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[Question] NE1 know about cards for net access?

Discussion in 'Wackbag Tech Support' started by Off-White-Power, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Off-White-Power

    Off-White-Power High maintenance, low tolerance

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    Hi guys -- My bro-in-law is getting his first computer (he's 47 and has been living under a smoke haze rock all his life) and doesn't have nor want cable but needs Internet access. I seem to recall cards (Sprint?) that ppl who travel use with little antennae, like a PCMCIA card? Anyone know about these or an alternative? Costs? Thanks bunches.
     
  2. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    I use Sprint & its OK - it cost $60 per month
     
  3. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    Sprint just announced a 5gb cap per month. Check out Clear.
     
  4. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    Seriously, is DSL an option?
     
  5. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    Clear is really bad from what I hear
    A friend had it & returned it

    He can also get web access without cable TV too
     
  6. samurai

    samurai Ridiculum Anserini

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    I got my Sister, who lives in the middle of nowhere, one of these last year.
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    It's $79 for the device, and max of $50/mo. for 3G. Last year, it was a decent option. I'm not completely up to date on alternatives.
    http://www.virginmobileusa.com/mobile-broadband/ovation-mc760.html

    Edit: You can get the device for $58 at Amazon and...ooof...Walmart.
     
  7. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    What do you mean he "doesn't have nor want cable"? If he doesn't need to travel and lives in a populated area, DSL is exponentially cheaper than cellular, and usually isn't capped at 5GB like cellular internet is. He doesn't have to rewire his house, he can get DSL through his phone company with a wireless router and go that route.
     
  8. Off-White-Power

    Off-White-Power High maintenance, low tolerance

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    These fast responses are why I love you guys. Totally forgot about dsl after living in the land of cable modems for so long.
     
  9. Sinn Fein

    Sinn Fein Infidel and White Interloper
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    There you go. It'll cost 1/2 as much as an aircard.
     
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