Hi John, I have unlimited data with my SprintPCS vision card and it is
$80/month.  While that may seem like a lot, I was able to drop my $20/month
ISP account so my effective cost is $60/month.  I use it a lot when I am on
the road( a lot), so for me it is worth every penny.  YMMV.
I also have a Treo300 (cant wait for the Treo600 to come out), and use it to
access my AS400s and email when the laptop is not really needed.  I havent
worried about hotels and their comm charges in several years.  They are
obviously trying to recoop charges they have lost to cell phones and calling
cards.  When LD routinely cost .03-.05/min, their charges are robbery.  

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-----Original Message-----
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jones, John (US)
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 12:33 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: COMMON at Gaylord Palm, Orlando

Sprint has a card for laptops that lets you use their PCS Vision from
anywhere a Sprint cel phone will work.  Speed is supposed to be about twice
that of a modem.  It's not cheap but enables access from pratically

Personally, I use a Treo Palm/cel phone.  I have access to corporate email,
web browsing, TN5250, etc.  While it doesn't really replace my laptop, it'll
due if I'm out of the office for a couple of days. Battery life is the
biggest concern.

-----Original Message-----
From: rob@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:rob@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 10:50 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: COMMON at Gaylord Palm, Orlando

Never use the calling cards from your room - they do charge for that. Some 
hotels even block all 800 numbers registered to calling card companies. I 
had a gas station pay phone which blocked both 800-call-att and whatever

the number was for MCI.

Have you heard of a cell phone?  However I can see your modem concerns.

Rob Berendt
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary 
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." 
Benjamin Franklin 

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