[Question] NE1 know about cards for net access?

Off-White-Power

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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.
 

UCJOE

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

ruckstande

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

UCJOE

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Sprint just announced a 5gb cap per month. Check out Clear.
Clear is really bad from what I hear
A friend had it & returned it

He can also get web access without cable TV too
 

samurai

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I got my Sister, who lives in the middle of nowhere, one of these last year.

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.
 

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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.
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.
 

Off-White-Power

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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.