I am planning to use an EyeFi card on my upcoming Southern Tier. That and my work Blackberry will be my means of uploading pictures and making journal entries.
For those who have not yet seen it, the EyeFi card is a mini SD memory card with built in WiFi. It was hard for me to believe that they could put that capability on such a tiny card, but they did.
I bought the Connect X2 model for my wife and it works great. She just has to turn the camera on when at home and the photos get uploaded to her computer via the wireless network.
I am thinking of getting the Mobile X2 model for my camera. It comes with a year of HotSpot Access that is provided by AT&T Wi-Fi, Easy Wi-Fi and Harborlink. They claim "tens of thousands of locations, including Starbucks, Barnes & Nobles, restaurants, major hotels, airports, and more". That said I wonder how frequently I will get a connection on the Southern Tier? Anyone have first hand experience with that?
The card can also be configured for other Hotspots, but since I am not taking a computer I will be stuck with their network and any others that I pre-configure before I leave. Does anyone have a list or some suggestions of any standard hotspot configurations that I should pre-configure? I am thinking along the lines of fast food chains and motel chains if they have a standard setup and password.