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by OzBo / May 11, 2012 8:24 AM PDT


How fast/slow is wireless in comparison to naked broadband?


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Unknown today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2012 8:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Speed

We have so many wireless options that it can be faster, slower or the same.

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What about...?
by OzBo / May 14, 2012 6:26 PM PDT
In reply to: Unknown today.
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cell plans
by bill012 / May 14, 2012 9:56 PM PDT
In reply to: What about...?

You can't really compare wireless delivered over the cell network to any broadband. All depends on the coverage area since your speed will vary based on where you are trying to use it. In most cases it will not be as fast as wired broadband. Because these systems are designed to work while you are in a moving car you in effect trade performance for this ability even if you do not use it.

I would worry about this does a cell company confuse 2G and 3G. They pretty much have it backwards to how everyone else groups the multi letter names representing the transmission methods.

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I've heard Skype work.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2012 3:00 AM PDT
In reply to: What about...?

But video is treacherous. If you were watching some cell phone formatted video it may be fine but some laptop user that wanted 720 or 1080p content might complain about buffering.

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by OzBo / May 15, 2012 5:59 AM PDT
In reply to: I've heard Skype work.

... for the replies, Bill and Bob. Yes, I remember the constant buffering when I had a slower connection. Very annoying!

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