You should take a look at your ping and your signal strength.I never go lower that 100kbps.
I've been using my blackberry and MTN on a 3G network for downloading. I noticed once for a whole day my speed was about 2kbs. Eventually it went back to normal. But, it did take quite long. Vodacom FTW.
I have had some bad days with the lite package. Very slow speeds etc.
But at the end of the Month I always get alot more than 25GB Downloaded.
My throttle does get bad sometimes but give it a hour or two and it usually bounces back.
MY problem with the speed of this service seems to be every month when my 3 gig is loaded again. It seems that when its loaded I can only connect with Edge and can download nothing! But it seems if the 3 gig is used up and the speed is down to 384 then it's fine again. Can download on average 20 to 30 gig in the month..
Also if you do have the Huawei usb 367 router, get the firmware update for it, running Update 11.810 on 64 bit and that also sorts out the speed problem...
To the OP, I only ever use mine for downloading, and I download betwen 40-60gb a month, so I'm getting more than my moneys worth IMO. I also had one or 2 weeks where it was VERY slow, but after some investigation I found out the tower near my house was broken, and after repairs was done my throttled speeds were around 320kbps again.
I think the mistake a lot of people make when getting the MTN uncapped deal is to confuse bits with bytes, MTN advertise the throttled speeds at 356 kilobits per second, and then when people start downloading a torrent for arguments sake, the torrent downloader will show 40-45 KB/s, and people will be like "but where's my other 300KB/s". But there are 8 bits in a byte, and if you do the math you'll see 40-45KB/s comes to between 320-360 kilobits as advertised.
Last edited by Wikkels88; 27-07-2012 at 01:39 PM. Reason: Thanks to loopin for pointing out it should be "kilo"
Anyway, I get what I paid for. I do allot of online gaming. BF3 with about 80-170 ping after I'm throttled. so no complaints there. I also download allot at the throttled speed.
Those complaining about speed and so on. Maybe do a bit more investigation into why your speeds are low. find out about the towers in your area. Distance from tower can affect your speed greatly. Obstacles in the way like a mountain can also do that. If this is the case, the blame lies on you for not doing your research before signing up for the contract!
+1 MTN FTW
Where do I get the latest firmware for the USB router?
My son gets 25Gb+ per month...
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I got the Uncapped Lite with the B683 router on 2012-07-23 and I'm VERY happy with it. Downloaded around 7GB to 8GB since then. By the way, where and how can I see exactly how much did I download?
By dishonest if you mean, download everything under the sun even if you dont need/want it then yes but i would term it selfish. It was that mentality that brought shaping and limiting as a necessity for providers.
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