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June 2, 2004 3:09:40 PM

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Does 3G data connection with a laptop use plan minutes? Or is it an added
option to your plan?

Thanks in advance.

How fast is Verizon's 3G comparable to? Slow DSL or high speed 56kbps
modem?

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 2, 2004 3:22:19 PM

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C C wrote:
> Does 3G data connection with a laptop use plan minutes? Or is it an
> added option to your plan?
Yes, it uses plan minutes, but it is included automatically with the
AmericasChoice plan.

>
> How fast is Verizon's 3G comparable to? Slow DSL or high speed 56kbps
> modem?
It shows up on download tests around 60 to 80 kbps most of the time
(occassionally higher or lower). However, the latency is longer - maybe a
second. I find a good dial-up 56k connection to actually be faster for web
browsing, but the 3G is quite nice when you are on the road.
June 2, 2004 6:52:14 PM

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I think there is some confusion here - when I think of "3G", I am thinking
of VZW's 1xEVDO network which is in my experience 400k down/100k up. Only
available in San Diego and Washington D.C. Only available via the Sierra
Aircard 5220, and not possible with any existing cell phone. It is not
free, only available as part of the $79/mo unlimited "Broadband Access"
plan. At least that's the way I understand it. When you're connected to
the 1xEVDO service, the "3G" indicator lights up on the Mobile Connection
Manager software on the laptop.

The 5220 card will also operate just fine on the VZW 1xRTT network in the
rest of the country (approx 100kbps if you are lucky) The 1xRTT is what
you can get on certain VZW cellphones that are compatible with their Mobile
Office Kit. When you're connected to 1xRTT service the "1x" indicator
lights up on the Mobile Connection Manager software (or your cell phone).

-- Paul


"C C" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:Uzivc.18306$eH1.8209981@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> Does 3G data connection with a laptop use plan minutes? Or is it an added
> option to your plan?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> How fast is Verizon's 3G comparable to? Slow DSL or high speed 56kbps
> modem?
>
>
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 2, 2004 7:57:14 PM

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"JimF" <NOSPAM_AT_rcn.com> wrote in message
news:40bdf0a8$0$2972$61fed72c@news.rcn.com...
> C C wrote:
> > Does 3G data connection with a laptop use plan minutes? Or is it an
> > added option to your plan?
> Yes, it uses plan minutes, but it is included automatically with the
> AmericasChoice plan.
>
> >
> > How fast is Verizon's 3G comparable to? Slow DSL or high speed 56kbps
> > modem?
> It shows up on download tests around 60 to 80 kbps most of the time
> (occassionally higher or lower). However, the latency is longer - maybe a
> second. I find a good dial-up 56k connection to actually be faster for
web
> browsing, but the 3G is quite nice when you are on the road.
>
>

Thank you Jim.

Does Verizon have a good coverage on their 3G? Can a 3G phone connect to a
2G signal, in areas where 3G is not available.

I have a 2G phone with Sprint now. I always carry my laptop with me
whenever I go some distance from home at night and the weekends. I am on
call to give support to the entire IT operations in the company I work for.
2G is too slow for me. I can't bear it any longer. Sprint does not give me
a break to an upgrade path towards a vision phone. So I might as well
switch to Verizon - if the 3G service with them is reliable.

Thanks again.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 2, 2004 7:57:15 PM

