I just did 4 speedtests on speedtest.net
me in pretoria, tested with both the triangle (!) in JHB and CPT
ping ave 216
download : 653 , 780, 1683, 1812 woohoo!! at last (altho the MTN Fastlink dashboard only shows max down 1262, guess 1812 was only for microsec)
upload : 51 , 54 , 53, 56, so much for "not" being limited to '64kbps' , and so much for "all the 3G towers upgraded to HSUPA"!
Its clear i'm not the only one still getting the sh1tty <64kbps upload, so when is MTN gonna wakey wakey???
did some tests with VC sim, no problem getting >250kbps upload each time...
ginggs ... i notice your speeds up top.... interesting... howcome I get half the ping speed from PTA-CPT than u CPT-CPT?
sheezh, looks like some bad ping rates 4 u guys in cpt?
during my tests aved 216, from PTA to the srv in CPT, even managed a 182 once...
seems with MTN it chooses JHB triangle as prefered, on VC sees CPT as prefered
It was the E620 customers that received an SMS about a new firmware.
The new firmware supports USSD, and I've seen a new MTN dashboard with pre-paid USSD options, so that's probably the new service they mentioned in the SMS.
Unfortunately it wasn't a 3.6Mbps upgrade for the E620.