[SATLUG] Motorola Phone/Razor
jbharrell at fusemeister.com
Fri Nov 23 10:02:09 CST 2007
Borries Demeler wrote:
>> I am not sure how Verizon handles data, but for sprint the PPP number
>> to dial on the "modem" is #777, and it makes a GPRS data connection,
>> rather than a point-to-point call. You will get MUCH better
>> throughput on GPRS than a old school modem call (unless you are
>> looking for a out of band access methodology). I get >75k up and
>>> 250k down with any (non-EVDO) phone, and I get much better than that
>> with EVDO (especially Rev A) phones. RTT1 is not bad, but EVDO is
>> much faster.
>> IIRC, Sprint's Vision plan ($15) handles the data, but it seems the
>> Vzn is much more picky about data access.
> Thanks, John. I'm not sure, but wouldn't Verizon charge for such
> high speed access? My plan was to use my phone minutes on my regular
> contract and not have to pay extra. I would only use this on the rare
> occasion that I am without wireless access on my laptop. Or are there
> "free" access ways without having to subscribe to yet another service?
> I have a modem in my office server that I can call into, and of course
> that is free for me.
Verizon charges a flat rate of $60/mo additional for high speed EVDO
data service if you have a Verizon phone. I can get a steady speed of
over 1 Mbps and I have seen bursts up to 3 Mbps.
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