Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Jar-Jar Binks
    Guest

    "George" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Jar-Jar Binks wrote:
    >> If you are concerned about data usage, you may want to go with Sprint.
    >> They have true unlimited data plans for the same price as Verizon data
    >> plans that have a cap.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Dave Rudisill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>>> Dave <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>> I may want to make a shift to using VZ Mobile Broadband for Internet
    >>>> access from home and on the road. The Verizon plan makes it clear
    >>>> that they reserve the right to throttle down service rates if the
    >>>> total byte count exceeds 5GB in a month. (Shades of dealing with
    >>>> Earthlink and its FAP - I thought I had rid myself of that long ago!)
    >>>>
    >>>> This prompts a couple of questions:
    >>>>
    >>>> 1. Is the "month" a rolling 30 days? A calendar month?
    >>> Per billing period. See:
    >>> http://b2b.vzw.com/broadband/bba_terms.html
    >>>
    >>>> 2. How can I establish my current internet traffic volume? Is there
    >>>> some handy utility that will sit by and measure bytes counts as they
    >>>> go by?
    >>> If you are talking about a cell phone, you can dial #DATA. With any
    >>> kind of device you can go to your VZW account online and see your data
    >>> usage to date during the billing period.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Dave

    >>
    >>

    > But he would also need to consider that Sprint has much poorer coverage in
    > many areas and from what I understand you can't roam on to VZWs network to
    > compensate with a data connection. Also Sprint still hasn't turned up EVDO
    > in many of their markets.


    All of these statements are incorrect. Sprint actually has more data
    coverage than Verizon and their data coverage has been rated to be better
    than Verizon. Data is the niche where Sprint really excells. You are also
    wrong that you cannot roam on Verizon's data network. I am doing it right
    now on a laptop that is sitting on my desk. I heard all of the horror storys
    when I switched to Sprint data and was very worried. After several years, it
    turns out that none of them were true. Interesting huh?

    Sprint has horrible customer support but since their network is good and
    they have the best roaming agreements, I never need to call customer
    support.
    Don't believe everything that you read. Get a Sprint and a Verizon laptop
    card and give them a try.

    Jar-Jar






    See More: Considering VZ Mobile Broadband - how to measure current internet traffic load?




  2. #2
    George
    Guest

    Re: Considering VZ Mobile Broadband - how to measure current internettraffic load?

    Jar-Jar Binks wrote:
    > "George" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Jar-Jar Binks wrote:
    >>> If you are concerned about data usage, you may want to go with Sprint.
    >>> They have true unlimited data plans for the same price as Verizon data
    >>> plans that have a cap.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Dave Rudisill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]
    >>>>> Dave <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>> I may want to make a shift to using VZ Mobile Broadband for Internet
    >>>>> access from home and on the road. The Verizon plan makes it clear
    >>>>> that they reserve the right to throttle down service rates if the
    >>>>> total byte count exceeds 5GB in a month. (Shades of dealing with
    >>>>> Earthlink and its FAP - I thought I had rid myself of that long ago!)
    >>>>>
    >>>>> This prompts a couple of questions:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 1. Is the "month" a rolling 30 days? A calendar month?
    >>>> Per billing period. See:
    >>>> http://b2b.vzw.com/broadband/bba_terms.html
    >>>>
    >>>>> 2. How can I establish my current internet traffic volume? Is there
    >>>>> some handy utility that will sit by and measure bytes counts as they
    >>>>> go by?
    >>>> If you are talking about a cell phone, you can dial #DATA. With any
    >>>> kind of device you can go to your VZW account online and see your data
    >>>> usage to date during the billing period.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Dave
    >>>

    >> But he would also need to consider that Sprint has much poorer coverage in
    >> many areas and from what I understand you can't roam on to VZWs network to
    >> compensate with a data connection. Also Sprint still hasn't turned up EVDO
    >> in many of their markets.

    >
    > All of these statements are incorrect.


    Except the ones that are true of course. There is no EvDO in my market
    on Sprint. I compare notes with the people I meet here and in the nearby
    states where I travel and VZW definitely has superior DATA coverage in
    those locations. I just don't understand how Sprint excels at data as
    you say. As far as I know they add data capability to their voice sites
    the same as VZW and don't have additional data only sites. So if you
    have poor Sprint voice coverage the data will also be poor.


    Sprint actually has more data
    > coverage than Verizon and their data coverage has been rated to be better
    > than Verizon. Data is the niche where Sprint really excells. You are also
    > wrong that you cannot roam on Verizon's data network. I am doing it right
    > now on a laptop that is sitting on my desk. I heard all of the horror storys
    > when I switched to Sprint data and was very worried. After several years, it
    > turns out that none of them were true. Interesting huh?
    >
    > Sprint has horrible customer support but since their network is good and
    > they have the best roaming agreements, I never need to call customer
    > support.
    > Don't believe everything that you read. Get a Sprint and a Verizon laptop
    > card and give them a try.
    >
    > Jar-Jar
    >
    >
    >




  • Similar Threads