I’ve been using Rain LTE for around two months now, and I have to say, I’m impressed with how it works. I would say on average I use around 10 to 15 GBs a day, some days when I have to download a game on my ps4, I use an additional 20 to 50 GBs, and the network will remain at full speed even after the downloads have completed. So, here’s my full overview and experience I’ve had whilst using Rain LTE as my Internet service provider.
So, when I first got my sim card, I also got free internet for the first week, that is free unlimited internet data all day for the first week, then my first week ended, and I had to pay at the end of the month. Depending on the package ( or budget), you pay from R250 onwards, R250 is for Unlimited internet from 11 pm to 6 pm (19 hours) and if you choose to pay extra, you will be connected during peak hours from 6 pm to 11 pm ( Depending on how much data you’ll need).
The plan that I use is the unlimited off-peak data option which costs me R250 per month. During 6 pm to 11 pm every day, I’m not connected to the internet, but other than that, it is a great deal and it works well. Here are some of the tests I’ve taken using rain LTE
Internet speeds vary during the day. On average, I get around 10mbps download and 0.5 to 3 Mbps upload speeds with 44ms latency. On good times, usually during midnight, I do get around 35 to 40mbps download speeds. I have had faster internet before, but I had to pay nearly 3 times more than what I pay for using Rain, so I’m pretty happy with my internet connection speeds for the price that I pay, which is, in my opinion, fairly cheap. Here are some of the tests I’ve taken
On Average, I get around 44ms of ping. The highest I got was 65ms, and that was during one morning around 8 am, after that the following day, I got around 55ms during the same time, so I do think in the morning, there’s high latency on the network. Besides using internet tests, I play online videogames quite often, and 98% of the time gameplay is smooth, especially when I’m connected via Ethernet cable. There is noticeable lag when I’m connected via Wi-Fi, but it’s nothing game-breaking, just minor lag there and there, so I do recommend using an ethernet cable when gaming online if you on the Rain network (Or any other 3G, 4G LTE network).
My experience with the Rain network has been excellent so far, the internet speeds are decent, the price I have to pay each month is cheap, and online gaming, using Rain, is excellent. I do recommend this network, especially if your working from home if you’re a student, if you’re a heavy downloader or if you use (or have) a smartphone that supports dual sim cards. It’s awesome and affordable. It’s easily the best internet deal around.
For more information, head over to the Rain website at www.rain.co.za