The W
Views: 110248803
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
13.2.16 1753
The W - Internet & Computers - Wireless Broadband Internet Service
This thread has 2 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 3.84
Pages: 1
(322 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (4 total)
Reverend J Shaft
Liverwurst








Since: 25.6.03
From: Home of The Big House

Since last post: 4 days
Last activity: 1 day
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.69
So I have a friend (with much disposable income, it appears) looking for a laptop and he wants to have wireless broadband internet service. He's narrowed it to AT&T, Sprint or Verizon. I've heard horrid things about Sprint, but not much on the other two.

Any W's have recommendation or experience with this that they can share? Even a link to reviews would be appreciated since I can't find any except the vendor sites themselves. Thanks.

Promote this thread!
ironcladlou
Potato korv








Since: 2.1.02
From: Quincy, MA

Since last post: 2742 days
Last activity: 2594 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.56
AT&T, if it's the EDGE service, is slower than shit. Seriously, it's terrible. Verizon's EVDO is nice and fast, and the coverage is great. That's where I'd go if it were my money.



"I could drown the pain, and drink upon commuter trains, and here you stand in eastern standard time"
- Mike Doughty
Jobberman
Kishke








Since: 2.1.02
From: West Palm Beach, FL

Since last post: 560 days
Last activity: 19 hours
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
My job supplies me with a Verizon card. I've been using it for roughly a year with zero complaints.
Mr Heel II
Lap cheong








Since: 25.2.02

Since last post: 25 days
Last activity: 4 days
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
As of today, companies using CDMA technology (Sprint and Verizon) have faster internet. AT&T's and T-Mobile's Edge is similar to old school dialup. Those companies haven't gotten their 3G technology rolled out nationwide yet.

It doesn't take much reading of recent news stories to figure out that avoiding Sprint is a good idea.
Thread rated: 3.84
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Setting up a wireless LAN
Next thread: Serial Data over USB
Previous thread: Webguide
(322 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
I ended up trying it with the Xubuntu Alternate CD. On Monday, it kept getting having problems created partitions. I gave it another try Wednesday, and it created the partition fine, but kept getting stuck when trying to install the system files.
- thecubsfan, stuck on Ubuntu install (2007)
The W - Internet & Computers - Wireless Broadband Internet ServiceRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2016 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.087 seconds.