Top 5 Features to Look Out for Before Choosing 3G/4G Broadband Cyberspace Access Provider

Before thinking of patronizing that 3g or 4g broadband internet service provider for access to the web with your mobile cell(s), smartphone(s) or PC, below are the leading and trending factors that need to be considered for you to enjoy a better internet service delivery and in turn have good value for your chips without any unjustifiable daunting internet connectivity problems and issues

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#1. Customer Care Service:

At least Airtel renders the fastest hook up time with response while trying to get across via their customer care line. Though the system has flaws and it’s poorly managed.

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Among all the naija broadband internet service providers, Glo – 121 still rank better with good and courteous customer care conversation response follow by MTN. One thing that makes glo customer care service rocks is they don’t end a call after any conversation with a customer, instead they simply say would that be all, if your response is yes, they kindly say you may now end the call.

#2. Internet Connection Downtime:

MTN is perpetually known for frequent lost time or interruption of internet connection dauntingly making you to start establishing connection every time. Connection stoppage is very rare with GLO, Airtel and Etisalat except if they are experiencing unavoidable offshore barrier

#3. Flexibility and Intuitive Innovation

I learnt that Glo now offers “internet subscription connection bundle sharing” a me2U feature alike for sending airtime. This allows you to automatically share your internet connection bandwidth popularly known by a number of youths as “megabytes” or “Gigabytes” especially by most mobile 2go.com users.

With this feature you can subscribe and share your internet connection airtime and space with friends and love ones on the same network. Ain’t this a simple smart move if you ask me?

Another innovative move is the recent first of it kind service introduction by Airtel that allows its users to use a blackberry subscription that is both valid on mobile phones and PC. If you are subscribing for the normal Airtel PC internet plan you pay more with a little bandwidth

The only drawback is that if your megabytes or gigabytes get exhausted before your airtime validity period (date), you can’t manually and automatically renew it until you call their customer care on 111 to have it done for you

Another flexible thing currently run by most network operators is being able to pay for internet subscription via ATM and POS terminals online even from the comfort of your home just at your finger tips if you have receptively opted for online banking service

#4. Availability and Proximity to 3G/4G Coverage Access

3G/4G simply means a wireless communication technology structured to deliver high-speed internet access also known as HSPDA capable of transmitting both light and heavy digitalized voice, video and multimedia files

Though most network operators and ISP have now switched their internet connection from 2G to 3G , 3.5G, and 4G as the case might be as well as occasion serves, but such service is still unevenly available to all locations nation-wide

MTN has a wider 3g internet across the nation follow by GLO, then Etisalat follow by Airtel. If you are in location almost at the outskirts of the city you may not enjoy strong 3g access but EDGE which is relatively weaker in speed compare to 3g

#5. Reliability, Speed and Other Users’ Experiences

Like I said above reliability and speed is one of the core attributes of internet connections that you should not ignore if you don’t want to get annoying internet connection error messages as result of poor network service

One of the popular places to find out what other internet users’ experiences about a specific internet connection provider are, is to ask frinds on facebook or visit top internet connectivity forums such as Nairaland.com, forums.cnet.com/wireless-internet-forum, comcast, battlelog, pcpitstop and host of others

I think I would rather stop here as the post is getting lengthier. I think this 5 tips will put you on the guard thereby helping to prevent and remedy the worst internet connectivity problems and issues that emanate as a result of your ISP and network operators fixable  inefficiencies and weaknesses that most of them have reluctantly refuse to fix

Lets me know what exactly your experience has been with any network operator over the past couple of years? Lets me know your internet connectivity woes and pros and cons

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My Internet Connection Sucks? Sketchy Trustpenny Review to Choose an ISP that Truly Works Fast

It’s no more news that most internet users if not all are now having series of negative internet connection problems ranging from slow speed, poor network, bad reception signal, connectivity downtime to frequent disconnection especially those that use the commonest internet connection equipment and tool like the general one always on demand – 3g data card usb modems.

This is rather a quick post that will instantly cause you to take the right decision thereby helping you make the right switch of your ISP. It covers my encounter, avid online users, top internet marketers and bloggers experiences on what works and what does not work as regards your choice for selecting and choosing your ISP, the reasons why I stick to the ones I’m using at the moment.

