Taking the Internet on the Road

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A world without wires it's the dream of every technology junkie. We want total access to information anytime and anyplace. Companies like Sprint are trying to get us there with products like PCS Data, a cable that lets you hook up your cell phone to your computer and dial up a remote Sprint modem, which calls your regular ISP to access the Internet ($99 for residential Sprint customers). This means, in theory, that you'd be able to do things like check your e-mail anywhere.

I found that it worked pretty well. The only snag was that after I installed the dial-up software on my laptop, at first the program couldn't detect that the phone was already attached to my computer. This turned out to be a conflict with my Palm Pilot's use of the same communications port, which I fixed easily. MORE >>