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User Info: chobit_A5HL3Y

chobit_A5HL3Y
1 month ago#1
idk if this is a stupid question or not, but if a mobile wifi provider says they offer service that’s 95mb/s, is that generally good enough to stream netflix and youtube in hd? and do skype calls and stuff like that? i know my home internet is only 75mb/s by comparision, so obviously the 95mb/s would be better in every way? or are there pitfalls or things i need to look out for when using one of these?

i’ve never used a mobile eifi device before, so idk if the numbers they give are accurate or if there’s anything i’d need to worry about. i’d be using it mostly for google maps, skype/video call, and stuff like that when i’m unable to access wifi at an establishment. the same provider also offers a 187mb/s device, but i feel like i wouldn’t need that much.

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bighairycamel
1 month ago#2
They're fine for streaming but poor for gaming if you're into that, because the latency is much slower.
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Black_Assassin
1 month ago#3
The speed as listed is fast enough to do all you've mentioned simultaneously, but you might not necessarily reach those on 4G connections due to various issues like congestion and signal strength.

Getting the internet to your residence wired and then having a wi-fi router inside will be more reliable in most cases.
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arleas
1 month ago#4
If you live out in the boonies it might be your only option, but keep in mind that local terrain might make the signal bad as well. My sister used it and there was a hill between her house and the transmitter tower and that caused problems.
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chobit_A5HL3Y
1 month ago#5
oh, it’s not for home use or gaming. i’m going to japan for a few weeks and i just want to be able to use my phone, but just in wifi mode, along with my ipad. as i mentioned before, i’d be using it mostly for google maps, videocalls, and various other apps, but nothing like gaming.

so would 95mb/s be good enough for that? the 187mb/s seems like overkill to me, but i would like to be able to watch netflix and youtube in hd with it.
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Black_Assassin
1 month ago#6
Try searching a bit about the actual operator whose network it's using, the coverage might vary in rural parts. And check that it's actually unlimited.
Maybe some user reviews cover if they'll actually reach the advertised speeds?
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32x2z
1 month ago#7
It’s plenty fast. Just make sure you get plenty of data usage and see speeds everyone else is getting.
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chobit_A5HL3Y
1 month ago#8
https://www.japan-wireless.com/en/rates

that’s the company i was looking to rent from. it says it’s unlimited and has 99-100% coverage nationwide. i’m just wondering why they’d offer 187mb/s when a lot of home internet is well below 100 most of the time.
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XDummyX
1 month ago#9
4G>rural internet
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