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BANGKOK 26 June 2019 01:06
Thomas J

4G for home internet? Is it possible?

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I am living in Thailand however inside a housing sub division that does not have Fibre Optic Cable.  I have internet via VDSL and 3bb.  The speeds bounce all over sometimes too slow to get television reception.  I see advertisements which are as clear as mud on getting Mobile 4G home internet and what is advertised as speeds up to 128mbps.  Can anyone tell me if you can get home internet that is streamed to television and mobile devices.  If so, do you have a recommendation of a service? Lastly, with those packages are you limited to one device connection at a time or could you have 3 or 4 devices connected simultaneously? 

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I think VDSL is much more stable than 4G which fluctuates following bandwidth and no of users. You can tethering with your phone and see the speed.

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8 minutes ago, shady86 said:

I think VDSL is much more stable than 4G which fluctuates following bandwidth and no of users. You can tethering with your phone and see the speed.

Maybe but my VDSL fluctuates to at times less than 3 MBPS and it never crosses 20.  By contrast the 4G advertises speeds of up to 128.  I would settle for 15 consistently. 

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Line connections are definitely more stable so you might want to check with isp why you are not getting advertised speed? Maybe because of international server? 4g mostly are capped and unlimited packages are expensive.

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39 minutes ago, shady86 said:

Line connections are definitely more stable so you might want to check with isp why you are not getting advertised speed? Maybe because of international server? 4g mostly are capped and unlimited packages are expensive.

They have checked it numerous times.  We have a VPN so we have tried multiple servers.  Some 4G say they offer unlimited and that speeds are up to 128 MBPS.  That is why I posted in this forum to see if what is advertised is true and if they are or are not expensive. 

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Forget about it. You aren't likely to get an unlimited data connection at the speeds that you describe.

DTAC offer 10 Mbps. Their LINE mobile brand offers up to 100 Mbps, but you'll need to see what speeds you can get at your particular location.

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Yes, It's possible. If you're near a cell-tower, you can get good speeds.

I did it for about a year and got speeds between 30 and 50 Mbps.

Make sure you get a max-speed unlimited package. I used one from AIS for about 1200 Baht per month.

Also I bought a 4g modem/router connected directly to my computer, so I didn't have to use my phone for that.

USB tethering from your phone will give you the same speed.

The router will allow multiple devices as well (both via cable and wireless).

 

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do you have the 3bb international package? or your browsing / tv is just local thai websites?

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6 minutes ago, BigT73 said:

do you have the 3bb international package? or your browsing / tv is just local thai websites?

3BB International is a farce. You get nothing but an additional B200 on your bill.

15 hours ago, Thomas J said:

They have checked it numerous times.  We have a VPN so we have tried multiple servers.  Some 4G say they offer unlimited and that speeds are up to 128 MBPS.  That is why I posted in this forum to see if what is advertised is true and if they are or are not expensive. 

Your problem is the VPN. They all slow your connection down.

Try connecting without your VPN and see if you get better results.

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9 minutes ago, Jeffrey346 said:

3BB International is a farce. You get nothing but an additional B200 on your bill.

Your problem is the VPN. They all slow your connection down.

Try connecting without your VPN and see if you get better results.

how do you know its a farce?  I have the fastest vdsl 50mb and international package, my speedtest thru testmy.net report 52mb to singapore and 36mb to aust and US is similar. The username is xxxx@3bbinter so not same as other users

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2 minutes ago, BigT73 said:

how do you know its a farce?  I have the fastest vdsl 50mb and international package, my speedtest thru testmy.net report 52mb to singapore and 36mb to aust and US is similar.

I had the Int package and never got the speed advertised. I kept complaining about it to 3BB.

They finally sent their head engineer to my home who told me that I'm throwing good money after bad and to cancel the INTL Package

He did some magic in  the 3BB box and I never had a speed problem since.

I just checked my speed to Singapore and it's 226.But I do have Fibre Optic.

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3 minutes ago, Jeffrey346 said:

I had the Int package and never got the speed advertised. I kept complaining about it to 3BB.

They finally sent their head engineer to my home who told me that I'm throwing good money after bad and to cancel the INTL Package

He did some magic in  the 3BB box and I never had a speed problem since.

I just checked my speed to Singapore and it's 226.But I do have Fibre Optic.

Thanks for the explanation! Im in a condo no fiber for me :(. Your speeds are amazing, its getting harder to explain to my friends back home why I have twice their internet speed in a thirdworld country. Not that I think it is. lol

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9 minutes ago, BigT73 said:

Thanks for the explanation! Im in a condo no fiber for me :(. Your speeds are amazing, its getting harder to explain to my friends back home why I have twice their internet speed in a thirdworld country. Not that I think it is. lol

Thailand is not a Third World country either by the historical or modern definition.

Google the definition and you might be surprised as was I.

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9 minutes ago, StevieAus said:

Thailand is not a Third World country either by the historical or modern definition.

Google the definition and you might be surprised as was I.

Doesn't matter what Google claims. IMO, Thailand is a 3rd world country.

When a country does not supply clean water and electricity to everyone, it's 3rd world.

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25 minutes ago, BigT73 said:

Thanks for the explanation! Im in a condo no fiber for me :(. Your speeds are amazing, its getting harder to explain to my friends back home why I have twice their internet speed in a thirdworld country. Not that I think it is. lol

My friend's condo does not have fibre either. He called 3BB and they ran a fibre line to his unit. Give it a try.. nothing to lose.

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