By: Mochamad Yusuf*
He’s been doing in school. School was already equipped with the internet even there is wifi coverage. But if at home, his son must go to the internet cafe. Use a dial-up phone call is too slow and expensive.
He complained to me to look for a solution. Finally, after the research and ask questions, I gave him some alternative solutions. Perhaps you are also looking for this. So hopefully this article useful to you.
First I had to remove the dial-up alternative TelkomNet. Actually quite cheap, because some time ago Telkom lowered rates significantly. But whatever, the maximum speed through the analog cable is only 56.6 kbps. So the normal speed can be lower than that. Opening a complex websites such as Facebook, can be quite long load.
Then I tried an alternative bundling with cable TV. This is still relatively expensive, and not all accessible areas. The alternative is Speedy. In addition to fast and fairly stable, relatively affordable price. Moreover, there is subscription package promo. This is what I recommend to him. But if looking for a cheap unlimited subscription, Speedy is still expensive.
Fortunately, the current mobile competition is fierce. They lower their prices are not only voice but also data subscription. There are even bundling offer with HP or netbook with the lure of free unlimited internet access for some time. After a time promo end, are actually quite cheap.
Here I offer to my friend, solutions using Smart and Mobi’s Fren. Internet subscription for Smart ulimited only 45.000/bulan. The maximum speed of 153.6 kbps. So much faster than TelkomNet. If you want faster speed 512 kbps, enough to add 30,000.
While Mobi-Fren is only 50,000 per month. But this use of quotas. However after reaching the quota, do not stop access, just only speed down the equivalent Telkomnet. If you want a larger quota, can subscribe to the package on it. Which is slightly more expensive package of 100,000 per month.
If you want to buy cheaper prescription pake his cell phone bundling them. Because there are usually included free internet. For example with the purchase HP Smart ZTE C261 whose price bundling is 450,000 which can already ulimited internet subscriptions for 3 months.
Of course, subscribe to the CDMA cellular operator in particular influenced the speed of many things. That is the location for coverage associated with the BTS, the number of customers in the this coverage, time even the weather. My advice try to borrow or buy a cheap mobile phone/modem used to try. If in your location is quickly, you can invest or purchase a better one.
Okay, hopefully this article useful. Good luck! [TSA, 15/1/2010 at dawn]
*Mochamad Yusuf is a senior IT consultant, public speaker, radio host, lecturer and website & software developer at SAM Design, http://www.samdesign.com. Actively writing and his books have been published, “99 Jurus Sukses Mengembangkan Bisnis Lewat Internet”. You can follow his activities on his personal website, http://m.yusuf.web.id, or in his profile Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/mochyusuf.