Fwd: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.

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Hello.

My small family and I have multiple desktop computers and
laptops/notebooks (Linux/Debian stable, 2008's MacBook Pro's Mac OS X
10.5.8, and very old Windows XP Pro. SP3) and mobile phones (an Apple
iPhone 4S and two LG Cosmos 2). We want to get a back up fast Internet
connection in case Time Warner Cable (TWC) goes down which does happen
once in a while for hours and is quite annoying. Currently, we use
dial-up Internet through Verizon's old copper phone lines on one Windows
computer but it is too slow (3 KB/sec average even on various 56k modems
-- it has been like this since the mid 1990s/90s)!

I assume I need an USB wireless modem if needed for emergencies, but 4G
type. iPhone 4S uses 3G. Do we connect it to these mentioned phones? How
will that work? Are these modems backward compatible? Do we need new
phones that we just bought earlier this year?

Thank you in advance. :)
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Re: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.

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4G MiFi or DSL

"USB wireless modem" ?

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Re: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.
On 6/10/2012 7:49 PM PT, David H. Lipman typed:

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How does one use DSL outside the home to travel with computer devices
and mobile phones? Also, DSL is unavailable at home too so that's out.


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http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneOverviewByDevice&&deviceCategoryId=15
for USB modems to connect computer devices and mobile phones with their
Verizon Wireless service.

Oops, thank you for removing my FWD. My first post failed for some
reason so I had to repost it. :(
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Re: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.

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http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneOverviewByDevice&&deviceCategoryId=15
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That URL is worthless as it depends on locality.

If DSL is not available I sduggest the 4G MiFi.



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90631



OK. I don't remember seeing it with Verizon. I will check later.

Re: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.
On 6/11/2012 5:40 AM PT, David H. Lipman typed:

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90631.



Thanks.
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Re: Fwd: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.
Ant wrote on [Sun, 10 Jun 2012 18:31:25 -0700]:
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It would be much cheaper to get a DSL line as backup.

Re: Fwd: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.
On 6/10/2012 8:44 PM PT, Justin typed:

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That's the problem. No DSL service here. And how does one travel outside
of home with it? I'd like to take it outdoor too if wifi and wired
services are unavailable. :(
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Re: Fwd: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.
Ant wrote on [Mon, 11 Jun 2012 05:34:20 -0700]:
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Your post doesn't mention anything about you wanting to go mobile with it.

You can tether a phone for I believe an extra $20 a month if you want
to do it according to the terms of service.
A USB modem will cost somewhere around 40-60 a month and you only
get 5GB a month.

With multiple users you could easily use 5GB in a day

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We need to move away from using the terminology "USB Modem".  If anything it
is a "Cellular modem" that tethers to a phone via USB.  This way it puts the
device in its connection technology like; DUN modem, Cable modem and DSL
modem.  As we all know many Cable and DSL modems also have a USB port.

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Re: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.
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Ah, so I should say cellular phones through USB to computers.

Re: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.
On Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:39:15 -0700 (PDT), Ant wrote:

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Or maybe "USB-connected cellular-data modem" :-) .
Like, e.g., the Sierra Wireless (q.v.) AirCard series.

Cheers, -- tlvp
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Re: Fwd: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.
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Oops, sorry. I forgot to note that. I thought I did.


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Dang, only 5 GB? So it doesn't use the same 10 GB (maximum plan) in
the Verizon Wireless phones?


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Yeah, but this is just for emergencies and quick Internet. ;)

Re: Fwd: Newbie for Internet data plan for a Verizon Wireless user.
Ant wrote on [Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:38:17 -0700 (PDT)]:
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Unless something has changed, the tethering data is in addition
to your cellphone data.


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I'm not at all familiar with Apple products, so no comment on that
aspect. However, there are definitely other options. Android smart
phones have the capability to act as a wireless access point. So with
that kind of setup, you'l only need a wireless adapter for any
computer you wanted to use on the internet. It "think" they can handle
up to 5 connections. There's a "got-ya" for that kind of setup,
however. I have AT&T wireless and a Samsung Galaxy S-2 phone, and AT&T
won't let you use the "access point" option on the pohone unless you
go with the maximum data plan, $50/mo for 5 GB.

You can "tether" the phone with a usb cable to a computer with lesser
data plans, but that limits you to using only one computer with each
phone.

I think Sprint has "unlimited" data access with their plans, so look
into what's available and gives a good signal in your area. As to
4G/3G etc, it seems 4G capability includes 4G, 3G, "Edge" etc
capability as well, at least with the devices I have.

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