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Old 02-07-2013, 12:38 PM   #5
Wired
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Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Grand Junction, CO
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Originally Posted by interphone View Post
it only communicates via cellular. use time is reported as 72hrs. i'm sure it heavily varies on use. we picked up a prepaid simcard from t-mobile for $20 to mess around with it to found out it doesn't work in the US, so we were unable to test exactly how long it would last.

if you plan on keeping it on your bike, there is an optional battery wire harness. the idea is that you would buy a pre-paid sim and leave it in there and use it as you need it instead of paying for a monthly plan. some pre-paid plans have auto-renew so you dont run out, it probably varies.
Sounds like an interesting concept. Could be useful. Does the unit need a clear view of the sky to be able to receive the GPS stuff? probably can't hide it that well if it does.
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