In Honduras, I am finding data transmission speeds to be better from the Central America 1 highway over 3G than the landline is giving us. It takes 5 or 10 minutes to upload a 2 MB picture over the landline, and I just uploaded a picture via 3G in less than a minute. That said, data collection can surely be done via 3G using web forms on an iPad. Without 3G, the digital pen maybe the best alternative to address connectivity challenges.
We are here building a concrete block house for a family that previously had only a stick and mud house. They have 4 daughters and one son. The mother of the family is standing to the immediate right of the door of her soon to be completed new home.