All the discussion has been good, but I would like to get back to the original question.  The Watcher is looking at a park and connect, not mobile application.  So, let's assume my network will support him connecting to any POP.  Any suggestions how to bill a customer that is only going to connect 2 to 4 times per month for 6 months a year?

Scott Reed
Owner
NewWays
Wireless Networking
Network Design, Installation and Administration
www.nwwnet.net


---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Scott Reed" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: WISPA General List <wireless@wispa.org>
Sent: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 20:28:01 -0500
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Weather Watcher Request

> That's one thing I need to ask him. I am not sure he needs to drive and connect. It may be park and connect. I will find out.
>
> I am doing the same thing for the county Mobile Command Center. They take it to a disaster, park and connect. I am still working on that one, but there are not a lot a disasters in our area, so the first one was free.
>
> Scott Reed
> Owner
> NewWays
> Wireless Networking
> Network Design, Installation and Administration
> www.nwwnet.net
>
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> From: "David E. Smith" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: WISPA General List <wireless@wispa.org>
> Sent: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 16:32:15 -0500
> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Weather Watcher Request
>
> > Scott Reed wrote:
> > > I have had a request for service from our local SkyWarn volunteer watcher. He
> > > needs service in his vehicle during potetial storms so he can see the radar
> > > while watching the sky. Does anyone provide similar service? If so, how do you
> > > charge for installation, service, etc.?
> >
> > Honestly, for someone who's gonna be THAT mobile, I'd recommend a cell
> > phone PCMCIA card. Yes, I work for a WISP, but I know what problems I
> > can (and cannot) solve, and at least for my network, that sort of
> > roaming is firmly in the "cannot" category.
> >
> > Obviously, WISP wifi roaming is possible; there was a thread about it a
> > couple weeks ago, where someone did a lot of voodoo with Mikrotik. But
> > unless your whole network already happens to support that, or the
> > customer is rather patient, just recommending a cell card is probably
> > gonna make everyone happier. (The customer gets the service they're
> > looking for, and you've saved many man-hours rebuilding your network :)
> >
> > David Smith
> > MVN.net
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