Laptop help for my bedridden cousin in England.
My cousin, a young man in Coventry, UK, has been spending a lot of time in a hospital bed lately as he gets several surgeries. He can't yet walk, and there's a lot of recovery time where he has nothing to do. As a result, he's really bored, and doesn't like spending time at the hospital because he can't use his computer to talk to people around the world and such.
So, a lot of us in his family are looking to get him a laptop. Something he can play his DVDs on and, more importantly, get web access on. I don't know does he have a phone at his hospital bed, nor would I assume they'd let him use it for a modem. I don't know does the hospital offer wi-fi - it's doubtful.
Any other ways that he could access the internet without plugging into a phone line? I've heard of mobile phones that can access the internet and that you can plug your laptop into. I'd love it if you could help me out here, I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to the ins and outs of computers.