Unofficial poll: / 3G Network Sheepshearing

Ian Stirling OpenMoko at
Fri Apr 11 21:55:19 CEST 2008

Flemming Richter Mikkelsen wrote:

> Here we pay about 4 USD per MB after we used up the 20MB we get each 
> month (that we payed 60 monthly USD for).
> We can get a "unlimited" (only limited by the speed of 380kb/s) for 100 
> USD/month.
> To compare, 100Mb/s sync fiber (unlimitedd, and with IP phone, static 
> public IP and IPTV) to the house cost around 80 USD/month but is not 
> available all places.
> So, my conclusion is that Internet access over the mobile network is 
> practical when you really need to check something and you are far away 
> from a landline. For everything else, wifi has come to stay.

Your country may vary.

Here (UK) for $20 per month, you get a gigabyte at about 380K/s, or 3G 
for $60. (in addition to the costs of a normal voice contract)

For me - that's pretty much good enough - unless I want to do streaming.

My conclusion is that it varies so enormously that generalisations 
aren't really practical.

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