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4G Dongle not as fast as HSPA+

koala321
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I have recently purchased a Huwaui Unlocked 4G dongle and put my mobile broadband SIM from my HSPA+ dongle in it, expecting to get a faster 4G speed, but it is slower, much slower, than expected.

The HSPA+ dongle delivers just over 4 Mbits but the 4G dongle (with the same SIM) is only 1mbit. Is HSPA+ faster than 4G? I thought 4G was supposed to be faster?

 

Any ideas anyone?

 

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In theory it should be but if 4g is oversubscribed in the area you are in, 3g could well be faster.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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MI5
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@koala321 

In theory it should be but if 4g is oversubscribed in the area you are in, 3g could well be faster.

I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

Currently using:
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)

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koala321
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Hi, I never thought of it like that! 

 

Good work 007!

 

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anticpated
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I live near my o2 mast. Although I am in a old building of a house not a modern building. So certain rooms have better reception.

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