Finally got the chance to give the 3 USB modem a good test run. I am blogging this via 3's mobile broadband service.
I shut of the wireless network in my house and used the dongle to connect to the net.
The first thing I did was to check the connection speed. Here are the results according to Speedtest.net:
The speeds are nothing to boast about but I look at the possibilities - it's amazing to think that I can access the net from almost anywhere in the UK. According to the 3 website, their "network covers 86% of the UK population."
Found this old picture of my son (3.2 MB) in my computer. Uploading it to my Flickr page took around 10 minutes.
Next test area: Nottingham.