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General Chat Thread, Mobile Broadband HELP! in General; Okay so our head's decided that she needs a mobile broadband dongle because she hasn't got internet at home and ...
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    Mobile Broadband HELP!

    Okay so our head's decided that she needs a mobile broadband dongle because she hasn't got internet at home and she wants to be able to "access her e-mails" from wherever she is, including abroad sometimes.

    What's everyone else using?
    Who's got the best service at the moment?
    Is there a PAYG option that anyone offers?

    Cheers

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    If all she wants is email, maybe a windows mobile phone might be better...?

    In my experience mobile broadband is woefully slow and quite pricy, plus can take some fiddling to get right.

    If you use exchange however, windows mobile on a phone is a joy to use. And if you use pop3 or imap its still easy, although not as good

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    She's got a nokia N95 would she be able to log onto web based exchange?

    edit: saying that i think she wants to use her laptop as she's not incredably happy using computers and i think doing it on her mobile would be frustrating

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    So she's on (at a guess) 30-40k or more and can't afford the internet at home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    So she's on (at a guess) 30-40k or more and can't afford the internet at home?
    That's my argument but you know how it goes!

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    I installed a 3 mobile broadband thing for the premises manager and it took about 2 mins. All i had to do was plug it in and it installed all the software and configured it itself. Very impressed with it.

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    Is this for personal or for school

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    That's my argument but you know how it goes!
    Unfortunately, yes. It's taking a huge amount of willpower not to take this OT with a rant on such penuriousness from certain types.

    Must... try... not... to... explode...

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    She could do web based with the browser, but if you enable pop3 on the exchange server she'll be able to get her emails just as she text messages

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Unfortunately, yes. It's taking a huge amount of willpower not to take this OT with a rant on such penuriousness from certain types.

    Must... try... not... to... explode...



    Open new tab,

    google.com

    Defineenuriousness



    ....ahhhhhhhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomscaper View Post
    Is this for personal or for school
    school

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    it's only "school" so that school will pay for it!

    3 do a PAYG

    I have one, but dial up is faster most of the time!

    Tell the tight fisted so-and-so to get broadband.
    I take it this is more about getting the school to pay!
    Last edited by StewartKnight; 4th July 2008 at 11:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight View Post
    it's only "school" so that school will pay for it!

    3 do a PAYG

    I have one, but dial up is faster most of the time!

    Tell the tight fisted so-and-so to get broadband.
    I take it this is more about getting the school to pay!
    I have interrogated her a bit and it seems as though she's actually gonna use it for e-mails, she's out and about alot at various schools and conferences and stays in hotels and the like and wants to eb able to access her e-mail. I've warned her about thje stupid costs if you go over your usage limit and she's adament then it's gonna be used for school use.

    just found this one 15 for 5Gigs from 3

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    Whilst 15 is good it works out to 180 a year, that seems a lot just so the head can check their e-mail......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona View Post
    Whilst 15 is good it works out to 180 a year, that seems a lot just so the head can check their e-mail......
    i know *shrugs* can't think of any other way for them to access their e-mails on the go though

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