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meetee, May 8, 10:58pm
E-mail access while travelling Can anyone tell me the best way to access e-mails while travelling in house bus, please? We have a laptop and are on broad band at home.TIA

1clickaway, May 8, 11:03pm
Depends On Whom You have Broandband with: If xtra. Just use the xtramail web site: (nz.yahoo.com/mail) :D

tessal, May 8, 11:03pm
Unless you have a phoneline on your bus,no can do..

0800xford, May 8, 11:03pm
.... do you have wireless on your laptop?

0800xford, May 8, 11:04pm
.... ha ha ha i love it when that happens =)

tessal, May 8, 11:05pm
Otherwise a pcmcia laptop card with a separate account..you wont be able to cross your account over to the laptop in your bus either...

dveditor, May 8, 11:06pm
Meetee if your with telecom with broadband you can use any one of their many many hotpsots around the country. also a lot of the larger Mc Cafes are putting in free wireless to lure customers in. the one at Auckland airport Mac D's has free wirless so surf all day and drink coffee to your full of it.

dveditor, May 8, 11:08pm
Tessal where are coming from? if your going to give advice on here it would pay to know what your talking about! where are you getting your information from?

papariccardo, May 8, 11:09pm
Or you can use a PDA mobile phone at any hotspot, or connect the phone (Telecom) for 24/7 net coverage. I'm selling an apache T3G PDA here this weekend, will have a $145 buynow & $100 reserve. Save me if you think it may be useful. Enjoy the bus!

tessal, May 8, 11:11pm
Read his question DV i sure as hell did,what are you on..hes assuming since he has bb at home, he wants it on the bus..what do you say to that?

0800xford, May 8, 11:15pm
.... hopefully they will login at lunch time and answer some of these questions =)

1clickaway, May 8, 11:18pm
Psst Tess YOU read the Q too: Theres no MENTION of WANTING BB on their bus: Just informing that they HAVE BB at home. All they want is to ACCESS their mail while they are away: Its simple - as long as the first psot lets 'us' know whom they are with: then 'we' can point them in the right direction. :Þ

tessal, May 8, 11:23pm
Well maybe they want to piggyback there bb account off the home account,instead of opening a new dialup/bb account..
if its just email access needed wireless hotspots is the way to go IF they wanna travel to find them.

dveditor, May 8, 11:30pm
Tessal hows tauranga? i sure did read the question thats why i asked you where your getting your info from. "unless you have a phoneline on your bus,no can do.." you do not need a phoneline for broadband or highspeed internet access! "otherwise a pcmcia laptop card with a separate account..you wont be able to cross your account over to the laptop in your bus either..." what is this going to do for them, and you usually can use your broadband account on any broadband enabled phone line, the data is typically tagged to the username not the phone number, the only time it is tagged to a phone number is when it's business account. most of the telecom and vodafone handsets can be used as mobile modems for "highspeed" data service, they even have 3G cards from telecom and vodafone or even the vodem.

tessal, May 8, 11:32pm
Ok... so would you suggest,they plug the usb/ethernet cable into the bus toaster and stick it on the roof..

tessal, May 8, 11:34pm
Either way they will use the hotspot or purchase another dialup/bb service. not like they can take the router from home and plug it somewhere on the bus now.

dveditor, May 8, 11:35pm
For post #1 this is where the hotspots are and if your in tauranga go visit tessal cause she/he is a mountain of knowledge. Hell tessal your a bundle of joy today arn't you, no i would suggest they plugged it into the flux capacitor and then called scotty to beam them up cause this placed called tauranga is strange.

dveditor, May 8, 11:36pm
Oooooops got caught giving tessal the word here is the link guys and gals http://www.telecom.co.nz/hotspot

gyrogearloose, May 8, 11:39pm
#7 - the days of free Telecom WiFi are ending see: http://blogs.nzherald.co.nz/blog/griffins-tech-blog/2008/1/23/blog-the-end-of-free-telecom-wi-f<br />i/?c_id=1501198 - two other options to consider aside from WiFi hotspots are: driving the bus around and parking up in front of an unsecured residential 802.11 network; and using Outlook or Outlook Express (or another email client) with offline folders so that you can read your existing emails, and reply to emails, while you drive around without internet access (the email would only be sent and received when you do have access, but regardless this would seem to meet the stated requiredment of being able to access email)

tessal, May 8, 11:44pm
Hah 1 hotspot in gore..great! maybe they will plan the trip to hop wireless hotspots HARDLY!!

dveditor, May 8, 11:44pm
Yeah but there is inside word from a few people i know a telecom that it will be extended. also if they are members of the campervan association then a lot of the cosi clubs and RSA's are or will be offering wireless access to members of the campervan association. my old man and quite a few of his friends are keen camper vanners and most of them now have lappies and do this all over the country.

dveditor, May 8, 11:46pm
Oh tessal now now now there is now need to raise your voice, i'm only over here in gisborne so you dont need to shout. They live in Gore so why would they need to visit the hotspot in Gore when they have BB at home?

tessal, May 8, 11:51pm
Lol who knows if they belonged to a campervan club,i doubt they would be seeking advice on here when they could easily bounce info off the club buddies

gyrogearloose, May 8, 11:52pm
Well that's funny, my inside sources are telling me that the WiFi operators (the coffee places etc) are going to have to pay for their bandwidth on commercial terms (and might not buy as much bandwidth as they currently get for free) and the users will either be buying access with coffee or getting a pre-paid access card from which their KB usage is deducted. But who can say...

beanie, May 9, 4:14am
The wheels on the bus go....

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