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Sending from the road

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by OrangeGrad, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. OrangeGrad

    OrangeGrad Member

    My paper's looking into wireless cards, and I was wondering which ones folks like, and which ones folks would stay away from. We want ones that are powerful enough to send photos, too. Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    My buddy bought a sprint card. It sucks. My iPhone is much faster.
  3. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    We use Cingular and they have worked well during football season, even though we are sending from some tiny, dirt ass towns at times.
    We send video and photos over it as well and haven't had many problems.
  4. sportshack06

    sportshack06 Member

    You could use a Blackberry and either
    1) Tether it to the laptop.
    2) Put the files on a SDMini card and then send from the Blackberry.

    Doing this could get your shot to buy you a phone in the process.
  5. loveyabye

    loveyabye Guest

    I have a Verizon card and it is often very fast. But it depends on whether Verizon works well in your area; I have been a few places where it hasn't worked well.
  6. Stone Cane

    Stone Cane Member

    the sprint card rocks
  7. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Apparently, http://millenicom.com uses the Sprint network, but there is no service commitment and the cost is less. I haven't looked that deeply into it, though.
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I use the Bluetooth with my Blackberry if I have to. No cords needed.

    More often, though, I'll just find a McDonald's or Krystal or somewhere with WiFi.
  9. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Krystal's and Mickey D's has wifi?
    Here it's Subway or Panera's for the free wifi. Bleeping Starbucks charges.
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Panera is the best. Only complaint is there are too few outlets.
  11. OrangeGrad

    OrangeGrad Member

    Since the boss is willing to shell out some cash, I'm willing to spend it. One of the guys in the office has an AT&T card, not sure of the details, but sending photos on it didn't work well. We're looking to get a couple, so I want to make sure we can actually send photos and stories from all over and that they're worth the money.
  12. accguy

    accguy Member

    I just take the acoustic couplers and my Tandy into the gas station and hook them up to the pay phone. Works like a charm.

    Right old timers.
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