by NICK ROSEN on OCTOBER 31, 2004 - 1 Comment in MOBILE, OFF-GRID 101, PEOPLE
South of France, Sunday, October 31
This story was uploaded to the website using Vodafone’s new Europe-wide 3G/GPRS data service. The Vodafone card fits into my laptop in the same way as a wireless network card, but instead of hooking up with a base station in the home or office, it roams the entire Vodafone network, including other sister services around the globe.
In most parts of the world, this gives a solo freelance journalist the same communication power that used to be reserved for Reuters correspondents with heavy-duty transportable satellite uplinks. (more…)