Pay for Rare Bird Alert...surely not?

To: Simon Mustoe <>, "" <>
Subject: Pay for Rare Bird Alert...surely not?
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 14:14:32 +1100
Several people have mentioned the problem of receiving email in remote areas, 
e.g. via an iPhone, etc.  I'm wondering how important this is to most people.  
If you're in a remote area, are you going to be willing to drop everything and 
go somewhere to see a bird somewhere else?

I would have thought you'd only be interested if the alert was for something 
close by (in which case you'd be very annoyed to have been so close but to have 
missed it).  But what are the chances of that?  I'm guessing that usually it 
would be ok to wait until you can get email again.

I'm just guessing about this, I'm rarely out of range for long myself, 

Peter Shute

Simon Mustoe wrote on Thursday, 5 November 2009 9:06 AM:

> Then, there is no guarantee people would even receive the news.
> IPhone or not, you don't log on all day every day and you certainly
> don't can't use an iPhone in much of the outback - though you can get
> mobile reception, though GPRS is going to be costing you the
> equivalent of satellite bandwidth (~$10 / MB).

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