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dbirdman
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reply to One More Too

Re: Look what happens when you keep pushing with the BBB..

said by One More Too:

I can't tell you for sure that the pings won't be better with HomeFusion, but, with my 4G phone, the best 4G pings I've been getting are around 150 ms, and they run as high as 300 ms. I'm not sure what would be better just because it is HomeFusion.

I'm guessing I have more varied 4G experience than most, due to travels - I've used 4G now in dozens of cities and small towns. It is just as variable as 3G is, and neither the size of the town nor the length of time it has had 4G correlate very well. I've seen pings below 40 and above 300 in all sorts of different places.

At my home base in Eureka, CA, where I am now they turned on 4G 3 days ago, which makes this one the first that I've been in right at turn-on, and it is definitely doing well. I should be able to report its progression over time. I just did this test, USB tethered to my computer:



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One More Too

join:2010-09-09
Galena, IL

said by dbirdman:

I'm guessing I have more varied 4G experience than most, due to travels - I've used 4G now in dozens of cities and small towns. It is just as variable as 3G is.

I guess that is really my point. My 4G experience also shows a wide range of performance from one location or time to the next. I can't tell you what accounts for those differences. Perhaps, it is related to the ratio of available bandwidth to the number of customers using bandwidth at any given time.

Thus, while I would have the hope that 4G will ultimately turn out to be the greatest thing since sliced bread for many, I'm not sure that is a certainty, and it may well be that, for people like Texas Rebel, the biggest difference, when he switches to HomeFusion, will be that it will be Verizon support that needs to deal with him and not Hughes support just as, when he switched from Exede to Gen4, it was Hughes support that needed to deal with him and not Exede support.