Originally Posted by Vitoldus
Well, I live in Lismore, co Waterford, and it's not exactly cork city, so i can't see many competitors hanging around, most people actually have regular broadband so that should exclude contention. And i have such a low speed regardless of the time of the day or night...
But you're on EDGE all the time, which is never going to be anywhere near broadband speeds. The backhaul connection to the mast is probably going to be much lower for a non 3G mast, than it would be for a 3G mast, as speeds off it will be lower. If this is the case, then your EDGE speed will vary from about 240kbps downwards.
If EDGE is the only signal you're getting, and there are actual broadband alternatives, then it's time to consider one of them. EDGE is pretty much useless anywhere I've seen it. Even with full signal strength, I often get no Internet connectivity at all, when on EDGE.