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Glo rocks and as always still remains the best efficient and a bit reliable broadband kind of internet service provider with less customer complaints. Gosh! did I hear you say “you are wrong dude”? Just a few more minutes or so, I would prove it, just read on

That is why after my experiences with airtel, mtn, etisalat, I have no any other choice than to stick with them as my prefer choice of internet browsing provider. And you would unarguably agree with me that mtn seems to be d worst, Airtel is the 2nd best bet after Glo while Etisalat follows in the top lists

This skeletal statistical guess sort of is culled from social network sites like facebook.com and Twitter also from realtime users’ active forums like Nairaland.com etc

People often complain of super-fast glo 3g unavailability in their location, a vast majority complain about MTN’s poor, inefficient and unreliable service while most internet marketers grumble about airtel not opening many sensitive internet marketing sites like Fiverr.com

Others have repeatedly insatiably complained about Etisalat not working on so many third party apps and software like Virtual Private Network (VPN) for those trying to access blocked websites or websites service who have selectively banned or flagged some national IP from locating and reaching their service for one reason and the other. A good example is Paypal.com, Moneybookers.com, Escrow.com (for those using this payment option to receive Flippa.com auctioned web properties like domain name or websites)

With which ever reasons you’re here on the internet be you here to socialize, learn, make research, study or make money like I do the reason for importance for getting an hassle-free, efficient, reliable and downtime-free internet browsing service can’t be over emphasized as your success and failure for any of these reasons itemized above boils down and is chiefly controlled and regulated by your choice of internet connectivity.

We Need Broadband, Not ‘Plug “N” Pray’ Internet Modem Connection

This statement sound strange but it is truly not. Gone are the days when people will have to struggle a lot before they could access the internet, but the story has now changed. Not that a changed state, because people are still praying for broadband internet even till this moment and the story has never changed. The only thing that has changed is that, people can now enjoy the internet more than how it was two to five years ago.

Governments of all levels have campaigned on providing good speed and high standard internet connection but few of those promises have been meet. So, we are now saying, we need broadband internet connection. The one that can serve our internet connection needs and not the one that will give us more problems. We need broadband internet connection that will make it easier for an average man on the street to be able to surf the world tirelessly.  We need good broadband internet access that will enable us to download free apps for ringtones on our computer or mobile devices. We need good internet setup that will bring ease to our mode of living.

We need a broadband internet access that will be useful for streaming videos and music online like how some parts of the world have been doing. We need an internet connection that is capable of giving fast speed internet download capabilities; the speed that can stream, download, and make it easier for people to execute tasks in a jiffy.

But, if the government and ISPs companies cannot provide us good broadband experience, what shall we do to control the situation? Because of this question is why this article is being written by me to give you a better idea of what you must do and what you mustn’t try to do at all in order to make your internet connection fail you when you needed it most.

In this article, I shall be talking on some things you can be doing that will help your internet connection conditions and not to destroy it.

Limit or Stop Sharing With Other People without reasons       

The last thing I’d expect you to do with your broadband internet connection is sharing with just anyhow you like. You need to have good habit of sharing your internet connection setup with other people because if don’t, people will misuse the opportunity and turn your internet connection setup into something awkward for you.

The best way to avoid that is to limit how people can have access to your internet connection, be it wireless or analogue setup. You just have to limit how your router shares connection with other computers around your home, office or anywhere ever.  You can program your wireless router to limit how people can connect to your wireless connection setup, and likewise, you can manually add new users to your connection by disabling your router’s broadcasting feature to make the connection private to you.

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Disable automatic updates on your computer

There’s nothing else in the world that can make you to have bad internet connectivity experience than installing many add-ons on your web browser. Having a lot of add-ons installed on your browser is a great sign that you might definitely have a bad internet connection experience sooner, even if not consistently.

Reduce browser add-ons

There’s one thing that I’ve come to realized throughout the time I’ve spent online as a computer expert, and that thing is the effect of browser add-ons on user’ internet experience. Addons reduces your chances of getting better internet experience and any serious computer geek should try as much as possible to avoid having many add-ons installed.

How to remove browser Addons from browsers?

I guess you were trying to ask me how you can remove add-ons from your browser. Don’t worry much because I’m going to explain them below step by steps:

For Mozilla Firefox:

Click on the Menu option and then navigate to where you will see Add-ons. Open the add-ons    option and then remove every single add-on that cannot add value to the browser’s functionality.

For Google Chrome:

From the spanner-like icon at the top right hand section of the browser, select “options” from that dropdown menu and choose “settings”. After that is done, at the right hand side of the screen, you will notice three fold-up clickable links, select “Extensions” from the links and there you go. From all extension lists, remove or disable each ones that you do not want to be on your computer and then close the popup window. Restart your browser and start enjoying the internet once again!

This is how to make your broadband internet connection perform excellently and forget giving yourself problems with bad ISP’s experiences. Thanks for reading

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