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Old 03-29-2008, 09:16 PM
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Default Super 3G Hits 250Mbps Downlink in NTT DoCoMo Field Test

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/03/26/super-3g-hits-250mbps-downlink-in-ntt-docomo-field-test/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/...omo-field-test/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>&quot;Just think -- this time next year, we'll all look back at this milestone and wonder how on Earth we thought it was impressive. For now, however, we wouldn't blame you for high-fiving everyone around, as NTT DoCoMo has stretched the boundaries again with a recent Super 3G field test. Reportedly, the outfit was able to record &quot;a downlink transmission rate of 250Mbps over a high-speed wireless network in an outdoor test of an experimental Super 3G system,&quot; and while it's not quite the 300Mbps we'd heard about before, you won't find us kvetching.&quot;</em></p><p><img border="0" alt="" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/500/spt/auto/1206821461.usr6.jpg" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>File this under &quot;Wake me up when it gets here&quot;. I know all of this stuff is coming but when? I'm sorry but 3G still seems sluggish to me. Perhaps I'm jaded, or maybe it is just Pocket IE that's slow as molasses.</p>
 
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:44 PM
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It's PIE.

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Old 03-30-2008, 10:01 PM
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It's PIE.

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Actually it's POS isn't it ;-)

I found out recently that instead of spending 8 per month with Orange to get 30MB of GPRS/3G data on my HP WM phone, with a browser that decides whether it's going to download content or not, I can spend 15 per month with three and get 3GB per month on a broadband modem with speeds up to 3.6Mb/s.

It took me all of the time it took to walk to a carphone warehouse store to change that. OK so I need to use a Laptop to access the internet but the HP WM phone was so unpredictable I never used it to browse anyway. And cancelling a 5+VAT charge for BT Openzone wireless access I was never able to use (no hotspots, stupid login process) means I get 100 times the data for just over 1 more per month.

Moving back on topic, I signed up for the Orange data service in October last year when it was a good deal. Five months later and it's a very poor deal and there are much better on offer. Which is why I refused to go for a service with more than a 12 month contract - mobile connectivity is going to be so different this time next year that longer contracts make no sense.
 
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Old 03-31-2008, 03:45 AM
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I agree, it is PIE. I've used 3g on my laptop in town, it is very, very, very fast.
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