If you have a laptop and using a wireless internet broadband air card to connect to the internet, which card do you use on the road?
If you could explain why you selected the card and the one you are using are you happy with the cost, speed, service locations any hidden cost?
Wireless Air Cards Verizon or Sprint
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I enjoyed my Sprint service when I had it. I had connection just about everywhere east of Grand Island Nebraska to the Atlantic. Big hole in coverage from GI to Salt Lake. Along I40, I had good coverage just about the whole way with exceptions in Arizona and New Mexico. Sprint doesn't do much coverage in certain western states but this may change. Sprint has a truly Unlimited bandwidth plan as well
I will NEVER use Verizon. They are a bunch of lying punks there. 4 of my friends got their "Unlimited" service canceled due to exceeding the limits.
Search the electronics forums about this and you will see quite a few posts on comparing the 2 services. A lot of folks just HATE verizon.
I cannot and will not ever recommend verizon even if you stole my wife, dog and pickup truck.
Verizon. They have awesome customer service! Never overcharged me! Were great to work with!
If you don't mind bad customer service, get the Sprint card because it is truly unlimited whereas the Verizon is 5 gb which was plenty for me so I went with Verizon and have been very happy with them.
I use At&T. I got sick of verizon and switched cell plans to cingular. Since I have At&T I got a bundle deal and get a better price through them. We have 3 cells with them and my unlimited air card is $49.95 a month with them. Would be almost 80 bucks a month without the bundle.
Thanks for your comments and opinions sounds like its between good customers service or unlimited bandwidth which are both very important when your on the road.
I did do some research here on the forums, but wanted to get some new advise and opinions. Want to have all my ducks in a row after we my wife and I graduate from school and start team training. Want to bring my laptop.
I'm hoping to start school in March with Commercial Drivers Services out of Lakewood, Wa.
Thanks again for all your comments anymore is definitely welcome.
Hubby and I use Sprint because of the unlimited use. Being a team we are on it a lot and have had good coverage. We even had internet in the middle of WY when I80 was closed for a storm and most of the truckers didn't even have cell service!
havent had to deal with customer service as everything has been fine so far. *fingers crossed*
I love our aircard and I wouldnt leave home without, especially with the winter being so bad. its nice to get online when you are in traffic to see what happened or to check and check out road conditions.
Good to know about the unlimted service, did you have any problems with any of the western states? Quote from TruckerLlew "Sprint doesn't do much coverage in certain western states"?
What's the cost per month for unlimited use for Sprint?
Sounds like Verizon has some type of limit issues on there Unlimited service, does that mean you get charged extra for going over your connection limit like minutes on the Cell? If so, that sucks!
Does anyone care to elaborate?
I use an AT&T aircard because that is who my cell phone is through. It's 59.99 a month for unlimited broadband and works great. If I'm in a 3G network it's best and if I'm in an E network it works but it's much slower.
Basically, though as long as I have a cell phone signal I can use it, which is almost always.
In order to prevent getting the "Roaming Data" warning, I set my "Dial-Up Properties" to 3000 dial attempts, 1 second between dial attempts and idle-time before hang up to NEVER.
You can set these by going to START>>CONNECT TO>>SHOW ALL CONNECTIONS.
There you find the Dial-up "ICON" for the Sprint. RIGHT CLICK and select PROPERTIES. From there you can configure how your Sprint "modem" works. I ALWAYS use the Sprint "Dial Up" Icon to start my connection, and NEVER use the Sprint Software
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