Stage of GTA03 development?
jptmoore at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 10:51:27 CET 2008
A similar situation in London. Apparently we have the most WiFi
hotspots in comparison to other cities  but you will have to pay to
use the majority of these as they are operated by telecos like BT.
I have a deal to use T-Mobile hotspots but never used them as I just
leave my device connected via 3G. The only time I switch to WiFi
outside my house is when I am at my local pub which has poor GSM
signal and free WiFI.
Having said that, the only application I tend to hammer the 3G on is
Internet radio. I like to chillax to KCRW on my commute!
2008/12/18 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at rasterman.com>:
>> Improving to 3G is therefore a "nice to have" for me. Not mandatory.
> here is where i'd disagree. i can walk down my street in sydney - 100% of wifi
> spots are locked (wep/wpa etc.) - no one opens them. yopur choice is "spotty"
> wifi hotspots you have to pay for. the other option is 3g (umts/hsdpa etc.)
> which has pretty good coverage most areas in urban settings - even outside. i
> think there seems to be some assumption that wifi is so widespread in urban
> areas (and it comes at a cost equal to or cheaper than 3g datarates). this is
> not the case in australia. not to mention the datarates for 3g are MUCH less
> than 2g - they give you a discount for 3g data, but for 2g, it's rap you silly
> per kilobyte. why? the phone network's 2g data setup was NOT designed for heavy
> data usage - it's being abused for data and that impacts call quality and the
> providers will appropriately price the service based on the network ability to
> provide. so 3g is reasonable. for 2g i will never pay for it as its outragoeus.
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