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the Cost of Mobile Broadband Internet Access for a Computer

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$ 59
Aug 2007
Tampa, FL
Mobile broadband for reliable internet access  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2008
Santa Cruz, CA
Work remotely with mobile broadband  more... close row
$ 40
Apr 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Monthly unlimited data on broadband for laptop  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2008
Tucson, AZ
Mediocre mobile broadband  more... close row
$ 20
Mar 2008
Dallas, TX
High speed internet for smartphone  more... close row
$ 40
Sep 2006
San Diego, CA
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Description of service

I signed up for mobile broadband internet access for my laptop with my mobile phone service provider. The deal is, you get a piece of hardware that turns mobile signals into internet access.

My deal was $39.99/month for unlimited uploads/downloads, but you can get cheaper plans with usage limits.

Review of Service

Although there were a few problems in setting up the hardware and the software that powered it, once that got worked out, I have absolutely no complaints about the broadband service.

I work from home, and often from coffee shops and public wifi hotspots, but I found that I was often let down by the reliability of the internet access in these places. Broadband solved that problem beautifully.

The service has been consistent and reliable, and basically any populated place where you would expect to have good phone reception, I have had good internet access. If the phone reception is low, the internet will be very slow, but usually still works.


I love love love my broadband service, but if I had my life to live over again, I would have spent a bit more time researching compatible hardware/software technologies to avoid the drama I had in the beginning.

Other than that, mobile broadband is a great service and I find it well worth the cost. For a long time, I didn't have regular internet access from my home, other than my broadband connection.

$ 60
Apr 2008
Columbus, Oh
Can not use mobile broadband in own home  more... close row
$ 60
Jan 2008
Ashland, Ky
Speed varies on location  more... close row
$ 50
Apr 2008
Mt. Pleasant, NC
Unlimited mobile internet access  more... close row
$ 35
Jan 2008
akron, Oh
Mobile Internet access has some problems  more... close row
$ 20
Mar 2008
Mobile broadband internet is useful and easy  more... close row
$ 50
Apr 2008
La Crescent, MN
Mobile Broadband very convenient  more... close row