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    When is verizon rolling out wireless broadband in LA?

    i googled a little news, but all i could determine was that verizon is happy with demand in san diego and DC and will be offering "everywhere" by the end of the year. Anyone know any specifics? I think $80/month is a steal.

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    er...ask somebody at the verizon store?

    what do you mean when you say broadband? 1.5mbps? or 144kbps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by btown
    I think $80/month is a steal.
    You mean highway robbery.


    Just connect cell phone to car puter. I get 144-206KBPS on my cell phone through Express Network, and it just uses my minutes (Doesn't really matter on N/W because of Unlimited)

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    I work for a Verizon wireless retailer in LA. So far what I've heard is this summer.

    as for the price being a steal...even though it is much faster, all competing cell carriers have their unlimited data plans at around $30.

    Much faster? yes.
    Better coverage? yes.
    $50 better? Not in my eyes.

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    yes..I don't think the price is competitive.
    yes..I don't think its worth the extra $50
    yes..I would get it in a heartbeat if the ball and chain didn't have a say in me spending an extra $80 a month.

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    I'm just getting it for the wow factor, "i have broadband on my laptop." It will be cool to sit in sociology class and watch TV or bust out studies to back up everything i say too. totally worth 1k/year. I also want to know about upstream speeds and ping times.

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    I don't really know the actual speeds, just the hype. Your best bet is for someone reading this forum to respond who actually has it in san diego or dc. It should be the same.

    As for our existing express network, it is already a lot faster than the competition.

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    I'd love to get it, but $80/month is too high (they should at least bundle it with cell service or something). At that price the only people who will get it are those who need it for work. At $50/month those who don't need it but want it will start to bite, at $30/month every person who owns a notebook will sign up.

    Note that Nextel is also rolling out a wireless service: http://rcrnews.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?newsId=17694

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    Quote Originally Posted by btown
    I'm just getting it for the wow factor, "i have broadband on my laptop." It will be cool to sit in sociology class and watch TV or bust out studies to back up everything i say too. totally worth 1k/year. I also want to know about upstream speeds and ping times.
    Don't need to pay 1k/year for it when I'm in class, my school has FREE wifi access all over campus (even in the parking lot). They use AG routers so any wifi card works.

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