All participants will use camera phones capable of sending pictures via email. (not to be confused with “texting”) No exceptions.
I won’t go into all of the techno-wizardry here, but suffice to say there are good security measures in place. Because of this, there is an aprox 30hour process from sign-up, (which includes providing your phone data) to being able to post to this site. Another reason you’ll want to sign up early.
Once you have signed up and your your phone is authorized: You will have the opportunity to test your phone by posting to this site -up until aprox Jan 10. The smart rider will want to take advantage of this and test/practice posting pics from their phone. (No doubt we’ll all have some good fun as the test pictures roll in )
The most common phones are iPhone, Android devices and Blackberry. But there are other phones capable of sending pics via email. Perhaps you already own one. There are also very attractive data plans out there -some of which are pre-pay. So, for those currently without a capable phone -the options may be much more cost-effective than you realize. I’ve currently been testing a phone that costs 20dollars with a 10dollar a month data plan -both of which are adequate for this rally.
There will be much more info and details provided to those who sign up.