpumalanga. Can't even use the sim in my phone to phone the Helpless Desk.
Well MTN, with speeds like this i won't make use of your promos again.
Test conducted on Monday, July 16, 2012 8:28:38 PM
Download Speed: 92 kbps (11.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 166 kbps (20.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 316 ms
E220 modem 7.2
MTN rep on this forum?
Pathetic service on 3G + E220 modem.
Test conducted on Monday, July 23, 2012 11:04:16 AM
Download Speed: 109 kbps (13.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 249 kbps (31.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
Latency: 331 ms
MTN, the signal quality is just degrading on a daily basis in Sunset Ave in Fourways. What is happening there to address the loads on the towers? EDGE signal is quite good but do not try and broswe the internet on EDGE, you will wait for more than 5 mins for google to load. According to your coverage map I should have 21 mbps 3G?? I am lucky if I get 1 bar on 3G.
No internet access....Langehovenpark Bloemfontein. Since this morning (11/09/2012) just after midnight.