Saturday, September 13, 2008

Choosing A Mobile Broadband Plan or 3G/3.5G Phone

The highest data speed achievable for HSDPA or 3.5G is 7.2Mbps. I'm using a Huawei Modem E220 which supports speed up to 3.6Mbps and LG KS20 3.5G phone also supports maximum speed of 3.6Mbps. Since my mobile broadband plan is only 1Mbps, there is no point to pay more for a device which can support 7.2Mbps.

Similarly, if you've a iPhone 3G which supports speed up to 1.4Mbps, it is not worthwhile to subscribe to a mobile broadband plan with speed greater than 1Mbps. The data bandwidth is limited either by the device or the mobile broadband plan.


Ben said...

i have subscribe to singtel bbom plus plan which suppose to run a download speed of 7.2mbps, i using the LG KS20 as a modem for my laptop. i know LG KS20 is 3.6mbps but problem is my download speed is on 40kbs and ping at 900ms when doing a speedtest. hope that anyone can help me with this i.e on setting .

acs said...

You can try the following:

1) Test your LG KS20 alone - what is the signal strength & speed when you get connected. If the signal strength or speed is low, you need to try another location.

2) Do you connect via bluetooth from LG KS20 to laptop? Can you try connecting via cable instead?