Unofficial poll: / 3G Network Sheepshearing

Bierbauch bierbauch at
Sun Apr 13 17:43:54 CEST 2008

Flemming Richter Mikkelsen pravi:
> On 4/11/08, *Ian Stirling* <OpenMoko at 
> <mailto: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!
Hm, here in Slovenia out second biggest mobile provider (Si.mobil 
Vodafone) just launched a fixed flatrate 3G for 19 € per month (that is 
you get unlimited traffic on its network be it 3G (UMTE/HSDPA) or 2.5 
(GPRS/EDGE) for only 19 € a month)

-- Bierbauch

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