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    Since when has RAIN started throttling download speeds? For a while I thought it was an issue with my router or local base station, but it is now apparent that RAIN is throttling my download speeds.

    Speedtest shows an amazing download speed of 70mbps. When I download anything from Steam in the evenings, it drops to 4mbps (600KBPs). I've tried every server. Downloads from the net = 4mbps (600KBPs). Switch to Speedtest, 70mbps. After 11 the Steam download speed jumps to 8MBPs.

    This is complete horse sh#t. Why the #$%^ would I pay for LTE, only to get 4mbps during peak hours? What's with the throttling? Is this 2014? You design a *** network. Invite everyone to connect and then your performance goes down the drain - who would have guessed?

    Unfortunately I do not have any other options, so I'm stuck with RAIN for now.

    Edit: I see this was reported on by MB... It's still crap though.
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    It has been so for a couple of months now, I am looking at getting the uncapped and like a 50GB package from Cell C to use during peaks because Rain's speeds are pathetic.

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    This is why I cancelled my RAIN service. It is completely unusable for me because I only use my internet that time of night when I am home - like most people. I could have well just kept my 4MB ADSL line for a fraction of the price - uncapped too.

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    Just to add, they initially claimed they are not throttling me and to send them speedtest .net screenshots. On speedtest . net the speed is amazing even during those hours, but try another speed test and then you get the same results as a Steam download. They obviously forgot to add the google speed test to the exclusion list of the throttling filters or something. They still haven't replied to me when I called them out on it.

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    its wireless, stop bitching, you were forewarned by multiple people that this would happen. So either suck it up and get an actual fibre line or telkom ADSL line, or be happy with your speeds you get now, kids in africa has slow internet speeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by envo View Post
    its wireless, stop bitching, you were forewarned by multiple people that this would happen. So either suck it up and get an actual fibre line or telkom ADSL line, or be happy with your speeds you get now, kids in africa has slow internet speeds
    No, it doesn't matter that it is wireless. I were never warned that they would throttle me exactly to 4Mb/s from 6PM to 11PM. In fact there was no throttling for first couple of months. I did get fiber. I doubt the kids in Africa pay top dollar for fast internet - also how is that even relevant to this conversation? If you are implying we should be great full for even having internet - then also no, not when we are paying X amount for a agreed service and the company does not hold to said agreement.

    Look, one can understand fluctuations in the service up and down from time to time when the service is underload but not a blatant throttle (and lying about it) for the whole evening when you actually want you to use it.

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    I spoke to Webafrica. It seems they are not even aware of the throttling. They are convinced it's only the Mobile uncapped guys who are being throttled. I send them the "evidence" as well as the response from Afrihost in another thread. How deceitful do you have to be, to not even inform your ISP partners about the change in policy?

    5 hour throttling during peak hours? It supposedly only impacts a few people (those using steam, torrents and large internet downloads), whilst the rest of the masses "streaming Netflix" are blissfully unaware of this so-called "LTE" rip-off they pay for each month. I don't care if I'm in the minority. Your product is a rip-off and does not perform as advertised (LTE sometimes and only under certain conditions.) It's like buying a f%ckhg sports car, only to find out the engine has been modified so that you can only drive at >100 km/h during certain hours on a select number of freeways (and not knowing that when you first buy the car).

    I chose LTE for the Bandwidth. I want to download things in minutes, not hours. Otherwise I would have stayed with my *** uncapped 10mbps ADSL connection. It might not hurt their bottom-line, but I'll make sure every friend, family member and colleague stay away from RAIN.
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    i am on a 55gig which is capped data and between 6 and 11 the network is useless.

    Speed test before 6 is 25 Down and 4 up and after 6 its 2 Down and no upload speed.

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