RU Happy With UR Internet Speed---How Much Is It?

@sunnycool (12736)
India
February 11, 2010 2:26am CST
My internet connection speed is of 256 kbps and its really slooooooooow----i gotto wait for seven hours to download an 700MB movie---Whilst downloading larger files(1GB or above) its completely outta reach it takes days to be completed.Apart from the downloading speeds i'm happy----when it comes to browsing the net---i can easily access the sites within seconds though. I cant just move onto another service either which provides higher speed upto 2MB---it costs me atleast two times more the amount i'm paying ($20) right now. I think most of the US,UK and other countries have super fast net speeds at affordable prices--i'm not sure about the costs though----they can just download an 2GB movie within three minutes which is really awesome. What is the speed of your internet connection---Is it fast or an average one or an slower one and how much do you pay monthly?Are you happy with the speed of your service providers?
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@RawBill1 (8537)
• Gold Coast, Australia
12 Feb 10
I am not sure what my exact speed is and do not now how to find it out, but downloads are fast and have been told by our computer tech guy that we have the second fastest internet speed that he has seen in our city. We have a 25 GB monthly plan which we are safely within at the moment, but we were pushing that limit every month there for a while! This costs us $90 AUD a month, but the next cheapest plan with our provider is only 12 GB per month and this is not enough for us.
• Malaysia
13 Feb 10
A bit expensive but since you said u got the second fastest intrenet speed in your city, that's acceptable. Anyways, you can check out your speed at speedtest.net. Choose local servers for best results.
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@RawBill1 (8537)
• Gold Coast, Australia
13 Feb 10
It is expensive, but not when you realise that we need this level of service as we run an online business from home and need it to be fast at all times. The business also pays for 80% of our internet and phone bills. I just tested my speed at speedtest.net and it came up with 19.83 mb/s and said that an 800mb movie would take 5 minutes to download. What a great site. Thanks for sharing that. I am bookmarking that and forwarding it to friends!
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Apr 10
That really great Rawbill----19.83mbps speed uhhhhh that would be more than enough for people like me---i'm damn crazy about movies and i keep on downloading them from the torrent sites---only thing annoys me is the speed at which my movie gets downloaded---at times it might take upto 10 hours(a 700 mb movie) provided they have enough seeds .hope to have such kinda speed in here
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
i am not aware of that particular aspect as speed... there are a lot of things to consider in my country, the philippines... like the computer specs -- memory, etc. -- but when i got connected, i just asked what is the best connection available and this was what was given me... frankly, i haven't tried downloading a full movie, even a short avp... but i think i am satisfied with my connection now... i only get irritated when the network bogs down and i have no internet connection...
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Feb 10
hi bystander,i came to know that your filipino service providers provide an above average speed--which is infact a good speed in my place.100mbps isnt bad at all for $20---you never tried to download a movie---its the guyz who would be downloading though.Thank you for responding.great day.
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@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
thanks for the response, sunnycool.
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Apr 10
I do attend all boxes but shocked to see that i have left few here
• Bangladesh
14 Feb 10
Hey friend! My internet connection has only 32 KBPS speed and I'm not happy with it. Though there are more speed available from the ISPs, but too expensive for such a poor guy like me. That's why I've to stay satisfied with it. Have a nice day.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Feb 10
hi farid,you have so patience man---32kbps would take so much time to load each page---i cant even imagine how long does it take to download a small song---hope you become successful in here and go for an good service provider.Thank you for responding.great day.
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• Bangladesh
14 Feb 10
Yes my friend. You're right that my internet connection takes too long time while downloading large files. That's why I've been working hard and soul to get a better one. Thank you very much for your friendly comment. Have a great day.
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Feb 10
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• Singapore
13 Feb 10
My internet connnection speed is 3MB now. It's quite fast and I definitely like it. The price is only about S$20 monthly and it's second cheapest in my country. The slowest one is also 1MB now.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Apr 10
My ISP still provides 256kbps for $20 and the maximum speed being 3Mbps that too for commercial purposes and it costs a lot to have that and they also provide a static IP for those who opt for the maximum.
@saphrina (31732)
• South Africa
11 Feb 10
We are running a 4 meg line and it is not too shabby. Downloading is a breezze. We pay R350 per month. But we have a 4 gig cap. What do you think of that. TATA.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
11 Feb 10
350 Ramds per month which means $35 right---its good and better when compared to our rates---it would cost us about $40 to have an 4mbps speed
@saphrina (31732)
• South Africa
11 Feb 10
Shame, maybe, you should consider moving then. Just Kidding. TATA.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
11 Feb 10
consider moving---where SA
• India
11 Feb 10
My internet speed is 2 mbps. I am happy with this speed. My plan allows me unlimited net usage from 2 AM to 8 AM. So I can download any files freely at this time interval.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
11 Feb 10
2mbps is a good speed arun---i'm planning to move onto an better speed in the coming future it makes many things easier.how much you pay for it????? Thank you for responding.great day.
