* PC World had a pretty good article here:
(Please visit the link and check out their article.)
* In the article, was mentioned, among other things, using unlocked quad band cellular phone devices. One such unlocked Quad Band Cellular Device that I provide is the Ericsson W35 – http://www.marinetelecom.net/Ericsson_W35/ which not only does (check this out) voice for Analog Telephone Sets and Office Type PBX Systems (popular on marine/yachts), but also provides 3G+ Cellular Internet. It’s a GSM/UMTS/HSPA router with 4-port Ethernet switch-hub for wired network devices and built-in WiFi for wireless devices… and as it can be expanded or included into an existing network, such as found onboard many yachts.
So that would go a long way towards saving you $$$ for your travels in your vehicle or vessel (sail or motor yacht) along with all of your gadgets. Not to mention the uses in fixed locations, temporary locations, and special applications such as remote telemetry.
* I also want to remind you that I also handle the Cradlepoint data card routers – in case you don’t need the cellular voice capability in the W35, or want to be able to switch carriers (CDMA, GSM – UMTS – HSPA) at any time by using Newer Laptop-style Internet Data Cards. There are lots of models – from Portable Hotspot, to Travel Router, to Professional Grade Mobile (or fixed location) Broadband Routers. Please check them out on my main web site:
P.S. Most smart phones can use a WiFi signal (provided by the routers I mentioned before) including iPhone – and less expensive [and less carrier locked] iPod Touch – to get online. Voice over IP Applications can be used with such devices to save $$$ on voice telephone calling, as you travel, as well.
For example you could put a Travel Router or PHS Portable Hotspot in your pocket and an E W35 or MBR1000 in your vehicle or boat/yacht. Cover a hotel room or restaurant while traveling, and cover your vehicle interior or yacht interior when your on-the-boat.
Alan Spicer Telecom / Alan Spicer Marine Telecom
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