Mobile phone broadband suggestions

Mark Keating mdk at
Fri May 16 10:01:30 BST 2008

I use a Vodaphone usb modem that works fine with mac (software is 
provided on the disc it comes with) - even better if you have a mast 
next door - and I have even had resonable speeds (to keep open an ssh 
session) whilst on the motorway (I wasn't driving). If you can find 
someone who has Vodaphone (or whatever service works) and a web-enabled 
handset - get them round your house and test the connection while you 
are there.

hope that helps. mdk

Edmund von der Burg wrote:
> Hello,
> Her indoors is about to become one of these new fangled flexitime
> out-of-office mobile workers.
> Half the time she'll be in Wales where there is no broadband, so will
> need to connect over her mobile phone. Most likely this will be over
> GPRS as our valley doesn't have 3G yet. We don't have O2 or Orange
> reception either, but all the others are at full strength courtesy of
> our neighbor's diversification into phone mast planting.
> What should she get so that she has a decent handset to access email
> and basic web on, and can also connect with her Apple laptop to the
> net? I doubt she'll be going over a gig a month, any big downloading
> will be done in London.
> I suppose in a way she is not too price sensitive. What really matters
> is that it works and she can rely on it.
> Any suggestions based on past happy experiences much appreciated.
> Cheers,
>   Edmund.

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