Although Jake Blades (20) can't receive 4G where he lives, he is still soldiering on.
'It's a real struggle sometimes trying to get by on 3G,' he admits, 'but I'm determined to make a fist of it.'
But many people are unaware that Jake often has to survive on Edge - and on bad days even on GPRS.
'It's tough out there on the street,' said Jake, who still hasn't given all hope of one day being free of dial-up.
'It makes life difficult,' said Jake before No Service kicked in.