So this morning, I read some news articles on the web, checked my email and fantasy football team scores.. enjoyed my coffee and an hour of slacking off... the good part is, I wasn't at work... I was commuting into Boston on the train, and enjoying Wireless internet from my laptop... pretty neat!
Well, remember a while back when I was talking about Wireless Internet on the trains?
Today that day has come. With a Verizon Wireless (V620) card stuck into my Powerbook G4. Setup was pretty easy, just editing a few of the configuration files/settings and pluging the card in..
[instructions setting it up]
The price is still to much for personal use (60$ a month), but if you can get by with using it for your primary internet connection.. You can almost justify it..
For now, business's will increasingly see this as an option for allowing sales and mobile workforces access to corporate data and applications. I can see it's implications also reaching areas of the US where hardwired Cable/DSL infrastructure is too costly to build.
I like it. It is a bit slow, reminds me of dial-up, but nice to have.
Now I'm using my K790a for this, its a bit slower, but at 6$ per month, about 90% cheaper.
20-40k/s, and I'm not sure if Bluetooth is the limiting bottleneck, or the EDGE data connection is...
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