said by buddhabadboy:
Does anyone know if Virgin Mobile offers PUBLIC IP addresses?
currently my IP is 10.70.*.* which of course is in a PRIVATE NETWORK.
Not that I have ever found... you will notice that they are not pooling users onto a single IP address either. For example while they might assign you a dark DoD address, they will assign you an external routed IP address that matches the last octet of your internal address... So they are not doing this for any reason other than to retain something different on the sprint branded cards (hey they gotta offer something more for a 2 year contract, right?
Sprint cards will assign you an actual internet facing address... and if it is a business account you can even get a static address assigned to your card.
There are a couple ways around this... you could set up a VPN connection to one of the many "VPN to the Internet" services (like Witopia, StrongVPN, etc)... the other method is a bit more difficult but basically you could setup your own p2p beacon network to reverse tunnel connections on demand. The VPN solution is the easiest
If you need a real routable IP address sprint expects you to plunk down for a 2 year contract