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  • gotta love wireless internet from t-mobile! finally done right.

    http://www.t-mobile.com/products/ove...841&class=data


    First you gotta get one of these:
    The Sierra Wireless AirCard 750 fits into a standard Type II PC Card slot and functions as a wireless network card. Mobile users of the T-Mobile wireless Internet network can achieve high-speed performance up to 56K for e-mail, web browsing and other corporate applications.

    The Sierra Wireless AirCard 750 retails for like $350, but can be found on ebay for less than $150! Basically it's a wireless 56k modem for your laptop. All you do is plug it into your pcmcia slot (PC Card slot) in your laptop, and your online. No need to find hot spots, you're online everywhere you go.

    Plans:
    This is the best part. Unlimited internet access for $29.99 a month, thats right, unlimited data transfer for thirty bucks. This plan also includes 300 text messages. And you can make voice calls for $.20 a minute if you have a headset (I dont see the point).

    Reception:
    Transfer rates do fall if you have poor reception. Thank God i live in delaware, i never lose any reception no matter where i go (with t-mobile). My house is a few blocks from a t-mobile store.

    For thirty bucks a month for unlimited access, you cant beat that. Sprint pcs starts at $40 a month for 20megs and can go upto $100, that sux.
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    oh if you dont have a laptop to use the pcmcia slot. get one of these
    http://www.elandigitalsystems.com/adapter/p111.php
    Falcon cr53 w/ via epia m10000. Nokia 3650 blutooth phone.
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    • #3
      I have the unlimited net for $30 plan for my nokia 3650. I need to get the firmware updated to make the bluetooth more stable though.

      churnopol, what has been your experience with the bluetooth on the 3650?
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      • #4
        I have T-mobile and used it in my application

        I used it via bluetooth. Worked pretty good. I use it for checking the weather, updating FREEDB data when I insert a cd so I can rip right into my media folder. Also for checking my email (less frequently :P dont need to be so tapped in). I get 56k modem speeds in the new york area. It Varies.

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        • #5
          I find that whenever I try to spend any long amount of time online I start having problems staying connected. I have to reboot the phone to make it work right again.
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          • #6
            Sprint Vision

            Sprint Vision plan also offers unlimited wireless Internet, for zero $'s above your base plan. All you need is a USB cable, a vision support phone (which includes most Sprint phones sold in the last year), and a vision plan. Plug in the cable, connect using Sprint's software, and you get unlimited wireless internet.

            If you get their plan using the wireless card, then you get less for more money. Sprint doesn't advertise the USB service, but it works fine.

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            • #7
              Sprint's USB service is also a violation of your terms of service, they can terminate your contract for that, read it.
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                Here we go again...
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                • #9
                  Tech M3. There are lots of people doing it, I have yet to hear of one terminated.

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                  • #10
                    I was looking at those cards back in December, and they are only capable of 56k max, with an average of about 33600bps.
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                    • #11
                      The new EDGE services from AT&T look pretty promising. I got a demo of the Sony-Ericsson solution (a PCMCIA card silimar to the Sierra Card from T-Mobile) and I was really impressed.

                      Read more about EDGE here.

                      The speeds are supposed to be be around 200Kbps burst and an average of around 120Kbps. It was definintely faster than using my T610 over the GPRS network via Bluetooth. The other nice thing about EDGE is that it's being offered on certain handsets as well. Here are the EDGE-compatible devices (2 Nokia handsets and a PCMCIA Card).

                      Might be the future!

                      -Randomtask

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Randomtask
                        The new EDGE services from AT&T look pretty promising...

                        ...if the price comes down. Currently $80 a month for unlimited.

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                        • #13
                          For voice calls you could maybe do Voice over IP maybe connect to your house They don't have any decent gadgets down here in NC for mobile internet. $30 a month is a great service. Can't compare to broadband speeds but compared to dial-up it is probably a good service as you can use it anywhere!!! Sweet.
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                          • #14
                            I hear that we will be seeing a big improvement in wireless modems by summer. CES Las Vegas. The edge is mearly a bridge to this new technology. Let's deal with our phone connections for a few more months.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bklynkaos
                              I used it via bluetooth. Worked pretty good. I use it for checking the weather, updating FREEDB data when I insert a cd so I can rip right into my media folder. Also for checking my email (less frequently :P dont need to be so tapped in). I get 56k modem speeds in the new york area. It Varies.
                              tjis might be a rookie q. but how can i get my sony erricson t616 to call my isp ? i have cingular wireless.all i really am able to do is starnfer data or jpgs. lmk. sam
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