Wireless Internet is Dead; Long live Wireless Internet!

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Date: Tuesday, September 18th, 2001, 02:21
Category: Archive

I’d been holding out for Ricochet wireless Internet access in Chicago for at least a year, but when Metricom closed its doors recently, I finally gave in and decided to find a data-capable mobile phone. My business partner connects her PowerBook to the Internet through her SprintPCS service, and it’s surprisingly useful despite the slow, 9600-baud modem speed. But there are lots of holes in SprintPCS’s coverage map, so I wasn’t yet sold.