Photographers are gadget hounds…
Monday, October 31st, 2005 by Kevin T. Gilbert
I love technology. I thrive on it. As a photojournalist, it makes perfect sense to me that I have every advantage of shooting a picture and getting it back before the next guy.
When cell phones came along, I thought this is the answer to transmitting a photo back to the paper. But it was clunky and cumbersome, and easier to find a motel or rest stop to hook up to a phone line and drop a $20 on the waitress for the help.
But the EVDO cards that Verizon has on the market for wireless broadband connection absolutely blows me away. These cards allow me to connect from just about anywhere. On a drive to New York last week, my passenger was online doing email, IM’s and work for as long as the computer battery lasted. Truly amazing it never dropped.
The $60 per month has already been recouped in the first week by not hooking up to the overpriced hotel wireless in New York for $15 per night. Four nights, and it was paid for for the month. And I have used it 4 more days since.
If you travel, and cannot find a TMobile hotspot at Starbucks whenever you need it, then get an EVDO card. The best purchase I have made since my original iPod three years ago.