November 21, 2012 at 6:02 am #23820
Just speedtested my ‘upgrade’ from China Telecom, results are as follows:November 21, 2012 at 6:55 am #23826Tracy LeeParticipant
Mine usually maxes out around 200-400 kb/s with torrents and I pay around 100RMB per month.November 21, 2012 at 6:56 am #23827
Really lovable speed… someone can help me to find China Telecom number? have english support?November 21, 2012 at 7:11 am #23829
yea rick, what upgrade are you talking about? still on ADSL i’m guessing, but what did you have to do to get them to upgrade itNovember 21, 2012 at 7:15 am #23831
It’s not ADSL. It’s Fiber. The reason the receipt says ADSL is it is listing the “current” and the “new” connection – in their system it still listed me as being on an ADSL connection.
The upgrade I’m talking about is I have been using the 8mbit fiber connection since July, and when I went to enable/buy the unit for iTV, they had 20mbit and 100mbit connections in a little sheet on their desk. I asked how much it would be to upgrade my connection to 20mbit and 100mbit respectively – they said 20mbit is the same price (that’s when I was like, wtf…well, upgrade me :D) and the 100mbit is ~600+/month.
EDIT: Here’s the link to the CT location I went to.November 21, 2012 at 7:16 am #23832CharlieKeymasterQuote:The upgrade I’m talking about is I have been using the 8mbit fiber connection since July, and when I went to enable/buy the unit for iTV, they had 20mbit and 100mbit connections in a little sheet on their desk. I asked how much it would be to upgrade my connection to 20mbit and 100mbit respectively – they said 20mbit is the same price (that’s when I was like, wtf…well, upgrade me :D) and the 100mbit is ~600+/month.
600rmb is a lot but I would pay that in a heartbeat for a 100mbit connection in Chengdu.November 21, 2012 at 7:20 am #23833
hmm any idea how to go about seeing if it’s available in my area? and how much does it cost for the 20 mb line (same price doesnt help) and also, how do i go about doing all this without speaking chinese 🙁November 21, 2012 at 7:22 am #23834
Thought I mentioned it – it’s 169rmb for their monthly package, includes 1 iTV, 8mbit/20mbit fiber (I guess depending on availability at your complex), and 3 sim cards/phone #s for China Telecom use..
I’ll upgrade the moment I start working again 😀November 21, 2012 at 7:26 am #23835
oh sweet…thanks! any idea how i can contact them (in english) to ask if they would work in my complex here? I’m not sure if they will since it’s about a 5 year old apartment building. any idea how new places should be to expect this available?November 21, 2012 at 7:32 am #23836
I doubt it’s purely based on how new a place is. It would also likely depend on how the rest of the city is building out – like for example if they have a high-value target for rolling out fiber, like a new office building area or whatever, then likely the fiber roll-out to neighbouring residential complexes would just happen. They’d also likely take into consideration the road work happening all over the city, as I guess it’d be easier to access and roll out new cabling when the streets are already dug up along whatever route. In the same sense, the “vote” thing, I doubt it really means much – as in – if 50 people at a complex vote to have it rolled out there, they likely look at areas on a more macro perspective in terms of “these X complexes in Y radius all express interest, it’s a higher-value roll-out than Z area).. the first thing you can do is either get someone who speaks Chinese to call 1000 and ask via phone, or head to their office and ask there if it’s convenient enough.November 21, 2012 at 7:41 am #23837
Ok, I checked, but I’m unlucky. Company said that my building it’s too much old, so for now can’t provide me fiber.
…November 21, 2012 at 8:43 am #23840
not as unlucky, but still not quite a leprachan…they haven’t run it thru my area yet (tongzilin). but this is starting to feel like a dealbreaker to me, so anyone else interested in a new roommate and a new area to live?November 21, 2012 at 8:49 am #23841BenModeratorQuote:not as unlucky, but still not quite a leprachan…they haven’t run it thru my area yet (tongzilin).
I live on Tongzilin nan lu and my apartment complex is in the middle of being upgraded right now. Fiber has been run to the complex junction box, but not to each building yet.November 21, 2012 at 8:56 am #23842
oh singapore gardens? or european gardens?November 21, 2012 at 8:58 am #23843
Fantastic! “not as unlucky, but still not quite a leprachan…”
I live on Xinkay road in Jinjian district,I hope early in a fast line…November 21, 2012 at 9:14 am #23844BenModerator
Nick – dropped you a PM re: fiber in tongzilinNovember 21, 2012 at 11:39 am #23847trudatParticipantDecember 6, 2012 at 11:27 am #24371
Ok, for me the big problem is the infrastructure, the palace where i live is too much old.
I don’t like use Usb Internet Key but someone know about flat package and some price?
ThxJune 14, 2013 at 11:08 am #32701June 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm #32712BrendanModerator
WHAT THE F*** IS GOING ON WITH INTERNET SPEEDS LATELY!?
It’s better today, but my internet has been playing like a flux capacitor shy of all teh gigawatts.
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