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Old 01-28-2008, 12:55 PM   #1
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Wireless internet through cell phone provider

Looks like a couple of local providers are offering this and dont need cell phone service through them. 25-30 bucks a month...My 1 year of DSL service for 20 bucks per month is expiring in a few months and looking at options...Experience?
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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Not quite sure what you mean. Do you mean internet access through an aircard or something else? Verizon's charges for internet using an aircard or phone currently is $59 a month if you already have a cell plan. Which is a lot more than 25-30 a month.
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SLOW! I can get the internet through my PDA through my work and thorugh my cell provider....very slow - although some MDs where I work showed me their iPhone - that was fairly quick on some internet stuff. The problem is having those large pages download onto the phone and then trying to read them - kind of like looking at the page through a microscope, one little area at a time.
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You are right, alltel, looks to be 59 bucks a month...it must have been another local provider that got bought up by cingular...
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Yeah, with your DSL option I wouldn't pay $60 a month for a data plan. In broadband areas, the Verizon access can be really fast, but in non-broadband areas it can be painfully slow. When I am in your part of the state our Verizon internet access stinks, FWIW.
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Verizon's charges for internet using an aircard or phone currently is $59 a month if you already have a cell plan.
I'm not sure about AT&T but Verizon and Sprint both dropped the cell plan requirement to get the $60/month aircard plan.
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I'm not sure about AT&T but Verizon and Sprint both dropped the cell plan requirement to get the $60/month aircard plan.
Good to hear. Now I wish they would improve the service.
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Good to hear. Now I wish they would improve the service.
Although it is highly location dependent, the Sprint aircard I got in November has been excellent. After 9 years of struggling to find broadband speeds out here in the boonies (and too cheap not willing to pony up for satellite), I think I've finally found the solution.

Now if I can only find a wireless router that will work with the aircard so DW and I can be online simultaneously. I've tried two advertised to work with my card but neither would. A couple of new models are due out in Feb and March so I'm hoping one of those will do the trick.
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Ok - you meant through a card in your computer using the cellular netowrk and not with the PDA - no experience there, just the microscope stuff :-) Sorry about the misunderstanding.
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Ok - you meant through a card in your computer using the cellular netowrk and not with the PDA - no experience there, just the microscope stuff :-) Sorry about the misunderstanding.
No problem...a lot of dohickies out there Thanks Martha..I will keep your speed experience in mind...
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