Road Speeds: HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS
We left Bataan early this afternoon to visit Mt. Samat. We’re now in Angeles City, Pampanga having dinner at Camalig and listening to good ‘ole music. While cruising, I got the chance to capture HSDPA, EDGE and GPRS speeds (of Globe 3G/Visibility) thru NetMeter and this is what I got.
HSDPA speed averages at around ~132KB/s download, EDGE at ~15KB/s and GPRS at a paltry ~6KB/s (while downloading John C. Dvorak’s Cranky Geeks podcast). While cruising at HSDPA is like heaven, coverage isn’t that great, though I was told by people from Globe that the roll-outs have been underway since December last year. Still, I’m this close to getting myself that 24-month (lock-in) Globe Visibility account. For now, Smart 3G will suffice.
Any recommendations where we can find cheap but nice accommodations here in Angeles? We’re staying for the night and the man is taking us clubbing.