Vodacom Speed Test & Results: speed.vodacom.co.za & speedtest.net

MrG

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Hi Forumites!!!

There are many members that wonder how their Vodacom Wireless connection performs in comparison with other Wireless Broadband users.

If you have some spare time please do the Telkom speed test and give your area and tower you logon to, aslo state if you are using GPRS, EDGE or 3G. State wether you are connecting with a phone/modem (please give model and manufacturer name). Speed test URL: http://www.telkom.co.za/minisites/dsl/speed.html

Thanks and regards,

Mr.G
 
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MrG

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Results:

Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

* Download time: 11.484 seconds
* Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
* Estimated line speed: 355.3 (kilobits/second)
* Estimated line speed: 43.5 (kiloBytes/second)
 
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fingers121

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Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

* Download time: 11.593 seconds
* Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
* Estimated line speed: 351.9 (kilobits/second)
* Estimated line speed: 43.1 (kiloBytes/second)

Using Vodacom 3G on a VMCC in the Glenhazel/Lyndhurst area, Johannesburg.
 

3g_rox

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Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

Download time: 12.188 seconds
Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
Estimated line speed: 334.8 (kilobits/second)
Estimated line speed: 41 (kiloBytes/second)

Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

Download time: 10.984 seconds
Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
Estimated line speed: 371.4 (kilobits/second)
Estimated line speed: 45.5 (kiloBytes/second)


Using 3G with Novatel card in Durban
 

elabuschagne

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Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

* Download time: 77.485 seconds
* Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
* Estimated line speed: 52.7 (kilobits/second)
* Estimated line speed: 6.5 (kiloBytes/second)

Sitting at the Vaaldam on GPRS (3G not available on the tower).

In PTA it's not strange to see 35 to 40kb/s download speeds over 3G.

I am in general VERY happy with both Vodacom's 3G speed and after sales service.
 

MrG

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Vodacom 3G has a good download speed and I am glad Vodacom doesnt regard anything slower than 384K Broadband... grats Vodacom, now please just bring down the data costs a little
 

TaiRoss

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Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

VODACOM

* Download time: 63.016 seconds
* Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
* Estimated line speed: 64.7 (kilobits/second)
* Estimated line speed: 7.9 (kiloBytes/second)

using EDGE/GPRS usb modem off my laptop in Northern Drakensberg.

Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

MTN

* Download time: 94.203 seconds
* Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
* Estimated line speed: 43.3 (kilobits/second)
* Estimated line speed: 5.3 (kiloBytes/second)

using EDGE/GPRS usb modem off my laptop in Northern Drakensberg.

As you can see Vodacom is faster here than MTN. I also have erratic MTN reception.

It remains fun to sit in a Caravan park with internat acess faster than telkom dial up!!

In Pta I normally use MTN due to lower data bundle cost. In areas with EDGE coverage MTN is a lot faster than VODA.

A 3G Voda tower is being erected near my home in PTA. I will be upgrading to 3 G in Jan!!

Recommendations of cards will be appreciated.
 
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Mams

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Using Novatel 3G Card over Vodacom 3G in Krugersdorp:

HTTP download:

Results:
Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

Download time: 14.265 seconds
Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
Estimated line speed: 286 (kilobits/second)
Estimated line speed: 35.1 (kiloBytes/second)
 

MrG

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Mams that is rather a slow speed =/ Do you have bad reception where you are? 286Kbps is rathe low for a 384kbps line =/
 

Mams

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Comparison off the 3 networks in Krugersdorp:

Vodacom: 286 kbps upto 356 kbps

MTN: 46.5 kbps

Cell C: 12.6 kbps
 
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Mams

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MrG said:
Mams that is rather a slow speed =/ Do you have bad reception where you are? 286Kbps is rathe low for a 384kbps line =/

I was watching my DUMeter whilst doing the test and the Max i received was over 370kbps but average ( line speed ) was what the Telkom test says...it is a slow compared to what other users are getting over 3G..
My signal is 4 out of 5...ill do the test again ( more revenue for Vodacom )and see the results...
 

Mams

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New results:
Note that the first time i did the test on Vodacom, I had MSN messenger and Google talk running.When i did MTN and CellC i had them closed and now i had them closed when doing the test on Vodacom so this should be more accurate.
Also note that on all the tests my Card was connected to an external clip on screen antenna.

Results:
Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

Download time: 11.437 seconds
Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
Estimated line speed: 356.7 (kilobits/second)
Estimated line speed: 43.7 (kiloBytes/second)

DUMETER stopwatch results:
Maximum 470.9 kbps ( is that possible ???? )
and average: 314 kbps

did one more test ( even more revenue! ):

Results:
Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

Download time: 13.266 seconds
Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
Estimated line speed: 307.6 (kilobits/second)
Estimated line speed: 37.7 (kiloBytes/second)

and this time DUMETER gave a maximum of 425 kbps

Is anything over 384 kbps actually possible??
 

MrG

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These are good speeds, compared to the other two networks!
 

3g_rox

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MrG said:
These are good speeds, compared to the other two networks!

This is a good network, compared to the other two networks. Just look at the magnificent support given by MTNBB on the MTN forum.:rolleyes:
 

3g_rox

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Attempt 1:
Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

Download time: 12.312 seconds
Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
Estimated line speed: 331.4 (kilobits/second)
Estimated line speed: 40.6 (kiloBytes/second)

Attempt 2:
Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

Download time: 12.235 seconds
Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
Estimated line speed: 333.5 (kilobits/second)
Estimated line speed: 40.9 (kiloBytes/second)

Attempt 3:
Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

Download time: 12.031 seconds
Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
Estimated line speed: 339.1 (kilobits/second)
Estimated line speed: 41.6 (kiloBytes/second)

Still using Novatel card in Durban
 
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Carlhead

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Mams said:
Is anything over 384 kbps actually possible??

Yes, 3G isn't hard limited to 384k, I believe it is a high average that service is delivered at.
 

nextstep

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HTTP: Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

* Download time: 110.499 seconds
* Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
* Estimated line speed: 36.9 (kilobits/second)
* Estimated line speed: 4.5 (kiloBytes/second)

This is with Vodacom GPRS out in the stix (using a QuadLite card) - between Kareedouw and Eersterivier in the Eastern Cape.
 

v3gout

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Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

* Download time: 14.324 seconds
* Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
* Estimated line speed: 284.8 (kilobits/second)
* Estimated line speed: 34.9 (kiloBytes/second)

Using a Novatel 3G card Stables/Megawatt Park in Sunninghill
 

Tallboy

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Below is the data used to calculate your download speed:

Download time: 15.735 seconds
Size of file: 500 KiloBytes
Estimated line speed: 259.3 (kilobits/second)
Estimated line speed: 31.8 (kiloBytes/second)

Amandasig, Pretoria North using a Nokia 6680.
 
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