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Slow internet speed using mobile hotspot

Hi All,

I need to use my mobile hotspot for my desktop on various occasions. I live in the Melbourne metropolitan area. My download speeds vary from 0.5 Mbps to 45 Mbps. It is between 0.5 and 7 for about 50 percent of the time.

1   How can I continually obtain the speeds 4G is meant to provide?

2    I am on a $30.00 prepaid plan. Does Telstra limit the speeds of the cheaper plans?

3    I was considering buying a new 5g mobile. It is harder to provide 5G coverage than 4G coverage. Why use 5G? One will be dissapointed.

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