Mobile phone/laptop connection

Submitted: Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 17:16
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Woohoo,

just got my laptop going with the mobile as a modem. Awfully slow but at least i will be able to keep in touch with you guys while we are away.

Only 2 and a bit weeks to go.

Jealous Andrew??
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Reply By: Member - Allan Mac (VIC) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 17:27

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 17:27
Andrew,
We did the Mobile modem thing with the Kyocera last trip. Worked a treat but found with all the spam floating around at the moment (6 minutes for 47 emails) just wasn't worth it for the short duation we were away. Hooking up to the bank site was worse but as you say it works and its there when you need it. It will be interesting when I get my mobile what the charges will be.
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Follow Up By: howie - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:36

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:36
try a program called 'mailwasher'
it looks at all your emails in your providers mail server. then you can bounce/delete any or all of them, leaving only the emails you want.
i get about 50 spams a day but this program is good & free (or donation).
its so good i have sent the guy money for saving me so much time!
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan Mac (VIC) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 20:55

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 20:55
Thanks Howie, Have tried Mailwasher and is a good programme, but I now use POPFile which is also free and more effecient than Mailwasher.
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Reply By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 17:41

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 17:41
Yes I am suitably very jealous. I am not even sure I want to hear about all the great things you are doing.... in fact I did my best to make sure your mobile wouldn't talk to your laptop.

It is a nasty thing this travel bug - makes you incredibly itchy - and it is an itch that is hard to satisfy. So in a way it will be great to hear from you about your travels. Maybe next year for us! Every time I hear from you my itch increases!

Andrew in marvellous Melbourne
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew R (VIC) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 18:19

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 18:19
Andrew,

I should stop stirring you up. I think you are going away in September anyway aren't you.
I might be back just in time to tag along!!!- Hmmmm
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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 18:20

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 18:20
You just might be ready for a holiday by September!!
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:01

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:01
Guys it is pretty handy at times but it does not take long to clock up a $20 mobile charge. A couple of those start to make fuel sound very cheap.

I found quite a few Tourist Information centres in South Australia had no charge or a limited charge on net access.

If you can get access at local call rates and pay a dollar or two at other places like an occasional motel or cravan park it may be preferable.

I still have an ability with my old provider for 25 hour blocks with a 1900 number which I find makes me smile more than the mobile connection. Their 1900 number is not published but is still useful ;-) Don't know if you want it Bonz.......
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Reply By: Walter Here - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:03

Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 19:03
If you get on the $20 plan with Telstra CDMA you get a free hour everyday to any number you like. I phone all my friends while travelling and send and receive e-mail. Your calls must be under 20 minutes, but you just call them back if you want to talk longer. My mobile phone account is always under $30
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