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Overcoming some technical hurdles

Written by Birgit

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As some of you might have realized, there were a couple of days with no blog entries. And reading my email, a couple of you had started to wonder what’s happening.
What has happened is very easily explained. In our first couple of days in Chicago we were going online by simply using wifi. Easy. Too easy in fact, as this way we did not try out the data features of our new SIM card. It took us a couple of days of troubleshooting trying to get the APN settings right and trying all kind of phone settings. Eventually it turned out that we had to call the SIM provider to get the data plan activated. So the good news is that our connection issue it is now fixed. We can go online via our phone now and upload any blog entries written on the laptop to travellerspoint. It was just so late that night by the time we had it working, that neither Sam or me had the passion to also upload the corresponding photos to the blog. Sorry for that. So if you’d like to see pictures of blog entries without any pictures, check again a bit later and they might be added.
We actually hoped to add them the next evening. So far to the plan. Still, even the activated data plan does not help much if there is simply no network connection at all. This is currently the case as we’re in Texas’ Palo Duro Canyon State Park. And being in the canyon and seeing it’s sheer size and depth, I’m not surprised to have no connection down here.
So let’s see by when we’ll be able to upload this entry to the blog. As there’s no exact plan yet, in regards to where we’ll stay tomorrow or the day after, it is hard to tell if we’ll have a connection there or not.
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PS: It's been two days since I wrote this. And I'm just sitting in a Santa Fe Laundromat which features wifi uploading what I had written... Let's see how much I'll get uploaded by the time laundry is done and my boys are back from the playground...

Posted by dreiumdiewelt 15:42 Archived in USA Tagged internet wifi network data subscribe Comments (0)

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