Best 4G Broadband device for gaming?

Alaw banda

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Due to a lack of internet options in my area, I've been relegated to 4G devices now. The folks at home use a Zong 4G device and when I get a chance to use it sometimes, it performs relatively okay. I get a bit of packet loss and the routing to some servers isn't that good, but it's way better than PTCL and the other crap I've had to deal with. At least I can play. So now I'm considering getting one for myself.

I don't really care for download and upload speeds, I just want something with low/no packet loss and good routing to Asia and Dubai servers.

Should I stick with Zong or is there another good option I should consider (Jazz, Telenor, PTCL etc). I'm in Gulberg 3 in Lahore, if that matters.

Thanks in advance.
 

Yasir Nadeem

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Due to a lack of internet options in my area, I've been relegated to 4G devices now. The folks at home use a Zong 4G device and when I get a chance to use it sometimes, it performs relatively okay. I get a bit of packet loss and the routing to some servers isn't that good, but it's way better than PTCL and the other crap I've had to deal with. At least I can play. So now I'm considering getting one for myself.

I don't really care for download and upload speeds, I just want something with low/no packet loss and good routing to Asia and Dubai servers.

Should I stick with Zong or is there another good option I should consider (Jazz, Telenor, PTCL etc). I'm in Gulberg 3 in Lahore, if that matters.

Thanks in advance.
From what I've been able to test, even though Zong's pretty slow compared to others, it performs the best in terms of latency. I tried Telenor as well and got comparable latency to zong (note comparable, not better) but it was many years back. Other networks while having decent speeds such as jazz/warid, have pretty bad latency so they aren't even a consideration in my opinion.
 

Alaw banda

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From what I've been able to test, even though Zong's pretty slow compared to others, it performs the best in terms of latency. I tried Telenor as well and got comparable latency to zong (note comparable, not better) but it was many years back. Other networks while having decent speeds such as jazz/warid, have pretty bad latency so they aren't even a consideration in my opinion.
Thanks for the info. It's a shame because I was hoping something like Jazz might give better performance, but I am considering PTCL Charji also. Do you know if Zong allows you to mess with settings to get better routing to some servers?
 

Yasir Nadeem

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Thanks for the info. It's a shame because I was hoping something like Jazz might give better performance, but I am considering PTCL Charji also. Do you know if Zong allows you to mess with settings to get better routing to some servers?
I know it's been a long while lol but I don't think (or at least know) there is any.
 
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