Mobile Internet

An American iPhone in Europe

By way of update on my earlier post after researching options for AT&T iPhone users in Europe (with an unlocked phone), I ended up not bothering with local SIM cards in either The Netherlands or France. A savvy user should be able to find a local pay as you go SIM plan that’s less expensive […] » about 600 words

Preparing My iPhone For Europe

There’s uncertain talk of a European trip coming up, so I’m making nonspecific preparations for it. One of the questions I have is how to avoid hefty roaming charges from AT&T. In previous trips abroad I’d purchased overseas voice and data add-ons so I could use my iPhone. That works, up to a point. On my […] » about 400 words

What The Critics Are Missing About Apple’s iPad

It’s doubtful that anybody reading this blog missed the news that Apple finally took the wraps off their much rumored tablet: the iPad. Trouble is, a bunch of folks seem to be upset about the features and specs, or something that made the buzz machine go meh. It’s just a bigger iPhone, complain the privileged […] » about 400 words

Rocking Wirelessly: Verizon’s V640 EVDO Card

After <a href="http://maisonbisson.com/blog/post/11012/">vacillating for a while</a> (and <a href="http://maisonbisson.com/blog/post/11418/">waiting for it to become available</a>), I finally purchased one of the <a href="http://www.verizonwireless.com:80/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=2407">Verizon</a> / <a href="http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.php/archive/novatel_v640_expresscard_34_solution_works_with_macbook_pros/">Novatel V640</a> <a href="http://www.expresscard.org/web/site/qa.jsp#01">Express Card</a> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EVDO">EVDO</a> adapters that <a href="http://raibledesigns.com/page/rd?entry=evdo_express_cards_for_macbook">everybody's talking about</a> for my <img border=0 width=1 height=1 src="http://ad.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/show?id=XfFSogqWv7s&bids=77305&type=2&subid=0" /><a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=XfFSogqWv7s&offerid=77305.118&type=2&subid=0">MacBook Pro</a>. » about 300 words

Treo 650 As Dial Up Network Adapter

Sometime ago I started work on figuring out how to get dial up networking (DUN) access via my Treo 650. Now I’m getting serious about mobile internet access and looking at this again. The plan is that you should be able to make a Bluetooth connection between your laptop and the phone and then get […] » about 500 words

Verizon EVDO Service And The Mobile Office?

The much anticipated Novatel V640 Express Card EVDO adapter is out. Verizon is pimping them for $180 with 2 year contract and GearLog says it’s “almost too easy” to use these goodies with the MacBook Pros. Then GearLog reader Brad commented: “If you had to install a driver, I wouldn’t say it was the true […] » about 300 words

Fully Wired and Mobile in San Antonio

I’m in San Antonio for ALA Midwinter and enjoying the benefits of wide-area mobile internet access via my Treo and and the power of local search. This is sort of a test for me and my Treo, as I passed on all the usual trip prep I do and entirely I’m depending on what I’ll […] » about 300 words