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Old 10-20-2006, 10:40 AM
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I have a few :?: about wireless internet on the road :?

Who do you use?
How much does it cost?
Other than a laptop, what else do you need to make it work?
Do providers do a credit check?
Do they require a contract?

Many thanks! :lol:
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:08 AM
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I have Verizon and get around 1.2mbs.
Costs me $79.95 per month
You don't need anything else other than a laptop. Just make sure you get the right card for your slot. It can either a PCMCIA or Express slot.
I'm sure they do a credit check.
They require a 1 year commitment or it's a $200 termination fee or something like that.
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:01 PM
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I use the verizon for my phone and the internet. Unlimited everything. I signed a one year contract for $59 a month. As long as I get a signal on my phone, I can get online with my computer.
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:16 PM
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Another variation on this question is, how many truck stops and rest stops out there have free wi-fi? I saw a bunch of rest stops in Iowa on a road trip that had signs saying they had wi-fi. Just wondering how prevalent this is becoming?
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:23 PM
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Most truck stops charge for WiFi access. Each of the major chains seem to have their own. I don't know all the states who have free WiFi access in their rest areas. I believe Texas is one, however. At least they were supposed to make it available in their rest areas.
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I use the verizon for my phone and the internet. Unlimited everything. I signed a one year contract for $59 a month. As long as I get a signal on my phone, I can get online with my computer.
I think your on the lesser plan and not the Broadband. Broadband is $79 and National Access is $59 and your speed is like 150kb instead of in the MB range.
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Originally Posted by Tilar
I use the verizon for my phone and the internet. Unlimited everything. I signed a one year contract for $59 a month. As long as I get a signal on my phone, I can get online with my computer.
I think your on the lesser plan and not the Broadband. Broadband is $79 and National Access is $59 and your speed is like 150kb instead of in the MB range.
He may also have a package deal. Sometimes if you have an expensive enough phone plan you can get a deal on the internet access.
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Tilar
I use the verizon for my phone and the internet. Unlimited everything. I signed a one year contract for $59 a month. As long as I get a signal on my phone, I can get online with my computer.
I think your on the lesser plan and not the Broadband. Broadband is $79 and National Access is $59 and your speed is like 150kb instead of in the MB range.
Actually I get both broadband and National access, depending on where I am in the country. I can't pickup broadband everywhere.
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:17 PM
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Thanks for you answers

Does anyone use Sprint?
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Old 10-20-2006, 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveBooth
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Originally Posted by Tilar
I use the verizon for my phone and the internet. Unlimited everything. I signed a one year contract for $59 a month. As long as I get a signal on my phone, I can get online with my computer.
I think your on the lesser plan and not the Broadband. Broadband is $79 and National Access is $59 and your speed is like 150kb instead of in the MB range.
Actually I get both broadband and National access, depending on where I am in the country. I can't pickup broadband everywhere.
I had the same thing with my first card and they made a mistake. When I was at home I was on National. When I went to work near Boston I had broadband. I sent the card back and got the $79 deal and now I'm on Broadband everywhere. If I'm in a remote region it reverts to National.
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