Heh heh… bet you guys think that I meant moblog – short for mobile blogging where people blog with their handphones/pdas/whatnots and send back to the blog API using SMS or GPRS or MMS. Well, I’m doing… mobile blogging, pretty much in the real sense! You see, I am now blogging in the train, happily seated in the last carriage on the train, and typing this post on IE. 😉

So, mobile computing has come of age! From SMS to GPRS to 3G and now HSPDA (or something like that). I am currently using M1 Broadband to connect to the Internet and I had always wondered if M1 Broadband allowed mobile computer, or in my case, mobile blogging, literally. 🙂 So here you are, live blogging from the comforts of the MRT train.

Well, I am not sure if it’d work when the train goes underground in a matter of stations. I’d soon know. 🙂 Of course, Starhub and Singtel offers something similar. Maybe someone would like to try blogging using their services and provide some feedback? Just for the records, I had been on the lowest price plan of 384kbps and this seems fine to me, since peak traffic periods slow all traffic, regardless of plan, to the same slow speed.

Here’s to mobile blogging! Cheers! 🙂



Reader's Comments

  1. DK | September 14th, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    I’m also thinking of getting the M1 mobile broadband. It is much better than wireless@sg.

  2. Gyver | September 14th, 2007 at 8:57 pm

    It’s HSPA( high-speed packet access), which is still not seen in singapore yet..

    Mobile blogging, sounds fun, but your data plan not expensive? The first time I saw the price list I was put off by it. Are you using wordpress or blogger? wordpress right? 🙂

  3. Simply Jean | September 14th, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    @DK: Haha.. ya, particularly since almost all Wireless@SG are down 90% of the time… or rather, 9 out of 10 times that I tried using it 😛

    @gyver: Oh… is HSPA the same as 3.5G? I got a little lost after 3G… my data plan costs about $23 per month including GST for speeds of up to 384kbps, which is the lowest plan. There is a limit of 5Gb per month, afterwhich, there is a charge per MB, which I can’t (bother to) remember. I try not to do youtube on M1 BB. 🙂 Yup yup, I am on wordpress.

  4. Gyver | September 15th, 2007 at 9:11 am

    Lol nope, 3.5G is not the same as HSPA, 3.5G is way faster than HSPA I think, 3.5G @ 14mbps while HSPA is at 5.8mbps.

    Hmm, 23 per month, quite a good deal, I thought I saw 50++ on the dataplans. And wordpress allows mobile blogging? =0

  5. pkchukiss | September 15th, 2007 at 3:53 pm

    HSDPA and HSUPA are both considered 3.5G technologies.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3.5G)

    I am thinking of getting the SingTel plan, since I already use SingNet, and they’re offering a discount on the subscription fee, in addition to a free modem.

  6. Gyver | September 15th, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Oh, I see..

    Anyway, singtel has mobile internet as well? Hmm, gotta check it out..

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