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International Fiber Speeds: 3BB Vs. Competitors etc.

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Hi I am in Phuket with the 3bb Package at 700 THB. I noticed my connection is slower than when I was living in my previous house with the same package, in the same town (right next to the university).

 

Therefore I am hoping to upgrade and get a faster speed. However I called 3BB to ask, and they said that the speeds of upgraded packages are only guaranteed speeds for WITHIN Thailand. They NO LONGER offer higher international speed packages (they used to).

 

I asked if an upgrade would add to the speed globally, they said "a little" bit which basically means nothing? And 99% of the websites and servers I visit are hosted outside of Thailand. So I guess there is little point in upgrading?

Do any alternative BB providers offer good or guaranteed international speeds? Anyone have experience with comparing Fiber speeds in Phuket among providers? Or any good insights into this situation?

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I've tried most over the years in phuket and have had bad experience with all of them except 3bb.

 

outside thailand stuff only.

 

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bad speeds today because friday i guess. That's the 200/200 plan.. for some reason im uncapped.

 

if i had to switch i'd probably get AIS, its not bad and ToT is total aids.

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This is confusing! I Pay 750 per month which means I guess I am on the same package of you for 200/200 speeds but look how slow my connection is:

 

International Tests:

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Thailand test fromm 3bb Website:

https://speedtest.3bb.co.th/

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I also thought 3BB is a great option among ISP's here but now I am a bit confused.... I guess my best option is to upgrade my package and then test again?

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Upgrading doesnt change the infrastructure from your house.

 

if you get 200/200 on 3bb then theres nothing wrong and it's just the international link. Some days it's pretty bad but most days its fine.

 

Also your testmynet is in texas, the server sucks. i got 21 download and 51 upload(i had 100 but it slowed down for the last 1mb)

i just did the japan test and got 

 257.2 Mbps

 176.2 Mbps

 

https://testvitesse.videotron.ca/index-en.html

 

that one is really good for the download, it's always going to have a lot of BW and it's pretty much the worst routing in the world to get to. If you get slow speeds there, its your wifi/computer not keeping up. You should get 50-70mbps if you are in good shape.

 

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I have an AIS 300Mb plan.  Periodically they will send me a one day free upgrade to 1000Mb speed which sometimes I take advantage of.  When I do international speed testing comparing the 300Mb and 1000Mb plan the speed difference is nothing to a maybe just a few percent higher international.   

 

Like say I was getting 150Mb to foreign location XYZ under the 300Mb plan....on the 1000Mb plan to the same foreign location XYZ it would be the same 150Mb speed or maybe just a little more like around 160Mb which is not even be noticeable to most internet/computer usage tasks....and definitely not worth the monthly plan cost increase.

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I have BBB and was paying for 100 Mbps service.

When 200 Mbps became available, I went to upgrade, they said they upgraded all the existing 100 Mbps services to 200 Mbps for the same price.

When I do a speed check, I will be anywhere from 100-240 Mbps.

For example.....if you pay for 100, you are lucky to get 80 at your house many things effect the speed.......length of cable from the source to your house, the condition of the cable, how many splices are in it, how many amplifiers are on the line..........so if you have 80% or more of the speed you are paying for......you are good.

The highest I ever saw was 247.

 

BUT.........I swear they play with the speed.

Sometimes I have been at 50-60.......I have my wife call them and they send techs out and it will then be 200 Mbps +.

Do they adjust the speed up......in the office before techs get to the house?  I have no idea.

I think........they adjust the bandwith to meet peak times.

Many people are not aware of speed test or how to do it or what the results mean and as long as it is working, no one is going to know or complain if they have the 100 they are paying for or they have 40-50.

As long as the Youtube they are watching plays thru without starting and stopping.

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CAT offer commercial packages that guarantee international bandwidth. Start 1200 baht per month. 

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Although the offer on their website is in Thai only, I see the prices/speeds guaranteed are not too competitive.

 

Well thanks for sharing everyone, I guess I should stay on 200/200 3bb and not bother to upgrade then.  Maybe I will test my neighbor's True 1 gigabyte connection and see if its better...

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On 9/8/2019 at 12:57 AM, Satcommlee said:

International bandwidth with a much lower sharing ratio (contention) is available at a premium.. I use it for corporate VPN and despite its high cost is rock solid and a lot better compared to non-SME package.

 

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I looked and couldn't find any mention of SME / fixed IP plans/pricing on the 3BB website.... Do you have a link to where they're showing such info?

 

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Its an old package, was originally 30/15 Mbps or something like that 4 or 5 years ago and they kept upgrading the speed for free.

 

You are right, its  does not seem to be available on the website. Maybe talking to them will help.

 

 

 

 

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On 9/7/2019 at 10:05 AM, Pib said:

Periodically they will send me a one day free upgrade to 1000Mb speed which sometimes I take advantage of. 

And do what may I ask.

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