Guilty I amzzm9980 wrote: Come on, you of all people here should know performance varies greatly depending where you are on the Island. With Starhub in the immediate vicinity of Paya Lebar MRT (hardly ulu ulu) my iPhone would time out for hours just trying to check email.
Thanks Andrew for that link. I had no clue there was 4G rental here. It's pricy, but totally reasonable for just a few days if you need Internet. Although their process seems silly. You fill out a form, pay, and wait for shipment of your rental? They should have a kiosk at Changi; tourists and other visitors aren't going to want to wait for a shipment...
My point is, 3G is not so sluggish like .. 28.8 or 56k, as Andrew says .. and instead of renting, you can buy the Belkin 3G hotspot for less than 100 $ or the Aztech HW550-3G - less than 100 $ as well ..
PS: phones, used as hotspot, deliver slower speed and tend to disconnect when you get an SMS or service info .. I am not into Telco .. but I have noticed it, more than once, when i was using office phones for Tethering .. vs pocket 3G routers which don't do that ..