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    trying to sort a gsm dial up connection ( i know its slow its only for email though ) I've heard you can connect to normal land line based ISP's? are there any mobile operators that I can pay a monthly fee for unlimited gsm internet calls?
    Janes
    www.digital-car.co.uk - The UK CarPC Forum

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    Originally posted by Jamez_Warner
    trying to sort a gsm dial up connection ( i know its slow its only for email though ) I've heard you can connect to normal land line based ISP's? are there any mobile operators that I can pay a monthly fee for unlimited gsm internet calls?
    I'm thinking of doing something similar with my install - and from experience it is just about usable for web-browsing if you turn images off. I'm thinking of setting up a custom proxy on a home DSL link which compresses web-pages down too.

    Anyhow - yes - you can dial-up normal ISP's - it's just the same as using a 9600 baud modem on your home line. Dialing 0845 (Local-rate) isn't usually included in mobile-tariffs - which means you can rack up the bills quite quickly, a useful one is to look out for 0870 (National-rate) which ARE often included in your tariff (strangely!!). You'll need to check this though.

    There are some 'unlimited' GPRS data cards that Orange offer - which will allow much faster browsing, but these aren't cheap tariffs and I think the GSM option is still much better at this moment in time.

    My current solution is basically an old mobile (NK5110) on OVP Virgin Mobile (Contract - 0/month - just pay for calls), dialing up Freeserve or tiscali whatever when I need it.

    With this - I'm hoping to implement a tracker system into my carpc.

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      yeah ive got an old nokia 5110 ( excellent phones btw ) ready - but I do want a "constant" dialled up connection - i'll look out for some unlimited local rate ones - if anyone knows of any i'd appreciate a heads up...
      James
      www.digital-car.co.uk - The UK CarPC Forum

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