Email and Internet
Inside Your Own RV Using Your Own Laptop
This page shows you a couple of alternative ways of tapping into wireless hotspots if your computer is not already equipped for mobile Internet. One is under $100.00 and the other under $50.00 making them quite affordable for any RV'er running Windows 98 or XP for the Belkin, or with USB for the Transcend.
a Combined USB Pen Drive and Wireless Aerial
an Ordinary Belkin Wireless Network Card
Overview of On The Road Internet
The table below lists the main options. There are several more using "Bluetooth" etc. but technologies a bit too hard for Grey Nomads!! If you just want email and you are technically challenged the Pocketmail despite being dinosaur technology is the best way to go. Occasionally they are on special particularly at Rallies and Caravan Shows. Be aware of the limitations though and they will not work on CDMA phones despite promises over two years ago, that this problem would be addressed.
Old technology - no attachments
Maximum 23 cents a minute
Needs a laptop
Maximum $6.00 hour - Min $2
Expensive when plan hours exceeded
Maximum $6 hour
Usually wont allow you to use laptop
|Most McDonalds and Starbucks|
Expensive at $14 hour maximum
Local call with Bigpond etc.
Not all places has friends!
Wireless Casino Village
Cheapest Hourly Rate in Oz
Needs laptop and aerial
Vodafone Wireless Card
On All the Time - Cheap $49.00
Worst Signal Coverage - GPRS
Receive emails straight to device
No attachments (at present)