So, for all the tech I brought along with me, my data connection was hampered by what was available through the air.
- MacBook (Unibody Aluminum – 2008)
- iPad (3rd generation)
- B&N Nook Simple Touch
- Canon Digital Rebel (aka 300D)
- Canon HF10 HD video camera
- Kodak EasyShare Z915
- Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7
- Seagate GoFlex Satellite
- Samsung Epic 4G (smartphone)
Shouldn’t be a biggie, as this is to be a vacation, but still…
My partner also has a new iPad (black to my white) with the same ATT data plan. His iPad was able to do a decent email send and receive, albeit slow. My iPad, however, barely trickled its data signal. Four out a multitude of received emails were received overnight; never mind trying to send something out.
The strange part was that some of the non-hotel locations we encountered in going to the northern central part of the national park had not only a decent ATT signal but a 4G one at that.
My smartphone has Sprint service. While I didn’t necessarily think I would have WiMax 4G service, I expected at least a nominal Sprint non-roaming signal. No such luck. Fellow guests, including my partner with his iPhone 4 on ATT, are able to talk on their phones and get and send data in the Inn and other parts of the park.