Does anyone have experience using tablets with/without SIM card in rural Ethiopia?
We're planning ODK2 data collection in the Gojjam province. We've tested cell data speeds and have readings from 410Kbps to 1.5Mbps.
We were hoping to collect offline using non-SIM tablets. Then occasionally, we would sync using a cellular modem. Our partners in Ethiopia are not sure about this. They have not used a cellular modem. They would prefer for us to get tablets with SIM cards.
I don't think there would be any real difference in connectivity? Does anyone have experience using a Cellular modem in Ethiopia? It looks like they are readily available from ethio telecom. I don't think this would be significantly different in terms of device availability, upload/download performance, or signal availability.