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  1. #1
    daniel cairns
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    I am a sprintpcs customer. I often see reference to EVDO. I'm guessing it's
    like broadband hoping it can replace my current adiction to Comcast internet
    service. Is this a correct assumption? I found nothing on the Sprint website
    that includes EVDO or any such mention.
    Thank You,
    Daniel Cairns





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: EVDO questions


    "daniel cairns" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I am a sprintpcs customer. I often see reference to EVDO. I'm guessing it's
    >like broadband hoping it can replace my current adiction to Comcast
    >internet service. Is this a correct assumption? I found nothing on the
    >Sprint website that includes EVDO or any such mention.
    > Thank You,
    > Daniel Cairns


    It's the new Power Vision and the lower end of broadband speed. I doubt that
    you would want to replace your Comcast connection, as you would have to buy
    a PCMCIA card, and spend a minimum of $80/mo.

    If you want to research it more, look for the Power Vision info on SPCS's
    site. You can also learn a bit more about EV-DO from www.cdg.org .

    Bob





  3. #3
    Charlie
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    Re: EVDO questions

    Bob Smith wrote:
    > "daniel cairns" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>I am a sprintpcs customer. I often see reference to EVDO. I'm guessing it's
    >>like broadband hoping it can replace my current adiction to Comcast
    >>internet service. Is this a correct assumption? I found nothing on the
    >>Sprint website that includes EVDO or any such mention.
    >>Thank You,
    >>Daniel Cairns

    >
    >
    > It's the new Power Vision and the lower end of broadband speed. I doubt that
    > you would want to replace your Comcast connection, as you would have to buy
    > a PCMCIA card, and spend a minimum of $80/mo.
    >
    > If you want to research it more, look for the Power Vision info on SPCS's
    > site. You can also learn a bit more about EV-DO from www.cdg.org .
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >

    Any idea whether there's usb 'card' that will work with Power Vision?
    I'm beyond the reach of cable & dsl; don't want to use Directv for
    obvious reasons. I think I'm around 5 or 6 miles from the nearest sprint
    tower & might be able to hit it with a small dish reflector mounted up
    on the roof. This technique works for wifi using usb dongles & extension
    cables, so I'm hoping for the same technique to hit the sprint tower.

    Thanks,

    Charlie



  4. #4
    Bob Smith
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    Re: EVDO questions


    "Charlie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    <snipped>
    > Any idea whether there's usb 'card' that will work with Power Vision? I'm
    > beyond the reach of cable & dsl; don't want to use Directv for obvious
    > reasons. I think I'm around 5 or 6 miles from the nearest sprint tower &
    > might be able to hit it with a small dish reflector mounted up on the
    > roof. This technique works for wifi using usb dongles & extension cables,
    > so I'm hoping for the same technique to hit the sprint tower.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Charlie


    There is either accessing Power Vision via the phone, or using a pcmcia card
    to plug into either a laptop or a desktop. USB card for connecting to Power
    Vision? No, I don't believe there is? You want to connect another antenna
    via cables and a reflector dish to get internet? I don't believe that will
    work, but then again, I'm not an electrical engineer.

    Maybe someone else might pipe in on what you want to do, but keep in mind
    that even if it is possible, that you will still need to pay at least
    $80/mo. and that's if you qualify as a business.

    What are you paying for your comcast service now?

    Bob





  5. #5
    Charlie
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    Re: EVDO questions

    Bob Smith wrote:
    > "Charlie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:Zx%[email protected]
    > <snipped>
    >
    >>Any idea whether there's usb 'card' that will work with Power Vision? I'm
    >>beyond the reach of cable & dsl; don't want to use Directv for obvious
    >>reasons. I think I'm around 5 or 6 miles from the nearest sprint tower &
    >>might be able to hit it with a small dish reflector mounted up on the
    >>roof. This technique works for wifi using usb dongles & extension cables,
    >>so I'm hoping for the same technique to hit the sprint tower.
    >>
    >>Thanks,
    >>
    >>Charlie

    >
    >
    > There is either accessing Power Vision via the phone, or using a pcmcia card
    > to plug into either a laptop or a desktop. USB card for connecting to Power
    > Vision? No, I don't believe there is? You want to connect another antenna
    > via cables and a reflector dish to get internet? I don't believe that will
    > work, but then again, I'm not an electrical engineer.
    >
    > Maybe someone else might pipe in on what you want to do, but keep in mind
    > that even if it is possible, that you will still need to pay at least
    > $80/mo. and that's if you qualify as a business.
    >
    > What are you paying for your comcast service now?
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >

    I'm not the 'comcast guy'; I can't get any conventional wired broadband.
    In any case, I just rechecked the sprint coverage map & it turns out
    that I can only get pcs here, anyway. Obviously, not worth the trouble.

    Looks like I've got to live with dialup or pay the outrageous install
    costs of satellite & live with only somewhat better performance than my
    dialup.

    Thanks for the help,

    Charlie



  6. #6
    Tinman
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    Re: EVDO questions

    Charlie wrote:
    >
    > Looks like I've got to live with dialup or pay the outrageous install
    > costs of satellite & live with only somewhat better performance than
    > my dialup.
    >


    Why not continue with the WiFi solution? Was it a local commercial
    provider that has shut down? If so, and as long as you still have the
    equipment in place, maybe you can arrange to have a friend with
    broadband share their (DSL/cable) connection.


    --
    Mike





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