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Old 06-29-2009, 02:10 PM   #11
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5MB/s of bandwidth a month? U WOT?
I know right!
It's for business people. Just checked it out again. They must have gotten complaints they up'd it to 250mb's a month.
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/s...broadband+plan
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AT&T's mobile broadband is $39.99/month for unlimited.
I have it on my netbook.
I considered tethering, but it was only $5 more to get the full-fledged mobile broadband, so that's what I did.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:17 PM   #13
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I have tried to use my IPAQ pda and dialed into an ISP and using the PDA as if it is a modem in a computer. I can get free internet connection but for some reasons it is really slow. I can read emails.

Anyone know why it is so slow?

Has anyone used virgin mobile broad band? With verizon/tmobile, I need to sign a contract which I can't do under the circumstances.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:26 PM   #14
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Yeah.
Data rates are horribly slow on PDA's
They shrink the website so they only load what they need to for it to function.
Not all the ads, etc.
Get a USB modem from AT&T.
Thats what you need.
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is internet traffic compressed? What if I setup a proxy software in my home server and have it relayed a compressed version of a website that I requested in the field? Since I will use my mobile internet to look up text, compression will save a huge amount of bandwidth.
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is internet traffic compressed? What if I setup a proxy software in my home server and have it relayed a compressed version of a website that I requested in the field? Since I will use my mobile internet to look up text, compression will save a huge amount of bandwidth.
Give that a try.
I have no idea if you will be able to get it working, but I would like to know.
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Do you get my idea though? I'm sure somebody thought of it and made a software to do that.
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Hmmmm.......
Lynx is a good text-based browser.
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If you have it in your area, Cricket Broadband has it for $30 a month.
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I think virgin mobile broadband is a good choice for me.

Is it possible to use the usb modem from verizon with virgin moble? Virgin's usb modem cost $150 and I see used verizon modem cost around $40.
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