[Gllug] 3 and linux

Richard Cottrill richard_c at tpg.com.au
Tue Feb 10 14:28:31 UTC 2004

Don't fall into the trap of thinking you can usefully use that 3G speed 
for anything remotely useful. You are limited to accessing 3's own 
content (doesn't include such wonders as a train timetable, or general 
WAP access); and you are limited to using it on the phone, unless you 
have friends in low places.

Depending on the phone you buy you *may* be able to get access at 2 or 
2.5G speeds.

If/when the powers that be decide to get their act together ("we were 
surprised to discover that people would like high speed Internet 
access") it may be a different story. I think all the 3 handsets support 
the bluetooth modem profile, so I guess Linux support follows from there.


Jeremy Booth wrote:
> Afternoon
>   I'm using a silly number of minutes on my mobile right now and I've
> found that 3 do a good number of cross network minutes at a sensible
> price. So the next question is 2 fold, does anyone have any experience
> of using 3 with linux laptops, and what sort of data rates are
> obtainable?. I'd like to hear the good and the bad before I go ahead and
> sign a contract :)
> Cheers
> Jeremy

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