Broadband on a Moving Bus

I don’t know if it’s anything to do with my recent column  (probably not) about the need for flat data rates(“The Price is Wrong,” from Nov 2’s WSJ.com), but m1 of Singapore is now offering unlimited data for its mobile broadband plans. So now you can get 512 kbps for about $15 a month, 1.8 Mbps for about $25, and 3.6 Mbps for $45.

I use the 512 kbps service and frankly, it’s fast enough for me. Of course, with the island state embracing free WiFi this all becomes a bit academic at some point, but I still find it easier to crank up the Huawei modem than log in to the WiFi, and there’s something about surfing on a bus that is positively liberating. Not something I ever tried on the moving robbery carts that are buses in Jakarta, I must say.

M1 broadband

05. December 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Interfaces, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

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  1. Hi. Just for your UK readers, we’re pleased to announce that we have a range of mobile broadband offers at The Carphone Warehouse. Access the Internet wherever you are by plugging the broadband modem into the USB port on your laptop.

    We have a deal which is only available on our website offering the T-Mobile USB Modem at only £15 per month with speeds up to 2.8Mbps. This deal is exclusive to The Carphone Warehouse and gives you a saving of up to £120!

    Please see http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/commerce/servlet/gben-server-PageServer?article=MAIN.UK.INTERNET.STATIC.USBMODEM for this and all of our current offers.

    Thanks, The Carphone Warehouse Online Team!