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Topic # 6083 24-Dec-2005 11:47
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I'm off to the CES 2006 in Las Vegas (January), and as usual, data access is a problem - no CDMA packet data roaming, GPRS is an exhorbitant amount of money ($30/MB!), but what really made my day is to find out that the hotel booked for our group has no broadband access!

We will have Internet access during the day (we have some events that will be "Internet friendly") but the breaks, evening and morning can be a problem.

However I managed to contact someone I know working with Cingular and we arranged to have a HSDPA card delivered to my hotel so I can use while there.

Nice, let's see how this thing behaves in real life...





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Reply # 25297 24-Dec-2005 15:24
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Do you need anyone to carry your bags I am more than happy to, And advise us how the HSDPA works over there.

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Reply # 25301 24-Dec-2005 17:39
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If you're keen to try any SIP VoIP stuff let me know and I could give you an extension on my Asterisk PBX and a copy of Xten softphone to play with.


 
 
 
 




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Reply # 25303 24-Dec-2005 18:12
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Hmmm. And what can I do with this? Will be possible to get a number redirected to this extension, and ringing on my tablet PC? Or perhaps on my Pocket PC if I have Wi-Fi around?

Or just the other way around?







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Reply # 25304 24-Dec-2005 19:08
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freitasm: Hmmm. And what can I do with this? Will be possible to get a number redirected to this extension, and ringing on my tablet PC? Or perhaps on my Pocket PC if I have Wi-Fi around?

Or just the other way around?





You could put a number on divert to my 09 iTalk number and my asterisk box would detect the CID and then redirect it to a SIP extension which could be the softphone running on your laptop.

You could also call NZ essentially for the cost of your data charges, iTalk rates are 5c per minute inside NZ and free to Auckland. You could also call Australia flat rate for A10c with my MyFone account.

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Reply # 25338 27-Dec-2005 05:44

I am very interested in your HSDPA test results, so please share with us after you came back. Cheers.




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Reply # 25340 27-Dec-2005 11:36
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I am sure he will share with us while over there using the service

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Reply # 25765 5-Jan-2006 16:54
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freitasm: I'm off to the CES 2006 in Las Vegas (January), and as usual, data access is a problem - no CDMA packet data roaming, GPRS is an exhorbitant amount of money ($30/MB!), but what really made my day is to find out that the hotel booked for our group has no broadband access!

We will have Internet access during the day (we have some events that will be "Internet friendly") but the breaks, evening and morning can be a problem.

However I managed to contact someone I know working with Cingular and we arranged to have a HSDPA card delivered to my hotel so I can use while there.

Nice, let's see how this thing behaves in real life...



Wow, your very fortunate. I would be very interested to know about the general performance of HSDPA as well & any other tech goods you get your hands on. Have fun!

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Reply # 25843 7-Jan-2006 11:45
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freitasm so whats the update what do you think



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Reply # 25845 7-Jan-2006 11:54
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It didn't happen. I met the Cingular guy who told me they lost 12 cards in transit somewhere. Damn...




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Reply # 25918 9-Jan-2006 05:30

Have you seen any equipment running on HSDPA while you there?




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Reply # 25928 9-Jan-2006 13:59
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Yes... Actually another person in my group was going to get the same type of card, and in another opportunity she got the same response from him - the cards got lost in the transport.

But I saw it working and it's nice. I also saw a Samsung HSDPA mobile phone connected at 3.6 Mbps and streaming video. Very nice - but it was a single user on a single HSDPA site. I really want to see these speeds in real life situations though.







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Reply # 25969 9-Jan-2006 21:31
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Would have loved to have gone this year, went last year and it was fantastic, sounds like the move to the Sands was a good one, more room, less fat smelly g33k rubbing off on you ;)



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Reply # 25970 9-Jan-2006 21:35
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Hmmm. They had four locations: Las Vegas Convention Center, Sands, Hilton and Alexis Park. I managed to see only two of these - didn't go to Sands or Hilton. Three days is not enough!

But, yes, very interesting. The networking opportunities are incredible. Great stuff.





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Reply # 26072 10-Jan-2006 20:14
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freitasm: Hmmm. They had four locations: Las Vegas Convention Center, Sands, Hilton and Alexis Park. I managed to see only two of these - didn't go to Sands or Hilton. Three days is not enough!

But, yes, very interesting. The networking opportunities are incredible. Great stuff.



Have you had the opportunity to speak to anyone about the "real world" performance of HSDPA in the states? If so, what did they say about it?

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