I obviously can not speak for the validity of being told I was around the 10th, but I can tell you my 5G was installed before anyone on this forum was speaking of their experience. It was in the 1st few days of October.OP if you believe that you were the 10th in Africa...
Anyway, where are all the "5G is gonna kill fibre" people now?
I too am in the same boat as you. I wish I could cancel but unfortunately, it is the best option I can get in my area as nobody seems to want to provide us with fibre coverage. Vodacom came to us about a year ago and made us sign forms and stuff. They even brought us the fibre router, but to this day, the router is just sitting in my storage.Would cancel tomorrow if I had an option. Truth is I don't. Below a sample of the erratic speeds I am getting. Have risked life and limb getting my ODU setup (poll mounted, earthed etc...). I started with with around 400Mbps and it eventually settled at 250Mbps, which I was happy with. Then it feel off a cliff as you can see from graph. Has been declining ever since. I don't suspect contention and cannot understand how a installed network can fluctuate so much.
I do suspect foul play however. I am in coverage be it on the edge. My location also challenging but I made provision for that as stated over. When RAIN installed my ODU the tech guys said engineers weren't happy that I was getting ODU. After countless phone calls back and forth, eventually they threw in towel and put me in touch with "engineer" who began to spin me some story thinking I was none the wiser trying to convince me to cancel the service. Since that call I am convinced they are deliberate retarding the service to get me off network, not sure if they can do this via TR-069? Maybe I am being paranoid.
RAIN cannot explain why I was having excellent speeds a month ago; now averaging 100Mbps at best, only to say I was an "anomaly". My signal was low 80's (RSRP) after poll mount and has now ended up at around 95. Still not bad, but speeds are horrendous!
As mentioned I do not have any other option in my area so I will bite my tongue as speed are better than my old 10meg ADSL which was switched off by TELKOM. No fiber, lousy LTE. I am pissed that I have been paying R1000 for sub-par "5G", if you can even call it that. I remain hopefully that network expands and erratic speeds improve. In a nut shell not happy. RAIN happy I am not bothering them or the engineers I guess.
Only small sample shown here...
View attachment 764946
View attachment 764948
Define functional. Its not rocket science really. Install antennas, position for best coverage, switch on. Barring sever weather events there really shouldn't be any issues.
I was signed up on the 19th of September lmao, and was told a similar thing.I obviously can not speak for the validity of being told I was around the 10th, but I can tell you my 5G was installed before anyone on this forum was speaking of their experience. It was in the 1st few days of October.
Same here. Lucky yes, but at this stage feels like the early adopters are RAIN's guinea pigs. This to be expected of course. A few have contributed tons of their time regarding 5G findings on these boards. The RAIN "rep" who has gone AWOL, does not add any value when it come to 5G IMO only scrubbing through disgruntled user posts and setting up calls with the help desk.Lucky guys.