>From: Trevor Johnston <tjohnston at oceanfree.net>
>To: Paul Mc Auley <paul at baltimore.ie>
>CC: Trevor Johnston <tjohnston at oceanfree.net>, ilug at linux.ie>Subject: [ILUG] Re: Mobile Phone Modems
>Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 22:35:44 +0000 (GMT)
>>On Tue, 18 Jan 2000, Paul Mc Auley wrote:
> > Right, I'm using a Xircom CEM-56/100 Ethernet/Modem card, which does
> > 10/100 ethernet, V.90 modem and (with the correct cable) GSM. The
> > trouble is that the card costs approx 220 IRP ex. VAT and the cable 75
> > IRP ex. VAT. It works fine under Linux (although there were a series
> > of releases of the PCMCIA software which caused it to give trouble in
> > the auto-detection at boot).
>Hmmm...that's quite a bit more than I had intended paying for such a
>device. A local Eircell dealer says that ready-to-go phones (like mine)
>won't "do" Internet access either. But if a normal modem only dials into a
>normal phone number, then I can't see any problems using a mobile phone to
>do the same thing, unless the mobile's audio bandwidth is insufficient (or
>>Anyway, it looks too expensive, for me, just to have it for the rare times
>that I would need it.
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Another concern is the speed of the connection. At the moment, you'll only
get 9,600 Baud, so it's not worth it. The mobile phone network can't handle
anything above that at the moment.
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