Fairly obvious comments and pretty well sums up the limitations that 3G services
have. But not through technology, but rather, the policies put in place by the
I'm with Telstra's NextG service. Whenever I open the browser in the phone and
go to the "home page" one of the first things that pop up are ads for getting
live footy action or subscribing to Foxtel. Both are video services and would
chew through my monthly allowance in a few minutes.
When they promote such services then turn around and charge like wounded bulls
it looks a tad hypocritical.
But the analyst is right - mobile broadband will never be a replacement for a
fixed line service. It's supplementary to it and a very handy business tool for
those who travel for work. For domestic users it's a nifty gadget, a luxury, if
you will for those who can afford it. But then, the internet as a whole is
really such a thing. If it all fell over tomorrow the earth wouldn't stop
turning and we'd still have work to go to (well those who don't work in the
internet industry would).