Internet Connection on the road

Discussion in 'Cellular - Voice - Data' started by furnerman, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. furnerman

    furnerman Bobtail Member

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    Hello, to all !

    Im new to the board and I have a question that should be pretty easy to answer.

    How does a driver get on the internet while on the road. Is there a satelite a person can use or what?

    Also, Which TOMTOM is the best one to buy for truckers,keeping in mind ease of use.


    Thanks ,Mark
     
  2. Cerberus101

    Cerberus101 Heavy Load Member

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    internet conection comes in several different options. you can get wifi thru truck stops or get a wireless card thru your cellphone provider. both have good and bad. it all depends on you and your needs. i personally use my wireless card thru my cell provder and amm actually on it now.
     
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    mrjuggalo9er Light Load Member

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    you slowly pull up next to someones house pull up your wireless tab to search for a network connect and steal its that simple
     
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    Cerberus101 Heavy Load Member

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    and very easy to do.........
     
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    I connect via bluetooth through my cell with cingular. If I get a card it will require a 2 year contract. So far it is only a little better than dial-up and about as reliable. It doesn't seem worth $60 a month.
     
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    Slowpoke98908 Bobtail Member

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    I am using verizon - Speed depends where you are
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  7. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    In Iowa the rest areas along the Interstates now all have wi-fi and it works, sometimes really well and other times it bogs down with too many users.

    I would rather sleep at truck-stops when I'm on the road:smt015.
     
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    Not at my house you won't.:laughing8: Mine is password protected. Because I'm stingy.:biggrin:
     
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    1/23/20079:40 PM GMT431 kb/s506 kb/s79 msChicago, IL~ 700 mi
     
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    Just so people who set up wireless networks in there houses know. I do do this in my car, obviously not in my truck but I have had my laptop in my car driving down the street and gotten a signal so I pull over and check my emails. My neighbor has one too and I have used it. I told him one day I detected it and he was like " ya go ahead and use it" Unfortunatly in the country we are pretty far away and I have to be outside to use it, but I only have dialup at the house so I have done it

    The big problem with wi-fi at truckstops is they are all different providers so you can go broke subscribing to them all or you can try to stop at only one truck stop. which i think is why flying J is the biggest wi-fi everyone likes. there is just more of them. Problem is after about 4pm you can't find a parking spot in most of them. This is when the cellular air card comes in handy. Unfortunatly I have us cellular and I don't believe they have them. at least they didn't last time I checked
     
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