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Date:         Fri, 30 Nov 2001 00:00:47 -0500
Reply-To:     Larry Chase <lchase@ATTGLOBAL.NET>
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From:         Larry Chase <lchase@ATTGLOBAL.NET>
Subject:      Re: Online in the van?
Comments: To: Maximiliano Goldschwartz <maxito@PACBELL.NET>

On Thu, 29 Nov 2001 16:23:27 -0800, Maximiliano Goldschwartz <maxito@PACBELL.NET> wrote:

>Anybody managed to get online in a mobile way? > >max >westy '84


Approx nxt July I plan on being "On the Road" full time in my 85 Westy. Perhaps as long as 1 yr or more.

So this area is of particular interest to me.

Have researched options a bit. A Co "SatCom" is coming out with 2-way Satellite Internet. But it's way expensive ... hardware ~$5k & download costs could easily exceed $100-$200 per mnth. Not an option for me.

The only other I know of is Digital/analog cell phone type connection. I have this now, for backup. Get speeds frm 14k - 19k. Good enough for email, but as someone already pointed out ... way slow for surfing. I can search the archives ..... but it takes forever.

If anyone knows any other options or soon to be available affordable technology ...... that would be sweet!

P/S ..... since I'll be "Fulltiming" .... I did add a small Satellite TV system as a consolation. Gotta keep up with CNN, NFL & Simsons.

lchase 85Westy Campbell, CA

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