EVDO Unlimited Data plan: "The Solution" for rural areas?
Currently I live in a rural area in central Alberta where there is no available high speed internet other than satellite internet. Our provider is currently Xplornet and we pay them a whopping $100 per month plan which is just plain brutal because the latency almost unbearable (good download speeds but regular surfing would actually be faster on dialup).
So - is EVDO the answer?
At the home we can connect EVDO (I'm always on it with my PDA). So if I get a PC Air Card & sign up for Telus' $100 unlimited data plan - I figure this would be an ideal alternative to our current satellite internet provider.
The concern I have is the plan really unlimited? Ex- can you use it like you would a regular DSL line (downloading music, torrents, etc) ? And what are the latency & typical download speeds for EVDO?
Thanks in advance, your advice & opinion is appreciated.