I’ve used two mobile connection companies in the past 3 years.
The first one was problematic with a few ‘dead’ spots in the city I was operating in.
Lately I obtained a new Internet mobile connection in a different city.
The connection device is in the form of a USB stick.
As expected, the service was horrible, at first. The salesman’s hype led me to believe it was going to be a lot better. But it was also problematic with poor connections and low speeds.
But, he also mentioned that there would be an upgrade coming soon. I did not give up complete hope.
Then the upgrade came and it really was a faster and stronger connection
That was good because I paid for 2 years in advance plus about 120 for the connection device. Plus, there was an additional 25 in a ‘connection fee’ that the salesman failed to tell me about. It was discovered at the register.
That didn’t make me happy.
For the first month or so, the connection was not very good. But, after their network upgrade things really got better.
A speed test shows that I am getting about 330 kb/s UPLOAD speeds. That’s 1/3 of MB per second.
Believe me when I say that is good for mobile connections in the year 2012.
Perhaps in another 5 years that will equate to nothing.
Anyway, our home office Internet has been down for 3 days now. I was able to support my entire business, including phone calls rerouted through skype on my mobile connection.
I was able to get a good deal. I get 10GB of bandwidth per month for a very low cost.
That’s why I paid for 2 years in advance, that was the minimum to get the good deal.
At first, it wasn’t worth it, but after the network upgrade it is definitely worth it. I would have missed a lot of calls due to the office connection being down.
So, there is hope for mobile broadband yet. Until now, there has been nothing but spotty service and support.
I am hoping things have improved now.