[rescue] Wireless (GPRS) connection speeds

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net
Tue Aug 12 13:18:57 CDT 2003

On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 10:31:25AM -0700, N. Miller wrote:

> If you end up going with wireless GPRS, look into Nextel.
> You are guaranteed 19.2, and with the unlimited plan (assuming
> you do not need a routable IP), you can get perceived speed of
> up to 56k because of compression.  And you won't have to sign a
> 2yr contract to get that.  Nextel has two different channels on
> their network, one for voice and the other for data (GPRS), which
> is how they can guarantee the 19.2k.

No routable IP?  Perceived 56k?  If I wanted percieved 56k, I'd use a
56k modem.  The idea is to find something, anything!, that would be
faster without breaking the bank (say, $100/mo).
> I've decided when I get some $ that I'll be using a Clie UX with
> an i95cl and a bluetooth adaptor for my PDA connectivity.  It
> makes more sense than trying to figure out how to use a PCMCIA
> GPRS modem in the Clie or importing the memory stick GPRS modem.

If only I had the money.

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