I'm aware that it is $99.00 per month--however it does not require me to sign up for a 2 year contract and includes unlimited data transfer. I believe both Sprint and Verison charge about $60.00 plus tax for their contracts.
The difficulty is even *getting* a Verison account and hardware opened when you live in Canada. They don't offer service here except as a roaming situation and apparently can't sell me an unit.
I do hope that Wimax service will eventually replace cell phone "broad band" service. In Canada there are well over 100 locations that now have this service. Have a look here for some information about what I am talking about:http://inukshuk.ca/
Unfortunately I live in the only province that has opted to not be part of this service. (Go figure, eh? LOL)
I believe Wimax has been rolled out much more extensively in Europe--with the hardware even being built into some Lenova laptops.
QUOTE(John Blue @ Mar 9 2008, 09:46 AM)
Check out the high cost before you buy this deal. Six months of use could buy you a new laptop.
I don't have USA cell service except at horrifically high roaming rates. If I *did* get a card from my local cell phone company the cheapest rate for roaming with data in USA would be $3.00 per meg.
A better solution for me would be a Telus account--they now offer a $100.00 per month account that includes unlimited access and free roaming in USA--and it will work with both the Sprint and Verison towers.
QUOTE(juancferrer @ Mar 9 2008, 11:06 PM)
It's cheaper to just buy the card than to rent it! It's only marginally useful if you don't already have cellphone internet service, but you need it once and only once.