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Non-landline (mobile?) broadband



 
 
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Old March 5th 08, 09:17 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
Allan Gould
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Default Non-landline (mobile?) broadband

Friend currently working (including board) for voluntary organisation
where they are not permitted to use the in-house landlines for internet.
She has a laptop and wants internet access for e-mail, surfing and
Skype. Any suggestions for best way to do this (budget is not high).
She is currently in the Lake District (Grasmere). I'm suspecting a
mobile (which she doesn't have yet) with broadband package, probably
starting at about 10/month with some up-front fees?
TIA
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Old March 5th 08, 09:51 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
Russell Hafter News
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Default Non-landline (mobile?) broadband

In article , Allan
Gould wrote:

Friend currently working (including board) for voluntary
organisation where they are not permitted to use the
in-house landlines for internet. She has a laptop and
wants internet access for e-mail, surfing and Skype.
Any suggestions for best way to do this (budget is not
high). She is currently in the Lake District (Grasmere).
I'm suspecting a mobile (which she doesn't have yet)
with broadband package, probably starting at about
10/month with some up-front fees? TIA


First things first...

Coverage is very patchy around Grasmere. If there is any at
all where she is, she may well be restricted to just the one
network that actually has coverage.

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Old March 5th 08, 10:13 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
Mark Hewitt
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Default Non-landline (mobile?) broadband


"Russell Hafter News" wrote in message
...
In article , Allan
Gould wrote:

Friend currently working (including board) for voluntary
organisation where they are not permitted to use the
in-house landlines for internet. She has a laptop and
wants internet access for e-mail, surfing and Skype.
Any suggestions for best way to do this (budget is not
high). She is currently in the Lake District (Grasmere).
I'm suspecting a mobile (which she doesn't have yet)
with broadband package, probably starting at about
10/month with some up-front fees? TIA


First things first...

Coverage is very patchy around Grasmere. If there is any at
all where she is, she may well be restricted to just the one
network that actually has coverage.


And the likelyhood of 3G/HSDPA coverage is even less.


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Old March 5th 08, 11:22 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
Nigel Cliffe
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Default Non-landline (mobile?) broadband

Allan Gould wrote:
Friend currently working (including board) for voluntary organisation
where they are not permitted to use the in-house landlines for
internet. She has a laptop and wants internet access for e-mail,
surfing and Skype. Any suggestions for best way to do this (budget
is not high). She is currently in the Lake District (Grasmere). I'm
suspecting a mobile (which she doesn't have yet) with broadband
package, probably starting at about 10/month with some up-front fees?


Suggest walking up/down street and knocking on a few doors.

Maybe someone will let her share their home/business WiFi ? Might involve
an unofficial gift in return (because reselling probably against first
owner's contract). Then work out the WiFi aerial issues - she may need a
USB external aerial to get best signal from the donour network, or might
have to go round to actually get a signal.

Any mobile solution is going to be low quality in that area; highly unlikely
to be a 3G network.


Or have some words with the management of the voluntary organisation; their
restriction seems a bit onerous if she was covering the full costs.





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