• India
11 Feb 10
I am using BSNL Dataone connection. My plan is combo500 plan which cost Rs.500 per month.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
11 Feb 10
well then how come you would get to use 2mbps---i'm currently using 750 unlimited plan which is associated with the landline--then how come i dont get more speed as you do---or is it a new plan which has been introduced recently
• Canada
12 Feb 10
I just got a wireless internet stick, and it is costing me $25/mo, but if I go above 500MB of usage (in/out) I will be billed more. It is 230kbps, but is way faster than my dialup that was only around 45 kbps. I can't get any other more affordable high speed where I live, as I am out in the country. If I lived in town, I could get much faster DSL for $20/mo.
• Canada
12 Feb 10
My dialup only cost me $3/mo. The next faster would be satellite for $50/mo, but even that is capped usage. *sigh*
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Feb 10
hi Annie,you seem to be paying more and that too for 230kbps---and with tabs on your usage(i really hate these tabs though so i opted for an unlimited package)---living in a village would cost us much lol in termes of money and net speed too.you must be really patient to have managing with such kinda speed.Thank you for responding.great day.
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• Canada
14 Feb 10
Unfortunately I played some of the games under 'fun stuff' here at mylot, and it used up a week's worth of my usage in a couple of days, so I'll have to use my dialup alot the rest of this month or I will incur extra charges. The dialup is the only unlimited option I have, actually, and for only $3, it is a great value, just much slower, so that is what limits my amounts. That, and it ties up my phone line, which irritates the hubby.
@tess5162 (66)
• United States
12 Feb 10
I'm not sure of the actual numbers in speed but I run off a cable modem and its pretty fast. I have no problems downloading movies. Its not superfast but I dont expect it to be when I'm downloading extra large files. I pay about $30/month for it and Im very satisfied with it.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Feb 10
Welcome to Mylot Tess,I heard that Net Speed would be higher through optic fibres they help the providers the best and fastest speed i have an Dial up modem which is an average one compared to others slow.Thank you for responding.great day.
• United States
15 Feb 10
Thanks! I havent used dial up in years and I would never want to go back to that. It was sooooo slow!
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Apr 10
Seems you're inactive in here man
@1anurag1 (3578)
• India
11 Feb 10
I dont think they can download 2gb in two minutes. what ever i can talk about me. i have a connection of 2mbps. and it is far good for browsing porpose. but for downloading large files this is not enough even for a gb it takes nearly an hour.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
11 Feb 10
I have seen my friends downloading an 1GB movie in twenty minutes or and i came accross many saying they have uploaded a movie of 2GB in three minutes their speeds are much faster compared to us though. Thank you for responding.great day.
@1anurag1 (3578)
• India
11 Feb 10
I agree with you that some where the data can be downloaded at the speed you are telling. which could take 3 minutes for 2 gb. means its simple if you have a speed of nearly 80mbps. and even this is not a commaon speed. but if you go for a leased line connection you can have it very easily. some providers can give you at a high cost. i think this is not suitable to download those stuffs for which you are going to pay a huge amount for internet.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
11 Feb 10
higher the speed the more it costs us but it good to have an speed of 2MBPS though---its quiet comfortable for our online usage and downloadings
@balasri (26546)
• India
17 Feb 10
I have upgraded my speed to 2 Mpbs from today.It takes only one hour to download a 700 MB for me now.I am so exited about it.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Apr 10
how much does it cost you balasri---which service provider you're using now---i have plans to increase my speed for thinking about the costs i gotto bear
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@balasri (26546)
• India
18 Apr 10
Airtel charges me 1800/ for month.It is an always on scheme with unlimited access.
@pandaeyes (2068)
12 Feb 10
We have a 10mb connection which sounds ridiculously fast but ,in the UK a lot of the providers use traffic shaping, ours does. That means that although we can potentially download very fast, the ISP will filter the traffic into categories and also there will be certain times when it is faster adn slower. For example, if I am downloading a torrent of Ubuntu which is a DVD and so about 4gb, it will take at least all day because torrent traffic is filtered and set to a limit . If I am watching a film clip, it is much faster. Any download managers that use multi file downloads(all of them) will also be filtered and slowed. At night the filtering is less strict because less people are online . Some ISPs are offering upto 20mb here but it is more expensive and they still use traffic filtering.
• Malaysia
13 Feb 10
Maybe you could try using VPN to reduce the traffic shaping. There are free version around.
@pandaeyes (2068)
13 Feb 10
I'll have to look it up as I have never heard of it.
