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10-14-2005 03:36 AM  12 years agoPost 1
teamlosi2004

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I finally bought my laptop and now looking for wireless internet system. I'm not interested in any satelite internet since they require me to carry around dishes. Is Verizon Broadband the best choice for price/speed (Performance) ? I believe it's $59.99 a month + verizon network card ($149)

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10-14-2005 04:40 AM  12 years agoPost 2
teamlosi2004

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how's cingular compare to Verison broadband?

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10-14-2005 08:19 AM  12 years agoPost 3
tnreefguy

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I use verizon and my father uses cingular here in tennessee. I notice not much of a difference unless I try to use it at home, Since I live in the sticks I have no service without a digital tower. The fastest speed that I noticed was almost 1mb/s and that was at our club field in Jackson TN.

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10-14-2005 12:54 PM  12 years agoPost 4
wblteen

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remember you also need a voice service contract with them also.

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10-14-2005 10:34 PM  12 years agoPost 5
teamlosi2004

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What is a voice service contract? I am looking to do 1 year contract with them. Is there any limitation to verizon wireless?

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10-14-2005 11:46 PM  12 years agoPost 6
wblteen

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Directly from Verizon's website


BroadbandAccess
Unlimited Monthly Home Airtime Usage*
when browsing the internet, accessing the intranet or reading emails
$59.99 monthly access w/ 2-yr customer agreement AND QUALIFYING VOICE PLAN.

Download complex files and large email attachments easily at average speeds of 400- 700 kbps, capable of bursts up to 2 Mbps.†

Available in more than 84 major metropolitan markets covering more than 1/3 of Americans. When outside the BroadbandAccess Rate and Coverage Area, enjoy NationalAccess service and coverage in thousands of cities

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10-15-2005 12:06 AM  12 years agoPost 7
Steve_JR

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comcast, cox, adelphia, those sorts are usually better and cheaper. -Steve

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10-15-2005 02:58 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Sar

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I kinda cheat through it, I have a verizon programmed Treo 600 and I just plug the cable into my PC and use a little program to convert my treo's Synch port to a SLIP/PPP port or something similar for the laptop, it comes in really handy when I'm traveling and need a net connection.. Goodbye 3rd party ISP's

The speed is OK, nothing to write home about, but more than suitable.

My current plan is that the data takes away from my minutes, but unlimited night and weekends

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10-16-2005 03:10 PM  12 years agoPost 9
dariof

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I use T-Mobile at $29.99 a month. It is in esence the speed of dial-up. If you are going to use the Internet on the road often, then T-Mobile is not the way to go.

OF course, you can always stay in a hotel with high speed (plenty of them) or use a Starbuck's (plenty of them) or visit a myriad of places that allow you to log onto high speed internet.

I use my T-Mobile card mostly from the field.

Verizon is much bette for speed however and costs a little more.

Best Regards, Dario

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10-16-2005 03:54 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Jim C

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i use verizon dsl, i dont know the numbers, but it is faster than adelphia's cable.

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10-16-2005 09:55 PM  12 years agoPost 11
teamlosi2004

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for verison $60 a month + $99 All I need to sign up? Is there any limit on how much I can use it?

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10-18-2005 03:51 AM  12 years agoPost 12
teamlosi2004

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any more feedbacks hopefully?

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10-18-2005 11:57 AM  12 years agoPost 13
Sar

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If you're paying the $99 a month, then it should be unlimited, that is how my palm/phone service works. If I include the data service with my phone plan, it uses my phone minutes and unlimited nights and weekends, if I pay $99 seperately for the data plan, I get unlimited time to use it.

I think it's good if you need it and can justify the cost, even if for convenience. It's definetly not cable or DSL speeds(unless you have really bad DSL in your area) but it's much better than a modem most of the time.

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10-22-2005 02:15 AM  12 years agoPost 14
300wby

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Verizon here is local phone service 29.00+ 29.00 a month for DSL year contract. Equipment was 60.00 I never want to go back to dial up, 75 mb files download in 3 minutes. I can also use my cell phone as a modem.

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