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Speed comparison to T-Mobile

pinkyfinger
Novice II

Here are some comparisons of data speeds between T-Mobile 5G and Visible 4G in my first week :

 

Running speedtest.net in the browser of my Samsung Android cellphone:

            Visible:  8-35 megabytes-per-second download

            T-Mobile:  one hundred to 150 megabytes-per-second download

 

Running speedtest.net on my laptop through hotspot of my Samsung Android cellphone:

            Visible:  7-10 megabytes-per-second

            T-Mobile:  1/2 megabytes-per-second

 

Running speedtest.net on my laptop through Wi-Fi via a https://mofinetwork.com 4500:

            Visible:  5-6 megabytes-per-second

            T-Mobile:  fifteen-50 megabytes-per-second

 

Tests done between 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm on a Friday

 

My conclusion:  Internet through the hotspot on my Samsung Android cellphone using the Visible sim card provides acceptable Internet access for anything other than video streaming, at the low monthly price of $25, and I do not need the https://mofinetwork.com device at home or to travel with the https://mofinetwork.com device, to get acceptable Internet speeds.

 

For TV wireless connection via the hotspot on the Samsung Android cellphone with Visible sim card, HD programs spend about 25% of the time downloading, and low-res programs only buffer at the beginning.

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beav
Intermediate

Pinky,

 

Thanks for the data.

 

Would you share what city and state that you are in?

 

Did you consider testing using the suggested Verizon speedtest site?

 

https://www.verizon.com/speedtest/

 

Did you only test Visible on 4G because 5G is not available where you are? 

 

 

I did not use the Verizon speed test because 2 people that I know who used to manage cellphone repair shops told me to always use speedtest.net. 

I am in Phoenix, AZ. 

I tested Visible on 4G because that is how my cell phone is connecting to Visible.  "Network Mode" is set to "automatic"

FYI - the most important thing that I noticed as that my hotspot speed on TMobile is only .5 megabytes per second, but on Visible, hotspot speed is 7-10 megabytes per second, which is  fourteen to twenty times faster. 

Before this testing, I was thinking that I needed a MoFi device to get good internet access on my laptop, but apparently not.  Visible will get me good hotspot speed to my laptop.

pinkyfinger
Novice II

 

FYI - the most important thing that I noticed as that my hotspot speed on TMobile is only .5 megabytes per second, but on Visible, hotspot speed is 7-10 megabytes per second, which is 14-20 times faster. 


Before this testing, I was thinking that I needed a MoFi device to get good internet access on my laptop, but apparently not.  Visible will get me good hotspot speed to my laptop.