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    Could global wifi ever be a reality?


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    Yes. There's already plans by some organizations/companies to launch satellites that will provide wi-fi or something like that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blahgory View Post
    Yes. There's already plans by some organizations/companies to launch satellites that will provide wi-fi or something like that.
    I've often been curious about this, especially recently in light of the fact we managed to lose an entire airplane.

    Do you have any links?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randwolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Blahgory View Post
    Yes. There's already plans by some organizations/companies to launch satellites that will provide wi-fi or something like that.
    I've often been curious about this, especially recently in light of the fact we managed to lose an entire airplane.

    Do you have any links?

    Try this: Outernet.
    "The only safe rule is to dispute only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong."

    ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, The Art of Being Right: 38 Ways to Win an Argument (1831), Stratagem XXXVIII.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito Ergo Sum View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blahgory View Post
    Yes. There's already plans by some organizations/companies to launch satellites that will provide wi-fi or something like that.
    I've often been curious about this, especially recently in light of the fact we managed to lose an entire airplane.

    Do you have any links?



    Try this: Outernet.
    It requires sign up via email address. Will it know if our email is real or fake? Do we have to be a real identifiable person to sign up? Do I have to show my driving license? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah40 View Post
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    Try this: Outernet.
    It requires sign up via email address. Will it know if our email is real or fake? Do we have to be a real identifiable person to sign up? Do I have to show my driving license? lol
    Considering that's a sign up for a newsletter (you know, so they can email you about any updates), your comment just makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagiMaster View Post
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    Try this: Outernet.
    It requires sign up via email address. Will it know if our email is real or fake? Do we have to be a real identifiable person to sign up? Do I have to show my driving license? lol
    Considering that's a sign up for a newsletter (you know, so they can email you about any updates), your comment just makes no sense.
    It does if you think about tracking.How many email providers request a phone number for confirmation now?
    In the UK you can't use a mobile/sim without having to contact the provider. That was one reason I asked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah40 View Post
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    Try this: Outernet.
    It requires sign up via email address. Will it know if our email is real or fake? Do we have to be a real identifiable person to sign up? Do I have to show my driving license? lol
    Considering that's a sign up for a newsletter (you know, so they can email you about any updates), your comment just makes no sense.
    It does if you think about tracking.How many email providers request a phone number for confirmation now?
    In the UK you can't use a mobile/sim without having to contact the provider. That was one reason I asked.
    Your question still doesn't make sense. In order to receive the updates you are subscribing to, you must give them an email address that actually works, yes? Giving them a fake email will so cleverly hide your identity that you won't receive what you signed up for. See why we're confused about your question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlinsomes View Post
    Could global wifi ever be a reality?
    It is now. Inmarsat and Globalstar both provide worldwide data coverage. Inmarsat requires a largish transceiver antenna; Globalstar requires something the size of a large cellphone. I've been using the Globalstar system since 1999 or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billvon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by carlinsomes View Post
    Could global wifi ever be a reality?
    It is now. Inmarsat and Globalstar both provide worldwide data coverage. Inmarsat requires a largish transceiver antenna; Globalstar requires something the size of a large cellphone. I've been using the Globalstar system since 1999 or so.
    I presume it costs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hannah40 View Post
    I presume it costs?
    Well, free for me, but yes it costs. Inmarsat is up around $7 per megabyte.
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