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Topic # 7901 19-May-2006 19:32

Vodafone's new plan seems competitively priced, a free modem even.

I want to ask you guys, (because I doubt helldesk staff know) what amount of latency I can expect from this service?

Could it be used to play online games? or does it fall in same the category as woosh?

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Reply # 36132 19-May-2006 20:24
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I don't think it is suitable for on-line games, sorry... 3G UMTS latency is not as bad as in GPRS, but it's still noticeable for some activities.

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Reply # 36136 19-May-2006 20:30
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The quoted value from a previous thread is 250ms.

I'd say it would be around that number if not higher. So it probably would be a bit unsuitable for games that depend on low latency.

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  Reply # 36140 19-May-2006 20:50
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I have Vodafone VMC Merlin U630 and $49 for 1GB plan.

V3G is good for most internet usage. but it is not ideal for playing games, or even as your full time primary internet connection plan. it is great idea as supplement connection for your laptop when you are out about.

I use this when i am at work so i got my own 3G connection on my own laptop for my private browsing and email leisure. hehe...

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Reply # 36163 20-May-2006 09:52
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