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Thread: Telkom throttling LTE CONNECTIONS at midnight?

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    Default Telkom throttling LTE CONNECTIONS at midnight?

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    I have an Huawei B315 LTE router. During the day my speeds are decent ranging between 10Mbps to 20Mbps if I am lucky. However whenever Midnight strikes and the midnight data is active my speed drops to below 1Mbps each and every night.

    Any advice on what I can do with regards to this ?

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    Are you on the uncapped LTE.. this happens to me sometimes.. basically i switch between the 2300mhz and 1800mhz range a few times and the connection comes right..

    Use huawei toolbox to do this

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    Midnight is also when the 500GB for R50 bundle kicks in, I think your tower is getting congested :/

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    Speeds at midnight have been shxtty lately. I hope they're having issues not throttling our connections.
    I told the promoter "I'm too big for your gig" Terabyte

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    On the 500gb nightsurfer, no throttling happening for me, i did 55gb in 6 hours this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedhotNeo View Post
    Are you on the uncapped LTE.. this happens to me sometimes.. basically i switch between the 2300mhz and 1800mhz range a few times and the connection comes right..

    Use huawei toolbox to do this
    Nope . I purchase the 60+60 GB LTE bundle each month along with the R50 for 500GB midnight data bundle

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedhotNeo View Post
    Are you on the uncapped LTE.. this happens to me sometimes.. basically i switch between the 2300mhz and 1800mhz range a few times and the connection comes right..

    Use huawei toolbox to do this
    Don't have midnight throttling, but just wanted to say you don't need the toolbox to swop between 1800 and 2300MHz. If your modem software is up to date, you can change it from a browser.

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    I don't think it's throttling actually it might just be tower congestion. Lot's of people using the 500GB deal and then don't forget all the contract and prepaid capped LTE users also get equal amount of night surfer data so won't be surprised if it's just congestion.

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    Does throttling really matter anymore? Especially when it comes to the night surfer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_Kat View Post
    Does throttling really matter anymore? Especially when it comes to the night surfer?
    yes it does.. with throttling active, depending on how badly throttled u are, you wont be able to get close to the 500GB you paying for..

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    Can confirm it's throttling and not congestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedhotNeo View Post
    yes it does.. with throttling active, depending on how badly throttled u are, you wont be able to get close to the 500GB you paying for..
    The price of that 500GB is R50. If they throttle that package (not saying they are, nor do I care if they do), so be it, it's R50, it isn't going to be the end of the world if it's throttled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond View Post
    Can confirm it's throttling and not congestion.
    40 Mbps at 23:59 (New erected tower) 5Mbps at 00:01? Definitely throttling.
    I told the promoter "I'm too big for your gig" Terabyte

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randux View Post
    40 Mbps at 23:59 (New erected tower) 5Mbps at 00:01? Definitely throttling.
    I don't think it is but maybe who knows. Telkom did not mention anything. If it is throttling why isn't everyone affected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavedog View Post
    I don't think it is but maybe who knows. Telkom did not mention anything. If it is throttling why isn't everyone affected?
    I don't know man but to hit 5Mbps everytime midnight strikes? Kind of suspicious.
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