It has been 4 months since we have been promised free wifi across Singapore. But the [email protected] is not as smooth sailing as the media reported. Not many new hotspot has been setup. Those major hotspot are not ready yet. Most of the [email protected] point you see are existing hotspot that used to charge money, now changed to free.
Being free has a price to pay. Free means more people are accessing, resulting in slowness and more downtime.
Its not that I’m very far from the access point. My signal bar is half full. Yet I get disconnected frequently. And even when I’m connected, it doesn’t mean that I can surf the net. Sometimes I’m just connected to the network but not to internet.
Its frustrating. Why the heck am I still paying $10 a month for such unreliable service? The Singnet hotspot used to be quite reliable before [email protected] era. I don’t remember having problems. Now that it become [email protected], it became problematic.
Why is paying customer sharing the same router as non-paying customer? How can Singnet ensure that paying customer get faster download speed? Why should paying customer suffer when the network is congested with non paying customer? Shouldn’t paying customer get priority?
I think I’m going to cancel my [email protected] plus subscription for sure. Wireless what sg? Its all overhype. Too many people access, too little bandwidth. End up you get tons of wireless access point but none able to get you online. I wonder how will our neighbour do with their Wimax implementation.
Malaysia’s telecoms regulator has named four newcomers as winners of Wimax wireless high speed internet licences.
The winning bidders were Bizsurf Sdn Bhd, MIB Comm Sdn Bhd, Redtone-CNX Broadband Sdn Bhd and Asiaspace Dotcom Sdn Bhd.
The firms are expected to invest up to 300 million ringgit ($85.7m; £43.9m) within the service’s first three years.
Hope their coverage at JB is wide enough that it can cover some parts of Singapore too.
I’m actually eyeing at M1 broadband. The cheapest plan is at $22 at month. Hmmm… worth considering….