This is an interesting task that im sure others will attest to. It really isnt as easy as it should be.I have a few issues in this regard which forced me to evaluate all my options.
Issue 1: I rent a place so im to going to bother putting in ADSL -which will probably only come in 9 months from ordering = TELKOM YOU SUCK!!
Issue 2: Im on a Mac so this means no 3g card from Vodacom as i have no PCI slot. Iburst is too pricey and Sentech is just plain lousy.
Issue 3: No open wireless connections here so i cant “jump on one” (not that I would cos thats bad – ahem)
Interim Solution: The Huawei E220 data modem – finally released by Vodacom. This USB beauty is HSDPA enabled and f**ing quick.
A few words of wisdom if youre considering one:
1) Buy one if you can. Its costs about R2 800 but if you do can use Virgin (Edge) MTN (3g) or Vodacom (3g/ HSDPA) Data is still waaay overpriced but you can use Virgin and get and edge connection for 50c per mb.
Guess it will have to do until Wimax gets here “sigh” (if it ever does)