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Communications on the road - cellular,
computers, satellite TV
|It's not your father's tent camping anymore!
Today's RVers are likely to outfit their RVs with satellite TV dishes, cell phones, laptop
computers, and GPS systems.
RV Wireless Internet. Excellent site. Download a wireless guide for
RVers. Wi-Fi enabled parks. Locate Wi-Fi hotspots by city of by ZIP - in
cafes, restaurants. News and discussion forums.
Maxwell Satellite - info about HughesNet (formerly DirecWay) portable two-way
broadband Internet connection by satellite. This company sells everything you need to
get a tripod-based satellite dish, for around $1,600 plus about $60 / month for the
Roadnews.com - Learn how to travel together with your laptop computer. Lots of tips
on how to get online on the road.
Full-Timer.com - offers a low rate per minute calling card.
Cellular phone information from Point.com - Use this excellent site to compare service
plans, phones, and accessories. Highly recommended!
Computing On The Road, A series by Mel Chaney. Read this if you are thinking about buying
a cellular phone and a modem to plug it into! Chaney also has some really good advice
about online banking, and batteries, chargers, and inverters. This man is a wealth of
RVComputing Discussion Group - this busy discussion forum is a MUST for people who are
serious about RVs and computing. Well indexed, too. One complaint; this forum
needs a moderator, to remove all the off-topic posts. It is cluttered with
"make a fast buck while traveling" type of ads.
RVers Online, list of Wi-Fi enabled RV parks, by state and city.. (doesn't tell when last
Wi-Fi-FreeSpot Directory - locations offering free Wi-Fi. (doesn't tell when last update
A Winding Road (formerly Fulltiming America), order a book or CD-ROM (or subscribe to
online listing) of over 2,500 modem-ready parks, plus over 350 "instant
on" phone campsites, and Wi-Fi enabled campgrounds.
Best Free Cellular - free cellphone offers, free calling card offers, find the best
cellphone rates in your area.
RV Design - Tutorial on wireless Internet options. (Currently inactive, working on
iGo.com - mobile technology outfitter. Here you will find advice and products. Click
on Advice and tips. Or click on other categories to buy products like
batteries for laptops and cellphones, wireless modems, GPS devices.
Communications article by phred Tinseth (hes been a member of the
Escapees RV Club for so long his number is 394.) Before you buy, read his no-nonsense
advice on cellular phones, getting online on the road, internet service providers, and
satellite TV. Note that most of his articles were last updated in 2002.
All above links checked 05/29/2009
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