I was listening to the TWIT podcast the other day and they mentioned something called Cradlepoint. Apparently Cradlepoint is a new gadget which will allow you to turn your cellular broadand device into a WiFi access point which a bunch of people can share. This is a very interesting concept. I have an AT&T Laptop Connect Card for work and it is really handy, I use it all of the time. At least, I used to. I have a problem now when I insert the card into my PC slot, my computer blue screens.
I am now using a Sony-Ericsson Z750i which was given to me by one of my contacts at SEMC before I went to Japan (the Z750i is a GSM phone which supports the 200 MHz band which is available in Japan) to connect to the Internet. I took the SIMM card out of my PC card and put it in the phone- everything works as it should. Need to do a little more testing with it for I claim victory nit so far, so good.
I can see using something like Cradlepoint when we arte somewhere WiFi isn’t available but it seems like a “nice to have” versus a “must have”.