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    money to spend to cruise the internet

    i've thought about setups with a carputer and i feel all i really want is good internet access. i've got navigation 5.1 dts and dd. ive got x-box and PS2 and five monitors in my tahoe. what would be the simplest way to go online and read e-mail use outlook, go to websites etc. money isn't the issue just simplicity. i posted this in another topic but this may be the better place. i don't even know where to start with the carputer basics. i've got nothing but i want to somewhat integrate a carputer into my 10,000.00 dollar system. wether it be a basic carputer or intracate with the ultimate goal to access the internet, i have sprint service with unlimited minutes and data transfer, internet access etc. thank-you in advance for all replies.

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    you can get pcmcia cards that will hook into your cell phone providers network and then get a pcmcia to pci adaptor... not sure if it would work.. but it should
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    Even if you hook up all that hijinks21 says, you better check first if you have some good monitors with VGA inputs, because if you did like everybody that I've seen with 5 monitors on ther cars, all of them had RCA only connections to them, making them useless for internet surfing cause all the text is going to be screwy. just my 2cents.
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    simpliest way...get a datacable for your phone (if your phone is compatible) to a laptop or computer... No need to buy a pcmcia card...

    *Note sprint/verizon doesn't like ppl to use their phone dataplan to surf with a PC... you might get your phone terminated because of it...

    For dataplan sprint/verizon wants u go get is a pcmcia card called an Air Card or what ever they like to call it... Service is $99/mo (may be cheaper, haven't check in a long time) the card plugs in the laptop or PC that has a pcmcia slot. (epia MII)

    Basically you're using your phone/air card as a modem to surf... Everything else, info is vastly available in this wonder forum.

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    nice, thank-you for all the replies. and yes all the monitors are only composite inputs.

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    if they are all composite.. you are gonna have a tough time reading text unless you really boost it up.. but that will make web browsing almost impossible
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    With sprint the easies way is the datacable as was mentioned in previous posts. Also get PCS connection manager software, it allows you to use your phone as a network adapter and not a dial-up modem, you get higher speeds this way.

    As far as monitors, try before you decide to replace anything, I tried to connect a computer to monitor's RCA plugs and it was readable with minor tweaking.
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    http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/mess...hreadid=200708

    It's free for verizon customers, all you need is a capable phone, and a cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcbb5
    http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/mess...hreadid=200708

    It's free for verizon customers, all you need is a capable phone, and a cable.
    Its NOT free, according to that thread you are using your minutes. With sprint the guy has unlimited data, so its going to be free all the way. Even if he did not have unlimited data, if he had vision pack internet through a datacable would be free. Sprint RULES!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nl4jy
    simpliest way...get a datacable for your phone (if your phone is compatible) to a laptop or computer... No need to buy a pcmcia card...

    *Note sprint/verizon doesn't like ppl to use their phone dataplan to surf with a PC... you might get your phone terminated because of it...

    For dataplan sprint/verizon wants u go get is a pcmcia card called an Air Card or what ever they like to call it... Service is $99/mo (may be cheaper, haven't check in a long time) the card plugs in the laptop or PC that has a pcmcia slot. (epia MII)

    Basically you're using your phone/air card as a modem to surf... Everything else, info is vastly available in this wonder forum.
    I agree. A data cable and a sprint phone with vision is the best. Your chances of getting your service terminated is very very slim. I really don't think anyone at sprint cares. I know some people that work in a sprint call center and they didn't think that anyone cares.
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