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View Poll Results: What is your primary way to stay connected to e-mail and Web on the road? Multiple OK
Smartphone 12 24.49%
Smartphone tethered with PC/Mac 2 4.08%
Wi-Fi hot spot, McDonald, Starbucks, campground, etc… 31 63.27%
Mobile Wi-Fi hot spot , Mi-Fi, USB, built in 3 or 4G 17 34.69%
Campground Dial-up or DSL 8 16.33%
Satellite 0 0%
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:38 PM   #43
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The percentages in the poll must be "new math"... I just noticed that they are way off. For example, with 64 votes in, 29 for wifi hotspots is just 45% of the total, rather than 65.91% as shown.
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I have a smart phone and I like for my family or anyone else to be able to contact me if there is a problem with my home or a family member. Does not matter if I am gone for just a week-end or for a month or more. I want to be sure they can contact me. I suppose its the results of having gotten a couple of those calls that no one ever wants to get that requires you to get home fast. As a result I am very reluctant to turn the phone off - although I do camp in a lot of areas where there is little to no service but often times there is enough for a text to get through - all be it a number of hours or a day after it was sent. If thier message is urgent they know if I dont respond right away to keep trying. Better to get the message late than not get it at all.

I dont actually make phone calls with the phone to often - made one call with it in a month the last trip - I use mostly text - my family, young and old know its cheaper for me if they text rather than call. Although my 87 year old mother only does e-mail so she will ask another family member to text me if there is something she thinks I should know about right away.

As I am often in the USA I need to buy before I go a travel plan for the phone. Even having that it can add up though if I leave the phone so that it down loads email all the time or use it to surf the web to much - so I shut those features off and only down load e-mail & look up travel information and weather etc when at a free Wi-fi place.

I currently only use my computer while traveling to download photos from my camera and then to upload them for family & friends to see.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:14 PM   #45
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The percentages in the poll must be "new math"... I just noticed that they are way off. For example, with 64 votes in, 29 for wifi hotspots is just 45% of the total, rather than 65.91% as shown.
I can see 47 votes not 64?
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Edited, the problem is likely in multiple choice voting which the system doesn't see, you are correct.
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Darn for a minute there I thought George was using new math as well ;-) but now I see at the bottom where it shows the actual number of people who voted - not the actual votes.
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Ah, I get it. 68 votes from 47 voters. No wonder the percentages add up to something like 145%!
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