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    Default Checking LTE speed before committing to a contract

    Hi - I'm still trying to figure out what connection option is best for us. I'm looking into LTE from the various service providers.

    So far I've discovered that we are not in range to get Rain LTE.
    Webafrica, Afrihost, Cell C have all told me that I can't get reliable LTE from them as we're not close enough to a tower.

    Only Telkom LTE seems to be possible, according to their coverage map. One of my neighbours uses Telkom LTE and says she has "no problems". I'm going to ask her what kind of speeds she gets, but in case I can't get that information from her, is there any other way I can check the Telkom LTE connection and speed without actually committing to a 24 month contract?

    Thanks!

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    Prepaid SIM card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [XC] Oj101 View Post
    Prepaid SIM card?
    This - get a bunch of cards, load a bit of data, and test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwana View Post
    This - get a bunch of cards, load a bit of data, and test.
    Sorry for being dim...how exactly do I do this?

    Buy a prepaid telkom sim card. Should I put it in my wireless router? (I do have one) Or my phone?

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    I don't always believe the map maybe try find some one with such get them to come around to test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suurlemoen View Post
    Sorry for being dim...how exactly do I do this?

    Buy a prepaid telkom sim card. Should I put it in my wireless router? (I do have one) Or my phone?
    I'm not sure what the best device to test with is, probably the one that gives you the most detailed information regarding signal strength?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suurlemoen View Post
    Sorry for being dim...how exactly do I do this?

    Buy a prepaid telkom sim card. Should I put it in my wireless router? (I do have one) Or my phone?
    buy a HUAWEI B315 LTE from Gumtree. buy sim cards from each provider at checkers load 200 MB - 1 GB Data. do speedtests with OOKLA speedtest app

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nardeth View Post
    buy a HUAWEI B315 LTE from Gumtree. buy sim cards from each provider at checkers load 200 MB - 1 GB Data. do speedtests with OOKLA speedtest app
    Remember to connect to your router with an Ethernet cable, otherwise any glitches on your wifi affect your speedtest result.

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