Internet access while biking cross-country
December 3, 2005 8:19 PM Subscribe
I'm taking three months this summer to bike cross-country
with my father. Is there any way for us to have (reasonably) uninterrupted wireless internet on the route?
posted by felix betachat to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total)
A quick look shows that, if we were traveling on the main highways, GPRS
data service from Cingular
would do the trick. But for much of the time, we'll be running parallel to, but not on the main interstate highways (examples here
). I'd thought about signing up for the T-Mobile Hotspot
service as well, but the same problem applies. Shockingly, there aren't enough Starbucks, Borders, Hyatts and Kinkos in the small towns to give us regular opportunities to access the web. We could get a Blackberry, maybe, but I want to be able to send images to my Flickr account and to be able to upload data from my Mac via ftp. Is there anything we can do, short of dialup on a satellite phone?