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3 hours ago, giddyup said:

I have the 700 baht a month plan, but no increase yet, still just over 200mb.

I just called 3BB to ask about it, and they said I had been automatically upgraded 3 days ago. Speedtest proved this 403/400 for 749 Bht is good.

But only get 42/45 via WiFi 2.4 on my phone, sitting right next to the router.

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On 11/23/2019 at 11:30 AM, muratremix said:

My Asus AC86U (AC2900) is unable to keep up with 700Mbps on 5ghz AC (1300 Mbit two-way connection, 600-650 max. theoritical rate). Still, I can't complain and I'll enjoy 700/700 since it's a free upgrade.

 

It's time to upgrade my NAS since it can't cope with such high speeds.

 The 3BB upgrades are nice. But the question any customer ought to be asking themselves is, can I really take advantage of the higher speeds, or, I can't and I'm better off going down to a lower priced plan and keeping the seem rated speeds I have now.

 

In my case, I tested that out some months back with 3BB, and found that I was getting absolutely no real benefit from the higher rated DOMESTIC speeds 3BB changed to providing for my 1200b a month plan, and so I downshifted to their 700b a month plan and noticed ZERO real world performance loss in my 3BB internet connection.

 

In my case, the main reason is/was --  almost all of my meaningful internet use is for connections from Thailand to the U.S., meaning INTERNATIONAL bandwidth. And I did a lot of testing using both a 200 Mbps plan and their then higher priced 300 Mbps plan. And the bottom line was -- no difference whatsoever in the speeds I was getting to and from the U.S. regardless of which of those two plans I was using. (And that was tested direct from my 3BB router via Gigabit Ethernet to a Gig Ethernet port on my PC, so no wifi was involved in those tests).

 

At the time, I asked 3BB if there was anything I could do with their various consumer plans to gain greater speeds on their international connections to the U.S.  And their answer was NO, with them saying that they no longer cap international speeds like they do for domestic speeds under their domestic service, and so I'm going to get whatever their international connections can provide, regardless of which service plan I'm subscribed to.

 

So as a result, for the past 6 months or so, I've been saving 500b per month on my prior home internet bill with 3BB (1200b vs 700b), and can't tell any difference at all in the internet service being provided -- at least, the way I use it.

 

 

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20 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

I just called 3BB to ask about it, and they said I had been automatically upgraded 3 days ago. Speedtest proved this 403/400 for 749 Bht is good.

But only get 42/45 via WiFi 2.4 on my phone, sitting right next to the router.

I rang them and as per usual no one knows anything about an automatic upgrade, so I'm still stuck on 200.

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21 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

I just called 3BB to ask about it, and they said I had been automatically upgraded 3 days ago. Speedtest proved this 403/400 for 749 Bht is good.

But only get 42/45 via WiFi 2.4 on my phone, sitting right next to the router.

The speed test was over the network cable? If only Wifi is slow do you have the correct WiFi settings in the router?

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4 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 The 3BB upgrades are nice. But the question any customer ought to be asking themselves is, can I really take advantage of the higher speeds, or, I can't and I'm better off going down to a lower priced plan and keeping the seem rated speeds I have now.

 

In my case, I tested that out some months back with 3BB, and found that I was getting absolutely no real benefit from the higher rated DOMESTIC speeds 3BB changed to providing for my 1200b a month plan, and so I downshifted to their 700b a month plan and noticed ZERO real world performance loss in my 3BB internet connection.

 

In my case, the main reason is/was --  almost all of my meaningful internet use is for connections from Thailand to the U.S., meaning INTERNATIONAL bandwidth. And I did a lot of testing using both a 200 Mbps plan and their then higher priced 300 Mbps plan. And the bottom line was -- no difference whatsoever in the speeds I was getting to and from the U.S. regardless of which of those two plans I was using.

 

At the time, I asked 3BB if there was anything I could do with their various consumer plans to gain greater speeds on their international connections to the U.S.  And their answer was NO, with them saying that they no longer cap international speeds like they do for domestic speeds under their domestic service, and so I'm going to get whatever their international connections can provide, regardless of which service plan I'm subscribed to.

 

So as a result, for the past 6 months or so, I've been saving 500b per month on my prior home internet bill with 3BB (1200b vs 700b), and can't tell any difference at all in the internet service being provided -- at least, the way I use it.

 

Well, I can say with me that I do notice a speed increase on my VPN connection as the provider speed goes up, but my hardware is pretty good. 

 

Fast internet seems to have exploded in the last year or 2 in Thailand. Ive gone from 50mbps to 200mbps to 300mbps all the way to what I have now 1000mbps over the last probably 3 years and the speeds even finally moved me off of torrents and into higher end android boxes. 

 

VPNs are tricky. You need a good connection to begin with, then you need good hardware to run it. A lower end connection hardwired to a laptop with the VPN on it is gonna operate better than a cheap android box on wifi with a VPN on it. Its due to better processing power. 

 

Right now I get about 200mbps speed through Express VPN to the USA on a hardwired Nvidia Shield. Shield has the VPN App on it. 

 

Watch TV all day everyday in Ultra HD no problems. 

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6 hours ago, billd766 said:

I have been waiting since July 7th for 3BB to get their ass in gear and run the fibre link 800 metres to my house.

 

Last month they closed their office in Khampaeng Phet and moved it somewhere else that I haven't found yet.

I rang the call centre after lunch and they said that they would send a message to the KPP office. Who knows, that may get a reaction.

