Researching the cellphone-as-modem options John described last week, I am having difficulty finding such a plan for our group's AT&T cellular service. I knew AT&T and SBC are conglomerated now, but is Cingular similarly assimilated? (Say that 3 times really fast!) Anyway, I'm on AT&T's site, and I see options regarding wi-fi hotspots and service to use your cellphone-as-a-browser, but don't see anything specific to cellphone-as-modem services. Does anyone know what I need to search for or the specific page I should go to? TIA, Dan On 8/10/06, Jones, John (US) <John.Jones@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
How is the cel phone reception at your father-in-laws? Get a data card for your laptop or get a cel plan that lets you tether the cel phone to the laptop & use the cel connection for data. If you get EvDO or EDGE speed it's about as good as decent DSL and still supports VPN, etc. Sprint's phone-as-modem plan is $40 a month on top of whatever your cel minutes cost and it includes unlimited data, legal tethering, and any other data your cel can work with (streaming audio/video, email, SMS, browsing, whatever). It's a complete data plan for your cel device + your laptop. I use it with a Treo 700p and because I have it solely for work usage, work reimburses me for the expense.
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