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PCCW 8Mbps in old Central HK apartment building best option?

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    Does wireless 4G still have to comply with the fair usage policy? That is top speed until 5 gigabyte of data and then the speed decays?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Proplus

    Every so often, around once in 2-3 weeks, the line may get on responsive for about 5-10mins. I'm not sure if this is a common thing, or its just my connection.
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    Glad you said that. Ours does this as well, with about the same frequency. Annoying but not often enough to really be a problem.

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    Just want to follow up, and say I appreciate everyone's responses.

    I ended up going with the 8mbps PCCW, and given my experiences I agree with everything mapam said. The speeds are not mind-blowing, but it gets everything done smoothly. When torrenting, it will max out around 750kbps, which for me is plenty. No you wont be getting a movie done in 5-10 minutes, but as long as the torrent is healthy and there are plenty of seeders it isn't a long wait. Obviously I cant give any time estimates as it depends on the size of the file in question. For reference, I can always stream 480p videos on youtube with no buffering and usually get away with 720p. With regards to latency, it is on par with internet I have used in several hotels and public areas in HK. To Los Angeles it is about 180ms, and it only spikes once every 30mins or so for about a second. I didn't opt for Now-TV, but I know that if I did I wouldn't be able to do HD, and I wouldn't be able to use it simultaneously with my computer.

    All in all 8mbps was nothing to be worried about and I am content. If 8mbps PCCW is all that is available for you, and you don't require having your TV and computer internet running at the same time, you'll do just fine.

    Thank you all again for the input.


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    actually we had the TV and computer(s) running at the same time quite happily on our 8mbps - something about the NowTV having some very fancy compression. That would have been fine, save for the fact it had no decent programming LOL. So cancelled after 2 years when we could.


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    When I keep now TV on, speed tests give me 2mb download on HK servers. Enough to surf the web but forget about torrenting. Good enough for me as long as I organise myself accordingly.

    M.


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    Hi everyone,
    Since i'm moving in an old chinese building and PCCW 8M broadband seems to be the olny option,i would like to ask couple of questions0: 298HKD aren't too much for an 8m connection service?
    Am i going to be able to see streaming videos smoothly?.

    Thankyou
    Francesco


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    Steaming videos from where? Youtube should not be a problem. Obscure streaming site may be ... (but that is not related to the 8mbps connection).


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    That's just the maximum speed you can get. In real life it will most likely be 2-6M service.

    Remember to switch off the NowTV box as it reserves 2M from the internet connection.


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    298HKD for 8MB? Was that the best price you got?

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    Smile Fast Internet?

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    Well, it'll mean a transfer to London U.K. But I'm CERTAINLY NOT going there.



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