3G – will it ever work?

17th November, 2009 – 9:43 am
I currently sat on the train coming back from London.  Last night, horror of horrors – there are screaming brats on the train and I realise that I’ve become so reliant on Spotify and the BBC iPlayer that I’ve no music in MP3 on my laptop (that and I had to move a load of stuff off for a forthcoming Windows 7 upgrade on my work laptop) and, though capable of acting as an MP3 player, I’ve still not got around to loading any music on my new phone.
So this morning – though there are no children I’m attempting to download a podcast to help me through the journey.  I didn’t think to start this off whilst stationary at Euston – so I’m doing it on the move…
Is it just me or is mobile internet still not ‘quite there’ – just like wireless internet it seems flaky and unable to deal with the reality of a typical user’s requirements – to pick itself back up when the train I’m on enters a tunnel and resume a download.
Still – it is about the only time I’ll forgive Vista for it’s file download estimates…

I currently sat on the train coming back from London.  Last night, horror of horrors – there are screaming brats on the train and I realise that I’ve become so reliant on Spotify and the BBC iPlayer that I’ve no music in MP3 on my laptop (that and I had to move a load of stuff off for a forthcoming Windows 7 upgrade on my work laptop) and, though capable of acting as an MP3 player, I’ve still not got around to loading any music on my new phone.

So this morning – though there are no children I’m attempting to download a podcast to help me through the journey.  I didn’t think to start this off whilst stationary at Euston – so I’m doing it on the move…

Is it just me or is mobile internet still not ‘quite there’ – just like wireless internet it seems flaky and unable to deal with the reality of a typical user’s requirements – to pick itself back up when the train I’m on enters a tunnel and resume a download.

Still – it is about the only time I’ll forgive Vista for it’s file download estimates…

  1. One Response to “3G – will it ever work?”

  2. I take it all back. Went through tunnels and the download resumed. I do still have issues where sometimes it disconnects and requires a reboot – might just be the buggy Vodafone VNC Lite software…

    By admin on Nov 17, 2009

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