I wonder how much Alfred is being paid for writing this kind of bullshit (“3G is the real deal“). It’s not about how cheap the service has become or how broad the pipe is. He entirely (or conveniently) forgot about the user experience on mobile devices, which is the key factor deterring people from signing up. Until the industry (hardware/software vendors, mobile operators, content providers) works together to come up with a more compelling solution (who the fuck watches RotS trailer on a 4cm by 6cm screen and be willing to pay for it?), I’m not surprised if 3G goes the way of GPRS, particularly in a small market like Singapore where operators have to struggle through consumer indifference.