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has anyone had good luck with either Verizon or Sprint wireless celluar cards?
There is also a Sierra AirCard or Novatel. Just wondering if they are worth it in places where you are unable to get a wireless connection. My man is on the road alot and some hotels dont have wireless connections in the room. Thought this would be a cool V-Day present. All advice is appreciated. Thanks
02-03-2006, 04:31 AM
They are excellent & well worth the $$ if you're on the road a lot.
For overall decent speed, Sprint is the best - you'll get about 200-250k pretty much anywhere you can get a Sprint signal. This is much higher than the typical 40-50k you usually see with the other providers.
However, these days you'll want to look carefully at each provider to see what markets offer high speed service. In addition to this basic service, many providers have broadband speeds (1.5Mb), but only in very limited areas. Your best bet is to have a look to see what cities he frequents, and then see if anyone has broadband coverage in all of those places.
Expect to pay about the same for any of them - you should be able to get the card for free if you sign a contract, and rates are anywhere from $60-80/mo for unlimited usage. Which reminds me - make sure you check on both personal as well as small business plans - for some silly reason, I think Sprint only offers the unlimited package under the business plan.
02-03-2006, 06:04 AM
If it will primarily be used in a hotel room, perhaps you'd be better off with a travel router -- I'm sure most hotels at least have wired internet connections, and a travel router is small enough that it's easy to take along.
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