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4th July 2008, 09:29 AM #1
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?
4th July 2008, 09:32 AM #2
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
4th July 2008, 09:41 AM #3
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
4th July 2008, 09:47 AM #4
So she's on (at a guess) £30-40k or more and can't afford the internet at home?
4th July 2008, 09:49 AM #5
That's my argument but you know how it goes!
Originally Posted by LeMarchand
4th July 2008, 09:52 AM #6
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.
4th July 2008, 09:52 AM #7
Is this for personal or for school
4th July 2008, 09:58 AM #8
Unfortunately, yes. It's taking a huge amount of willpower not to take this OT with a rant on such penuriousness from certain types.
Originally Posted by Pyroman
Must... try... not... to... explode...
4th July 2008, 09:59 AM #9
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
4th July 2008, 10:01 AM #10
4th July 2008, 10:07 AM #11
Originally Posted by tomscaper
4th July 2008, 10:57 AM #12
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.
4th July 2008, 11:09 AM #13
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.
Originally Posted by StewartKnight
just found this one £15 for 5Gigs from 3
4th July 2008, 11:18 AM #14
Whilst £15 is good it works out to £180 a year, that seems a lot just so the head can check their e-mail......
4th July 2008, 11:43 AM #15
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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