2 years ago I wrote about selecting a mobile internet operator in Poland, and the post seemed to be popular; so here's an update.
Once again I am looking for better / cheaper alternatives to T-Mobile's mobile internet, given that my usage is going down.
I just tested Mobile Vikings in pingtest.net, and the results are quite
terrible. Well, in fact, knowing that the underlying network is Play's,
the results are no surprise, because they are exactly the same: up to
200 ms jitter and 250 ms ping roundtrip.
The interesting thing is
that Mobile Vikings seem to use T-Mobile as a backup mobile network,
and by forcing the phone to select that network, the pingtest results
are much better, though not as good as the T-Mobile native ones: < 150 ms ping, < 100 ms jitter.
tried for a while Nju, and it seemed OK in a quick test. But I didn't
do the pingtests, and the underlying network is Orange, so I would need
some serious testing to trust it at all.
Apart from the technical
side, just by looking at the general organization, Mobile Vikings is
refreshingly clear, instead of the oceans of packages and upgrades and
offers and intersecting services and traps by all the other operators.
So, looks like I am going to stay with Mobile Vikings - but set to
T-Mobile's network ;P.
(anyway I have to say that even Play's
network, when used purely in the phone, doesn't feel that bad; ot at
least I still have not found any clear problem unequivocally related to
Play in the week I have been using it...)