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Old 03-21-2011, 09:02 PM
WildlandFirefighter WildlandFirefighter is offline
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Default How much is wireless internet?

I'm thinking about getting me a labtop so I can carry around anywhere I go (if need be). My computer is 11 years old and I think it's time for a new one.

But I thought well if I get a labtop I can carry it in my truck and look up information and also have GPS (maps,etc) instead of buying a desktop and then a GPS system.

I was wanting to be able to use internet anywhere I go and was wondering how much unlimited wireless internet is?

Anyone use this kind of setup? If so, how much do you spend?
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: How much is wireless internet?

It will cost the same as an unlimited data cell phone plan. They use the same 3G network as the phone. In the case of sprint, they can use the 4G wimax network where available too. All the major carriers offer it. The devices just plug into a USB port on the computer.

With that said, do not expect uber service. Home DSL modems range from 0.7 to 3Mbps. Home cable modems go from 3mbps to 20Mbps. 3G data that you would be using will range from 0.1 to 1Mbps. Expect wild variations in speed and it is only available where you have actual 3G service.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:07 PM
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Using a laptop for those needs is like using the first cellphone ever made not very practical in this age.

Get a good android phone and call it a day, they are space savers and do everything you need.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: How much is wireless internet?

I ain't going back to Verizon or any other cellphone company. I got Straight Talk and get unlimited everything for $45 unlike when I was with Verizon and only got Unlimited text and few call minute and no data for like $60+. Screw that.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:47 PM
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Default Re: How much is wireless internet?

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I was wanting to be able to use internet anywhere I go and was wondering how much unlimited wireless internet is?
3G technology with Verizon is around $20/month, but I don't think that includes taxes. The good thing is that you can go month to month.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: How much is wireless internet?

most cell phone providers have went away from the unlimited data packages now... i know that at&t is charging 25 bucks for 2gigs of data a month now....
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most cell phone providers have went away from the unlimited data packages now... i know that at&t is charging 25 bucks for 2gigs of data a month now....
Sprint is one of the only ones that has unlimited anything and everything for no additional charge.
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