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alanbjames 11-04-2019 21:44

500mb Question
 
When VM finally release 500mb will it be on a new hub?

SnoopZ 11-04-2019 23:49

Re: 500mb Question
 
I think the current trial is still using the Hub3.

Gavin78 12-04-2019 02:36

Re: 500mb Question
 
I've got 350mb and can't see any reason for 500mb I don't really see the reason for 350 at the moment

General Maximus 12-04-2019 12:29

Re: 500mb Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gavin78 (Post 35990963)
I've got 350mb and can't see any reason for 500mb I don't really see the reason for 350 at the moment

It isn't about the faster the download speed the more you can download, it is all about not sitting around waiting. I still download the same amount I did years ago, it just gets done faster. I remember everything used to be queued and my connection was in use pretty much 24/7 and I knew at certain points during the day I would hit stm and then my download speed would be halved which would make it even worse.
These days instead of downloads taking minutes or hours they now take seconds. As an example, I got a notification yesterday evening that an update was available for GeForce Experience and a driver update as well so the two of them combined would have been 600mb+ for something which is really quite inconsequential to me and isn't going to make a huge difference to my life so why would I want to sit there for minutes when I can do it in seconds?
I haven't worked it out but my connection (downstream) probably sits idle 99% of the day because once my downloads are done that is it. 500mbits would obviously see an improvement in the time it takes to download stuff but the biggy for me is going to be the 50% increase in the upstream speed which is going to make a big difference.

In multi user households it is the way to go; you have got people using youtube, playing games, streaming Netflix, social media stuff using wifi on their phone etc and it is nice to know there is enough juice to go around for everyone if you have got a proper router which can handle the traffic properly. I remember years ago when the tiers were 50/70/100 etc that the forum was flooded with posts, especially from students, complaining that the speeds were rubbish because their flatmate was always on the xbox or downloading something and it just ground the connection to a halt for everyone else. These days there is more than enough to go around and bandwidth usage is going to scale with technology as consumer services scale to technology and provide a richer user experience.

Synthetic 12-04-2019 19:05

Re: 500mb Question
 
Nope it'll be on the current hub

alanbjames 12-04-2019 22:35

Re: 500mb Question
 
I just wish they would go ahead and release a date of activation.

General Maximus 12-04-2019 23:00

Re: 500mb Question
 
Dont waste your time. Any date they give will be an initial rollout date for a handful of areas and it will be well over a year before it is available to most of the country. I would love to have but i am not expecting to be able to get it until q4 of 2020.

copernob 15-04-2019 00:48

Re: 500mb Question
 
When they do roll it out Expect a rise of another 4 or more..

SnoopZ 15-04-2019 01:19

Re: 500mb Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by copernob (Post 35991256)
When they do roll it out Expect a rise of another 4 or more..

The price usually goes up yearly anyway just like everything else.

alanbjames 16-04-2019 00:01

Re: 500mb Question
 
Any news on a release date as of yet?

SnoopZ 16-04-2019 00:56

Re: 500mb Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alanbjames (Post 35991316)
Any news on a release date as of yet?

No it is far too early for that and it will likely be a slow rollout or free upgrade like all the other times, my guess is sometime in 2020 before it is wide spread.

General has already said the same a few posts up.

alanbjames 16-04-2019 02:06

Re: 500mb Question
 
It definately will NOT be a free upgrade with the ammount of cash they have spent on the network.

SnoopZ 16-04-2019 11:29

Re: 500mb Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alanbjames (Post 35991327)
It definately will NOT be a free upgrade with the ammount of cash they have spent on the network.

I don't think it will be either but it is a possibility as they haven't given us a speed bump in a while.

When the trial emails went out they called it a new speed tier though.

jb66 16-04-2019 20:02

Re: 500mb Question
 
Has to be a free upgrade, vodafone fibre has undercut virgin in my area

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/web-shop/...deals/gigafast

Paul 16-04-2019 20:30

Re: 500mb Question
 
Thats not going to apply to most people though.


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