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Author Topic: How to Access Data in US, Britain & France  (Read 2327 times)


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How to Access Data in US, Britain & France
« on: March 26, 2008, 08:23 AM »
I'm going to be traveling a fair amount in the US, Britain and France over the next several years. A good part of that time I'll be in places where I cannot count on a Wifi connection for my laptop.   I'd like to see if there are ways of making my Motorola L6 work for me, or if that doesn't work I'd like advice on the best way to achieve my goals.

Data: - I'd like to be able to connect my Lenovo 3000 V100 laptop to the web via the phone for EMail etc.  If I understand things correctly this is called tethering in the mobile world.

Expected Usage:
Daily EMail checks - some of which probably will have significant attachments
Check news
NOT - major downloads of programs etc.
Perhaps some photo uploading to Flickr

I'd appreciate suggestions on the following:

1) Should I be able to do this with my existing unlocked Motorola L6?

2) Which  Carriers make sense- Particularly in the UK and France - I'll only be there for less than a month each time so availability is possibly a real issue. I'm hoping that I can get the data service for about $60/month.

Thanks for any thoughts

Jim Mitchell
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Re: How to Access Data in US, Britain & France
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 11:24 AM »
Us Europeans are getting screwed over travelling between different countries so I'd read the smallprint on your contract very closely to see what it will actually cost you.

You should be able to access anything on a triband phone (1800 and 900 in the EU. I think US is 1900).

Whatever you choose you will be paying roaming charges so I'm not sure the carriers really matter. Although if you have a TMobile wifi account you can always check your mail in Starbucks.

You might also like to look at BT OpenZone for Wifi
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Re: How to Access Data in US, Britain & France
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 01:03 PM »
Don't forget about FON. You can even use my node if you happen to end up in Leavenworth Kansas.