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How slow can a GPRS connection be?
Posted by Arne Hess - at Wednesday, 31.01.07 - 10:10:09 CET under Wireless - Mobile Networks - Viewed 7334x

For the next two days,I'm at an event called "CeBit PreView" where leading IT and CE companies previewing their CeBIT news. So far so good but for sure I cannot listen all the time without working from here as well. No problem at all, thanks to my UMTS flat rate - I initially thought. Just arrived at the conference in the heart of Munich to figure out, E-Plus has *no* UMTS indoor coverage here! Sorry, but this is really in the center of Munich but no UMTS available? Okay, there is always a fallback solution called GPRS and I just tried to download a file. The GPRS speed is more then surprising:

Can you believe it? 2,71 KB/Sec? That's freakin' slow - even for GPRS! Oh man, looks like it's really time to switch my data carrier... :-(

Cheers ~ Arne

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