Fed up with their 3G speeds, the French are looking for the truth
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 07, 2010, 8:54 AM
Since the French carriers offer unlimited data plans, the users are suspecting that unannounced restrictions on download speed have been in place. One of the largest carriers in France – Orange – has even been asked to reveal the average download speeds in its advertising, rather than quote only the peak numbers.
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what do you want the cell phone companies to put in there adds speed = ? well it depends the only point of reference I can give you is I live in St. Paul, MN and at my house prime time 5pm sprint = around 800k downloads verizon = 600-900k downloads att = around 200k downloads tmobile none of my friends have them now none of these speeds are fast but they work fine
posted on Jul 07, 2010, 11:17 AM 0
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So it's fine for U.S. phone subscribers to complain about their 3G services, but when it's the French, they don't have any credibility? Who is PhoneArena to decide which countries have credibility in complaining about their services? What a joke.
posted on Jul 07, 2010, 1:08 PM 0
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I am not quite sure about PhoneArena questionning the credibility of the French, my english is not good enough. As for the comment above, and having been working in the telecommunication business both in France (10 y) and in the US (5 y), I think I am able to say that the state of telecom in quite advanced in France vs US. With close to 60 millions cell phones (1 per inhabitants including babies), I think the French quite have the credibility and the right and the knowledge to praise or complain about telecom services. (Apple is no fool, they did choose France as one of the first five countries to deploy iPhone4 because France is the country where Apple has the highest market share worldwide). Yes we do have a reputation for always complaining, but without people complaining and arguing, you still would be chatting with your next neighbor using smoke signal, but maybe this is what you do ... what's your bandwidth ? 1 bit per second ? you happy ? go ahead, keep paying ! If ADSL is quite cheap here (avg $35 for up to 24mbps), 3G is quite expensive, for ex a 1h voice + unlimited data (hum, in fact unlimited means you get 1 gb full speed and then unlimited at half speed), comes for a monthly of $55 ... I think that just that amount gives the right to complain.
posted on Jul 08, 2010, 6:22 AM 0
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Sure you do. And I get 25 down and 15 up on my E815. Please.
posted on Jul 07, 2010, 9:04 PM 0
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