30-07-2018 03:24 PM
When I run a Speedtest on my iPhone X (Red+ plan) I get approximately 13 Mbps download and 1.65 Mbps upload. The app shows my connection as 'LTE' but I'm showing 4G at the top right of my screen.
When my colleague runs the same test on his Samsung S8 (2Degrees network) he gets approximately 77 Mbps download and 40 Mbps upload.
Why is my connection so much slower? I assume Voda LTE is comparable in speed to other that offered by other telcos? Am I not actually connected to Voda LTE?
30-07-2018 04:42 PM
4G = LTE, same thing.
VodafoneNZ LTE speed is great and comprable or better than other NZ carriers -- see https://www.vodafone.co.nz/network/speed/ (Fastest 4G mobile download speeds on average in NZ, According to test results in P3 benchmark report published April 2017 (testing conducted February 2017). ).
Here is a speedtest I took on my iPhone 7 on VodafoneNZ LTE right now
Coverage can vary from location to location and also depends on enviromental factors. Try a speedtest in another location Perhaps you are in an area where 2D has a marginal advantage over Vodafone or it is poor inbuilding coverage.
31-07-2018 08:31 AM
Tried it outside my building after work yesterday. Litterally in the middle of Wellington (corner of Willis St and Lambton Quay) - 18.2 Mbps down and 8 Mbps up. Walked further down Lambton Quay and tried again - 8.38 down and 16.9 up. Finally tried at home (10 km to the north) - 99.5 down and 8 up. Seems to me that Vodafone doesn't have great coverage in the middle of town.
01-08-2018 11:59 AM
At this point I'm assuming that when you say "an area where 2D has a marginal advantage over Vodafone" this means the Wellington CBD. Nothing further to add @sebastianbd?
01-08-2018 12:05 PM
No further value to add here. - Clearly this area where you have tested is a location where for one reason or another (plenty of variable factors) another carrier has a marginal advantage over Vodafone. There will be plenty of other areas across the country where we have significant advantage over other carriers.. - Hence why we have the fastest 4G mobile download speeds on average in NZ.
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