Pay for Rare Bird Alert...surely not?

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Subject: Pay for Rare Bird Alert...surely not?
From: Simon Mustoe <>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 05:42:33 +0000
It's funny isn't's more of a peace of mind thing I suppose. The more 
technology allows us to stay connected whilst allowing us the freedom to roam 
into the wilderness, the more paranoid we become about disconnecting ourselves 
from our everyday lives.



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> Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 14:14:32 +1100
> Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Pay for Rare Bird Alert...surely not?
> 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, 
> unfortunately.
> 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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