RAIN LTE-A: Speedtests

ny152

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Hi @rain_mobile
I am having intermittent issues with my Rain LTE since Sunday morning and I'm hoping you can help. It seems as if your network is blocking connection to some sites, eg I can load google.co.za but google.com times out.
Here is a traceroute which might be of use:

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This is rather frustrating and the worst part it is an intermittent issue.

Other details:
CellId - 102417669

Please let me know if you need any more details to help investigate.
Thanks!
 

rain_mobile

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Hi @rain_mobile
I am having intermittent issues with my Rain LTE since Sunday morning and I'm hoping you can help. It seems as if your network is blocking connection to some sites, eg I can load google.co.za but google.com times out.
Here is a traceroute which might be of use:

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This is rather frustrating and the worst part it is an intermittent issue.

Other details:
CellId - 102417669

Please let me know if you need any more details to help investigate.
Thanks!
Hi @ny152

Please provide me with your email via PM.
 

imaphiwe

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I don't understand how I'm being throttled. I'm starting to think I'm this list of peer-to-peer because my sim card only works fine between 23:00 and 05:00 then it's unusable. I'm using mobile data this instant. It's doesn't even reach 400kbps on a speedtest.
 

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rain_mobile

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I don't understand how I'm being throttled. I'm starting to think I'm this list of peer-to-peer because my sim card only works fine between 23:00 and 05:00 then it's unusable. I'm using mobile data this instant. It's doesn't even reach 400kbps on a speedtest.
Hi @imaphiwe

Please provide me with your email via PM?
 

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Is anyone running into an issue that they have to reconnect to the tower like once a day? Seems I need to pings time out or go over 1000ms. Once reconnected it runs at 30ms.
 
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Ivan Wheatley

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Slightly off topic, what type of antenna do I need for the Huawei router and where do I get it in CT? Have an account at Miro

Thanks

I am only getting 8mb down and 6mb up and suspect it might be a poor signal. Most times all 3 lights are on, but right now only one. The transmitter is about 800m from me line of sight

Edit: Miro only have single pole YAGIs for LTE
I am lucky to get 4 Mbsp with Cell C LTE with a ZTE router. They state that we have to have "line of sight" with NO buildings around!
 

508

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Hi, everyone

I tried Rain today. All I can say it's atrocious. Virgin Mobile is faster than this. I'm am running 4G, I am within in the 4G coverage area. I'm still waiting to receive the APN settings. I never received it, so I had to manually enter the APN settings according to your website. The speed keeping going up and down, up and down.
 

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Dretastic06

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Hi, everyone

I tried Rain today. All I can say it's atrocious. Virgin Mobile is faster than this. I'm am running 4G, I am within in the 4G coverage area. I'm still waiting to receive the APN settings. I never received it, so I had to manually enter the APN settings according to your website. The speed keeping going up and down, up and down.
Absolutely nobody uses or recommends rains 4G
 

rain_mobile

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Hi, everyone

I tried Rain today. All I can say it's atrocious. Virgin Mobile is faster than this. I'm am running 4G, I am within in the 4G coverage area. I'm still waiting to receive the APN settings. I never received it, so I had to manually enter the APN settings according to your website. The speed keeping going up and down, up and down.
HI @508

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508

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Rain seems to be ok today, but still not great. Screenshot below is an accurate description of the actual speed I'm getting. I mostly browse abroad, not locally.

Still waiting on Rain representative to contact me.
 

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508

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Hi @rain_mobile
I am having intermittent issues with my Rain LTE since Sunday morning and I'm hoping you can help. It seems as if your network is blocking connection to some sites, eg I can load google.co.za but google.com times out.
Here is a traceroute which might be of use:

View attachment 1093893


This is rather frustrating and the worst part it is an intermittent issue.

Other details:
CellId - 102417669

Please let me know if you need any more details to help investigate.
Thanks!
Which tool is that if I might ask?
 
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Shintorojin

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I thought rain wasn't telkom? seems I had better on telkom adsl.
Speedtest - 20.87mbps down 1.4mbps up - Silverton Pretoria.

Does anyone know if they are going to do something about the upload?
 

GhostShow

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Guys rain is a hit and miss. Even with 5G. If they messed up the tower or there is bad signal, then rather ditch rain for MTN. Rain doesn't have the equipment needed to actually go into the field and check signal quality and interference. Icasa even gives each operator budget for these weak signal issues. I have faught with them for over a year in 5G (they still send out technitians here) and 7 months for their LTE (here they don't send out anyone, too bad if you have issues). So my advice rather check out MTN.
 

508

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The network must be congested today in the Strand area. It is friday after all. Rain was actually online with loadshedding yesterday.
 

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GIGZ

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HI @508

Please provide me with your email via PM
Did you miss this or...
Rain seems to be ok today, but still not great. Screenshot below is an accurate description of the actual speed I'm getting. I mostly browse abroad, not locally.

Still waiting on Rain representative to contact me.
... you have already sent the pm?
 

Yuu

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As we know Rain 5G has launched in PMB/Phoenix in KZN. Not sure if something changed for us in the 4G+ only areas but speeds are better. First time seeing this at home :cool: . @cavedog @Gtx Gaming

Device: Huawei H122-373 Rain 5G Locked [bought from a previous 5G owner...]
Band selected: Band 38 - 2600Mhz 20Mhz
Other Bands: Band 3 - 1800Mhz tops out at 60 - 70Mbps with upto 20Mbps uploads.

Edit: Single connection speedtest. 108/4 https://www.speedtest.net/result/12359059945

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GIGZ

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As we know Rain 5G has launched in PMB/Phoenix in KZN. Not sure if something changed for us in the 4G+ only areas but speeds are better. First time seeing this at home :cool: . @cavedog @Gtx Gaming

Device: Huawei H122-373 Rain 5G Locked [bought from a previous 5G owner...]
Band selected: Band 38 - 2600Mhz 20Mhz
Other Bands: Band 3 - 1800Mhz tops out at 60 - 70Mbps with upto 20Mbps uploads.

Edit: Single connection speedtest. 108/4 https://www.speedtest.net/result/12359059945

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Probably every who hogged the network is now on 5G.
I think things will further improve as more people are going onto fibre.
 
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