rchandraStargate Universe fanPremium
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Re: 250 MB / Month???
Let's just take a common example I face practically every day.
I like to listen to a certain nationally syndicated live talk show host who used to broadcast sorta-kinda locally (if one can consider Rochester, NY "local" to the Buffalo area). After being time shifted from 9a-11a to 11p-1a, I began listening on either a Web browser on my desktop and over 900MHz wireless headphones, or over a Palm T|X or an Android tablet and WiFi. When he was live on OTA AM radio, I could walk the dog around the neighborhood, and still receive him quite handily. The lots here are about 15.25m wide, give or take. I can only go about 5 or 6 lots before the wireless headphones will "give out." WiFi, I'd be really lucky to get 3, more often just one, maybe two.
For the brief few weeks I was at my last (contract) job, I was issued a Verizon BlackBerry which would allow me to do such streaming. With a cellular connection, no problem. This Amazon tablet would as well, but as you note, it'd probably eat my monthly allotment alive in no time flat. For WiFi, I'd have to go to at least every third house, and beg for an Internet connection, and that's presuming there would be sufficient coverage.
As it is, Sparky gets walked near the top of the hour, where the last segment is usually like a minute or two long usually filled with babble about what's coming up next hour, followed by about 3 minutes of ads, and then 6 or so minutes of news and ads. And I still miss a big chunk of the next hour, depending on how many trees and utility poles he wants to sniff that day.
Point is, it's a nice concept to think of (open) WiFi as being nearly ubiquitous, but especially for this use case, it's not nearly close enough.
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Steve MehsGun Control Is Using A Steady HandPremium
Yep, when I got my first tablet, it was the HTC Flyer. Got it at the Best Buy in your neck of the words, at the Galleria, I was all excited, I unboxed it in my car. Here I am, in the parking lot of the biggest mall in WNY ready to play with my new toy and no wifi to speak of. I had to go down the road a bit to the Wegmans on Dick Rd to use their café wifi. It was at the point I knew not having continuous data connectivity when I was on the go would be a problem. Two days later I took it back and went to the Sprint Store in the Sams Club Plaza and got the Evo View. I cant say Ive found a whole lot of free wifi here in the Buffalo area, or in Rochester for that matter. For that Im grateful of data plans and Sprints unlimited data on smartphones.
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