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Old 04-05-2014, 20:11   #16
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$2000....na...
A 1071 - PTC-IIIusb Modem with PACTOR III
is $1148

Farallon Electronics 415-331-1924 - ...

We are talking about text email with no attachments....paying more for the "faster modem" would be crazy....

Find a used one. We sold our PTD IIIUSB for $500 when we came back from cruising.
Why sell it when we are going back to Mexico? Because for $46/mo I can buy a local Mexico wifi card and get coverage about anywhere. I would only buy a Modem for HF email if I had plans to cross oceans or was going to an area with know poor Wifi or local internet. I ran my business form Mexico with good cell phone and interenet coverage and rarely used my modem for the last 2yrs of our 4yrs stay. The value of the modem I see depends on where you plan to cruise, but it's not by any means a necisity...heck....not like a water maker...ha ha ah
The new definition of cruising; in wi-fi range.
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Well there is the answer for now - we're only going as far as Mexico this year, and WIFI will do the job - thank you Rich, hadn't been thinking that way.

It'll give us the best part of a year to get used to what we have and see what becomes of Cruisemail - by the time we're headed for Tahiti, maybe everyone will be tired of hearing from us anyways!
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Well there is the answer for now - we're only going as far as Mexico this year, and WIFI will do the job - thank you Rich, hadn't been thinking that way.

It'll give us the best part of a year to get used to what we have and see what becomes of Cruisemail - by the time we're headed for Tahiti, maybe everyone will be tired of hearing from us anyways!
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Because for $46/mo I can buy a local Mexico wifi card
I think what he really means is purchase time on a 3G modem connection with the likes of Telcel. This is a standard data connection over the cell network, not Wifi. You might have a cell network shared by a WiFi device like a MiFi, but it is still a cell network data connection. Definitely cost effective while in Mexico.
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