HSPA from August 4th

Was looking around at the Pocket PC forums when I chanced upon a thread talking about getting HSPDA on a Dopod 810 from StarHub.

For the uninitiated, HSPDA or High Speed Packet Downlink Access is an enhancement of current 3G technologies to support download speeds of up to 3mbps or what you get with a Singnet broadband 3mbps connection. That and the fact its everywhere on the island, wirelessly.

StarHub has been lagging behind in its implementation with not much news till this recent press release on July 31st. They are upping the ante that M1 and Singtel has set by offering both high speed up and dowlink access, hence HSPA.

Along with that comes a revised pricing structure for its mobile data plans. $68 a month for unlimited high speed data access is a steal compared to the other telcos save for the fact that StarHub’s reputation of reception quality ain’t that good compared, once again, to the other 2 telcos.

Its remains to be seen how real world usage will really be like. Still, I’m anticipating it with bated breath cause my phone’s already 3.5G ready and the introduction of higher download speeds is a reprieve from the spotty 3G reception since I got it.

Also this might be widely off, but can I speculate that perhaps the iPhone exclusive rights in Singapore will go to StarHub? I mean, AT&T in the States had to buck up their EDGE networks for better bandwidth and performance because of Apple, perhaps this is a sign!

Its August 2nd today, 2 more days!

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