laptop Internet access

  Scillonia 10:38 04 Oct 05

Hi All,

My son lives in a remote area(post code TR21) has no access to a landline but would like to connect his laptop to the Internet. Is there a moderately priced way of doing this?

  Jackcoms 11:38 04 Oct 05

With no access to a landline and no wi-fi hotspot in your area click here there is no " moderately priced" way of accessing the internet.

There is, however, an expensive way to connect click here

  Scillonia 12:22 04 Oct 05

Thanks Jackcoms, see what you mean. Is there no way to connect via wireless dial up say, via a mobile provider?

  Jackcoms 13:51 04 Oct 05

Yes, that's possible I guess, but doesn't fall into the moderately priced category, IMHO! ;-((

Have a chat with your son's mobile network provider.

  pavvi 22:40 04 Oct 05

Connecting with a data card can be horrendously expensive. Especially if you use it to the same extent as broadband. Even BT's offer of 19.99 for 1GB limited useage will seem astoiunding value in comparison. For 1GB you can pay up to £85 a month. You are also limited somewhat by the quality of the mobile phone signal for your chosen network. So it won't be good enough for anythig other than a few emails.

Sorry to be a party pooper, but all the networks charge silly amounts for this kind of access, but the reason is that it is quite power hungry for the mobile phone slots in a given area, and that if they were to be more widespread then availability of call slots would be fewer and far between, and lower in quality. Mobile datacards are intended more for business people on the move, and the prices reflect this.

  Scillonia 20:33 05 Oct 05

Thanks for advice

  BlackBerry 10:59 06 Mar 06

well Adam Phones offer the 3G data cards on Vodafone network free of charge. You have a choice of 3 options: click here

Monthly Line Rental: £20 (exc.VAT)
Monthly Line Rental: £35 (exc.VAT) << Unlimited data usage within the UK
Monthly Line Rental: £80 (exc.VAT)

Hope this helps.


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