Now I am Mobile
Now I am Mobile posted 13 Nov ’07, 12.01pm MST PST on flickr

I am using a new wireless broadband thingie I got which now allows me to access the net where-ever I go (as long as I get a digital signal from my mobile provider, Alltel).

The Franklin wireless CDU-550 USB is one of the few cards that work on Mac OSX (someone tell those providers that Apple has 15% of the laptop market and growing), which was a cinch to set up (excellent instructions from EVDOInfo).

Here in Phoenix I am getting about 600 kb/s download, and now I have a backup when the home/office connection from Qwest goes south.

I almost feel modern ;-)

Photo taken as well with my new Razr phone, uploaded directly to flickr.

This will save me bucks and hassle at airports lacking free wifi, hotels and their rip-off charges, and kludgy conferences that don’t provide wireless. Or I can be online in a taxi, woo-hoo ;-)

Yes, I could ave gotten all this in a handheld, a Crackberry or similar device, or even a sexy $300 phone (the new phone comes out of my own pocket, and we have a pile of Motorola cords and charge cables in the home already) and I might soon (that iPhone feels oh so close, whispering to the gods).

I’m Goin’ Mobile:

I can pull up by the curb
I can make it on the road
Goin’ mobile
I can stop in any street
And chat with people that we tweet
Goin’ mobile

The post "Now I am Mobile" was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog ( on November 13, 2007.


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