how well does gprs work in the uk? here in norway people also run around
buying gprs phones these days. tons of units sold, but i dont think most
ppl get to take adantage of the features as the gprs coverage isn't as
reliable as the telecoms like to pretend it is. u can consider yourself
lucky if u manage to get a connection to stay stable for 5min and push as
much as 14kbps. the packet fees are higher than what u end up paying for a
gsm data transfer as well so far. the tipping point wont happen before the
price is low enough AND the network actually works.
i think gprs is a major disapointment for most. its not working too well,
and the phones are still crap.
At 15:23 26.04.2002 +0100, you wrote:
>An interesting little factoid from the UK, rather like that low level of
>Foma usage on Foma.
>A fifth of all handsets sold in the UK by the Carphone Warehouse, the
>biggest phone retailer in the country, were GPRS in Q1. That's about 35,000
>And how many of those people used GPRS network services?
>This reminds me of the days when SMS was installed on all phones, but it
>took months and months before it took off and then boom.
>So where's the "Tipping Point"?
Received on Sat Apr 27 22:52:01 2002