Those Were the (GPRS) Days in Graz

This week I was in Graz/Austria for a couple of days and stayed in a place where I have already been a long time ago. Well, actually it was only 5 or 6 years ago but from a connectivity point of view, it could not have been more different. It must have been 2003/2004 and at the time, my Siemens S45 mobile phone with an O2 UK prepaid SIM connected me to the Internet with a couple of kbits/s. Quite a treat with a notebook. These days, a dongle dock and an E220 HSPA USB modem connected all my devices at multi-megabit speeds to the Internet and a prepaid data SIM from Mobilkom Austria (A1) makes it affordable. We have definitely come a long way since then!