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#1 The Old Vicar

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:45 AM

I travel a lot in rural France and in S Africa. Internet cafes are few and far between. How can I get on the net using a mobile local call and only pay for the data? This should be straightforward in theory but do how many providers give local access numbers and do n ot require a monthly suscription.

Freeserve used to do this but with broadband becoming universal it's difficult to find out about dial up options.

Any ideas?

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 05:25 AM

I would recommend you look at Blackberry. I have read that you can use there device to connect a notebook and access the internet. Here in the states it is only $35\mo for unlimited data access.
You may want to also look into satelitte internet. It runs about $80, but is broadband. From 450Kbps to 1.0Mbps download and 128Kbps to 384Kbps upload. These are figures from the States but I have heard this service is also available to Europe.

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