Your mobile broadband dream comes true with 3.5G

Your mobile broadband dream comes true with 3.5G

Summary: I have been using the Sony Ericsson PC300 HSDPA (3.5G) Data Card for over a month now, and I'm absolutely delighted with the mobile broadband experience that HSDPA offers.

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I have been using the Sony Ericsson PC300 HSDPA (3.5G) Data Card for over a month now, and I'm absolutely delighted with the mobile broadband experience that HSDPA offers.

My mobile operator provided the HSDPA data card free of charge when I upgraded my mobile data subscription plan.

The Sony Ericsson HSDPA card doesn't protrude as much as other HSDPA cards with their bulging antennas. I find it more compact than USB-based HSDPA modems that dangle around your laptop. So I'm able to leave the HSDPA card plugged inside my laptop permanently without fear of damaging it when I pack my laptop into my bag.

HSDPA coverage is good in most parts of Singapore. It works great for sending and receiving e-mail with huge attachments, a process which was painfully slow with my old Merlin 3G card. HSDPA is also perfectly adequate for browsing most Web sites, even YouTube. I was able to download videos from YouTube at a peak of 1.7Mbps, and upload large documents to Google Docs at about 580Kbps.

HSDPA is a dream come true for us mobile warriors--working anytime anywhere at broadband speeds. So why not upgrade yourself to 3.5G for the coming new year? Have a Great New Year!

%IMAGE=hsdpacardfront.jpg% Front of the Sony Ericsson PC300 HSDPA card

%IMAGE=hsdpacardback.jpg% Back of the HSDPA card, where you slot in your SIM card

%IMAGE=hsdpacardside.jpg% The HSDPA card protrudes slightly

%IMAGE=hsdpa.jpg% When you see the "H" icon, it means you're all set to blaze your way through the HSDPA highway.

%IMAGE=hsdpadownload2.jpg% Downloading a video from YouTube at 1.7Mbps

%IMAGE=hsdpaupload.jpg% Uploading a large file to Google Docs at 584Kbps

Topic: Mobility

Lee Lup Yuen

About Lee Lup Yuen

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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  • Your mobile broadband dream comes true with 3.5G

    It doesn't work in the MRT.
    anonymous
  • Your mobile broadband dream comes true with 3.5G

    Hello, nothing works when you are in the MRT tunnel!!!!!!
    anonymous
  • Where to find the antenna

    I just got one, but the signal strength is so low...!!!

    Maybe an antenna will help, but the manual said GCA-14 which is not available anywhere in Singapore for my search. Anyone knows where to get one?

    Author: Which part of Singapore you tested it? I used it in whampoa, horrible speed.
    anonymous
  • Your mobile broadband dream comes true with 3.5G

    I stay in whampoa, that is why the speed is terrible.

    I tried in Toa Payoh Fork and Spoon, worst

    I tried at office, Singapore Post Center, better

    I tried at Suntec, good

    I emailed Sony Ericsson, apparently they don't even bother to answer their email
    anonymous