I am very surprised to get such speed in Vancouver. Guess everyone in Toronto is sleeping, that's why...
adding Edmonton (Downtown, 6:20am MDT):
http://testmy.net/ results are somewhat more conservative:
I'm located close to a tower.
In the AWS/cellular context, TAFL is Industry Canada's list of all base stations in operation, as submitted by the spectrum licensee the month prior.
The underlying database is Industry Canada's Assignment and Licensing System (ALS)
A subset of the ALS is published monthly as the Technical and Administrative Frequency Lists (TAFL)
Real-time access to the AWS/cellular data of ALS is provided by Spectrum Direct's (SD) Geographical Area Search
Testing from Toronto, this is what I normally get:
I am seriously contemplating going with Robbers instead.
How is the speed nowadays? My friend has unlimited data and tethers it to her computer. I'm debating if I should go with Mobilicity. (In Toronto)
I thought I could wait for Mobi to improve their data services, but the straw that broke my back was when I was sitting in downtown Toronto (always shows a full five bars) about to walk into an executive meeting and needing a file over VPN... and you know what... F**king Mobi signal dropped on me and I ended up asking one of the executives to download the file for me. Yeah... seriously embarrassing. So, within two days of that situation, I got myself a Robbers Sierra Wireless 763S LTE Hotspot. I'm paying more than twice as much for only 10GB... but you know what... the quality of service is infinitely better. And before I get flamed for not giving the Huawei Hotspot a chance - I test drove that thing for almost 3 months and I would say the data was barely passable for even casual data usage. I live in Markham and work quite extensively in the Financial District in Toronto and the quality of service was spotty at best.
If you can tolerate the slow speeds and the quite frequent connection drops, then the unlimited nature of the plan can work for you. For my usage, the quality of service just didn't cut it.
And by the way, my speeds are in line with what others are getting in this forum.
Last edited by KrustyK; 08-11-2012 at 04:17 PM.
I'm not a fan-boy of any company. I take my money where I get the best value. I get amazing value on my two Blackberries I have with Mobilicity - so, I will continue to be a Mobi customer for those services. Unfortunately, Mobi data is so unreliable, inconsistent and slow that I needed to seek out better "value". Again, I've read a few similar comments in these forums... so, it's not just me.
( I tried to post my Speedtest, but this PoS wont let me, knew account blah blah blah.)
Download - 0.15 mb/s
Upload - 0.11 mb/s
Ping - 194ms
I pay $54 dollars monthly for this result...I am switching at the end of the month. **** Mobilicity in the ear.
I did this test a few minutes ago at like 8:50pm. Not sure they it's saying 12:51am.
I'm at College/Bathurst(Little Italy).
Again, I want to stress that my Mobi voice and BB services are pretty good. I get the occasional dropped call and the coverage isn't fantastic, but for what I'm paying I'm extremely pleased. Whatever data I do use with my Blackberries is satisfactory.
I was just browsing for relevant posts and I happened to stumble upon yours. Thanks for the useful information!
I have been getting some pretty good speeds around Toronto the last few months, has really improved since I joined.