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    Hi Guys,

    Just moved apartments, now am spitting distance of London Bridge, and I thought Relish would be a decent option given the "We expect your connection to be: Up to 50 Mbps" claim after sticking my postcode into their site...

    However, after plugging the router in, moving it about, and running a bunch of speedtests, the best I can manage is 3 bars of signal on the router, and rather pathetic 3mbits:



    Anyone a) using Relish and/or b) in a similar area (SE1) getting same/better results?

    I'm gonna drop them an email in the morning and am thinking that if they cannot explain this performance as being something other than a temporary issue I'm going to see if I can get out of the contract.

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    Re: Anyone using Relish?

    up to.......

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    Re: Anyone using Relish?

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    up to.......
    True. This is more like 3G speeds than anything close to 4G though. Still, on their website:

    "This is an estimate of the speed you are likely to get, based on your location. However, the speed you experience could be affected by local factors such as the type of walls and windows in your building, the number of people using the network and sometimes the external environment. But don't worry, if you're not happy with the service, we offer a 14 day money back guarantee."

    Emphasis added, so shouldn't be much of a problem to get out, I just wanted to see whether my experience matched the majority of other Relish users, or whether I'm just "holding it wrong" or general user error

    [e!] Just tried again, got a bit faster on the download...

    Last edited by streetster; 01-11-2015 at 10:18 PM.

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    Re: Anyone using Relish?

    before you cancel get a 4G EE wifi router and a PAYG 1 month sim. See what speed you get, then decide which one of the two providers you want to keep. If the EE one, get a rolling monthly sim.

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    Re: Anyone using Relish?

    This might be a good way to try out EE: http://shop.ee.co.uk/campaigns/christmas-sim-from-ee

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    Re: Anyone using Relish?

    I am using the EE Christmas sim, you load £10 on, send the text, and get 100gb on month 1, 100gb on month 2, and still have £10. Apparently its possible to buy a few, send the text, but keep the data for later, or at least that worked last year. Tips and discussion on HUKD
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free...red-ee-2312026

    I am using one of them in my tablet and get 25 Mb/sec. If you are seriously looking at running home stuff of 4G its probably worth looking for a system that accepts external antennas. I have used the original EE buzzard (looks like a usb stick) on a boat, add an external antenna, and power it from a USB power adapter, it acts as a wifi hotspot, and only cost £30 when I picked my one up, unlock was £1, I think its a rebadged Huawei E8278.

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    Re: Anyone using Relish?

    So... I cancelled Relish and have gone with VM... 1.5x the price (£35 versus £20) but 33x faster...


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    Re: Anyone using Relish?

    Good old VM

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