CLONMEL -- One of the biggest reasons I cling to the Nokia Communicator is that its GSM dialing feature lets me send mail and pictures at no more than half the cost of a GPRS transmission. According to phone charges paid out over three months, I can send four e-mails for no more than 12 cents. That means I can post more than 10 blog items from my Communicator for less than the cost of an international postcard. My data charges ring in at less than EUR 10 each week. They would cost more over GPRS. While it's possible to get a LoCal 1891 connection in a small city, I have to attempt a series of dial-out attempts when trying to do the same thing in Dublin. So as I spend the day in Dublin, I doubt that I will send more than three mail-to-blog postings today. And if I can upload more tha that, it means I have successfully leveraged the lower cost of GSM for my blogging. I think I'm headed for a GPRS client next year, because I need to post when I call it, not when the network can accommodate me. When I go to GPRS for mail2blog, my running costs will increase. I will be looking for ways to shave running costs.