It's called wireless. Is your laptop wireless enabled? If not, wireless PCMCIA cards are available everywhere. Install it, find a "Hot Spot", go on line. Most hotels have wireless. And you can access them from their parking lot. Don't ask me how I know.
Wireless hot spots are everywhere today. Truck stops, coffee shops, pick a spot.
Major Telcos such as Verizon have their own wireless network wherever they have service. It takes a wireless card from them and you can access their network wherever they have a presence.
As far as AOL, you can probably access it from any hot spot. Go on line and click your home page. I'll bet it'll load just like at home. If you're unsure, call'em.
I have no idea what I will do about my computer . I have a laptop which works great for me while I am away but what will happen when I no longer have a phone line at home. Do I have to give up everything I built up over the years and will I be able to connect to the internet without aol as my server ?
Sorry to be so thick but this is my main worry because the computer is my complete life line for business and family to stay in touch with me when I don't know where I will be myself
Thanks all of you wonderful lot on cnet . If anyone can help me I know you can xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
p.s. I have 4 weeks to get it sorted