There have been one or two occasions this summer that i’ve found myself needing broadband (well, internet access). On buses is one example. In airports another…
Now i’ve spent about a total of 8 hours on buses this summer and probably 2 or 3 in Dublin Airport so that’s nothing really… but it’s still a good 10 hours where i could have been doing something constructive.
Broadband has also been knocked off at home at least 3 times this summer for several hours at a time so i had no backup… then take the situation at college last year…. i don’t want a repeat of that this year as it will cripple my work rate again.
Anyway, word on the street is that o2 will be offering mobile broadband for €9.99/month to students from september onwards. It’s €20 to everyone else. So do i think mobile broadband is worth €9.99 per month? Yes. I understand they’re still offering this thanks to HEAnet (it was €13/month last year).
It will offer me piece of mind plus keep me entertained when i’m on the move 🙂 A download allowance of 10gb is nothing for some people but for me, at college and when on the move, all i do is send emails or browse the web… work on my websites… i can’t see myself pushing 10GB.
I’m well aware of the problems a lot of people face with mobile broadband – dodgy signals, dodgy modems, poor speeds etc… from doing a little research it’s pretty clear that o2 come out on top.
I *should* be able to use it at home and in college (my two ‘bases’ for most of the year) but just in case, i’ll probably buy a signal booster and try to extend the range should i need it. So from next month on, no matter where i am, i’ll be able to get online…
It’s a comforting thought :smile:m