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C C wrote:
> "JimF" <NOSPAM_AT_rcn.com> wrote in message
> news:40bdf0a8$0$2972$61fed72c@news.rcn.com...
>> C C wrote:
>>> Does 3G data connection with a laptop use plan minutes? Or is it an
>>> added option to your plan?
>> Yes, it uses plan minutes, but it is included automatically with the
>> AmericasChoice plan.
>>
>>>
>>> How fast is Verizon's 3G comparable to? Slow DSL or high speed
>>> 56kbps modem?
>> It shows up on download tests around 60 to 80 kbps most of the time
>> (occassionally higher or lower). However, the latency is longer -
>> maybe a second. I find a good dial-up 56k connection to actually be
>> faster for web browsing, but the 3G is quite nice when you are on
>> the road.
>>
>>
>
> Thank you Jim.
>
> Does Verizon have a good coverage on their 3G? Can a 3G phone
> connect to a 2G signal, in areas where 3G is not available.
>
> I have a 2G phone with Sprint now. I always carry my laptop with me
> whenever I go some distance from home at night and the weekends. I
> am on call to give support to the entire IT operations in the company
> I work for. 2G is too slow for me. I can't bear it any longer.
> Sprint does not give me a break to an upgrade path towards a vision
> phone. So I might as well switch to Verizon - if the 3G service with
> them is reliable.

Well... depends where you are. The 3G is just as dependable as the
voice service. If you are going for a lot of time during peak hours then
the $80? unlimited data plan in conjunction with a voice plan for the
talk minutes you need will be less expensive than a really big AC plan.

-Quick
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 2, 2004 11:50:38 PM

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futuredial.com lists these two columns on ther SnapDialer software: "2G"
and "3G/GPRS".

I'm not an expert on this but the "3G" is comparable to Sprint PCS's Vision
plan.


"Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:10bs8f3sc63lefb@news.supernews.com...
> I think there is some confusion here - when I think of "3G", I am thinking
> of VZW's 1xEVDO network which is in my experience 400k down/100k up. Only
> available in San Diego and Washington D.C. Only available via the Sierra
> Aircard 5220, and not possible with any existing cell phone. It is not
> free, only available as part of the $79/mo unlimited "Broadband Access"
> plan. At least that's the way I understand it. When you're connected
to
> the 1xEVDO service, the "3G" indicator lights up on the Mobile Connection
> Manager software on the laptop.
>
> The 5220 card will also operate just fine on the VZW 1xRTT network in the
> rest of the country (approx 100kbps if you are lucky) The 1xRTT is what
> you can get on certain VZW cellphones that are compatible with their
Mobile
> Office Kit. When you're connected to 1xRTT service the "1x" indicator
> lights up on the Mobile Connection Manager software (or your cell phone).
>
> -- Paul
>
>
> "C C" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:Uzivc.18306$eH1.8209981@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> > Does 3G data connection with a laptop use plan minutes? Or is it an
added
> > option to your plan?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > How fast is Verizon's 3G comparable to? Slow DSL or high speed 56kbps
> > modem?
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
June 3, 2004 12:27:20 AM

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1xEVDO is being deployed nationally. There are supposed to be some
phones coming that use it, but whether they will allow tethered laptop use
isn't clear to me.


--
Thomas M. Goethe

"Paul" <paule-nospam@mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:10bs8f3sc63lefb@news.supernews.com...
> I think there is some confusion here - when I think of "3G", I am thinking
> of VZW's 1xEVDO network which is in my experience 400k down/100k up. Only
> available in San Diego and Washington D.C. Only available via the Sierra
> Aircard 5220, and not possible with any existing cell phone. It is not
> free, only available as part of the $79/mo unlimited "Broadband Access"
> plan. At least that's the way I understand it. When you're connected
to
> the 1xEVDO service, the "3G" indicator lights up on the Mobile Connection
> Manager software on the laptop.
>
> The 5220 card will also operate just fine on the VZW 1xRTT network in the
> rest of the country (approx 100kbps if you are lucky) The 1xRTT is what
> you can get on certain VZW cellphones that are compatible with their
Mobile
> Office Kit. When you're connected to 1xRTT service the "1x" indicator
> lights up on the Mobile Connection Manager software (or your cell phone).
>
> -- Paul
>
>
> "C C" <someone@microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:Uzivc.18306$eH1.8209981@newssvr28.news.prodigy.com...
> > Does 3G data connection with a laptop use plan minutes? Or is it an
added
> > option to your plan?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
> > How fast is Verizon's 3G comparable to? Slow DSL or high speed 56kbps
> > modem?
> >
> >
>
>
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