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<what i always wonder about metricom is their need to put in place tons of little antennas. it seems like a harder infrastructure to upgrade...>

It is rather labor intensive as they are currently upgrading the system to support 56kbps by December, but from my point of view they are the only player. You can use a Cell phone from Sprint and run your laptop at 14KBPS but that is 25% of the speed of a ricochet modem. Plus with Sprint you will probably have to pay some serious fees. For $25 a month I am King. When the mobile businessman figures out that he can get 56kbps in December at a very cheap price. He will jump at the chance to own one. I love mine and take it out with me on my car trips. It worked from Seattle to Los Angeles and I was able to use it at speeds of 70 mph which is amazing(I was not driving ofcourse) Do that with a fixed line modem if you can. The greatest thing was being able to get online in a Hotel room without having to pay the outlandish hotel phone charges. I think they charge $5 for 15 minutes on the internet at a hotel business center. Metricom will do away with Hotel business centers someday.

MYCROFT
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