In the GTA and GVA, I have consistently experienced the promised speeds of 40-60kbps in a wide range of locations, conditions and signal strengths... Actually, quite often the network overperforms! It is quite rare that I will measure less than 58kbps, more often than not in the high 60's, or, at the location where I stay when I'm in Toronto, as you can see in the attachement Xirc posted, it's consistently well over 80kbps.
I will be in Calgary on Wednesday and Thursday... will run some tests there and post the results.
It's not all about speeds though, the applications I can run and the information I can access when I'm on the road, or, well, anywhere... are incredible... saved my life a handfull of times already.
i'm in Calgary and have used an Aircard 555 for over a month. Alberta is now officially spoiled because we have full province-wide 1x coverage! 85kbps is about right for extended downloads (for example... downloading icq from tucows.com) and i have definately seen speeds faster than 10kB/s for extended time, not just bursts.
you should see some of the setups we've been trying! from sierrawireless you can use the same external antenna adapters as the Aircard 300 (in 800mhz) so many of the guys way up north are trying out yagi 11db directional antennas and various magmounts. will soon find out how well they help with such a low-power phone.
I do not think that $100/month for unlimited access is expensive at all!!
Even for my application, for which it's difficult to calculate a direct ROI, I would save so much money if you compared the 1X cost to what I would pay to access the Internet using the hotel room connectivity services. Not to mention the recovered copportunity costs and the productivity gains I have made by using this service during periods which would otherwise be considered down-time.
There are many, many other users/companies out there for which we can easily calculate very real, very solid and compelling ROI's for this product.
It is definately priced right.
Originally posted by HC - NO "i" Imagine what would the experience be with 1xEV and then 3x in the future...
The only concern: pricing. It is still a little expensive.
Has anyone found out how the online multi-player game latency, pings, or lag is with 1XRTT?
Just wondering how games like Quake3, Unreal Tournament, Starcraft etc.. perform using wireless 1XRTT technology.
From what I've read, it's in the 400ms range to the gateway, so assuming that' accurate, and assuming a steady data stream, it would be a lot like playing on a WinModem with bad drivers (if not slightly worse than that).