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To: rockrr

For whatever reason, aircards in my part of the country seem to lose their zip. Great in the city, but out here in our hinterland, they’re no better than dial-up. Someday I’ll find a scientific explanation of that. Had one for about 2 months and simply couldn’t take it anymore. Returned it to “Verizon”, I think, and they graciously received it. Never got an explanation, though.


45 posted on 07/04/2015 11:02:32 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray for their victory or quit saying you support our troops)
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To: xzins

Your comment hints at the problem. The ISP’s build the infrastructure based on subscribership - the greater concentrations of users the more robust the cell towers. In the back-country not only do you have the obvious limitations of terrain but fewer cell towers (and some at only 3G).

The other thing is that weather - rain, snow and even wind - can disrupt or degrade signal strength. Brings a whole new meaning to “snow blind”. LOL

The upside is that it is portable so I can take it (virtually) anywhere and make a connection of some sort.


56 posted on 07/04/2015 11:36:00 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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