I would like to add internet to my ride....
But I'm not sure what the *best* way to do it is.
From reading the list I see the following options:
Pos: no month to month fee
Con: Not legal in most areas, questionable availabilty
2. Data plans from Cellphone companies
Pro: better availablitiy (based on which service provider)
T-Mobile -- 49.99
Cingular -- 79.99 (unlimited, offers plans from 5 - 50 MB/month)
Verizon -- 59.99
Sprint -- 49.99
So what do people really use?
Failure is not an option....
It's installed by default on every version of Windows.
oh, my bad...
My apologies to those *true* wardrivers.
BTW: I forgot to add using the *free* internet via DUN ( on verizon dun... and other providers). However, those have questionable legality due to the TOS.
So people think $50/month is worth it?
I pay $40/month for my data plan.
Using that, I can connect anywhere I have a cell signal. I'd have that data plan on my Treo anyway, as I use it for work and get reimbursed for it. I have the added benefit of being able to tether my truck PC to it.
Ideally, I'd like to be able to use a PCMCIA card or USB device to connect anywhere and ditch the data plan on the Treo.The cost would be pretty much the same, and I can use Bluetooth to communicate w/ teh PC.
Is it worth it?
I was driving across West Texas and Southern New Mexico, taking my daughter to Carlsbad Caverns this summer. Between Big Spring and Pecos (where there is absolutely nothing), she was able to surf the net and play games on Nick.com and Disney.com, staying amused for several long, boring hours of driving.
You tell me whether that's worht it.
Verizon is $80 a month unless you have a verizon voice plan too.
I have Verizon EVDO with an EVDO wireless router in my car. I used it alot a few months back for work on a special project, but currently i feel like i am wasting my $80 a month just to upload GPS chords and occasionally check Gmail.
(Formerly JakDaDark on these board.
god i hated that name)
So who do you have your service through? $10 is $10....