3g consistency, etc in central area of siem reap?

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3g consistency, etc in central area of siem reap?

Post by jmap » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:47 pm

Hi guys, will be moving to siem reap in about 7 months (yey). so we work online. I plan to have usb dongle/phone hotspot as backup internet in case all fast connections fail. I assume 3g will still be there.

My online work can still function within 3mbps so no problem at that speed. What I need is consistent connection (10 hours/work day). Is expecting consistent connection at 3 mbps realistic?

What is the 3g consistency within 1 km radius of the city center? we plan to live in a hotel/hostel for a month or two until we've laid out a backup plan for electricity in case of blackout. Currently Im limiting my accommodation search within the 1km radius of the city center.

Is consistent 3 mbps connectivity still ok even outside 1 km radius? possibly how far from the city center?

How's the 3g signal during rainy season? how about during March to June? consistent? hit and miss? mostly below 3 mbps or about 3mbps?

On blackouts, average blackout occurrences still about every two weeks or more? blackouts how many hours per day in March to June?

Regarding sim I guess its metphone and smart. Is it possible to sign up to opennet while mobile, I mean do they provide router with sim.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: 3g consistency, etc in central area of siem reap?

Post by kiwiincambodia » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:07 pm

SMART, Cellcard, metphone and qb all have good coverage in Siam Reap center. Most will offer what you need in terms of speed except during peak hours 7pm - 9-10ish pm.

Blackouts army much of an issue anymore and don't last long enough for the sites backup power to drain so no issues there.

As far as a know open net don't offer mobile options.

SMART and cellcard offer 4g for very good rates as well but I'm not sure about the 4g coverage in SR.

Hope that helps. Anything else just ask.
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Re: 3g consistency, etc in central area of siem reap?

Post by jmap » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:13 pm

Thats great to hear. I work afternoon to midnight est time so no issue with 7pm - 9-10ish traffic. Thank you once again.
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