|By Bruce Zavon (BonaireTalker - Post #47) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 1:22 pm:|
According to their recent commercials, Telbo has doubled the speed of the internet connection for existing customers and it's now NAf99/month for 1 Mbps download speed. But I ran speed tests over the past few days at http://www.speakeasy.net and I'm getting anywhere between 256 and 275 kbps download. Up is 75 kbps. Same whether wireless or ethernet hard wired. Don't know what it was before but sure ain't faster.
|By Brigitte Kley - Coco Palm Garden (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #737) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 4:43 pm:|
For sure there is a problem with Telbo in Belnem. This morning the connection constantly went off, not long, sometime perhaps 30seconds than for minute, but it is ennoying for sure.
|By Kevin W. Williams (Bella Vista Estates) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #573) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 5:28 pm:|
Can't test against a US site and really measure your line rate. At speedtest.net, I get 1063 down/393 up to Curacao. To El Paso, TX, I get 128 down/32 up. Houston, 1090 down, 32 up. Port of Spain, Trinidad, it's 1069 down, 32 up. All of our traffic hits Curacao first, and then something limits the traffic to 32kbps up. Other places (like El Paso) throttle Caribbean traffic to 128 kbps down.
|By Bruce Zavon (BonaireTalker - Post #48) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 6:24 pm:|
|By Kevin W. Williams (Bella Vista Estates) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #574) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 6:39 pm:|
Sounds like a 512K link to me. If you think it should be 1Mbps, give Telbo a call.
|By Bruce Zavon (BonaireTalker - Post #49) on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 6:43 pm:|
My thought as well. Thanks.
|By Susan Davis, InfoBonaire, Bon. Insider (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #207) on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 7:35 am:|
I believe if you are either upgrading speed or downgrading cost (which is what I did), you have to go in and sign for the change. In my case, I had to pay a downgrade fee, since I was keeping my speed, but going for the lesser fee, saving FL 1200.00/year; the downgrade fee was FL 50.00. The only difference they say is that if there's a problem, they have up to 48 hours to repair instead of their stated normal 4 hours.
|By Bas Noij (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #223) on Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 10:36 pm:|
In my case the speed definitely doubled. I am on the 99 guilder base package and get 1000 Mbps down and 385 Mbps up all the time (I check with www.speedtest.net against a server in Curacao). I did not go in and my modem was not reprogrammed.
|By Bruce Zavon (BonaireTalker - Post #51) on Monday, August 18, 2008 - 3:49 pm:|
OK, was off island for a while, but called Telbo today and they told me I had never been upgraded from the basic service, so that's why I was just getting 256K download. Switching from NAf 105 to 156/month and they just had to "flip a switch" in the main office. So now speakeasy.net to LA or Seattle shows 2 Mbps down and 251k up! Speedtest to the US also brings back solid 1.5-2.0 Mbps. Yeah!!
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