I've been travelling in Akita, in the North of Japan this winter, and
the only way to get my laptop online has been to use phone cards in the
ISDN/modem payphones. Takai!
So I visited J-Phone to see what they could sell me up here. They had a
USB cable that could make my J-Phone dial-through for my modem for about
6800 yen. But, I'm running Windows XP and they only had drivers for
I would love to be able to wirelessly PCMCIA with the Air H card - I
wonder if it gets signal up here in the winterlands? I guess if they
sell it up here, it should work.
Akita - http://www.links.net/vita/trip/japan/akita/
> -----Original Message-----
> From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net
> [mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net] On Behalf Of Joshua
> Sent: 30 January, 2002 16:31
> To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> Subject: (keitai-l) Re: PCMIA Keitai Cards
> Opinions are cheap!
> Two weeks ago I bought an P-in-compact card and an air-H data
> service account (This also included the ISP service called
> PRIN). The cards are simply wireless modems so you can call
> up any dial-up ISP you want - I should think you could also
> send faxes too. I bought mine along with an adaptor so I
> could plug it into the back of my Handspring visor. This was
> totally gratuitous since I spent less than 75 cumulative
> minutes each day away from a fast wired internet connection
> (this includes meals and restroom breaks!). However it did
> allow me to check my email while standing on the gangway
> outside my airplane last week before flying to Taipei.
> Anything that allows me to get away with increasingly shoddy
> planning and organization is worth paying monthly fees for.
> Things I had to get:
> P-in-thingy card.
> Adaptor for putting thingy card into a visor PDA
> Another adaptor to fit the thingy card into a PCMCIA slot
> (free) A 1 year contract (with cancellation penalties!) with
> Air-H (this includes a phone number so people could actually
> dial up your card if you want - good for receiving wireless
> faxes perhaps) Another contract with PRIN for dial-up
> service. (free with Air-H service... I think) Allot of batteries!
> All this gives me the invaluable privilege of checking my
> email a good 20 minutes before I get to the office!
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net
> >[mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net]On Behalf Of Sam Joseph
> >Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 8:42 PM
> >To: keitai-l
> >Subject: (keitai-l) PCMIA Keitai Cards
> >So if this is off-topic forgive me, but does anyone have an
> opinion on
> >the different PC plugin keitai card things?
> >A sales guy at big camera in Shibuya told me that air h" or
> whatever is
> >the most popular at the moment with it's fixed monthly
> charge (5000yen)
> >for unlimited usage on 32K.
> >The Docomo cards were not so prominently displayed, but it
> seemed you
> >could get 20 hours usage for under 5000 yen a month. So I guess it
> >depends if you want to use the card regularly, or just occasionally.
> >But my question is, has anyone had any experience with
> either of these
> >systems? Like is one of the providers networks always down - have
> >people had problems installing these cards.
> >And what are we calling these wireless pcmia cards anyway. Are the
> >initials even PCMIA? I get confused about these things :-)
> >CHEERS> SAM
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