Ian Spillane wrote:
> Ah stop would ya.
>> 1. "3 Broadband" is "broadband" whatever way you look at it. Stop
> annoying me in my time of need.
>No. The OECD, FCC, Oireachtas Committe and Ireland Offline disagree.
About the only people that really do agree is ComReg and Eamonn Ryan.
It's Mobile Internet, technically "Midband" (dialip and up to 128k
ISDN is NarrowBand).
It's about twenty times worse than Fixed Wireless Broadband.
* Min Speed 50kbps down & up, the "up to" of 3.6, 7.2 or 14.4, is PEAK
single user capacity close to mast, if there is only one connection.
* Not always on
* Latency 80ms to 2000ms
* Break in signal means lost session as it's really dialup (unlike real
* If more people connect the cell contracts and you may disconnect
* Voice calls have priority and may disconnect you.
* Actually costs 10x more than broadband. The Operators cross subsidise
from 150:1 (vodafone) to 500:1 (3) using voice revenue
* Less than 25% of cases supports VOIP. 3G supports about 1/10th the
number of VOIP as 3G voice calls, and at that badly. If all calls
were VOIP, the price would have to be about x50 to x100 higher.
Unless you need Mobility, get Fixed Wireless or Cable (no line
rental, TV optional) or DSL.
I have a 56k real external serial dialup modem if you want it, free. No
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