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July 29, 2015

Lot Lizards Go Wireless

Ah, life on the open road. No one to tell you what to do, bubbas squaking on the CB, late nights at truck stops, swilling down cheap coffee and effedren, checking your email from the back of your Kenworth. What? The Interweb at the truck stop?

Contrary to popular belief, truckers are not all a bunch of overall wearing toothless speed freaks. The majority of them are pretty tech savvy individuals who make up a rather significant percentage of mobile electronics purchases. Without truckers, XM may have taken a lot longer to launch. SMC must have figured out that truckers have email wants and needs and took the T-Mobile hotspot idea to the land of the big-rig. It's a pretty slick idea since it not only services the laung haul trucker, it's a huge improvement for the traveling family, business man or run-away bride.

We're such slaves to our inbox that going on vacation means we have to figure out a way to check email no matter how far we get from the office. Don't try to pretend you didnt call your blackberry provider to ask if they serviced your potential vacation spots.

SMC is providing yet another circle of wireless coverage in spots they never existed. Slowly but surely, layer upon layer we are all becoming unwired.

Posted by Lionel Felix at July 29, 2015 03:24 PM

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