Speed Test Comparisons - Part 2

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Just following up on the discussion over the past couple of weeks "Speed test comparisons" (now closed).  I opted to get the Verizon 7730L. For me it was basically plug and play once the SIM card arrived. I found one spot where I get 3 bars. Sadly, tits on a bull. Latency is great and, oddly, upload is about 1.5Mbps. I never get that with Viasat. Viasat is always below 1Mbps. But download with the jetpack is consistently below 1Mbps.  For a refresher, I am in central VA, on the forever overloaded Beam 329.  I have checked available plans almost weekly for the past year and always the same 3 Liberty plans. When I checked today, there are 3 more plans added!  2 are the same Liberty (25 & 50) with the wifi added, and the last one is unlimited??? Unlimited Silver 25/$150. Doesn't that seem odd to have a new unlimited show up following letters going out to Freedom and Unlimited customers that their speeds are just going to basically suck due to their unlimited or 150 plans?
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I just did another 7730L jetpack speed test. Ping 40; Download 0.12Mbps, Upload 2.98Mbps.  Been on Viasat since '12 and have never got an upload of 3Mbps. No idea why upload would be so much better than download. I switched back over to Viasat for a 2nd speed test:  Ping 646; Download 1.40Mbps, Upload 0.91Mbps.
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I have been playing with a 8800L Jetpack on the Prepaid Unlimited plan for a few days.  I'm in the Central Indiana area (beam 318)  Prior to this weekend I was seeing 10-20 Mbps most of the time.  This weekend I have seen speeds mostly around 5 Mbps but have seen it drop to less than 0.25 Mbps on a couple of occasions.  
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I would get slow download on Verizon at times, it is congestion I would think. My uploads could be 60mbps and the down would be under 1mbps. Durng the week my speeds would be awesome. Your being deprioritized atm if you are seeing those low numbers.
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I have been testing with a 7730L since Friday evening. Prepaid unlimited plan, with 1 to 3 bars, speeds vary between 3 and 8 Mbps down and 4 to 8 Mbps up, with slower speeds showing up in the evenings. Speeds are dependent on the network traffic on the tower you are using, those on the prepaid plans get the lowest priority.
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@Terry

Without full bar reception, DLs can drop due to signal power decrease with more/more "online."  Which is not the same as traffic managed congestion.

Ain't no problem here

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Something is wrong. No way should Verizon speeds be that bad.

Does the 7720L say 4GLTE connection? Sounds like 3G.


Update:  Shortly after midnight, but Verizon plugging away better than Viasat ever did.

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@ Spinninghorse

Tether 7730L to computer via USB....OR....check network adapters (if Win), and disable ethernet adapter, if this is the case for Viasat.  I'd check network adapters first...OR remove ethernet cable from computer.

Did you try a fast.com test?
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mine shows that slow of speeds but streams Netflix and all just fine so must be something causing it to read slower speeds then its getting not sure what is up but my speeds on my 7730L can show slower then my Viasat but be alot faster surfing and streaming in fact it will stream at lower speeds then Viasat 
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mine shows that slow of speeds but streams Netflix and all just fine so must be something causing it to read slower speeds then its getting not sure what is up but my speeds on my 7730L can show slower then my Viasat but be alot faster surfing and streaming in fact it will stream at lower speeds then Viasat 
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It is the low latency. It is what? 5 or 6 times faster than satellite?
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I can move my Jetpack just a few feet in the house and speed can increase quite a bit. Keep looking for the sweet spot. I am in Central Virginia 40 miles NW of Richmond. I am in a heavily wooded area 3 miles or so from a tower.