Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Data, data everywhere – but not a drop to drink

Martin Geddes - Telepocalypse

You can get a cellular signal even in the remotest places you go on holiday. However, progress is a patchy thing, and some of my experiences getting mobile data to work were so spectacularly, splendidly and unrelentingly dismal, I thought I’d share them with you. It’s quite long, so maybe get yourself a coffee first. If you’re an investor in telcos, I’d make that an Irish coffee. A stiff one.
My objective was simple: be able to access my e-mail while I’m away without my laptop, so I know there are no fires in my little consulting business needing my urgent attention.
Firstly, you need some connectivity.


Blogger Henry Fernandes said...

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