[Gllug] Internet connection through mobile phone

Sean Burlington sean at practicalweb.co.uk
Mon Dec 14 13:47:55 UTC 2009

2009/12/11 Caroline Ford <caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com>:
> 2009/12/10 felix swart <felix.swart at googlemail.com>
>> . Does anyone
>> have experience with mobile internet used for a home connection; no
>> streaming or downloading distro images, just general surfing.
> It's terrible. Third rate, blocked ports, filtered, crap bandwidth. Not a
> replacement.

generally that's been my experience (doesn't even connect half the time)

I did recently find out that 3G can work though!

I was on holiday in Wales and must have been near a 3G transmitter
that nobody else was using - connected every time, fast responses -
happy web surfing!

Ports were still blocked and images quality was rubbish (compressing
transparent proxy)

But it turns out the technology does actually work (under perfect conditions)

I have since cancelled my contract - those conditions were just too rare.

I'm looking into whether I can connect via my G1 as it seems silly to
pay for a separate 3G connection when my phone already has one.


Sean Burlington

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