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NoHumanCodes

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Hey everyone. I started a new job online and need a good internet connection that's stable and has lank data - no contract too.

I've been looking at RAIN network and was wondering what are your experiences with using LTE and portable modems to work on the go.

Is it stable? What are the drawbacks? Who and what would you recommend? Budget is R500pm
 

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It's all about coverage. It has the lank data you're after.

I last heard the word "lank" sometime in the late 90's. Thanks for the throwback.
 

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Heh. The guys are right, depends on your area.
Check how far you are from your nearest cell phone tower(s). Also check your LTE data signal on your phone.

I make use of Axxess.co.za's telkom data bundle. About R450 for 60GB anytime data. Its month to month.

>> Is it stable? Who and what would you recommend? Budget is R500pm
I have been using it for 4-5 years without problems. I started with MTN data, moved to Cellc, Vodacom and then Telkom which is quite well priced.

>> What are the drawbacks?
If your tower is far away or there are several obstacles blocking your line of sight, your bandwidth could be affected.
You may get some packet loss which could affect gaming or streaming at times.
 

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Heh. The guys are right, depends on your area.
Check how far you are from your nearest cell phone tower(s). Also check your LTE data signal on your phone.

I make use of Axxess.co.za's telkom data bundle. About R450 for 60GB anytime data. Its month to month.

>> Is it stable? Who and what would you recommend? Budget is R500pm
I have been using it for 4-5 years without problems. I started with MTN data, moved to Cellc, Vodacom and then Telkom which is quite well priced.

>> What are the drawbacks?
If your tower is far away or there are several obstacles blocking your line of sight, your bandwidth could be affected.
You may get some packet loss which could affect gaming or streaming at times.

Thanks for the reply, bro! I'll checkout their sites' map coverage too. What are your speeds like? RAINs UNCAPPED is 490pm but says it's 'up to 10mbps' which isn't too fast for LTE
 

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I work remote on a LTE connection. Telkom uncapped, my only experience with Rain is that my brother uses it but when I’m down in Durban my Telkom LTE performs much better with LTE Advanced/4G+ compared to his Rain capped LTE.

Don’t get a MiFi device unless you’re mobile because your signal will be crap. Huawei is your best brand in this situation.

I wouldn’t knock 10Mbps, it isn’t bad if the connection is stable so an international speed test giving you 10Mbps.

Depending on your employer and how nice they’re, I suggest getting a backup sim from another network. All my sims are on Telkom, and their network basically died couple months back completely.
Which left me completely dead with no mobile connection most of the day...
 

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