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giffgaff doesn't throttle. Oh no. No no. No no no

Started by: glaswegianeric
On: 15/10/2018 | 13:40
Replies: 37

by: k89bpa
on: 15/10/2018 | 13:59
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Message 2 of 38
by: woodyuk
on: 15/10/2018 | 14:03

I think that could be a local problem either network related or caused by congestion because I'm working in a really dodgy area for O2/giffgaff 4G at the moment,you'll see on the screenshot below that I barely have 2 bars of signal but still got this:-





Message 3 of 38
by: glaswegianeric
on: 15/10/2018 | 14:06 edited: 15/10/2018 | 14:09

@k89bpa Why? 

Message 4 of 38
by: giffgaff20147
on: 15/10/2018 | 14:54


Hello you can only get speed that’s available where you are in relation to. Mast ,

not everywhere gets good signal ,

couplr checks to do 

irst put postcode here check for mast problems
if if all ok try a manual roam to force network
also check APN if wrong insert



Message 5 of 38
by: williamwalker
on: 15/10/2018 | 15:17

Hi @giffgaff20147

That's not a signal problem look at the uploading speed then the latency.

That is giffgaff or gives every impression of it being.

Message 6 of 38
by: k89bpa
on: 15/10/2018 | 15:45 edited: 15/10/2018 | 15:46

@glaswegianeric because a speed test image by itself tells the community nothing at all other than at a specific time, on an unspecified date, (presumably today), in an unspecified location, (although one can again presume this from your username), somewhere in the United Kingdom those were the speeds you were getting. 


It is not much to go on even with the assumption that you conducted the test in some part of Glasgow, at lunchtime, (when everyone would be on their phones, supporting what @woodyuk said about congestion), especially in reference to the assumption hinted in the subject line about throttling. 


We don't even know which package you're on, which is relevant because if it's the £25 one giffgaff are open about the fact that they do traffic manage that particular product. 

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Message 7 of 38
by: glaswegianeric
on: 15/10/2018 | 18:31
@williamwalker my thoughts too. Regret not having my O2 sim with me and not able to compare.

Message 8 of 38
by: williamwalker
on: 15/10/2018 | 18:54

Hi @glaswegianeric

You can't go totally on the signal bars on the top.

It's best to go into settings then about phone then SIM status

Even with a signal like mine which is really bad at the moment 1bar IMG_20181015_184631.jpg


-108 they say over 101-105 you start getting problems -75 is about the best you can hope for.



I still get download speeds decent sometimes a lot better.


Message 9 of 38
by: farnis
on: 15/10/2018 | 20:58

No matter how much you love giffgaff that is rubbish. Really poor.

Message 10 of 38