[Ardour-Users] OT Internet, was Re: SO many problems.

John Rigg au2 at jrigg.co.uk
Wed Dec 19 03:00:16 PST 2012

On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 08:43:12AM +0000, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> On 19/12/12 07:53, John Rigg wrote:
>> Here in the UK, mobile phone internet access is too expensive for me to
>> use. I also don't like using a 2" screen when using the internet. Both
>> are good reasons to pay for a landline so I can have an ADSL connection.
> I pay about £5 a month on top of my normal mobile bill for an extra SIM  
> card that I use in a 3G PCMCIA card, which is connected to an embedded  
> router board similar to the devices they use for wifi on trains and  
> buses.  I've got this mounted in the back of my work van, for Internet  
> access when I'm out on site (or for that matter when I'm off out on an  
> amateur radio expedition).

And cost per GB?

> Since the late 1990s/early 2000s, I've had cable internet.  Until very  
> recently (round about the time I moved house, but that's just  
> coincidence) you could get NTL/Virgin cable without a telephone line.

Fair enough. One of the reasons I went with my current ADSL provider
was that I wasn't forced to use the provider's connection hardware and
could use my own (non-wireless).


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