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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by CitizenOfDreams, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. CitizenOfDreams

    CitizenOfDreams

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    Any Florida guys/girls here who are using a Mobile Hotspot from Verizon? I'm thinking about signing up for the service, and Verizon seems to have the best deal - cheaper than Sprint (which I'm using now) and more data allowance than AT&T. Any good/bad experience with them?

    I want a standalone Mobile Hotspot because a USB modem would be almost as big as my new computer. :supergrin:

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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    How much is it on verizon? and that does not include unlimited data correct?
     

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    Verizon's cheapest plan - which is what I'm after - is $35/month with 3GB limit. Should be more than enough for my purposes.

    AT&T is $35/month with 0.2GB limit. That's pretty bad.

    Right now I have Sprint, which has no data limit but costs me $60/month.

    All above plans include unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot usage. The data limit only applies when there is no Wi-Fi hotspot in the range and you connect through the cellular network.
     
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    Well, I took the plunge. Got the $35/mo data plan and a free MiFi2200 mobile hotspot (had to sign a 2-year contract for that). No problems so far, everything is working as advertised. Time will tell...
     
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    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    If all you are going to do is surf the web and such with limited downloading then the 3GB should be sufficient.
     
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    As long as I stay away from epic GlockTalk threads about "8:40PM", "cardboard box", or "9mm vs .45". :supergrin:
     
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    I had a Verizon card build into my Dell...stated "Unlimited Access" for $59.99 a month. Thought that was cool. I like to listen to talk radio, found a site/station I like and had it on almost 24/7. Got the first bill, it was over $900!!!!!! Called Verizon and had it out with them , they tried to tell me "Unlimited Access" meant I could connect from anywhere. Not according to the documentation I had. I paid the $60 and now am much more careful with my usage. YMMV.
     
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    I always considered Bell Atlantic a bunch of sleazy crooks, long before they changed their name to "Verizon". Nevertheless, they currently offer the best deal in town, so I might as well get some use out of them.
     
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