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
11 Feb 10
www.speedtest.net/result/713947117.png Mine is 30 mbps and I pay about 50 dollars for it. It's faster than average in my country and much more faster than the global avrage.
@diamania (7028)
• Netherlands
12 Feb 10
The best universities in Holland have more than 100 mbps and the fastest speed you can get as costumer is 200 mbps but that's only in the city of Zeewolde.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Feb 10
you have an awesome speed dude---but $50 is more really higher---but you can make more money if you have that kinds speed though---all it takes is a day or two to make those $50 back.Service providers do not provide such kinda speeds in my place else i would have gone for them.Thank you for responding.great day. @unnamedny---my college connection sucks too its worser---i never prefered it though
@monsud44 (31)
• India
11 Feb 10
My connection is very slow. It takes me several hours to download a movie, and a long time even for buffering youtube videos. I think I have a 256 kbps connection. That is the reason why it is so slow.
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
256 kbps is my first internet connection back way on year 2000. But for me 256 kbps is only for research and not for streaming and downloading.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Feb 10
Welcome to Mylot Monsud,its takes a minute or so to watch youtube videos---i just pause them while its streamsby and watch it without any breaks.Thank you for responding.great day.
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
Im pissed about my internet connection. They say it is 3Mbps but when I started surfing and testing my internet connection, the test says that 600Kbps only.. Im so angry that I almost have to disconnect it and find other internet providers. Until I found the best internet provider, the price is so affordable and the speed is more that 3Mbps
• Malaysia
13 Feb 10
How much are u paying for that speed? I got 384kbps per month at around USD15 at my country.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Feb 10
It happens with most of the service providers they just promise you the highest speeds and then we cant find it in real time use---we might witness the top speed in the nights though---it happens at my place.good that you switched over to another provider and it seems to be really affordable.Thank you for responding.great day.
@dorannmwin (36648)
• United States
14 Apr 10
We pay $35 a month for our internet access. It is at a speed of 10 megs per second and I am thrilled with it. In fact, there are times that I think that we have more speed than we need coming into our house and I've considered backing it down some to save us a little bit of money. Our ISP also offers a 3 meg per second option and it only costs $20 per month. I don't think it would be an issue for us because I am the downloader in or family and I am not really a really heavy downloader.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Apr 10
10mbps for $35 is economical compared to the speeds our ISP's offer in here---i wish i had my internet speed in mbps too but it would cost me lots of money and i fear there wouldnt be anything to compare to my online earnings then lol.despite of slower speed i keep on downloading some movie each day.
@thuhuong (828)
• United States
18 Feb 10
Supposedly I have high speed connection at 3mbpm, that costs me $30 a month but I do a lot of downloading so with that speed I'm able to download a 700M movie in about 2 1/2 hours. Sometimes depending on the site, downloads are faster, other times, normal rates are always fine. My younger brother games a lot so when he's on the game server, he take up bandwidth and that slows down other users who may be watching movies online.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Apr 10
I dont think it woul take that longer thuhuong---3mbps isn't bad speed really you can download a 700 movie within an hour---even in 45 minutes provided it has enough of seeds and peers to pull in the data faster it depends on the sites we download from though.I never tried to watch movies online ----it would take years for me to buffer and its quiet annoying at times.nice day.
• Canada
17 Feb 10
I was realatively happy with the "extra light" cable internet connection that I had (extra light because I didn't feel like paying for the expensive one), but my technology-geek husband managed to score a wireless coneection through the phone company. That was really cool. I don't know what the bandwidth is, but it's 100 times faster than it was before with the cable. I love it!
@youless (104228)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Feb 10
My upload speed is 256KB and download speed is 1MB. It costs me about USD17 every month. The speed is OK but somewhat I think the internet fee is expensive. I don't want to pay extra to upgrade a faster speed. Actually I hope the internet fee can drop down one day. I love China
• Malaysia
13 Feb 10
At least it's still better than mine. I get 384kbps which is about a third of ur speed at around USD15 per month.
@jbaunillo (258)
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
As of right now, the speed of my computer is 10.0Mbps. I think that's a lot faster and it only costs me 999.00 Philippine Pesos. That would be atleast 20$ when converted. i think that's a lot cheaper when it's converted to american dollar. I must say im happy with the speed of computer because it's fast and doesnt have a lag time when downloading.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Feb 10
thats really cooool man 10mbps---you can work faster when it comes downloads as well as uploads and it quiet cheaper compared to our place.all it takes is few minutes to download an complete movie right.Thank you for responding.great day.
@champan (513)
• Argentina
11 Feb 10
I have 3 mbps , pretty cool.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
14 Feb 10
yeahhh its really cool but how much you pay for it champan??? Anways welcome to mylot and enjoy mylotting Try to make an bigger post man next time it would help you to make a penny.