Apologies if previously answered, but has anyone on EE ever been hit by the "fair use policy" limits on the unlimited plan for 4G / 5G broadband?
Really not convinced by the legality of their terms and conditions.
You have to be downloading over 1Tb to get close to the ‘fair use’ policy. And even then you need to be really taking the urine. They’re just protecting themselves against users locking up cell towers by permanently streaming solid blocks of data.
If you think you’ll be transferring more than 1Tb per month then get something else.
Feels like 1TB is relatively easy to hit still. The average English household broadband usage in 2019 was 325GB, hitting 429GB in 2020. Assuming even greater growth in 2020, that might be at 550GB on average. We've got four people in the house, each streaming TV, two of us playing games, and one of us working from home. That's a lot of Netflix, game & OS updates, and just general browsing :/
Might not hit the cap most months, but I wouldn't be surprised if the months where a couple AAA games are out we exceed it easily.
A friend of mine came around yesterday with an iphone 13 pro, he turns to me and says wow you get ~1Gbit downloads on 5G and ~100mb upload, I was a bit surprised as my phone and 5G router only see ~660/80 tops ( that in itself is a recent doubling for me after a mast upgrade) not only that he seemed to have better latency, my hardware is is older (an S10 and VN007) is it just the case that my hardware is to slow to support those speeds or does the newer hardware have some additional bells and whistles?
The two antennae are for diversity. Attaching two to the same cable will not help.
You need to attach the two antennae to two different ports. And depending on what your antennae are like, they need to be oriented at 90-degrees to each other.
This link shows the orientation
And this one is a good, reasonably priced antenna
But as you already have an antenna that connects to both ports it probably has two antennae in the housing. So you probably won’t see a massive benefit unless you’re in a particularly Noisy RF environment with lots of obstructions in the way between you and the cell tower.
Well, the mast is literally 3 minutes walk away. Shouldn't be too hard!Welcome to Club 5G. Now see if you can beat the 1Gbps barrier with something.
I was already part of the club, I mean I started this thread!!
But over my 5G life I've gone from 30mbps FTTC, to a reliable 100mbps 5G, to 180mbps 5G, to... well, we'll see - probably 500mbps+ reliably. That's in the course of less than a year, and over 2 masts. Ultimate speed is nothing without a stable connection, so I'll need to have a play with location.
If you can get 50Mb download FTTC then I would be tempted to go to another ISP that isn't as cheap. Vodafone have their own equipment in the exchanges and it could be that just going to someone like BT, Zen or A&A would see the stability return.
I signed up with Vodafone for their FTTC service early last year and cancelled during the 14 day window because the service was so poor. I would agree that moving to another ISP is probably the best approach.