Unofficial poll: / 3G Network Sheepshearing

Flemming Richter Mikkelsen quatrox at
Fri Apr 11 22:06:14 CEST 2008

On 4/11/08, Ian Stirling <OpenMoko at> wrote:
> 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.

I must move to UK:) You are so lucky!
Please don't send me Word or PowerPoint attachments. See

Join the FSF as an Associate Member at:
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...

More information about the community mailing list