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Internet for mobile home in Europe?

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jimcanswim
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Apr 15th, 2007 at 4:27pm  
Hi can anyone tell me what is available? I have seen loads of websites offering satellite broadband but none stating prices.

Could someone help? I will be travelling Europe in a camper van and want internet access as I run a little online business.

I do not want to be paying astronomical fees per meg or monthly costs if at all possible.

Thanks
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malaika
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Reply #1 - Apr 16th, 2007 at 4:31pm  
Hello jimcanswim

You can use OPENSKY as downlink (one-way satellite) and a mobile connection (GPRS, GSM or whatever) as uplink.

This is a very practical and low-cost solution.
http://www.broadsat.com/opensky/products/satsurf/

Cheers
Malaika
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jimcanswim
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Reply #2 - Apr 16th, 2007 at 7:04pm  
Hi Malaika, you have a very interesting suggestion there. I cannot seem to find much information apart from priceplans on that site.

I was wondering about the cost of equipment? Do I have to buy the equipment myself then link it up? Using the mobile for uploading, would I still be subject to roaming rates and would I have to be in a 3G location?

Thanks for the info, it is the most interesting I have seen so far.

Cheers
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malaika
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Reply #3 - Apr 23rd, 2007 at 3:31pm  
Hi jimcanswim

You can try and ask for their advice on
http://www.broadsat.com/opensky/support/contactus.html Wink

Cheers
Malaika
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jimcanswim
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Reply #4 - Apr 29th, 2007 at 6:05pm  
Hi malaika, I have tried contacting them but their information is c**p.  They just keep referring me to the internet site they have which is s***e.

There is nowhere near enough information. I think I will give this company a miss, thanks anyway.
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