Is it possible...

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    Just one more wrong move. -KEN-'s Avatar
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    Is it possible...

    you think it'd be possible to go online (like, from a notebook) on a cell phone?

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    it's probably possible, but the connection would be horrible. doubt you could get 10k on it.

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    I have some experience with CDPD, and (as of 1998) 19.2kb was the rate for cellular communications.
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    >you think it'd be possible to go online
    > (like, from a notebook) on a cell phone?

    Everything is possible if you have the money to keep it running.
    I know it is possible here. I also know that here cell phone providers don't offer flarates. You have to pay per minute. And it's not cheap.
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    It is possible here as well, in fact, TeleDanmark have an advert on the television with a guy trying to impress another guy by calling up http://www.dmi.dk/ on his laptop whilst sitting in an airport departure lounge. The other guy looks out of the window and says "Rain".
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    Not necessarily. I used to have a 56k modem but it would only hit 28.8k at tops.

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    Originally posted by golfinguy4
    Not necessarily. I used to have a 56k modem but it would only hit 28.8k at tops.
    That is not because of your modem... that is because of your connection/distance from your ISP...

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    http://www.nokia.com/phones/cardphone2_0/new_hscsd.html

    The Nokia Card Phone supports fast data transmission in High Speed Circuit Switched Data networks - up to 43.2 kb/s, without data compression. That's even four times faster than in today's 9.6 kb/s GSM networks.
    At normal speed, the Nokia Card Phone supports 14.4 kb/s. When you are sending and receiving e-mail, you can shift up to double speed. In this case the Nokia Card Phone uses two time slots in and two out, doubling the speed to 28.8 kb/s.

    And for downloading Web pages the Nokia Card Phone triples the speed to 43.2 kb/s. So you can get the same sort of speed with your notebook PC as you get with a land-line modem.

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