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Old 04-29-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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looking for people with experience & knowledge of verizon Broadband serviceon a portable laptop. Is it time to drop my cable modem and go wirelees all the time ??

Data rates, drop outs etc... ?? BroadbandAccess service:

• Standard Type II card slot
Typically found on most Windows notebooks
• ExpressCard®/34 card slot
Found on some newer Windows and Mac notebooks
• Universal Serial Bus (USB)


All recommendations welcome
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Old 04-29-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: property tax hell
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Have the ExpressCard... and its a lifesaver.... although I'm not sure I'd replace a broadband modem (cable/FiOS what have ya) unless you have 'lite' surfing needs.

Bandwidth varies based on proximity to the tower. I've seen it as high as just over 1 mbps (at a dunkin donuts of all places). But its typically around half that. I usually use it at Airports while waiting for my flight.
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:54 PM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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i have sprint based mobile broadband. its fine, but dsl/cable much better. just like cellhpones you'll get random reception problems for no reason at all
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Middleburg, FL
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I have had a PCMCIA wireless card from Verizon for 3 years. Average speed is about 700Kpbs depending on location (1x or EvDO) and network traffic.

It works well for getting work done but I would not necessarily use it as a replacement for home service.
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:17 PM
 
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I have had a PCMCIA wireless card from Verizon for 3 years. Average speed is about 700Kpbs depending on location (1x or EvDO) and network traffic.

It works well for getting work done but I would not necessarily use it as a replacement for home service.
I second this. Public wireless broadband can"t replace the speed we get from cable;DSL; ISDN ( depends on provider) and or Fios.
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