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Taking My Laptop to the States-Temp.Internet?

 
Juanita
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Good morning all. I am taking my laptop to Oregon later this weekend. Does anyone know of a temporary wireless card available on a monthly (or less) basis, that I can get here or in Oregon?

Also, does anyone use a Sprint wireless card on STX? How do you like it?

Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : August 21, 2008 12:47 pm
Tippi
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Juanita,

Get the sprint card...it will work great for you in Oregon!

Safe travels

Tippi

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Posted : August 21, 2008 3:06 pm
Juanita
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Thanks Tippi. How does it work here?

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Topic starter Posted : August 21, 2008 3:24 pm
DanielB_STX
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I've been using it (the USB model) on the West End for three years with good results (1110 up - 280 down). I for one am happy. (tu) If a Sprint phone works where you are, you should be happy.

I saw once where you wanted to use a router so that your tenants could have internet. I have never found a router that would work with any Card or USB device. I use a "ad-hoc" network which only reaches about 30 feet from the card computer.

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Posted : August 21, 2008 4:48 pm
stiphy
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One word of warning, in July Sprint started monitoring your bandwidth usage and are capping their "unlimited" plan at 5GB/month. If you are just doing casual surfing/email you should be fine, but 5GB/month goes quickly if you are downloading large files etc. for business. Even so, a Sprint EVDO card remains a decent backup internet source at the very least on island.

Sean

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Posted : August 21, 2008 6:30 pm
Jim
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Juanita -

If all else fails, here's a link to free wireless hotspots in Oregon:

http://www.wififreespot.com/or.html

Jim

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Posted : August 21, 2008 7:31 pm
sugarlander
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I had a charge by Sprint that was identified as "casual data usage" for going over the "unlimited" plan. I complained about it and they immediately took it off.

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Posted : August 23, 2008 7:40 pm
Juanita
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I checked at Radio Shack. The Sprint unlimited plan is $109 per month. That's just too much, and they only offer a two year contract. I don't want to lock into that because it doesn't fit my "plan" to provide service to my tenants. I decided the best way to have service in Oregon is to put a router on my daughter's desktop. Don't know what took so long to think of it. If that fails, for any reason, then I'll visit the places on the list Jim provided. Thanks, Jim.

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Topic starter Posted : August 23, 2008 8:17 pm
stiphy
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Juanita,

If you want to use a Sprint data card with a router to prvode service to your tenants (as well as yourself) you can get one of these: http://blujay.com/?page=ad&adid=1808249&cat=9040601. I use the pricer linksys version and it works well, but I bought one of the ones I linked to at Fry's in April when I was in Vegas for a tradeshow for a collegue of mine and it works great for him.

Just thought I'd pass along.

One other thought, does anyone know about Centennial's data card plan? Are they just re-selling Sprint or do they have their own towers?

Sean

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Posted : August 25, 2008 5:16 pm
Juanita
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I am at my daughter's house in Oregon. I am just picking up wireless from "somewhere". A little slow, but fine for a couple of weeks.

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Topic starter Posted : August 25, 2008 6:29 pm
rokipatel
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This morning i switched from AT&T to sprint i got the new Instinct with the unlimited plan 99.00 dollars plus taxes i was paying for my iphone almost 135 plus taxes for their unlimited data and voice paln for iphone. Now the situation was for me that i had at least 6 months left in my contract i did the math and i paid the 250 dollars cancellation fee from AT&T because the minimum plan for Iphone would have cost me more than that for the remaining 6 months. I am giving the phone to my Sister in Miami she has the old version and she will love to have the new version of 3g. I am really happy with the reception voice and data i get here at peterborg is better than AT&T next weekend if conditions are right i am taking out the boat torse St John and Jost Van Dyke I'll see how really good is the signal maybe i wont get anything in Jost Van Dyke but i'll see in St John. With sprint i am saving around 35 dollars per month and i get 20 tv channels and the internet is much better and this phone could be use as a data port for my Laptop in case i loose my signal from Ackley here in my house.

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Posted : August 25, 2008 11:33 pm
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