iBurst is a technology for delivering Mobile Wireless Broadband access to the Internet. Using this technology, you can, (in South Africa), get speeds of up to 1Mbps.
I think iBurst is a really good technology, and the fact that it let’s you discard the landline is a perfect reason to use it. I have used iBurst for 6 months now, and have had approximately 1 hour total downtime. I would consider myself quite a heavy user, using it for VPN access into work, telnetting, ftp, and, of course, e-mail and internet access. Unnfortunately, though, iBurst seems to have shaped their network usage in this country, so you won’t easily be able to use p2p tools similar to Kazaa or Bit Torrent.
Even if you could get iBurst directly from the iBurst company, I would FULLY suggest you go the reseller route. There are a lot of ads around for iBurst resellers, so check them out. All the packages will probably be the same, what would differ is their proximity to you, and their quality of service.
Here is a checklist of things I would do before using an iBurst reseller:
1 – Phone them and see if they will come around and test your connectivity. Even though you might have coverage according to their coverage maps, there could be a number of reasons why you have a bad signal
2 – See if they will lend you the modem and iBurst Access for a couple of days. The better resellers will do this. Mine did.
Verdict – Would I recommend iBurst? A definite YES.