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Best way technologically to be connected on an x-country supported ride ?

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edevlin:
Ditto on the use of an Iphone 5, seems to do just about everything and you can carry it, even on a supported tour.  Seri will even take dictation and write up emails for you. Here are the touring apps I will put on mine:



Audiobooks from Audible: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trackmytour-travel-sharing/id307303960?mt=8

Warmshowers: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/warmshowers/id359056872?mt=8

CouchSurfing: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/couchsurfing/id525642917?mt=8

Track My tour: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trackmytour-travel-sharing/id307303960?mt=8

Iphoto: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iphoto/id497786065?mt=8

Goggle Maps: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354?mt=8

Bike Doctor: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bike-doctor-repair-your-bike/id541404972?mt=8

American Red Cross First Aid: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/first-aid-by-american-red/id529160691?mt=8

WebMD: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/webmd/id295076329?mt=8

Dropbox: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8

Facebook: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facebook/id284882215?mt=8

Hostelworld.com: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hostelworld.com/id348890820?mt=8

Skype WiFi: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skype-wifi/id444529922?mt=8

The Weather Channel: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-weather-channel/id295646461?mt=8

Weather 2x: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weather-2x/id512607963?mt=8
 

rifleman3353:
Check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.Its pretty cool.I got one last week and will probably never use half the stuff it has on it.

staehpj1:

--- Quote from: rifleman3353 on February 27, 2013, 11:22:23 am ---Check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.Its pretty cool.I got one last week and will probably never use half the stuff it has on it.

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I just got one too.  It seems to be an awesome device if you want a really big smart phone.  It almost verges on being a tablet rather than a phone.  It is a bit on the heavy side at 6.3 ounces, but has a lot of great features.  I have been considering taking it as my only electronic device of my upcoming backpacking and bicycle touring trips.

BTW, a cheap way to go for a bike tour is to get a used smart phone and use it without a SIM card as a wifi only device.  You can even make calls via wifi using skype.  Wifi is getting easy enough to find that this can be a pretty reasonable option.

PeteJack:

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+1

jolobike:
You won't need a separate e-reader if you've got the tablet. Download the Nook or Kindle app, and you'll have all your reading materials.

We travel across country in our RV often. From our experience, and that of other travelers, Verizon absolutely has the best coverage.

Have fun!

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