Published: March 18th 2012March 18th 2012
I don't know if this is the right caption...maybe it should be "Promises...promises..."
March 18, 2012 (Manzini, Swaziland)
Access to good internet service is still challenging in Swaziland. From what I understand they have premium pricing on cellular services with a limited infrastructure and this makes it challenging to get good a) coverage and b) performance. International data plans for AT&T do not apply here. In South Africa, I had a Boingo account that gave me access in the airport hotel which was nice. Here at the Hotel George, there is a limited bandwidth WIFI that is shared by all the guests. 3 AM is the only time I’ve been able to log on even for simple email services. Uploading images may be challenging, but I’ll try best I can to keep you posted.
We have found out a potential solution – pricey, but as long as we get cell coverage, may be useful. We need to get a small device from SPTC (local telecom carrier) and use some prepaid time on the cellular data networks locally and that might allow us adequate access. We will try it out tomorrow, but since it’s the weekend here, we may not be able to do so. More soon!