I thought that I’d have another check of the Sprint 3G data rate now that we’re into the weekend. The performance in the mid-afternoon during the week was not bad at all. I was wondering if there would be any change on the weekend.
It seems to be markedly improved on the weekend. Today it measures: 1.94 Mb/s download, 520kbps upload with a ping time to Dallas of 155 ms. That was at around 2pm CDT.
The real test will be when I’m in SFO next week.
I managed to book myself into a very posh hotel for three nights (Le Meridien downtown, formerly the SFO Hyatt) at a significant discount through Hotwire.com. The trouble with booking 4 star hotels through Hotwire is that you might get a deal on the room, but all the hotel services are still hugely expensive. For example, parking your car overnight at Le Meridien is $50/night. A hamburger and a glass of wine from room service is easily $45.
Oh, and by the way, their internet access is great…both wired and wireless as I recall…but they want $15/night for the service. That would be $45 in internet access charges just for this little trip. In contrast, my Sprint 3G service is only $60/mo. And it will be available to both my laptop & netbook…perhaps even to my associates laptop if he has the need.