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Default 16-09-2015, 09:37

During the past two days I've been using an Orange prepaid SIM which I bought for € 9.90 including € 10 of credit over the past two days. After an additional top up of € 5 I was able to subscribe to their 1GB pack with a validity of 30 days for € 15.
Despite there is LTE800 (band 20 with 10MHz carrier bandwidth) coverage in the city of Luxembourg their LTE network is a total mess. Even with perfect signal strength throughput comes to total halt again and again. The best data rates I could achieve in the middle of the night were in the low single-digit Mbps range and I had to force my phone to 3G to get reliable Internet access throughout the day. Data rates on 3G weren't much better but at least without those disruptions.
I haven't tested the other networks, but Orange seems to suffer serious congestion problems on their 4G network and the 3G network is subpar as well.
I've tested the SIM in a Huawei E3372 USB modem as well as on my Samsung Galaxy S5 with the same results which rules out my device as a cause.

terminals: Samsung: Galaxy S5 DuoS (G900FD); BLU: Win HD LTE; Nokia: 1200; Asus: Fonepad 7 ME372CG; Huawei data: E3372, Vodafone R201, K3765, E1762;
postpaid: O2 on Business XL; prepaid: DE: Aldi Talk, Lidl; UK: 3; BG: MTel, vivacom; RU: MTS; RS: MTS; UAE: du Tourist SIM; INT'L: toggle mobile
VoIP: (German DID); (British DID); (British DID); (Swiss DID); (Bulgarian DID);
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