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    How soon do you think unlimited 2G hotspot will be 256k speeds?

    and which provider will be the 1st?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fstuff View Post
    and which provider will be the 1st?
    I thought a coupe providers offered that. Isn't Hello mobile unlimited 256k?

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    I'm not sure. For some reason, I thought Hello was throttled at 64 kbps.

    I think there was an MVNO or reseller of some sort claiming 256 kbps throttled speed, but I don't know if that providers still exists, or if it does, if it still offers 256 kbps throttled speed.

    As a side note, I know most Rogers, Bell, and Telus throttled data speed after the LTE allowance is 512 kbps. However, on Bell, for example, 20 GB LTE costs a person I know $64.99/mo (~$53 US) + around 20% taxes and fees.

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    Verizon prepaid offers unlimited hotspot at 600 kbps

    Sent from my LM-K920 using HoFo mobile app

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    Quote Originally Posted by VisionsDivine View Post
    Verizon prepaid offers unlimited hotspot at 600 kbps

    Sent from my LM-K920 using HoFo mobile app
    I was at a friends house not long ago, and since she didn't have wired internet, I was bumming her hot-spot. She said it was almost unusable slow unlimited speed since the high speed ran out, but I thought it seemed a hop skip and a jump faster than normal unlimited "2G" bandwidth. It just hit me that they had a Verizon hot spot. That 600K unlimited was nice for sure. Even low-res YouTube streaming worked.

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    I think anything higher than 128Kbps and they should call it unlimited 3G.
    But as for first, I think for a time ROK mobile had unlimited 256Kbps. They went out of business a few years ago.
    supposedly USMobile has a throttle of 1Mbps https://bestmvno.com/us-mobile/throt...d-up-to-1mbps/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qt0 View Post
    I think anything higher than 128Kbps and they should call it unlimited 3G.
    But as for first, I think for a time ROK mobile had unlimited 256Kbps. They went out of business a few years ago.
    supposedly USMobile has a throttle of 1Mbps https://bestmvno.com/us-mobile/throt...d-up-to-1mbps/
    But isn't 2g EDGE like 300-350Kb/s?

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    The "2G speeds" are just a marketing thing. So the fine print has to be read about what actually that verbiage means, not just assume it means "2G connection".

    Quote Originally Posted by mt999999 View Post
    But isn't 2g EDGE like 300-350Kb/s?
    That was more like 2.75G:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2G#Evolution

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    Quote Originally Posted by mt999999 View Post
    I was at a friends house not long ago, and since she didn't have wired internet, I was bumming her hot-spot. She said it was almost unusable slow unlimited speed since the high speed ran out, but I thought it seemed a hop skip and a jump faster than normal unlimited "2G" bandwidth. It just hit me that they had a Verizon hot spot. That 600K unlimited was nice for sure. Even low-res YouTube streaming worked.
    Good to know. I have my HS on Verizon prepaid too and never hit my high speed data limit (16GB) and always wondered what the speed would be if I ever did since they say unlimited at "UP TO" 600kbps. That leaves it wide open to what you may really get.

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    I didn't do a speed test at the time, but it seemed to be within reason, and far superior to the normal 128K. You could wait until the last day or two of your bill cycle and then burn a bunch of data on speed tests or random downloads to hit your cap and test the unlimited 600K speed for a day.

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    I'd be happy of providers would at least move from 64k to 128k throttling. 64k is like dialup modem speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpz1 View Post
    Good to know. I have my HS on Verizon prepaid too and never hit my high speed data limit (16GB) and always wondered what the speed would be if I ever did since they say unlimited at "UP TO" 600kbps. That leaves it wide open to what you may really get.
    how much is verizon hotspot with unlimited 600k speeds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spocko View Post
    I'd be happy of providers would at least move from 64k to 128k throttling. 64k is like dialup modem speed.
    if you have google voice (thus dont care about assigned phone #), mint is the best for 128k.
    1) 3month throwaway sim: $25/month for 15gigs/month then unlimited 128k. buy a new sim, rinse/repeat
    2) sometime cheaper if bestbuy has it on sale.
    3) free hotspot

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    Quote Originally Posted by mt999999 View Post
    I thought a coupe providers offered that. Isn't Hello mobile unlimited 256k?
    $25/month for 15gigs LTE then throttled. (to 256k?)
    but hotspot costs $15/month extra.

    (mint mobile doubles as my home internet so need hotspot)

    for $40/month, might as well get fiber internet to my house. (ie: Verizon fios)
    Last edited by fstuff; 03-19-2021 at 09:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fstuff View Post
    how much is verizon hotspot with unlimited 600k speeds?
    When I got it last July they were doing a double data deal, I don't know if they still are or if there's a current better offer.
    I got the 8GB which is doubled to 16GB as long as I keep it active and pay $50 ($45 with autopay). They have higher data plans. 16 is plenty for me since I don't stream or download movies. Even if I hit the 16GB even the "up to 600kbps" would be ok for me since I came from old copper dsl where that was about my average.
    The 16G high speed in my very fringe rural area averages 20 mbps.

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