At the moment when I am not on site fixing clients systems or in meetings you will usually find me in a coffee shop somewhere doing work (and drinking too many Caramalattes!!). The reason for this is simple – I need internet access. Yes I could travel back to the office and get it there but that usually means travelling in the car and using diesel.
Wouldn’t it be nice if I could go truly mobile and access the internet from anywhere. I have a solution which I use at the moment which involves tethering my Blackberry Bold 9780 to my Blackberry Playbook. This works fine when there is signal but is pretty much useless when there isn’t any.
I spoke to a friend who recommended something called myfi and so I went off to the internet to take a look. What I ended up purchasing was the T-Mobile Wireless pointer. This little box allows me to connect up to 8 wireless devices at the same time and then use the T-Mobile 3G network to access the internet. So how does this differ to what you had already I hear you ask?
Before I could only connect one device over bluetooth to my smartphone but now I can connect laptops, desktops and tablets all at the same time. For £10 /month I get a limit of 2GB which is enough to do my day to day webby stuff and by going with a different network to that on my smartphone I am doubling my chances of getting a half decent 3G signal.
This little box now allows me to sit in the park and do social media (last thursday was a lovely sunny day) along with accessing the internet almost instantly at a client premises without accessing their network (good for checking their firewalls). The battery lasts for 5 hours constant use and it fits in my pocket too.
At last I am going truly mobile.
About the Author
Hi I am Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in and around Stirling.
For a list of what I can offer you why not visit my website www.comtech247.net where you will find a list of my services, testimonials, blog and much more!!