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GTOV8

join:2006-02-04
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New High Powered 900MHZ phones. Just what we need.


raytaylor

join:2009-07-28
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These things have been around for quite a while - some i have played with will go ~4kms

lutful
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join:2005-06-16
Ottawa, ON
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Senao/EnGenius Technologies was already famous for these long range 900Mhz phones before their 200mW 802.11b PCMCIA card and CB3 cpe started the outdoor wisp frenzy.

I once used them in the dense urban slum where I grew up. People could not get land lines and the cell phone companies had not yet put up antennas.

My elementary school classmate installed a base station with omni antenna up on his roof and was providing pay-per-use phone service all over the slum using a few handsets. He later became the local WISP.

GTOV8

join:2006-02-04
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Lutful, how did he keep track of the billings? Quite ambitious.

lutful
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He was using the business model pioneered by Grameenphone (literally "village phone") where phone ladies go around a village letting poor people use a high power GSM phone. They collect money on the spot. »news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4471348.stm