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  • Registered Users Posts: 17 NCNewb


    Super. Thanks Flinty. Changed and deleted to all above and said IPv4 only and have got 7mb/s rather than 3 which is what it was when IPv4/IPv6



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,048 ✭✭✭ Flinty997


    I've no idea why that makes a difference.

    Obviously I've a dead spot inside. Maybe move around see if it improves.

    Last time I had a problem with divert setting the support were actually decent at sorting it out.



  • Registered Users Posts: 252 ✭✭ JimmyCorkhill


    Hi Folks, we have a holiday home down the country and would like the option to work the odd friday full day or just friday afternoon down there on work laptop by hotspotting off mobile phone.

    Currently have no internet access in the holiday home but I know from testing the internet speed on a 3 & on a Vodafone mobile phone that the Vodafone network is much stronger in our location than the 3 network for internet speed.

    I believe An Post piggyback on the Vodafone network.

    A few questions that people here may be able to advise on:

    1. Would there be any difference in internet speed if going with An Post over Vodafone?

    2. Is there any restrictions on using the hot spot on the mobile phone for a work laptop to use the internet from with An Post?

    3. How has anybody who does similar found it?

    4. Is there a non contract plan I could do on a month to month basis for say 3 months?

    5. Would I need a certain quality phone? With 5g for example or anything else of note? Any phone reccomendations appreciated.

    6. Any other advice, tips, suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks all



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,933 ✭✭✭ deezell


    1. In theory no, but in heavy traffic a Vodafone customer with a pricier plan will surely get bandwidth precedence over a €15/month MVNO customer

    2. Not that I know of

    3. Only had to use it when home broadband failed, it worked fine, though slower.

    4. Yes, €15 per month with auto topup, per 28 days with PAYG.

    5. Don't think you get 5G for that plan.

    6. Get a free sim and try it. First month free if switching.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ tnegun


    I've been on Post Mobile for the last year or so, with no complaints so far and I've been abroad a couple of times without issue. I've never been able to get call waiting working does anyone else have this issue?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,974 ✭✭✭ XsApollo


    ive been on Vodafone for years , fancied a switch to a cheaper plan and not getting a new phone decided to get an post sim only since they piggy back the Vodafone network.

    piggy back is an apt term, nowhere near the same service as Vodafone, constant waiting for pages to load, and constant buffering with music when on the move.

    can’t complain for 15euro but for anybody thinking it will be the same as Vodafone because they are on the same network , well it ain’t.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,048 ✭✭✭ Flinty997


    I don't have any of those problems, well not unless near a blackspot in which case its worse with 3 or 48 etc.

    I'm not expecting 5G, because I'm not paying for 5G. But I get a better signal with An Post than the other networks I was on.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,933 ✭✭✭ deezell


    Dial *43# to activate call waiting.

    Dial *#43# to read your current CW status and services.

    Dial #43# to deactivate CW.

    You should be able to set these and other services from the Phone App screen. Press the three vertical dots icon on the top right then settings/supplementary services/call waiting toggle. It sometimes doesn't work, so the code is better.

    Switching to a call waiting or adding it in conference always does my head in. My fingers turn into clubs, I usually lose everyone.



  • Registered Users Posts: 248 ✭✭ shigllgetcha


    Moved from vodafone to anpost a few weeks ago.

    Internet speeds are absolutely terrible and terrible load times for webpages.

    Im going back to vodafone next week.

    I followed a load of the apn suggestions on this thread and nothing helped



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 11,703 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TheDriver


    I've been with them a year and half. In the last month, I've noticed very poor data speeds. Anyone else getting same?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,933 ✭✭✭ deezell


    Just today, in the city centre, full signal and with 4G+ showing on the status bar, I was waiting for pages to load which surprised me, enough to connect to the train wifi. Something must be changed. I'm not too critical where I live n the sticks as reception is poor on all carriers, data non existent on Eir, my previous carrier. I'll start screen grabbing Speedtest pages when I'm out and about, see what its like over a few days.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,933 ✭✭✭ deezell


    OK. This is definitely not right.


    I recall for a few days last week I was getting alert notifications with a little yellow warning triangle icon, which when tapped read something about 'Vodafone network not connected'.

    Something obviously wrong. I had 5-10M a week ago.




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ tnegun


    Thanks, it works for my OH but not for me. Actually I tried switching it off and on again with my sim in her phone just now and it's working!



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 11,703 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TheDriver


    I'm going to contact support. My speedtests are gone to pot too. Download speed is crap, upload shoots up



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ tnegun


    Just tried here on 50/60% strength 4g none of the speed test sites (speedtest.net or speedof.me)would load but boards and rte.ie loaded slowly. I hadn't noticed as am on wireless 90% of the time. I did notice my Spotify cutting out the last week or so though.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,933 ✭✭✭ deezell


    [email protected]

    I just mailed them screengrabs. I doubt it's deprioritising, too severe.



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 11,703 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TheDriver


    Seems like it's not just me so. Please, can everyone email [email protected], otherwise they'll think it's just an isolated problem.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,048 ✭✭✭ Flinty997


    Same here. Speed test is bad. Though I forget to turn my wifi on after testing and never noticed.



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 11,703 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TheDriver


    Got reply, honest in fairness. They're having internet issues and the IT department is working on it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,048 ✭✭✭ Flinty997


    Also got a reply. Same.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,048 ✭✭✭ Flinty997


    I'm on wifi most of the day and when I'm on mobile I'm rarely looking at anything that needs high speed. So I wouldn't have noticed for a while.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,933 ✭✭✭ deezell


    Ditto. Looked back at my Speedtest records, August and October I had 20Mb+ tests, all sub 2 to 4 since May until the collapse this week to 0.2 or less.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,933 ✭✭✭ deezell


    This is better.




  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 11,703 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TheDriver


    I get the same, goes from good to bad to good to bad. The jitter is massive though. I could test 20 times and get 2-3 great speeds and rest are dreadful.

    At least they've admitted an issue, many times in the past telecom companies won't admit an issue



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ tnegun


    Same better than last night but still awful here



  • Registered Users Posts: 248 ✭✭ shigllgetcha


    Woeful. I just wish there was a vodofone shop closer to me to swap back now. I cant swap over on the website because they think im still registered with them

    Maybe it hasnt all fixed yet

    Its the weirdest network i dont know if there is throttling or prioritisation going on




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,048 ✭✭✭ Flinty997



    Its obviously just a recent issue. Its a bit early to throw in the towel.



  • Registered Users Posts: 248 ✭✭ shigllgetcha


    Running much better now. I havent been impressed with the speeds over the last 5 weeks since I moved over, will keep an eye on it



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,933 ✭✭✭ deezell


    If the problem is with the Vodafone network and not related to prioritisation of bandwidth then you're likely to have choked data of some sort even with a Vodafone sim, unless you're paying top dollar for your Vodafone plan at the expense of other Vodafone customers as well as MVNO. It looks like a different issue. Download speeds dissappear while upload is maintained in some instances. The record below was taken in Naas shopping centre, then last two back home in the bog. After 2 good tests, 11.09 am, download disappeared at 11.32, upload remained high. On return home, 12.12pm, local mast is poor, 3G, low download, tiny upload. Something is churning the network. They need to turn the power off and on again!




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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 11,703 Mod ✭✭✭✭ TheDriver


    I notice is struggles initially, no matter what the speed it eventually gets to. Maybe it's to do with the routing through NL and Malta. I'm sure it'll be obvious quickly and our emails might focus the minds



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