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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddW65 View Post
    Just to jump on the bandwagon...I use Millenicom for my home net access since I can't get DSL or cable and after having it for several months and I love it. FWIW, I'm in central Ohio.
    Hey Todd, in the license agreement it mentions signing on and off, saying that if you leave it on for 24 hours or more they can terminate your agreement. This isn't an issue for me as the Mac will sleep when I'm not in the car, but I'm curious if you've had any issues using it at home. Do you leave it on 24/7 or just connect when you need to?

    I tell you, for $50/month, it's a no-brainer for me. I'm going to grab a sling-box before my next trip with the family so we can access not only all our DVD's I've ripped to an external notebook (USB powered) drive but also watch anything on our DVR while on the road.

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    It's on 24/7 and so far no issues. I agree 100% with it being a no-brainer, especially where there aren't other options. Dialup was KILLING me! As far as using it on the road, I've done that a couple of times and it worked fine along major interstates. There are some areas though where the signal dropped to dialup speeds or disappeared altogether. Of course, YMMV, but all in all is well worth the $$ in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Hey Todd, in the license agreement it mentions signing on and off, saying that if you leave it on for 24 hours or more they can terminate your agreement. This isn't an issue for me as the Mac will sleep when I'm not in the car, but I'm curious if you've had any issues using it at home. Do you leave it on 24/7 or just connect when you need to?

    I tell you, for $50/month, it's a no-brainer for me. I'm going to grab a sling-box before my next trip with the family so we can access not only all our DVD's I've ripped to an external notebook (USB powered) drive but also watch anything on our DVR while on the road.

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    I have it as well and im LOVING it although im not entirely impressed with the connection speeds they are fast enough to suit my needs in the car. I'm in Miami btw and have yet to find an area that isnt covered. I've had it installed and running 24/7 for almost a month now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnapoles View Post
    ... im not entirely impressed with the connection speeds they are fast enough to suit my needs in the car.
    Can't do much about it on the road, but for home use elevation makes a big difference.
    Maybe some big tires & a whip antenna?

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    Are any of you guys using it for VOIP calls while driving or is that being extremely optimistic?

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    im actually looking at some external antennas and amps for the signal since right now its in the metal coffin that is my trunk which im sure has a direct connection with my decreased connection speeds. as far as VoIP i dont see why it wouldnt work. Im hoping to test that next. Im just trying to iron everything out first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by autodidactic View Post
    Are any of you guys using it for VOIP calls while driving or is that being extremely optimistic?
    Oohhh, good idea. Someone try it and report back!
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    Millenicom / Sprint Xohm / EVDO

    Just to throw in my two cents, I love Millenicom. I have the Franklin CDU-680 and it's the perfect setup - no download limits, no contract, and $49 a month. You pay a $50 setup fee but that includes the modem. If you lose it, you gotta pay $200 to get a new one though, so hold on to it!

    Of course, when Sprint Xohm Moible wimax comes out, I'll be switching to that...it's much faster and will have no contracts. There will be discounts for signing up for extended periods though.

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