Last week, I finally got tired of the unreliable services that the mobile networks have been offering for broadband internet. Till today, with active internet subscriptions from all four GSM networks, and I can barely get anything done. I had a discussion with a business partner over the weekend and mentioned how this situation has kept me from being productive in a week and mentioned that I was looking elsewhere for broadband internet. She was of the opinion that “its unthinkable that businesses are running services on what these networks are offering.” I fully concur.
As an enthusiast of mobility, I had stuck with them for years. I rooted for them, waiting for things to get better. D’oh! It is time to move on to people who earn their primary income from broadband services. Hopefully, that focus will mean that I get better services. I said in an earlier article that the mobile networks’ internet services are not worth paying for. Seeing that I am using my internet subscriptions for business – reliability being key – they are not even worth using for free!! What is the point of using a mobile internet service for free if your mails still won’t get synchronised and all? Pointless.
If it is business that you are interested in, forget free browsing or special promos. Just go look elsewhere for your broadband needs. You can subscribe to one of those tiny plans for use on your smartphone for when you are out and about, but for office or home-office use, look elsewhere if possible. Look at all options available to you. In some cases, you may have no other option but to rely on a mobile internet subscription. That’s all fine and good. But if better options are available, move!
As said in my conversation with my business partner, Mister Mobility is done with using mobile internet services for business.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.