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colleenfl

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At the RV Rally in Daytona one of the vendors had a display of some kind of new in motion internet while you were traveling down the road as well as at your campsite. This also I believe can hook up to trac vision satelite.
My question is does anyone know about this it was suppose to be on the market at the end of June.
I cannot remember the name of the company but it was a well known one, and I cannot find my literature that I picked up on it. Does not use a cell phone either.

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I suspect this is still what they have been pushing for awhile now.  I refer to it as dreamware since it still isn't on the market as far as I know.  They also had another system that required a phone connection for the up link and down link was via Sat. Very expensive way to go.


The best I am aware of so far is the Motosat and Datastar automatic system using Hughesnet internet system or the Hughesnet or Starband manual setups. These are two Satellite systems.  Oh they are on the market now and have been for several years.
 

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I read about this over 2 years ago.. And it's still, as Ron points out, dream ware.

There is one or two "in motion" systems that do work however with one exception they are hybrids, using sattalite for the downlink but cellular towers for the uplink, no cell service = no uplink = no internet

The exception is Vorizon's new high speed service (And I think Sprint is also getting into the act) which is cellular all the way and can only be found in selected markets

Neither of these systems even comes close to meeting the needs of an RVer
 

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colleenfl said:
At the RV Rally in Daytona one of the vendors had a display of some kind of new in motion internet while you were traveling down the road as well as at your campsite. This also I believe can hook up to trac vision satelite.
My question is does anyone know about this it was suppose to be on the market at the end of June.
I cannot remember the name of the company but it was a well known one, and I cannot find my literature that I picked up on it. Does not use a cell phone either.

Thanks
Colleen

You don't need anything more than an aircard and a laptop to be able to get Internet while in motion in much of the US i.e. wherever there is cell phone service. In 2 years after Sprint invests it 3 billion in Wi-Max it will get even better. Here is a link to one persons view of WiMax.  http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20060818.html    I have been pushing WiMax for our community for some time due to poor bandwidth service from cable and phone company. It's going to make a big difference IMO.

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Could it have been http://www.kvh.com/Products/product.asp?id=124

I dont know anything about it, but it seems to rely on a mobile phone too

Paul
 

colleenfl

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I will have to look through some of my papers that I have stored away I may find the information in there and will post it in here when I find it for all to read.

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Paul,

That product require a Verizon data service for the uplink.  From the page you referenced:

TracNet 100 requires both MSN TV service and Verizon EVDO cellular data service contracted directly with the respective service providers. Service providers may impose additional charges on top of monthly fee. Please contact service providers for details.

That plus the fact that it's WebTV basically makes it really unacceptable today.  There is no current or forseeable inmotion internet satellite service available for anyone with a budget less than the military and I'm not sure about them :)
 

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Ned,

Not only that, but they say that the service is subject to Verizon's Fair Access Policy, but I couldn't find any reference to it anywhere in their agreements, policies, etc. Did see something about paying a premium rate if you exceeded it based on $'s/Mb, but no rate schedule. Anyone else find it?
 

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The Verizon FAP is something that's very hard to find, and I believe the definition is somewhat nebulous.  I have seen a few, very few, reports from people that got cancelled because of excessive usage, but they were downloading many videos or running servers.  It's not something that would concern the typical internet user.
 

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