Sat in my garrett at the Cromwell Hotel in London getting ready to to a 5.30 meeting. There is great 4G coverage here from O2, Vodafone and EE. The hotel WiFi is totally pants. It’s so slow it won’t even connect.
During my 4G test trips I already concluded that it is better to use 4G than the WiFi of a pub or cafe. I can tell you after my scientific survey (sample size one) that this is also the case in hotels.
It’s such a pleasure to have the connectivity on the move. This post is coming from my Samsung Chromebook hooked up to the Huaweii MiFi loaned to me my EE. On the train on the way down I also used the MiFi – it was tucked in my coat pocket so to all intents and purposes the Chromebook was “just accessing the internet directly”.
Now all I need to do is to figure out how to convert Microsoft presentations to Google format (see previous post).
Pics below are screenshot of speedtest on O2 4G on Samsung Galaxy S4 plus screenshot of “error” message when it failed to connect to Cromwell Hotel WiFi.
2 replies on “4G better than hotel WiFi – official”
As mobile gets better then in-hotel wifi, especially of the paid variety, risks becoming an irrelevance. I’ve not used any hotel wifi services in the UK this year because I’ve always been able to use my USB Modem over 3G and get a good connection, just two years ago it was a different story. 4G should make big improvement once it’s truly mainstream.
great stuff for hotels in city areas. neither the wifi nor 3 or 4G work in the rural areas, such a loss to the tourism sector.