I'm going to give it another week, since I bought the $40/mo unlimited plan.
If think don't improve a lot during the daytime, I'll return my mifi card.
Cant use speakeasy on the ipod touch, since it requires Flash, but just ran a few more speedtest.net tests and it's ever so slightly better than last time, but still crappy. My first try was the best, it spiraled down from there. Ping was 3036 (and I'm two blocks from a sprint tower!) Down 164/up 142 kbps. That's the 'good news' Then 116/68 kbps, which would be fine if it were blood pressure.... 52/41 kbps (ping 694)... Then I tried NY... 76/98 (ping 3453); philadelphia 119/139 kbps (ping 3885) and washington again, 176/56 (ping 2001).
At this rate it's going in the drawer for emergency use only
well this is a new plan and i expect a load of people are joining up, and they are getting first hand experience of this, and thats why we're getting issues...its a networking term called FLOODING, its when they can't handle the current , i know vm is constantly working on it, but i have a pretty good feeling things can only get better, just not instant like we'd like unfortunately but i'm happily bearing with them and hope they get it fixed sooner
last night.... from testmy.net on the macbook pro using mifi. I only used a small file since it was taking so long...
Download Connection 40 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)
Download Speed is 5 kB/s
Test Time:: 2010-09-11 02:51:00 GMT
Tested from a 1013 kB file and took 209.465 seconds to complete
Download Diagnosis:: May need help : You are only running at 1% of your hosts average (250.104)
this morning I set a channel, vs letting it do it automatically, and within a minute of logging out and logging back in again, there *was* a speedup. Coincidence? Still too slow, but .... better than it was....
Might be worth trying that. Maybe some of the problem is channel assignment, and this eliminates that bottleneck?
:::.. Download Stats ..:::
Download Connection is:: 289 Kbps about 0.3 Mbps (tested with 1013 kB)
Download Speed is:: 35 kB/s
Tested From:: http://testmy.net/ (Houston, TX USA)
Test Time:: 2010-09-11 15:54:58 GMT
Bottom Line:: 5X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 29.26 sec
Tested from a 1013 kB file and took 28.685 seconds to complete
Download Diagnosis:: May need help : You are only running at 5% of your hosts average (250.104)
D-Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/db/OS9Y6R2QM&
User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.4; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8 [!]
Last edited by wyr; 09-11-2010 at 11:00 AM. Reason: more info
I just activated a verizon U727. Sure it is not unlimited and it is an extra $20/month (no contract because I already had the device), but, unlike VM it works well, and I am tired of screwing around with a barely usable service.
Too bad. VM was too good to be true.
oh wow... i HAVE to upgrade to the unlimited data plan in a few days, (thanks to VM....) and seeing this is quite disapointing... i dont want to spend more money on crappy speeds. itll be intresting to test my speeds
Now this is interesting. Doing a speed when unlimited broadband first started, it looked like I was located near San Francisco. I'm in northern KY. Later on, it switced to Philadelphia. I just did a speed test and now it looks like I'm a Sprint PCS customer and it's showing near Salt Lake City. Just guessing, it looks like some of the VM traffic is being routed through Sprint servers. Too bad it hasn't helped the speed any.
Please note that it no longer thinks that I am a Virgin Mobile broadband customer. It thinks my ISP is Sprint PCS. Also, it usually picks the closest server to where it thinks I'm being routed through irregardless of where I live. If I pick a server close to where I live, it usually gives lower test results than testing through the server that was suggested.
This is unfortunate how some are experiencing such poor performance while others are seeing excellent speeds. We can hope it will improve for those having poor experiences.