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44 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 The 3BB upgrades are nice. But the question any customer ought to be asking themselves is, can I really take advantage of the higher speeds, or, I can't and I'm better off going down to a lower priced plan and keeping the seem rated speeds I have now.

 

In my case, I tested that out some months back with 3BB, and found that I was getting absolutely no real benefit from the higher rated DOMESTIC speeds 3BB changed to providing for my 1200b a month plan, and so I downshifted to their 700b a month plan and noticed ZERO real world performance loss in my 3BB internet connection.

 

In my case, the main reason is/was --  almost all of my meaningful internet use is for connections from Thailand to the U.S., meaning INTERNATIONAL bandwidth. And I did a lot of testing using both a 200 Mbps plan and their then higher priced 300 Mbps plan. And the bottom line was -- no difference whatsoever in the speeds I was getting to and from the U.S. regardless of which of those two plans I was using. (And that was tested direct from my 3BB router via Gigabit Ethernet to a Gig Ethernet port on my PC, so no wifi was involved in those tests).

 

At the time, I asked 3BB if there was anything I could do with their various consumer plans to gain greater speeds on their international connections to the U.S.  And their answer was NO, with them saying that they no longer cap international speeds like they do for domestic speeds under their domestic service, and so I'm going to get whatever their international connections can provide, regardless of which service plan I'm subscribed to.

 

So as a result, for the past 6 months or so, I've been saving 500b per month on my prior home internet bill with 3BB (1200b vs 700b), and can't tell any difference at all in the internet service being provided -- at least, the way I use it.

 

 

I run my own VPN in Singapore. I can max out my connection to Singapore but then it slows down considerably if I try to connect to a server in Europe or the US. So the slowdown is not from 3BB. I use only YouTube and Torrent so I don't have a need to connect to the western world and did not try to investigate further. 

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3BB has a promotion called My Swop. Log into your 3BB account and it will show you the different speeds you can swop for and it FREE. I have 700/700. For me, I want all the download speed I can cat as a rarely do many uploads.

I swooped my 700/700 for 1000/400. I also had a choice of 900/500 or 800/600. 

You can swop as many times as you wish till you find the best speed for you..

Pretty good deal with no cost... 

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Had BBB 100 Mbps, they upgraded us for free over 2 yrs ago.

 

I have ZERO complaints and they have excellent service.

 

BUT, I swear they play with the speed, some days I check the speed it is between 40-75........which is significantly more than you need.

But if I am paying 200, I want close to 200......knowing that in most cases you never get the number you pay for as many conditions effect what actually reaches your Modem.

On slow speed days, we have called them, Techs come same day, before they arrive I have 45 Mbps and when they arrive, just like Magic I now have 220-247 Mbps.

Most people don’t understand Speedtest, how to do one or what the data means so they can charge you for 100 or 200 or more and only give you 20-40 Mbps and 9 out of 10 would never know.

 

To do a Speedtest........Google.  ADSL Thailand and click that circle gives you your a Download and Upload speeds.

 

Thats Rocketship speeds.........334/ Download and 257/ Upload........highest numbers I ever saw.

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1 hour ago, Beggar said:

The speed test was over the network cable? If only Wifi is slow do you have the correct WiFi settings in the router?

No idea. What should I be looking for please.

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On 11/23/2019 at 9:59 AM, taninthai said:

Yes cannot complain about 3bb this is the 2nd free speed upgrade I have received in the last 6 months on the 590 bht package,plus when I had a problem with external line theybwas straight out the next day and repaired it👍👍👍👍

Great company, the poor souls in Australia,everytime I go back its painfully slow. 

I've been with 3BB for ages. Started on 2mb, then 4mb, 6mb, 10mb, 20mb, 50mb, 100mb now 200mb all for no extra cost. 

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25 minutes ago, Captain 776 said:

Had BBB 100 Mbps, they upgraded us for free over 2 yrs ago.

 

I have ZERO complaints and they have excellent service.

 

BUT, I swear they play with the speed, some days I check the speed it is between 40-75........which is significantly more than you need.

But if I am paying 200, I want close to 200......knowing that in most cases you never get the number you pay for as many conditions effect what actually reaches your Modem.

On slow speed days, we have called them, Techs come same day, before they arrive I have 45 Mbps and when they arrive, just like Magic I now have 220-247 Mbps.

Most people don’t understand Speedtest, how to do one or what the data means so they can charge you for 100 or 200 or more and only give you 20-40 Mbps and 9 out of 10 would never know.

 

To do a Speedtest........Google.  ADSL Thailand and click that circle gives you your a Download and Upload speeds.

 

Thats Rocketship speeds.........334/ Download and 257/ Upload........highest numbers I ever saw.

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The 3BB Speedtest gives me 400/400. This one 100/100. mytest.net gives download of less thatn 10mb/s. Whats it all about Alfie?

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7 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

The 3BB Speedtest gives me 400/400. This one 100/100. mytest.net gives download of less thatn 10mb/s. Whats it all about Alfie?

It depends where you connect to. If the test server is in the US then it will be very slow. 

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19 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

No idea. What should I be looking for please.

Make sure that you have a LAN connection to your router if possible or a modern WiFi device that can handle standards n or ac. Otherwise you might not be able to connect after changing the settings. 

 

I don't know your router but try the following if available. 

Go to the WLAN Settings for 2.4 and select here the highest transmission mode n or better n/ac. Also select under channels 40 MHz if possible at your router. If you can select 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac then you will be on the safe side because this covers all standards. 

 

This here is from an Intel device but read it. Explains a little bit. 

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005544/network-and-io/wireless-networking.html

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