This month Unwired is delivering at a notional 1024/256 – a quick check showed around 750 in fact – and that is a big improvement. Combined with the much improved Skype 4 this means my internet telephony is rather better than the two tin cans and string it used to be, though even at that stage it was great for SMS. I am all thumbs on a mobile phone when it comes to SMS; a full keyboard is much better.
The trade-off is that to get 1024 for the same price as half the speed I have dropped from 10 gig to 6 gig a month allowance – and that is cunningly split 50/50 into peak and off peak. Naturally I do most of my blogging in the off peak.
To monitor my downloads I have just installed an oldie, but new to me: NetMeter. It’s very good, and free. Right now it is telling me I’ve used around 44 meg so far today…
Still in off peak (10 am) and it has been a busy morning. There were big updates from Microsoft (for XP) and a new version of my Firewall for starters, and then I went through my VodPods fixing or deleting broken videos, as I do once a month. Plus a big PDF upload to one of my coachees. And blogging. Result – 109 meg so far today! Must watch it, as according to the NetMeter that if continued would give about 7 gig a month!