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What is the speed like for Plusnet Mobile compared to EE please?

DervMan
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Re: What is the speed like for Plusnet Mobile compared to EE please?

I'm paying less for Plusnet than I paid GiffGaff, I'm getting more calls & txt! It's a win/win for me.

shaunfriend
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Re: What is the speed like for Plusnet Mobile compared to EE please?

Having come from GiffGaff where the differences in speed and signal between then MVNO and O2 Direct were miles apart I thought I would do a specific side by side test here for everyone's consumption. The outcome is that I don't think there is as big a difference between Plusnet and EE as there are with other MVNOs.

 

This test was conducted with two identical iPhone 6's side by side, both 4G and both at the same time and to the same speedtest server in St Peter Port

 

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It's true that the speeds shown are not 'great' but are typical of this central city location.

 

I've seen some staggering 70+mbit speeds in the rural area where I live on EE so am hopeful the same will be the case with Plusnet but will test that when I get an opportunity over the next week or so. Shown below is a speedtest on EE from October that I'm hoping Plusnet might get close to when I try again!

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Colin_Maybe
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Re: What is the speed like for Plusnet Mobile compared to EE please?

There's no way we're getting EE's top speeds as that's their main USP. The most I've seen on PN so far is 27.45Mbps DL & 3.34Mbps UL which for the price is excellent. I was on GG previously and the most I got out of them was around 5.5Mbps.

HangTen
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Re: What is the speed like for Plusnet Mobile compared to EE please?

I've just run a speed-test from inside my house .... not too shabby for a mid-Devon village Smiley


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shaunfriend
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Re: What is the speed like for Plusnet Mobile compared to EE please?

On GiffGaff the restrictions lift at about 23:30 each evening, at which point the speeds are identical. GiffGaff has some very advanced traffic management policies in place as presumably they are paying for data (albeit on a much larger scale) just as we the end customer does. I wouldn't be surprised if the same was true about Plusnet/EE's relationship.

Colin_Maybe
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Lol, I'll have to take your word about Giffgaff as I'm in bed by then. The 27Mbps max I've seen on PN was during the day at my local Asda. Reception is a bit more spotty at home so it can drop to 3G speeds.

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custos
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Re: What is the speed like for Plusnet Mobile compared to EE please?

Yes, the 4G is much faster than GG was and is also more consistent. I used to get packet dropout problems with GG VOIP at peak times even though the signal was strong which I assume was lack of bandwidth.

goldenfibre
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Re: What is the speed like for Plusnet Mobile compared to EE please?

Plusnet speed test around 26Meg down and 11Meg up with 4G+ but EE get 115Meg down and 44Meg up with 4G++

But to be fair PN are lots cheaper than EE and don't forget it only 30 days contract!

ChrisAtBristol
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Re: What is the speed like for Plusnet Mobile compared to EE please?

With my PN sim I’m getting 28 down and 9 up and that seems to be the speed you get on EE with a standard contract. EE do a premier service called “Double Speed” and cost, so I’m not complaining with EE standard speeds at PN prices and certainly beats what GiffGaff so call 4G where I once managed 2 Mb down and 5 up.

Funny thing about 4G on PN is that my wife’s Life mobile (now PN) has 3G only but gets the same speed as me having 4G so no incentive to upgrade her sim.

 

PlsnetFan
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Re: What is the speed like for Plusnet Mobile compared to EE please?

Thanks for the fascinating feedback.

I understand there can be a difference in terms of the data speed, but in terms of the telephone calls signal and quality is there be a frequent difference between Plusnet and it's 'parent' network provider EE?

Colin_Maybe
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Re: What is the speed like for Plusnet Mobile compared to EE please?

Lol, I just replied to this in the top sticky thread.

 

None whatsoever, I'm pretty sure that regardless of the carrier, any piggyback service would be exactly the same. It's only the data download speed that can vary.