Ricochet?

  • Posted: 02 July 2001 08:55 PM

    Anyone here ever use a ricochet wireless modem card for their powerbook? I hear that in the areas that it works that it’s 128 kbps for the most part and very reliable, although expensive. Anyone with experience?

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  • Posted: 26 June 2001 07:07 PM #1

    I didn’t realize that Ricochet had a network in P’Burgh.

    Never used one but check out these links:
    http://www.sbw.org/sbw/home.nsf/index/ricochet/
    http://www.macintouch.com/wirelessreader2.html (search for ‘ricochet’)

    Extra info never hurts.

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  • Posted: 26 June 2001 07:29 PM #2

    Oh they don’t, darn it. But they say Pittsburgh is one of 45 or so markets they hope to have up and running this year. I think I’d try it.

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  • Posted: 26 June 2001 07:42 PM #3

    That was some great info on Ricochet. Most detailed I’ve ever seen. Thank you very much. I still can’t tell whether or not Pittsburgh is one of the areas that is delayed or not, but I’d still be willing to try this when it comes out provided I don’t have to sign a long-term contract right away.

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  • Posted: 26 June 2001 09:21 PM #4

    just testing my BBCode-enable sig…

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  • Posted: 26 June 2001 09:24 PM #5

    ignore me; second test

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  • Posted: 02 July 2001 03:37 PM #6

    Anyone interested in rocochet internet access might want to read this first:
    http://slashdot.org/articles/01/07/02/2053200.shtml

    Possible bad news for a great service.
    -D

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  • Posted: 02 July 2001 08:55 PM #7

    Well, so much for that idea. Ouch!

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