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Old 14 Dec 2007, 13:20
rpainter rpainter is offline
 
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Just Got a Verizon Wireless USB Aircard

I am so excited. I just got a new Verizon Wireless UM150 USB Aircard. This thing is awesome!!! It gets broadband speeds in my office (where my Verizon phone doesn't even get a signal), at my house (rural South Carolina), and everywhere I have tested it so far.

Since it is USB, I can use it in my desktop PC at home also. I unhooked the cable modem last night, and tested in the desktop. The internet is actually FASTER using the aircard than it is with the cable modem!!! I am calling the cable company today to cancel their service.

The aircard is only $10.00 more a month than I am/was paying for cable internet, and I can take it with me!!!

I highly recommend this card!!!


BTW - I am not a Verizon employee (not even that satisfied with my phone). But...I do love this wireless card!!
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Old 14 Dec 2007, 14:09
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How much is it?
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Old 14 Dec 2007, 14:39
rpainter rpainter is offline
 
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The card was free. Monthly service is $59.99, I think. I'm paying $40.00/month now for cable internet, so it is only $20.00 more for ability to go anywhere.
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Old 14 Dec 2007, 15:25
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Is it worth it? I'm looking into buying it.
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Old 14 Dec 2007, 15:26
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I've been thinking about getting one of these (Different carrier), but I'm not sure if it will be faster where I live. Think we have slow transfer speeds (EDGE or something like that? I don't know much about cell phone infrastructure.).
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Old 14 Dec 2007, 15:36
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Is it worth it? I'm looking into buying it.
I think it is. I love this thing!!!
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Old 15 Dec 2007, 07:53
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I just purchased a Sprint Sierra Wireless AirCard and it is the best, I don't think I'll ever turn away from it.

For it being completely wireless it has incredible speeds.

I'm coming off of Dial-Up, so of course I'm amazed, but even back when I was on DSL I don't think it was this fast.
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Old 15 Dec 2007, 08:43
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Um so u know the unlimited plans still have limits. I believe the unlimited plan is capped at 5gb a month.
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Old 15 Dec 2007, 14:08
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Hopefully you never have to bring your laptop to my neck of the woods. The Verizon Aircard service provides less than Dial-up speeds here. My father has to do it when working insurance claims and it often takes 30-40 minutes simply to connect to the company network.
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Old 15 Dec 2007, 18:53
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Man I used 3 kinds of cards in the last 1 and a half year... I live in Southern CA = L.A.
I'm glad that u like it but believe me! now I hate those cards, a real headache, make me stay on my bed hours, gain some weight, hands hurting so I have to cancel that... ready to go DSL! more stable...
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Old 15 Dec 2007, 21:04
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Now I must ask. What are the downloads speeds and upload speeds? I've heard sat cards like that equal a 56K upload :[
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Old 16 Dec 2007, 01:08
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Originally Posted by Weapon-x View Post
Now I must ask. What are the downloads speeds and upload speeds? I've heard sat cards like that equal a 56K upload :[
Here are the results that I just got in my living room. Not the world's fastest, but my cable modem ain't much faster.

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Old 16 Dec 2007, 01:37
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speedtest

Here's mine with cable.

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Old 16 Dec 2007, 02:44
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Mine from work:

UK server:

US server:


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Old 16 Dec 2007, 02:52
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Mine from work:

UK server:

US server:


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