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    Quote Originally Posted by billm261 View Post
    T-Mobile's 3G network is still lacking coverage. It still has EDGE and GPRS in many of their coverage areas.
    It's looking like Virgin's 40.00 a month deal is the best out there right now.
    AT&T has the 2GB iPad plan for $25 which unofficially works with other 3G devices. For light usage, it's a pretty decent deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billm261 View Post
    T-Mobile's 3G network is still lacking coverage. It still has EDGE and GPRS in many of their coverage areas.
    It's looking like Virgin's 40.00 a month deal is the best out there right now.
    I was actually reading the small print for Virgin's broadband plan, they claim that they do not throttle data speeds for excessive use. I wonder if you could use that service to replace household DSL service in a large city with 3G service (figure 10-20 gigs a month for that type of use). Heck, Comcast throttles at 250 gigs a month (yes, that is correct -- 250 gigs) and I have heard of people upgrading to a business account to get around that because they crossed that threshold. I also wonder what Virgin would think of the person that does 250 gigs plus on their broadband service. Anyone want to try it? I would, but I have no idea how to use that much bandwidth in a month and I live in a 2G area where speeds would make it impossible (I get roughly 3500kbps compressed using Opera Mini which means approximately 850-900kbps maximum real speed on my Black Berry through a Sprint MVNO).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrous9200 View Post
    I know this thread is a few days old but let's set the record straight, T-Mobile does NOT have 4G. HSPA+ is 3G that they advertise as "fast as 4G" but that doesn't mean it is the same thing.
    HSPA+ is 4G. Check out Wikipedia. Maybe the 3GPP standard that LTE and HSPA+ are part of is confusing you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotanmp3 View Post
    AT&T has the 2GB iPad plan for $25 which unofficially works with other 3G devices. For light usage, it's a pretty decent deal.
    But depending on what you use it for you may burn through that 2GB real quick.

    I realize there is a size difference but a Netbook with Virgins mobile data plan seems pretty sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billm261 View Post
    But depending on what you use it for you may burn through that 2GB real quick.

    I realize there is a size difference but a Netbook with Virgins mobile data plan seems pretty sweet.
    I pretty much meant using the iPad plan, sans iPad. It's at least an alternative to Virgin's laughable 100MB "light usage" plan. And AT&T might have 3G coverage in places not served by Sprint. But yeah, it depends on what plan best suits your data needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Built_Well View Post
    HSPA+ is 4G. Check out Wikipedia. Maybe the 3GPP standard that LTE and HSPA+ are part of is confusing you?
    No, HSPA+ is not "4G". It's an extension of their existing 3G network. It offers speeds somewhat comparable to current 4G networks (mainly Sprint/Clear's WiMax), but can't compare to either Wimax or LTE's theoretical limits that they will eventually start ramping up to.

    T-Mobile referring to HSPA as "4G Speeds" is simply marketing, and I think the other carriers were talking about suing them over making false claims.

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    virgin broadband $40.00 a month rocks i am on now 3bars is fast for gaming, i like halo
    Quote Originally Posted by wralford View Post
    I wouldn't hold my breath. The MVNOs are paying for data use. Voice and text don't use that much data, so the likes of PagePlus can offer cheaper talk + text plans that offer very restricted data. Typically pre-paid and hybrid data plans offer less data for more cash.

    Virgin has a $40 "unlimited" mobile broadband plan or a 100MB plan for $10/month. That's about as low as you're going to get. And bear in mind that Virgin has been bought by Sprint, so it's not really a MVNO anymore, just another Sprint brand.

    I can't see Verizon allowing PagePlus to sell data like that. It's hard enough to get a smartphone on PP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billm261 View Post
    T-Mobile's 3G network is still lacking coverage. It still has EDGE and GPRS in many of their coverage areas.
    It's looking like Virgin's 40.00 a month deal is the best out there right now.
    +1 for t-mobile $40 a month. i'm sorry, and i can't speak for everybody else, but sprint's native coverage is horrible in massachusetts. i have had t-mobile on and off for about 2 years now and have never had a problem with coverage in metro areas.

    then again, vzw has no contract broadband for $20 more than t-mobile. i cant see why anybody would choose virgin or t-mobile over verizon. do you honestly need more than 5GB a month?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBdunks View Post
    then again, vzw has no contract broadband for $20 more than t-mobile. i cant see why anybody would choose virgin or t-mobile over verizon. do you honestly need more than 5GB a month?
    In all reality yes. I work online, hardly leave the house. Too stormy here on a daily basis for satellite. No broadband (boondocks in mississippi). Right now I actually have 2 sticks through mellinicom for $60 a piece. Both give 10gb of transfer on verizons network. I use about 16 or 17 a month, I just have to remember to change from one stick to the other when i hit 10gb. $120 a month is terrible for internet access. Unless you are like me, I write it off(in my head) as a gas expense for work, without the wear and tear on my car.

    with that said, I would LOVE to be able to get virgins broadband. But... I'll survive and be happy right where I'm at. Most of my friends are astonished that I can get "broadband" out here. Wouldn't be possible without a verizon tower.

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    I have Datajack's for 49.99 a month for 5 gig. They are 3g mobile broadband works great.




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