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
Superuser Founder
Superuser Founder

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? 

 

 

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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.