Mobile broadband roaming works (I've got the hefty bill to prove it)

Summary:I'm happy to report that 3.5G (HSDPA) roaming worked flawlessly on my laptop when I traveled from Singapore to Sydney.

I'm happy to report that 3.5G (HSDPA) roaming worked flawlessly on my laptop when I traveled from Singapore to Sydney. I was able to enjoy the same high-bandwidth mobile broadband experience in Sydney as in Singapore. So this means we mobile workers can now get high-speed Internet access anywhere in the world, as long as there's 3.5G coverage.

But mobile broadband roaming doesn't come cheap. I chalked up over S$433 (US$310) in roaming data charges just within a single day, which I'm paying out of my own pocket.

How much would you be willing to pay to enjoy that premium mobile broadband experience anywhere in the world?

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Topics: Broadband

About

Lee Lup Yuen is passionate about mobile phones and PDAs, as he is constantly buying new gadgets and programming them in J2ME, .NET, Symbian and AppForge. He has developed commercial applications with mobile technologies like SMS, MMS, WAP, 3G video streaming and location-based services.

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