Is O2 really serious about mobile broadband?

O2 have recently been lambasted for profiling customers’ 3G access.

Many users have been capped at 128Kbps, less than the EDGE data rates for Apple, and woefully short of Vodafone’s potential 7.2Mbps data speed in London.

For this desolate service O2 were charging top rates.

Now they say that this was just a glitch and users should get up to 384kbps, hardly impressive.

This week O2 launched their USB based mobile broadband offering, but at £20 for 3GB on an 18 month contract, flaky national coverage, and data rates still a fraction of Vodafone’s, O2’s offering seems to have little merit