Posted 29 December 2010 - 09:35 PM
With cellular broadband CDMA 3G the max download is 3.1mbps. 4G is up to the provider, however cellular broadband performance depends on the tower load(ex: voice calls get priority over your mobile broadband), so if you're in a congested area your internet will slow down quite a bit in the evening. Also if the tower just has a single T1(alot of remote towers only have 1) the max speed you can ever hope to get is around 1-1.3mbps down, even at 4am.
What are your signal levels though? Mobile internet also isn't "plug and play" like they advertise. It takes some time to find the best place to put a modem, many recommend buying a 6-8foot USB extension cable and sticking it either up higher or in a window.
.35mbps is enough to experience decent web browsing on but not to download files at an acceptable speed. Try moving the modem around and see if you get better.
Overall the "MAX" speed you'll get depends on signal levels and how close to the tower you are.