I only get Edge at my house though. I live in the boonies Considering satellite internet.
Thanks for the info everyone!
HughesNET and the like are pretty awful. I'd actually recommend staying on dialup over satellite if you can connect around 48-52k. Extremely expensive, the worst customer service I've ever had to deal with, and you are stuck with a tiny daily cap you could easily hit with dialup that then throttles you down to sub dialup speeds. Not to mention the latency is so bad it makes sshing into a remote server pretty much unusable let alone doing anything like gaming.
T-Mobile gets almost zero reception at my house.AVT said:How about T-Mobile? Can you get EDGE via them?
I didn't really read the thread (just quick-skimmed it), so here's my $0.02:
If you go with dialup, you will either need an external dialup modem that can be plugged into your iPhone, or a desktop/laptop machine plugged into a router that has a 56k modem (internal or external, doesn't matter).
What you can do if you use the desktop/laptop method is to enable Internet Connection Sharing, dialup, connect your iPhone to your network, and manually configure your iPhone to use that machine that is dialed up as the Default gateway (make sure that the IP/subnet and stuff is still the same that your iPhone is assigned though). Should work.
Thanks for that information. The only other option for me out here is line of sight broadband but my house is surrounded by acres of very tall trees.
Only one company around here said they would put up a 50ft tower on top of my house to get up over the trees, but someone else I knew had that same set up and lightening struck the tower and fried their computer. Like literal smoke coming out fried.
So now I don't know what the heck to do. Maybe I should start a separate topic on the subject...