Once I get a chance to move from First Media...I'll do it....this past couple months have been really terrible..felt like I was back to the dial-up era. For some reason during the extreme slowdown, download speed (as shown on speedtest) was 15-18mbs but upload was .15 Mbps and i don't know what was wrong...now it's working fine and speed is 20-25Mbps...upload is 1 Mbps. Any IT folks can explain if the upload really affects the browsing speed?
While these concerns are understandable, limiting upload makes for a really sh**ty experience with Skype / any other video-calling service. Uploading videos to YouTube becomes painfully slow just because ISPs are scared that people will run servers.ISP usually limit the upload speed cos
1. Most home internet users don't use much upload speed than download speed. When you browse the web, your browser just send a simple request to the server where the website (eg. www.expatindo.org) is hosted on, and the uploading job is done. What follows is the downloading job where you see all the text and graphics start to appear and these uses much more bandwidth than the "simple request" your browser send.
2. Prevent end user from hosting their own file server at home. Some advanced users have their computers at home configured as file server to have their content available when they are outside. Or even sharing files via torrent. These activities "eat" bandwidth.
In Singapore where we have 1 Gbps (or dual 1 Gbps) connection, we get these types of bandwidth restriction as well.
I'm always curious about the OMG Telkomsel..is there any special tricks to use it? I get it with my monthly Rp 50,000 packet but I never know how to use it (on my phone at least).I still use Indihome fiber at home (50mbps @765.000+PPN)..very rare have problem..only when mickey mouse chewing the cable..lol.
For mobile, we use Indosat family package ( 5 numbers, 60GB, at Rp 362.000/month). I also use Telkomsel OMG package at Rp 90.000 for 14 GB ..its enough for chit chatting on whatsapp, FB, wechat..tiktok
If the bill is not in your name, just stop paying it and they will eventually cancel the service. You can get a new service at anytime, just disconnect the Telkomsel.Quite disappointed with Telkomsel Indihome, but they won't let us cancel it, as it is in the name of the person who owned the house 20 years ago, and they say any cancellation needs to be approved by power of attorney by him (even though we have no idea who that is, if he is still alive or where we could find him).