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Old January 27th 06, 03:59 AM posted to alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.gsm
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In on Thu, 26 Jan 2006 19:47:04 -0600,
Jer wrote:


Thurman wrote:



I'll be interested in how well it maintains a connection at 70+mph.


Which begs the question.... why would anyone WANT to maintain a
connection at 70+mph?



Not all computer use is interactive, and staying connected at highway speeds
can be useful for unattended operations like up/downloading; e.g.,
transferring a large report file while driving after arriving on an airline
flight.



I suppose it could be useful, it just never occurred to me a civilian
would need to be connected under those circumstances. shrug

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Old January 27th 06, 02:14 PM posted to alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.gsm
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"Jer" wrote in message
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I suppose it could be useful, it just never occurred to me a civilian
would need to be connected under those circumstances. shrug


First, you assume the user to be alone, that's a personal problem grin.

One client that bought a CDMA connection card owns a digital ISP business.
For a vacation, he took his two sons and a notebook with the connection
card. He called from Midland, having left Dallas, to report his son
connected, read his email to him. He dictated replies while driving 80mph.
He was able to maintain a connection during driving stints from Dallas to
Monterrey, CA to Oshkosh and back.

Another client is a day trader that trades stocks while his wife drives.

I've maintained a connection to manage a MSN Messenger meeting between a
client in Plano, TX and programmers in Montreal while traveling 70mph as a
passenger.

"It's a brave new world!"


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Old January 30th 06, 09:56 AM posted to alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.gsm
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"Jer" wrote in message
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Thurman wrote:

Which begs the question.... why would anyone WANT to maintain a connection
at 70+mph?

Many of us work on the train from time to time. So never mind 70mph - how
would the connection hold up at 186mph


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Old January 30th 06, 04:37 PM posted to alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.gsm
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Ken Wheatley wrote:
"Jer" wrote in message
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Thurman wrote:

Which begs the question.... why would anyone WANT to maintain a connection
at 70+mph?


Many of us work on the train from time to time. So never mind 70mph - how
would the connection hold up at 186mph



On a 186mph train, forget business, I'll be uploading my last will and
testament.

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Old January 31st 06, 12:01 AM posted to alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.gsm
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"Ken Wheatley" wrote in message
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"Jer" wrote in message
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Thurman wrote:

Which begs the question.... why would anyone WANT to maintain a
connection at 70+mph?

Many of us work on the train from time to time. So never mind 70mph - how
would the connection hold up at 186mph

Can you even get a voice connection at that speed?


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Old January 31st 06, 01:19 AM posted to alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.gsm
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Many of us work on the train from time to time. So never mind 70mph - how
would the connection hold up at 186mph

Can you even get a voice connection at that speed?

The problem becomes Doppler shift at this sort of speed. plus if the windows
are not closed, wind noise.


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Old January 31st 06, 09:44 AM posted to alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.gsm
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For those of us in Europe such a question seems bizarre since most high
speed train run at about 300km (slightly more.) Connections are perfect and
seemless just as they are when you are a pedestrian!
"Jer" wrote in message
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Ken Wheatley wrote:
"Jer" wrote in message
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Thurman wrote:

Which begs the question.... why would anyone WANT to maintain a
connection at 70+mph?


Many of us work on the train from time to time. So never mind 70mph - how
would the connection hold up at 186mph


On a 186mph train, forget business, I'll be uploading my last will and
testament.

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jer
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Old January 31st 06, 02:28 PM posted to alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.gsm
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"Austinman" wrote in message
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Many of us work on the train from time to time. So never mind 70mph -
how would the connection hold up at 186mph

Can you even get a voice connection at that speed?

The problem becomes Doppler shift at this sort of speed. plus if the
windows are not closed, wind noise.


I think I would avoid a train that allowed the windows to be open at 186mph.

I could envision a Texas goober opening the window at that speed to allow
his dog to hang his head out.


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Old January 31st 06, 03:50 PM posted to alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.gsm
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Jer wrote:
Ken Wheatley wrote:
"Jer" wrote in message
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Thurman wrote:

Which begs the question.... why would anyone WANT to maintain a
connection at 70+mph?


Many of us work on the train from time to time. So never mind 70mph -
how would the connection hold up at 186mph


On a 186mph train, forget business, I'll be uploading my last will and
testament.


I'd settle for an 86 MPH train in the U.S.! When a Swiss visitor rode
the train from San Jose to San Francisco, his comment was 'these are
like the Swiss trains from the 1800's.'

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Old January 31st 06, 04:40 PM posted to alt.cellular.cingular,alt.cellular.data,alt.cellular.gsm
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SMS wrote:
Jer wrote:

Ken Wheatley wrote:

"Jer" wrote in message
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Thurman wrote:

Which begs the question.... why would anyone WANT to maintain a
connection at 70+mph?


Many of us work on the train from time to time. So never mind 70mph -
how would the connection hold up at 186mph


On a 186mph train, forget business, I'll be uploading my last will and
testament.



I'd settle for an 86 MPH train in the U.S.! When a Swiss visitor rode
the train from San Jose to San Francisco, his comment was 'these are
like the Swiss trains from the 1800's.'


I don't think trains will ever run at Euro speeds in the U.S. There are
too many derailments now due to poor track conditions and numerous grade
crossings to make hi-speed rail transit a safe reality. Americans have
a white-knuckle grip on their own steering wheels and won't give up the
opportunity to squeeze out a fart whenever they want in the privacy of
their rubber tired vehicles, open windows or not. Nope, passenger rail
transit in the U.S. is a very dead issue. Amtrak was their only hope
and it's very existance for a long time now solely depends upon their
government sugar daddy. OTOH, if they could drive an SUV at 186mph with
a cell phone sticking out of their face, now that's whole nuther kettle
'o fish.

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