[rescue] Wireless (GPRS) connection speeds
vraptor at promessage.com
Tue Aug 12 14:38:02 CDT 2003
On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 11:18 AM, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:
> 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 wasn't suggesting this as an alternative to broadband, just warning
you off that sales droid talk by Verizon that said you could get 144k
SatCast (aka DirectPC) is $59/mo plus equipment costs if you sign a
contract. All you need is a view of the southern sky. You can use the
same dish for DirecTV as well. (The price has gone down fairly
> If only I had the money.
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