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Best mobile internet connection for poker

Choosing the best mobile internet connection for poker can be quite difficult as there are a number of things to consider and finding answers to them is not always possible.

When you play poker online on a poker site it is essential that you have a reliable connection. If you were mid game then you can’t expect the other players to hang around until you manage to reconnect and rejoin the table.

Different online poker rooms have different disconnection policies. Some have disconnection protection that allows a disconnected player to remain in-hand in order to play out that part of the pot he was involved in. However, generally that is a privilege rather than a right as it has been known for players to deliberately disconnect as a way of cheating. If the poker room suspects this has happened then it is likely that the player’s hand will be automatically folded.

Automatic folding will always happen if the poker room does not offer disconnection protection, so it is very important that your mobile internet connection is reliable; if it is not then you could end up folding the nuts.

If you play poker from a specific location, then establishing the best network provider for you can be determined by a combination of area coverage information provided by the networks along with some trial and error tests by you. Here it is better to have a pay as you go deal so that you can easily switch networks.

The real problem comes if you are playing on the move or at a number of different locations as it is difficult if not impossible to find the best network for all of them. Really the only way is to find the network that works best most of the time.

As networks start to roll out 4G services later this year, the situation should get much better. Although 4G is heralded as providing much faster service, it should also be more reliable.

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