Screw you Vodaphone. I will be pressing you to get out of our contract with you upon our return. Your service on the Bellarine was barely usuable. It is better at home, but not so great really, as we went and bought a router to use our cable service on the laptop.
I really thought the service would be ok here in Mount Gambier. I checked the coverage map in advance, but again, barely usable.
Our digs give free wi-fi for two hours a day, and it is fast. But before going to the bother of that, I thought I would try using my phone as an internet access point, and hey, it works. It works fast. There was a warning about how it can chew through your data allowance and your phone battery, but it is negligiable compared to our allowance which we don't use. I have evened it out by using R's phone to connect with too.
For all R uses the net on his laptop at home, he could use his phone to connect with, never mind the router.
It pains me to say so, but so far our phones have had a first class signal and now a first class signal for the internet. Praise be to Telstra.
I was getting quite stressed earlier when trying to use the Vodafone connection. I could see things, try to do something, and it would not work. I am so relieved that I now have proper net access. There were over one hundred emails and a similar number of blogposts to catch up on, and it was impossible with the Vodaphone connection.
Almost from the day we bought a mouse for the laptop, we have had problems. I will be typing away and the cursor will jump and I am suddenly typing somewhere else on the page. We have never spilt anything on the keyboard, so I was not sure what was really wrong with the laptop that gets so little use.
Duh, I just worked it out. I rest the palms of my hand on the pad as I type, and that makes the cursor jump around. R has had the same problem. Now I have to keep my palms suspended and all works fine.
Holiday is going well, but why did we not head overseas or north for warmer weather? This time tomorrow we will be in warm Adelaide anyway, so no matter. (extract tongue from cheek)
Missing you all heaps.