goneroundthebend: (piroko)
Over the past few weeks of traveling around the growing prevalence of using wireless PCMCIA cards was interesting. For my own cell phone provider this service wouldn't come cheap. It would likely mean giving up my DSL connection at home to keep the monthly internet access only partially close to zero-sum. But, the trade-off would be no longer having to seek out wireless hot-spots, 'just stay inside my providers cell phone coverage map.

So, yet to be researched trade-offs are bandwidth, convenience, availability and cost. My DSL has pretty decent bandwidth, but limited location availability. Wireless hot-spots are convenient but certainly security risks and are only occasionally "free". Years ago digital bandwidth on the cell phone systems was pretty abysmal and per-minute access costing added up fast. And a current partial annoyance, PowerBooks don't have PCMCIA slots...

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