The third generation, commonly known as 3G, is a fast data communication service available to tablet and mobile phone consumers all around the globe. But why is it that people still prefer to choose the much slower 2G over 3G? Because of the price difference! As far as speed is concerned, 3G wins hands down, but unfortunately it is just not economical enough to convince potential customers to actually pay for it. Fortunately though, that trend is changing. Cheap 3G is now not a distant dream, but a reality and surprisingly within the reach of an average internet user who is desperate for fast internet on the go. And where is this cheap 3G hiding itself? That is what we will now unravel.
The 3G technology has come a long way. Back in 2007, the 200 millionth subscriber of the 3G mobile telecommunication service subscribed to the 3G service, but shockingly, even such a huge number only makes up 6.7% of the total number of global mobile phone subscribers. This is because consumers have, generally, found 3G to be really expensive as compared to other. Just because of this expenditure cost people settle for much slower data connections. However, with the introduction of new, more expensive, technologies such as 3.5G or 4G, 3G has become cheaper (just like any technology does when it is not the most recent one out there) and cheap 3G has become a possibility.
So the first step in getting your hands on some cheap 3G is to know the service providers that are within your reach, because a 3G network requires a good signal strength to work properly and deliver good speeds, and if the signal is not strong enough than getting 3G is pointless. The best practice would be to research about certain 3G service providers by asking friends and family or using the internet to know whether the service provider that you are about to subscribe to offers a high quality 3G service with a reasonable price. Remember, a high quality service is a must for 3G, so don’t sacrifice that. It’s true that bigger is better, and when it comes to service providers, it is best to go for ones that are well established and have a really huge network, since they are the ones that are best able to offer the cheapest rates to their customers without sacrificing the quality of their 3G service. A perfect example of such a company is Verizon, which has both an excellent coverage and an affordable 3G plan for its customers. And fortunately, it is not the only company that offers such packages.
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So whenever looking for cheap 3G, always scrutinize the big service providers first as they will most probably be offering the cheapest packages to their customers without sacrificing the quality of their 3G. Then research to check whether they really are the cheapest ones before subscribing to any one of them just in case there is a cheaper 3G package out there. Do all this, and an affordable 3G package is yours.