Who can explain me that O2 which is 99% Uk network cover have trouble with Internet speed. Normally i know that O2 is block my mac address to save their energy. That is impossible i have 2 sim cards from o2, and one is working perfectly another one or dont have download speed enough or upload speed doesn't have it at all.
I'm new to O2 i know how network is fixing, now explain me i must to smash agreement with O2 which is 24 months 🤔?
Yes, in detail i mean that O2 is limiting my internet speed but my contract is unlimited.
Before to join to O2 i see that o
O2 should be at least 17Mb/s, but i have 3Mb/s some time is going up to 58Mb/s but usually they keep me up to 10 Mb/s, very ofter is Nil.
Upload is definitely Nill max 2 Mb/s.
Now i want to understand why they limiting my contract when i choice Unlimited all should be internet speed also unlimited.
All covered in the T&C's https://www.o2.co.uk/termsandconditions
What makes you think you should be getting minimum data speed / o2 are throttling your data?
I am on unlimited and get around 150mbps upto 300mbps in areas that I work in, and I am on unlimited data.
And have seen on some of our Enterprise devices 800mbps
Data Speeds on Mobile Networks is bound by a few things
1. Backhaul: Is the backhaul Dark Fibre or Normal Fibre, is it speed limited due to distance to the nearest POP, Is it using Microwave backhaul to another POP in the area
2. Packet Loss - Mobile Data is famous for packet loss in TCP and UDP
4. Signal Strength
5. Mast Congestion
Also o2 don't offer a minimum speed guarantee, no MNO does.
If you want that type of service you need to look at private APN's and routing traffic through a core internal network and through your own Internet Breakout and be with one of the specialist enterprise MVNO who do data aggregation.
Or go down the route of a private 5G network
I usually dismiss trying a new sim card as a poor attempt of the provider trying to show they're helping however I think in your case it may well be worth trying a replacement sim card. Then perform your tests once again between both sim cards.
Whilst there seems to be no speed guarantee, speed is a part of the general service and you are right to demand a reasonable speed especially at non peak times. The problem is however, what will be deemed as reasonable speed. In my case I'm averaging 5Mbps down and 1Mbps up and I've documented everything along a period of time. In 2022 I'm sure this will be deemed as unreasonable by OFCOM for example.
You must gather evidence overtime to document your case if you wish to cancel. Then you must document what you believe to be reasonable for speed. In my case I'm getting speeds which were probably an average reasonable speed in 2014 or even earlier so I shouldn't have any issues.
For example in my case, my argument is more than reasonable as you can see here I'm getting less than the average speeds of 2014
Right now on H+ (3G+) with very strong signal I just got 2.64Mbps download. On LTE+ (4G+) I just got 9.06Mbps with technically defined "poor" signal. Average of 5.85Mbps. Either way both not reasonable to anyone with a reasonable mind.
Ofcoms decent broadband speed only applies to fixed line services and not to mobile phone services..
And as radio waves struggle to penetrate walls and other objects then speed can be variable , if you want decent Internet speeds at home, go to VIrgin or BT (or another Openreach provider) or one of the new ISP's who offer service and who offer a minimum speed guarantee.
If you want to cancel o2 then pay off your contract any minimum term, get some PAYG sims and test connectivity.
If OFCOM want to start forcing this then the government need to stop councils blocking masts been built and backhauls been laid.