Internet connection in Iraq

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Cory2, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Cory2

    Cory2 New Member

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    I wish the army would/could get some better internet connection, I'm trying to talk to my buddy over the net right now and it keeps dropping him... I don't see how people alledgedly have video chat with people while they are "over there". Its a pain in the *** trying to setup some plans to go shooting when he gets in and it keeps dropping him from the chat.

    ...Sorry i just had to ***** a little about that.
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Because movies/TV, differ from REAL LIFE.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Understand what you are saying, but I can also recall a time when GIs overseas might get to make a VOICE call home using MARS- Military Affiliate Radio System- where your call got patched thru a series of HAM radio operators until it hooked back to a landline near their home. We woulda thought ANY interwebz stuff was pure sci-fi!
     
  4. Cory2

    Cory2 New Member

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    Yeah, I can only imagine it is much better than it used to be. He comes in on the 1st and he is planning on buying a fn mk17 (scar heavy). If he does, I'll put some pics up for everyones viewing pleasure :cool:
     
  5. BombDoc

    BombDoc New Member

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    We had to pay out the butt to get Sniperhill the last time I was there. Afghanistan is no better. It's $100/month to attempt to Skype.

    The Military or DKO chats works great and we can use those at work.
     
  6. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    I use to chat on the internet with a buddy of mine while he was over there. We got dropped quite a bit and if he wasn't dropped, the connection would hand up for five minutes at a time.
    They did have some words that would cause the connection to get dropped too. Some of the town names in the area, oddly enough the word pu$$y would disconnect it too. Weird, but it's the government's sand box. They make the rules.
     
  7. Reaper61

    Reaper61 New Member

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    We are paying $120 a month to get internet. It's just enough to skype with the wifey:D!!!
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Cory you also have to remember that they are in the middle of a war zone. The infastructure was hardly there before we blew the crap out of the place. So I am sure internet is not the main concern to the engineers that are rebuilding all of it. Running water and power are going to be priority #1.
     
  9. armoredman

    armoredman Active Member

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    I couldn't have imagined a computer based conversation connection when I was in the service. I did make a collect call to my father from a nightclub in Hong Kong...$45 for 10 minutes, 1988. :)