With an HSDPA flat rate you can surf on the road speed with DSL. HSDPA (high speed downlink packet access) sets the highest standards in the field of mobile radio data transmission. With a theoretical maximum download speed of 14.4 megabits, HSDPA is ideal for obtaining large multimedia data. Under normal conditions, but only a speed of 3.6 megabits is accessible. The upload speed but remains with the UMTS technology. In Germany, more than 70% of the country with the technology are covered. Still, the use of the service is free of charge to attract as many new customers.
It can be assumed however that a charge is introduced when HSDPA is adequately used. The largest mobile operators there are different HSDPA flat rate s. “With fair flats” the customer can browse as long as he wants mobile network. However, there is a volume limit. If exceeded the agreed amount of data you must be paid a flat fee per additional megabyte. Some providers punish”exceeding the limit also with speed reduction in the following month. “At time rates” the customer must only pay for online time.
The amount of data is not calculated in. “Volume tariffs” have a fixed price per transmitted megabyte. Many mobile operators have tariffs with different amounts of free minutes. When these are exhausted is settled in the Minutentackt. Interesting offers for inhabitants of rural areas, where so far no fixed DSL connection is available are the HSDPA. HSDPA UMTS can network wonderfully as alternative used for the ISDN line. So also the for a fixed network connection costs. As the most mobile tariffs include already a Festnetzflaterate, the slightly higher price for an HSDPA flat rate due to the Elimination of the landline is easily balanced. Torsten Heinsius