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  1. #1
    fulltimers
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    I am looking for some advice. We fulltime in an rv and I use verizon cell
    service. I have a laptop and currently do internet on my cellphone through
    verizon, which is super slow, but free. I am looking for a faster way to
    access the internet. Have researched the various air cards, sierra, etc and
    do not know which way to go. Any suggestions out there?



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  2. #2
    Donald Newcomb
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    Re: cell phone/internet


    "fulltimers" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > I am looking for some advice. We fulltime in an rv and I use verizon cell
    > service. I have a laptop and currently do internet on my cellphone through
    > verizon, which is super slow, but free. I am looking for a faster way to
    > access the internet. Have researched the various air cards, sierra, etc

    and
    > do not know which way to go. Any suggestions out there?


    At the present time the fastest wireless data services would be the CDMA
    EV-DO. From what you describe you must be using your phone as a modem to
    access a dial-up Internet at soemthing like 14.4 kbps. Right? For something
    like $70/month you can add packet data service and get much higher speed.
    T-Mobile has GPRS/EDGE almost everywhere on their net which will deliver
    between 40 kbps and 120 kpbs for $29/month (I think that price is right).
    Within a few years you should be able to get much higher speed wireless data
    after the FCC auctions the new 3G specturm and the TD-CDMA networks get
    built.

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    Donald R. Newcomb
    DRNewcomb (at) attglobal (dot) net






  3. #3
    eatoranges
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    Re: cell phone/internet


    fulltimers Wrote:
    > I am looking for some advice. We fulltime in an rv and I use verizon
    > cell
    > service. I have a laptop and currently do internet on my cellphone
    > through
    > verizon, which is super slow, but free. I am looking for a faster way
    > to
    > access the internet. Have researched the various air cards, sierra,
    > etc and
    > do not know which way to go. Any suggestions out there?



    So speed up.. <grin>

    if you upgrade to a blackberry 7130e you can tether to your laptop at
    broadbandaccess speeds.

    or..

    go with the verizon Kyocera aircard, it allows you to plug in a
    antenna for better reception when needed

    all you can eat data with a voice plan is only 59.99 per month.

    if you are price shopping.

    a free network card on tmobile and 29.99 unlimited on the edge
    network.

    its slower then verizon but cheap


    --
    eatoranges



  4. #4
    Larry
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    Re: cell phone/internet

    eatoranges <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > broadbandaccess speeds.


    Broadband is now 5-8Mbps. Verizon's wireless internet service is HARDLY
    broadband....more like old ISDN speed...128K?




  5. #5
    Steve Sobol
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    Re: cell phone/internet

    Larry wrote:
    > eatoranges <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    >> broadbandaccess speeds.

    >
    > Broadband is now 5-8Mbps. Verizon's wireless internet service is HARDLY
    > broadband....more like old ISDN speed...128K?


    NationalAccess is up to 128K (CDMA 1xRTT).

    BroadbandAccess goes up to 400-500K (CDMA 1xEVDO). Technically, that IS
    broadband speed. (Technically, so is 128K!)

    Anyone who expects cellular data to match the fastest DSL or cablemodem
    speeds is going to be disappointed...


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  6. #6
    Larry
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    Re: cell phone/internet

    Steve Sobol <[email protected]> wrote in news:dpfirh$tjd$1
    @ratbert.glorb.com:

    > Anyone who expects cellular data to match the fastest DSL or cablemodem
    > speeds is going to be disappointed...
    >
    >
    >


    I was disappointed. At the Verizon display in Circuit City, it took the
    Blackberry over a minute to download www.cnn.com and all the spam. That's
    hardly broadband. We were a great distance from the tower. If it fell
    over, we might be in danger of it hitting us.




  7. #7
    Too_Many_Tools
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    Re: cell phone/internet

    Shhhh....you're outing the industry's dirty little secret.....no
    bandwidth.

    I just laugh when I hear them trying to push people to high bandwidth
    apps....without having the bandwidth to support it.

    It is the chicken or the egg problem....they need the money from the
    apps to pay for the bandwidth and they need the bandwidth to support
    the apps.

    Does this remind you of the ongoing problem we are still seeing with
    getting adequate bandwidth for the Internet to users?

    TMT




  8. #8
    Too_Many_Tools
    Guest

    Re: cell phone/internet

    No, no Larry...you don't understand.

    It's not that you want to see CNN, it's "Do you want some CNN with that
    spam"?

    As you point out, the industry has alot of work to do before I lay my
    money down.

    TMT




  9. #9
    Larry
    Guest

    Re: cell phone/internet

    "Too_Many_Tools" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > It's not that you want to see CNN, it's "Do you want some CNN with that
    > spam"?
    >
    >


    I don't think Blackberrys will boot Webwasher (www.webwasher.com).....
    (sigh)





  10. #10
    Larry
    Guest

    Re: cell phone/internet

    "Too_Many_Tools" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Does this remind you of the ongoing problem we are still seeing with
    > getting adequate bandwidth for the Internet to users?
    >
    >


    Crazy Knology Cable sent me a spam trying to sell me, the third biggest
    usenet hog in their company system, more bandwidth, 7 Mbps. So, I
    ponied up the extra $15/mo to go from 4 to 7. Usenet is included with a
    DIRECT link to Usenetserver.com which is in the same building in Atlanta
    as Knology. Trace time is 22ms from here and 10ms from their back
    traceroute. Usenetserver, unlike Comcrap's 2GB/month Giganews Denial of
    Service, gives us 6 simultaneous ports, no GB limit, no bandwidth limit
    except the cap on the 7Mbps modem. There's less than 160GB left on my
    new 400GB G: drive already! Xnews is downloading a "few movies" from
    alt.binaries.movies.divx as I'm typing this, just a catchup since 4PM.

    Sure glad we went from cheap CDRs to cheap DVD+Rs. I'm converting all
    the stuff to DVDs because the racks are all full of CDRs and I need the
    space....(c;

    THAT's "broadband"....

    I couldn't run any of the speed test websites from the Blackberry. No
    javascript or JAVA. It's probably best....

    Cellular might be passe' here in Charleston. Read this story:
    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/70868
    WiFi will spread like wildfire after the initial buildout in the city.




  11. #11
    Bud Stein
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    Re: cell phone/internet

    fulltimers wrote:
    > I am looking for some advice. We fulltime in an rv and I use verizon cell
    > service . . . Any suggestions out there?


    Fulltimer,

    If faster data speed and pay are not obstacles, consider satellite
    access to the Internet.

    Bud Stein



  12. #12
    clifto
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    Re: cell phone/internet

    Bud Stein wrote:
    > fulltimers wrote:
    >> I am looking for some advice. We fulltime in an rv and I use verizon cell
    >> service . . . Any suggestions out there?

    >
    > If faster data speed and pay are not obstacles, consider satellite
    > access to the Internet.


    Unless latency is a problem, as it is for things like games.

    --
    If John McCain gets the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination,
    my vote for President will be a write-in for Jiang Zemin.



  13. #13
    Bud Stein
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    Re: cell phone/internet

    clifto wrote:
    > Bud Stein wrote:
    >
    >>fulltimers wrote:
    >>
    >>>I am looking for some advice. We fulltime in an rv and I use verizon cell
    >>>service . . . Any suggestions out there?

    >>
    >>If faster data speed and pay are not obstacles, consider satellite
    >>access to the Internet.

    >
    > Unless latency is a problem, as it is for things like games.


    Clifto,

    Good point!

    Bud Stein



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