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    I remember my Friend telling me his service had a few hiccups one time doing similar to what you have described and at that time, OPTUS was doing some reported upgrades to the tower he uses because of his Location and after a period, the service settled down and has been stable ever since except for the odd problems that occur at the best of times.
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    Just going to keep this one alive for the time being. Optus's new service for us to contact them is off to a great start. The 24 hour promise is broken already! I would hope it is because they are actually looking for an answer. I'm sure they will get back to me eventually!

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    Ok, I may have to eat my words
    I'm 2 hours from home and just ran a speed test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB44 View Post
    Just going to keep this one alive for the time being. Optus's new service for us to contact them is off to a great start. The 24 hour promise is broken already! I would hope it is because they are actually looking for an answer. I'm sure they will get back to me eventually!
    Don't hold your breath, Optus was going to get back to us about the cutover date for our telephone service 20 odd years ago!
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Just got a response. They confirm they are not capping. They say they were doing some work on Mobile Towers near me "around the end of October". They suggest I reset my Network Settings if I am still getting slow speeds.

    I did this and tried the phone and am back between 5 and 6 Mbps which seems to be normal here. Hopefully this means I will still be getting 15 Mbps when I visit Wollongong. Sounds like there may be maintenance or problems at individual towers. In any even, it seems the problem is not everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB44 View Post
    They suggest I reset my Network Settings if I am still getting slow speeds.

    I did this ...
    What exactly were these please?
    If Australia is a democracy why, then, is voting compulsory?

    "What has changed between the arrival of the First Fleet and today?"
    "Wearing leg irons is now not required."

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    Sometimes it pays to have a look in your Main Newspaper or local even as the Carriers post notices regarding upgrades/updates to their Towers.
    I think this is more to stop them being called or chased up for any service claims rather than informing their customers of whats going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guiseppe View Post
    What exactly were these please?
    I'm not sure that I achieved much and it probably varies from phone to phone. I changed the mobile broadband settings to manual and connected to YesOptus. Then I reverted to automatic and rebooted. To be quite honest I'm not sure if it made much difference or if it even reset anything. All I can say for sure is the connection speed is now improved.

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    Damn! I was hoping for something magical.
    If Australia is a democracy why, then, is voting compulsory?

    "What has changed between the arrival of the First Fleet and today?"
    "Wearing leg irons is now not required."

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    I'm visiting Wollongong briefly. In fact even more briefly than I intended. Yesterday was not a good day to fly into Sydney.

    I'm getting consistent download speeds of 11Mbps here this afternoon with my Optus sim. which is well within the range I was getting before. Upload speed has been under 1Mbps, but that isn't of concern to me. Anyone still experiencing problems? And Ocean Boy? Your speed at Geelong was impressive. But have your speeds elsewhere gone back to normal?

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    Ironic, i was just speaking with another Optus $3 user for the last hour.

    We swapped out modems for him, he now gets 9's and me here has been 7-8's
    When i'm Warrnambool, i get high 20's (aka that was the Geelong server)
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    It is currently bucketing down - ping 58 download 0.18Mbps upload 0.14Mbps ...

    EDIT: Yes the 0 before the decimal point is correct!
    Last edited by Guiseppe; 15-12-18 at 05:27 PM.
    If Australia is a democracy why, then, is voting compulsory?

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    Sorry to hear that Guiseppe. Do you attribute this to the fact it is bucketing down? What speeds have you been getting?

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    I'll chime in, my Optus $3 Day speeds have been back up and stable again
    Far better than the Vodafone (Kogan) SIM i've been testing
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB44 View Post
    Sorry to hear that Guiseppe. Do you attribute this to the fact it is bucketing down? What speeds have you been getting?
    Speeds are always pretty poor - recently I have not been able to watch back-to-back episodes from SBS without buffering - I believe that after a certain amount of download the speed is throttled which exacerbates the situation.

    I am in a hilly area ...

    Yes, definitely due to the rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by oceanboy View Post
    I'll chime in, my Optus $3 Day speeds have been back up and stable again
    Far better than the Vodafone (Kogan) SIM i've been testing
    I have not yet activated mine - I will wait until nearer 14/1/2019. Your problems went away or ...
    If Australia is a democracy why, then, is voting compulsory?

    "What has changed between the arrival of the First Fleet and today?"
    "Wearing leg irons is now not required."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guiseppe View Post
    Your problems went away or ...
    It seems ironic, but often after issues are posted, they are corrected (coinsistence?)
    My speeds are not what they used to be at home, no more 30Mb/s, more like 7's
    But at another town i can still manage 30Mb/s consistently ..... Strange.

    With Summer Holiday about to hit and 20,000 visitors about to arrive, i will check how it works.
    Previous years its been fine, this year i am concerned.

    The Kogan Vodafone is slow and often stops for short amounts of time
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    go on web chat and ask to be put on 4G. its possible 🙂

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    Ok, just monitored my Optus $3 Days usage for the month (cycle) in preparation to move to another product.

    Optus $3 Days - Used 50.2Gb for the cycle
    Considering i was also testing a Kogan SIM and used 18GB on it for the same cycle

    Fair to say i would have used 68Gb for the cycle.

    Optus does have a 80Gb 12month deal out there for $45 a month on 4G, but the only catch is, if you go over the 80Gb, they charge you $10 per Gb.
    Not sure if you can opt out of that? Or if its an automatic charge.

    Either way, it exactly half the price of the $3 Day service.

    BUT, i'm reading they screw Video streaming down to 1.5Mbs and Audio streaming to 512Kb
    Not sure how they tell where the data is coming ???? To deiced if they will shape it.

    Here is the offer:

    Last edited by ol' boy; 18-12-18 at 08:10 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ch0cb0mb View Post
    go on web chat and ask to be put on 4G. its possible 🙂
    Have you done this?
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

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    yes i have. im on the fast lane now 🙂

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