RV Rallies present major issues for Internet Access. Rarely is Wi-Fi provided throughout the rally grounds, and, when you try to use your Cellular provider for data, you may find it doesnâ€™t work so well. That was our experience at the FMCA SE Area rally last week in Brooksville, FL. At times like these I wish we had our Satellite Dish back.
If you doubt that cell tower overload is a factor, check out this article on AT&Ts troubles due to all the iPhone users out there. Actually, this article has me a little worried about Verizon as well, once the Droid (Verizonâ€™s answer to the iPhone) catches on. You see, once you have Internet browsing capabilities on your cell phone, you use it a lot more. When I use my phone to make a voice call, Iâ€™m on for 5 â€“ 20 minutes. When Jim uses his new Droid to browse the web, heâ€™s on for hours. Both usages connect to the Cellular Tower, but the data usage represents a quantum leap in loading the Towerâ€™s connections.