After being called up for active duty for almost 3 months, my dad has finally arrived in Iraq and has been there for about 3 weeks now. I get to talk to him about once a week when he calls. A couple of the guys in his outfit have laptops and they correspond frequently with their loved ones via e-mail. My mom is considering getting a laptop and shipping it to him but we do not know how the wireless modem thing works. I'm guessing he will write his e-mails but not be able to send them until he is connected to a landline. What kind of dial-up access do people need in order to do this? Do local ISPs offer dial-ups like this for people who travel? (I can't believe our local ISP would offer a dial-up number for people in Iraq.) I know you guys here know more about this stuff than Carter has liver pills, so can anyone provide some insight as to how the whole thing works? Thanks in advance.