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wireless musings

2000-08-05 19:10:39+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Why wireless will take over the world: Yesterday we tried to run the phone cable from the Coyote Grits offices down to the telephone room. After dealing with several fire walls, negotiating with our neighbors ("Yes, all the cables between floors really do go down inside of a wall accessible only from your offices"), and finally coming up against some impassible duct work, we broke down and called a guy who's done this in this building before. In the mean time we went and bought a cordless phone and stashed the base station in the phone room. Since we're also waiting for DSL, I dragged my much maligned Ricochet in and had the office on the net, albeit slowly, which replaced the cable plugged in to the serial port in the bottom of Todd's cell phone. Say what you will about the advantages of monster bandwidth and streaming audio and video and what-have-you, between these experiences and the OmniSky which has become a regular part of my overloaded pockets, I'm far more impressed by 'net anywhere than by fast 'net.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:14+00 by: ebradway

Yes. Wireless rules. Mike H. just gave me a Sprint PCS phone with WAP because my ISDN won't be installed for two more weeks (I could have had ADSL the day I moved in, but there are specific reasons I'm sticking with ISDN). The phone itself is probably the best phone I've ever used. I wish someone sold a 900Mhz phone with the same features. Of course airtime is getting cheap enough, I might use only the wireless. Gee, if I had a cablemodem or a microwave link, I wouldn't even need a BellSouth line! And I still think there is a use for a Livingston Portmaster plugged into a dozen Sprint PCS phones. Can you say wireless T1?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:14+00 by: Dan Lyke

I know a bunch o' people out here who only have cell phones, and we've got dirt cheap wired phone service. Especially in Chattanowhere with your outrageously expensive phones cellular only seems an option, if can wean one person away from talking on the phone I'm a candidate to switch entirely to cellular. Is COL still using those Portmasters?