Difference between HSPA plans

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sgoldschmidt
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Difference between HSPA plans

Post by sgoldschmidt » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:21 pm

Hi,
I recently changed my mobile plan to the new CAP35 Optus plan, which I though could also replace my Wireless Broadband plan. I have found two issues:
- my IP address when using this service is not the fixed 220.233.x.x address I have been assigned (I get a dynamic 64.255.x.x address)
- the download speeds I achieve are only about a third as fast as my Wireless Broadband plan, even using the same USB modem
What is the technical difference between the WI and CAP35 plans? Is there something I can do to use my assigned IP address and achieve the same download speeds as by WI plan?
Thanks,
Simon

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Re: Difference between HSPA plans

Post by jokiin » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:51 pm

the cap plans use the regular Optus network, they are not layer 2 like the HSPA plans so no static IP, no premium backhaul etc

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Re: Difference between HSPA plans

Post by tin » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:24 pm

:shock: Glad I know that now - I was considering moving my phone to one of the cap plans, but I won't now...
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