26th December 2007
I'm currently using my T-Mobile 3G connection to do most of my web browsing, what with it being Christmas, and that I've been travelling around a lot without reliable WiFi.
In contrast to a few years ago, when the hardware support for laptop to phone connections was terrible, that is now incredibly simple. I paired my phone and my laptop, then chose 'Connect to network' from the Bluetooth menu. My phone asked if this was okay, and everything worked pretty much flawlessly (and incidentally, I get a better upload speed over 3G than I do over my DSL at home).
This is a terrible solution to a problem which didn't really exist in the first place. I've paid for a data connection, so I expect the data I requested to be delivered to me as requested, not as T-Mobile think I should recieve it. If I download large images, then I'm happy to take responsibility for what I've done and pay the cost of those downloads. Very disappointing.