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    USB GPRS Devices?

    I was just wondering if anyone has had any experiences with using USB GPRS devices.

    I am getting a data-only plan soon, and I am wondering if there is an alternative to using GPRS PCMCIA cards (with PCMCIA>PCI Converter) or bluetooth adaptor with cellphone.

    I found a review of one here: http://www.mobile-review.com/pda/rev...modem-en.shtml


    so has anyone had any experiences with similar devices?

    Thanks!

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    Man that is pretty cool. I wonder if you can hook up an external antenna to that
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    I've been looking around for something like this... who are you getting your data-only plan from and how much does it cost?
    Debating on installing a carpc in my Jeep.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by djXternal
    I've been looking around for something like this... who are you getting your data-only plan from and how much does it cost?
    t-mobile has an unlimited GPRS plan for 30$/month. my friend did a bandwidth check and it hits 56k steadily almost always.

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    30 bucks a month is not that bad. Cingular's is like $79 or something

    56k bits (kbps) you mean right..... not bytes (kBps)
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    Yeah, the T-Mobile plan is pretty good. It's actually cheaper than Cingular, unless you plan on using 10 Mb or less a month. T-Mobile's GPRS network is actually hosted on Cingular's GPRS infrastructure.
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    Seems like it's available in TW, RU and UK..... but cannot find in US at the minute... (Emmm, go figure.... normal speedy deployment of telecoms in the US).
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    Car PC downloads: http://carpc.harteveldt.com/

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    hey skippy...you use the standard xm pcr program on your touchscreen or did you get one of the other programs that has been written??...im lookin around for the best software to use...whats your input??

    also...i have a nokia 6820...you know the smaller/newer of the two nokia flip-out keyboard phones...great phone, has bluetooth, edge compatibility, etc...i bought a usb bluetooth dongle on ebay, dont even know the brand, but it seems like i am able to only connect to my computer for about 5 seconds and then i get disconnected...without fail, no matter which of those 'plugins' i am using (ie audio gateway etc)...i would like to be able to control the phone/dial out from my phonebook..i assume phonecontrol does this (though i havent looked at the software yet, because i still am working on getting a stable connection to the computer)...I have one of the latest versions of widcomms software and xp sp2 installed...I did notice that the dongle was shipped from the UK, should I buy a version that was made for here in the US? anyone have any problems like this, any help would be appreciated!

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    thats an awesome device and it would certainly come in handy for those long road trips

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    I had t-mobile wireless data plan for a while... the signal was strong from most places I tried. I still have the pcmcia card left over and it was for sale in the FS/FT forum for a while... if anyone is interested let me know, though I may keep it for use with the laptop I just bought
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