Monday, April 6, 2009
When I attended the Mom 2.0 Summit in Houston there was a whole lot of swag and tons of door prizes to be won. I came home with a lot of stuff. The biggest prize I received was something called Autonet. I had never heard of it before and was unsure of what it was and exactly how I would use it. It essentially is the internet for your car! It was exciting to win and the people at Autonet have been so great to work with. One of the things I love about the people I have worked with is that they have been so helpful in answering all my questions. Since this was a doorprize, they had it installed in my car for me (wireless router- hidden under the driver's seat and attached to my minivan's 12v battery for power) and are giving me 6 months of free unlimited service. If I understend it correctly, it works using cell phone tower signals, so wherever you could get cell phone service, you could use the Autonet and have internet access in your vehicle! The autonet works when your car battery is on and has a range of approx 100 feet. Kind-of nifty. I feel sooo 21st century!
What makes me so excited about this is that I can give it a try and let everyone know how it is working for me. I just barely got it installed in my car last week and if the truth be told, I haven't gone hardly anywhere yet, but be on the look out for future reviews so I can tell you how its going. I am already thinking of the possibilities of being able to stay connected to work during the summer months while I run my kids around. I work from home and have flexible hours, but it is nice to be able to stay in touch with what is going on at the office, so I am hoping that even when I take my kids to their baseball & softball games this summer, I can stay connected for work. We are also planning a roadtrip soon and I am really hoping we will get some good use out of the Autonet then.
Don't worry, I won't be online while I'm driving. I'll make sure I at least pull over to the side of the road first...