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Grumpy
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join:2001-07-28
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[Mobile] Multi state wi fi

I start a multi state trucking job soon, and would like to have wide spread wireless internet access for my laptop. I'm currently a Comcast HSI customer at home, so there is one potential channel. Fee based per usage / per hour wi fi at many truck stops seems to be very pricey. Keeping traveling expenses to a minimum is a must for me. It sure would be nice to stream movies and download book and audiobooks and music streams for the 10 hours per day required rest period. I have a Netflix account, and as you know, youtube is loaded with full length movies.

I've been considering a "Straight Talk" unlimited cell phone 3G & 4G data plan, and perhaps I could use a cell phone as a wi fi modem?

Does this sound do-able?

Any recommendations on which phones allow modem use without extensive cuss word incantations?

Thanks


dplantz

join:2000-08-02
Roslindale, MA

strait talk is not truly unlimited on data. Its roughly 2.5 gigs of full speed data and then they throttle it to 256 kbs. I would not use this for mobile internet. one film on netfilx would use up your data allotment on strait talk. I would consider »www.millenicom.com they offer sprint or verizon based mobile data on a no contract basis. No mobile data is truly unlimited.