This summer, I was exploring a similar question, and would like to
suggest you drop by the UPS shop next to the co-op; the owner's name is
George, and he has a colleague who is very up-to-date on technologies
and conditions for VT and surrounding regions.
I think you will find the session useful.
Tim Raymond wrote:
> I'm interested in experiences people have with being network connected
> on the road in various places in VT and beyond.
> Here is what I know so far.
> There are various pdaphones available using Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile,
> but except for the Kyocera 7135 they are digital only. Digital coverage
> in VT
> is not too good. Verizon has the best digital coverage but it is only
> about 40%.
> Some smartphones come with bluetooth and bluetooth is available for
> Here is a scenario:
> I need to have a phone that allows me to make and receive calls in
> places in VT. Some places will have digital coverage, many won't. I
> need to be
> able to access the Internet for web pages and email from various places
> in VT
> and outside VT. I don't have to be able to connect to the Internet from
> only places in VT, I only need to be able to use the phone there. I
> need to be
> able to access things like a schedule, todo list, etc from anywhere but
> apps and the data can be local to the device. I definitely want to have
> as few
> devices as possible to accomplish my tasks. My preference would be to
> have a
> Here are some things I don't know:
> Is there more actual digital coverage than I can see on the providers'
> coverage maps? Are most of the digital dead spots in VT in places like
> tops where I won't be going so much? Can I put bluetooth on a laptop
> and use
> that to call out on a bluetooth enabled cell phone and connect to an ISP?
> I'm hoping that someone has researched this an knows all the answers? Or
> perhaps has some of the answers? If you've looked into this at all,
> what are
> your experiences? Have you found a solution?
> Tim Raymond [log in to unmask]
> Director EM Computer Facility
> 233 Votey Burlington Vt. 05405
> The University of Vermont (802) 656-0508
Alison Pechenick, Lecturer
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