So you want to use 3G and you have no idea if it’s going to be worth it.
So in London it is possible with HDSPA to get 7.2Mbps, but in rural areas you generally only get GPRS speeds and that is like a very slow dial-up connection!
Hopefuly Ofcom will be able do something about this.
The BBC News reports:
There are still significant notspots when it comes to 3G mobile coverage in the UK, regulator Ofcom has revealed.
It has pledged to investigate why some places, particularly in rural areas, are still failing to get any coverage.
It also said it will investigate mobile broadband speeds, which vary tremendously in different areas and at different times of day.
Personally I am a great fan of 3G, I was on Vodafone 3G when it first came out in 2004 and since then have used them, T-Mobile and 3.
Now I know I can’t work or play without a 3G connection, if I am on holiday in an area without 3G I find it very frustrating. It’s not that I want to spend my holiday online, but so much we do these days is dependent on knowing information, opening times, route planners, online reviews, communication; without a decent internet connection you can feel a little lost. Though it has to be said to be totally internet free can be somewhat refreshing.
Hopefully one day there will be greater 3G coverage, or whatever takes over form 3G will have greater coverage.