Premium 3G for iPhone Overrated?

Premium 3G for iPhone Overrated?

According to recent rumors, Apple’s iPhone, will offer a “premium” 3G service, supposedly a lot faster.

Will consumers jump on the bandwagon?

I’d say hell no as a previous users of AT&T’s “premium” service (when it was Cingular), the premium 3G service is still slower than Sprint’s CDMA network.

Heck, I did a lot of testing over at our dot com blog when 3G was out about a year ago.

What iPhone needs is WiMax, a proven technology that seems to take years to get in the hands of U.S. consumers including me.

iPhone + 3G Premium = Still really slow browsing, still really slow twitts, still really slow whatever.

What Apple should have done is partner with Sprint in the beginning and they would have a lot faster speeds by now and 5 to 10 times faster once Sprint rolls out their WiMax.

Clearwire + Sprint = bad

AT&T + Apple = bad

Sprint + Apple = good

Clearwire + AT&T = good (let the bad companies work together so we don’t have to face them…)

According to a discovery by Chronic Productions, published earlier this weekend, and relayed by MacRumors, Engadget Mobile, et al., prospective users of the next iteration of Apple’s most ambitious mobile device will be given the option to browse the Internet via 3G broadband or by way of the now-standard 2.5G/EDGE connection. All you’ll have to do is flip a software-based switch, similar to how iPhone users currently transfer between EDGE and Wi-Fi connectivity.

via mashable

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2 Responses to “Premium 3G for iPhone Overrated?”

  1. Yakup Says:

    ATT is GSM that’s all apple cares …

    Why do you consider apple good?
    I just tested the new iTOY it is still dam slowwwww.
    I even used wifi it is still slowwww.

    I apploud apple for the hardware they came up with .

    but seriously people apple is not any better than M$

    I am realy waitiing for Iphone hardware with google’s OS on it :)

    Google knows software Apple knows hardware Microsoft knows money .

    I want a GAM Phone


  2. iPhone 3G Too Slow! | - Obsessively profiling DIYs, HOW-TO,Hacks, Gadgets, Tech, Web2.0,and beyond. Says:

    [...] As predicted, the iPhone 3G remains to be still too slow most internet applications.  Perhaps consumers are remedying their poor iPhone 3G insecurities with Wi-Fi access. [...]

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