[CentOS] OT: wifi, phone, power in India and Malaysia

Tue May 24 18:07:39 UTC 2011
Richard Mollel <unixtipz at yahoo.com>

--- On Tue, 5/24/11, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:

> From: Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] OT: wifi, phone, power in India and Malaysia
> To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
> Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 10:39 AM
> On 05/24/2011 03:29 PM, Richard
> Mollel wrote:
> >> Am I overlooking any considerations?
> >
> > YES. A big one for foreign travel people is a GSM
> modem, whereby one would use a SIM card from their phone for
> internet access. I really doubt that part of the world would
> have any dial-up access as you claim. They never caught up
> to it, and landline are rarely available. However, GSM 3G
> access is abundant, even in the remotest of areas.....
> >
> And also, the 3g auction went through in India a few months
> back. I 
> would be very surprised if you had 3g anywhere at the
> moment

I thought Africa (East to be specific) was supposedly backwards technologically, I do get 3G there...and Indian was supposed to be forefront as far as tech is concerned. Anyways, I would imagine GSM would be available in the remotest of areas in India as it is now in most parts of E.Africa, No?
Intention was to highlight the need for a GSM modem, not actual availability of it. 
Please respond to the original poster if you have further info on availability. 

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