Always On — almost: part 2

Nothing like being at Washington National Airport on a Friday afternoon waiting for a flight. I have to admit that having the Sprint PCS CDMA card in my ThinkPad makes it more bearable. WiFi will be everywhere but it isn’t yet. Dial-up is hardly an acceptable alternative. Sprint’s “3G” service *is* a good alternative (see “Always On – Almost”). It isn’t as fast as they claim but I really like it because you don’t have to connect any wires. When travelling I leave the Sprint card in the ThinkPad’s pcmcia slot. It finds a signal and you click connect. That is all there is to it. In a few seconds you are in “always on” mode. If it loses the signal it reconnects automatically. Not as good as WiFi but a very good alternative to have.