If you’re a heavy user of mobile broadband and have always felt limited by the current 3G speeds offered by most of the rocket/turbo sticks out there, I’ve got good news.
Starting in the Toronto area, Bell Mobility is now offering mobile users a way to effectively double the download and upload speeds they experience through a technology called Dual Cell.
To get in on all the super-high-speed action, you’ll need a USB stick that is compatible with Dual Cell, namely the Novatel Wireless U547 Turbo Stick. When you’re in an area that is Dual Cell capable, the stick will provide the higher speeds. In regular HSPA+ covered areas, you’ll get the normal “up to 21Mbps” speeds. An expanded coverage area for the Dual Cell service is planned for 2011.
In addition to the cost of the Novatel stick ($49.95/3-year contract or $199 no contract), you’ll have to pay a $10/month premium on top of your regular data plan to access the faster Dual Cell network.
For all the details, check out: www.bell.ca/speed
Disclosure: Sync is owned and operated by Bell Canada.