Mobile broadband here 'too slow'


Feb 3, 2010
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I have both Starhub and M1 mobile broadband. Starhub is good for local sites, but somehow for M1, i notice sometimes it goes through a proxy server and speed slows down to a crawl , but it doesnt happen for some overseas site. End up i switch between the 2. Note both are the lowest speed package.

Not sure how the high speed package fare ...
 

brapodam

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Really ah. I had the feeling even my 3G connection was faster than my home braodband (mio). Like that how.
 

namespace

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For me, quite random... but mainly depend on where I'm (location).
 

Tango Wasp

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I have a USB Stick from M1. I found that I can't log on at times, especially at home.

Yesterday, when I called M1, they told me that because I stay in a high-rise the signal will not work. I am like huh?

I still have 1 year to go because I signed a 2 year plan. Sigh.
 

azul123

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Really ah? I didn't find the speed slower at all, I got the HuaWei E585 and load it with a second micro SIM and speed is good leh. It connects at HSPDA most of the times actually I think all the time. Service provider is M1, I wonder why the varied experience.. some have it good and some don't, could it be device specific?
 

phoakm

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Depends on location lah. A good example when I was in the hospital. I experienced the slower speed of the mobile broadband in the patient room compared to the higher speed in the main gathering room. The distance between two locations are 10m apart. :think:

Certain MacDonald's can experience slower broadband like the one in Ang Mo Kio Central. Totally cannot use the broadband, however the wireless network is stronger. :bsmilie:

BTW, I am using the singtel mobile broadband and the modem that is advertised in the newspaper.
 

brapodam

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I use my phone's connection to tether to my laptop, and most of the time the connection is fine, much more stable than wireless@sg. Not too sure about mobile broadband though
 

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To All,

Please subscribe to a Fibre-Optic Broadband package... ;)
After my nightmareS with Mio & M1 USB, I think I will be a late adopter. Let them work out all the kinks first.
 

hongsien

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After my nightmareS with Mio & M1 USB, I think I will be a late adopter. Let them work out all the kinks first.
You haven't tried Starhub mobile, I use it for a 2 years, no problems at all, great connection. Sometimes around 6pm, it starts to slowdown a bit, till about 7pm.....in town around peninsula
 

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I complained to M1 like umpteen times!!! I'm hving the issues of drop connections; network settings APN Errors and whatnots. I upgraded from a 2mbps to a 7.2mbps 6mths ago. But to no avail.

M1 says that they have sent pple to check the connectivity in my area, but it's pretty good. :sweat: Dunno whats wrong. Sometimes, device also cannot be detected on my Macbook Pro.

Sighs...Anyone has the same issue???

Psst...Apple has changed my USB ports already, still the same thing happens!!! :dunno:
 

giantcanopy

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My M1 mobile internet is really slow at night. My wife's Starhub mobile internet is more consistent though ..
 

Laksaman

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me using m1 also...sibeh slow...when connect fast for like 10 minutes....after that like snail liaw...even loading fb also take ages...x5 refresh than can load finish the page
 

jimbok

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My Starhub SmartSurf have problems keeping the 3G connection connected 60% of the time... Even with HSDPA speed how fast also no use if you are unable to get "connected".
 

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