On 2014-02-11 10:36, flymail wrote:
> On 2014-02-11, Carlos E. R. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Those levels are ridiculously low. On what planet do you live?
>> Planet Earth, last time I checked. Not everybody is as fortunate as you.
> Seems a bit odd to share a mobile connection with a laptop, but I guess you can route it through a more generously
> provided desktop aswell, so you can download openSUSE at the very least! I thought 500 MiB/month contracts were fairly
> standard for mobile phones. Or perhaps I’m living in a country (U.K.) that isn’t on planet Earth (seems to be in a
> sea-world at the moment!).
I have absolutely no need to do updates while using that connection, nor
download the distribution. Nor do I use Tumbleweed. My intention was
only to comment that there are people out there having to use very
limited internet connections, and I mentioned one of mine as an example.
I have a an ADSL line (1MB/s) which I use when at home, or other people
land lines when at their places, if they allow me. When on the move, I
had a dedicated mobile device plugged in via USB, with a data plan of
only 500 MB/month. 1GB/month plans are typical here, and of course, they
run out too soon if you use that daily. Bigger plans do exist, and are
much more expensive. Much more.
But now, I share the connection from the cell phone/mobile phone,
because I use the laptop on the move very sporadically, and I save the
little amount from the separate data plan for the laptop.
Life is hard, and I don’t see it as a laughing matter.
I only ask that people be considerate with others and do not expect
others to have the same conditions as they have, as a good and
affordable Internet connection.
Let’s keep it nice.
>>> ‘my cell’ ?Uh? sounds like you are locked up
>> Is not “cell” the word for mobile phone in English? I’m confused.
> I think a
cell phone' is a commonly used term in the U.S.A., but we tend to use mobile’ in British English.
Well, I assume that people here should know both terms, being on an
international forum. If I use the term “cell phone”, “cellular” or
“cell” is because I think that the majority of the audience is more
familiar with American usage than British usage. To me, the term
“mobile” is more familiar, using “cell” takes an effort.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” (Minas Tirith))