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Be carefully about paying per minute, check the plan carefully, etc.
 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22262994/
quoting the article:
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CALGARY, Alberta - Piotr Staniaszek normally pays $147 a month for his cell phone. So he was more than a little surprised to learn his November bill had ballooned to $59,000.

And then it got worse.

When he called to inquire about the high figure, he was told that his bill this month was $83,000.

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David Isham
Network Administrator
Grand Isle Supervisory Union
5038 US Rte 2
North Hero, VT 05474

802-372-6921 vox
802-372-4898 fax

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From: School Information Technology Discussion on behalf of Bjorn Behrendt
Sent: Fri 2/8/2008 11:10 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: new verizionwireless internet access



My dad who has been on dialup until this week, because no broadband was available, just signed up for broadband through verizonwireless.    It is really cool, now any place he can get a cell phone signal (which is quite spotty in vt)  He can get internet access.  He has a boat on Lake Champlain, and with this unit he can get broadband on his boat in the middle of the lake.

I couldn't find much info on the website, according to my dad they have only been offering it for 6months.  I think the following link is the information on what he got:
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=planFirst&catId=409&action=viewPlanDisplay&planId=31720

The service uses a USB720 usb modem.  It is about the size of a cell phone and plugs into a usb port.  From what I can tell it works like the old dial up modem but dials into a cell signal. 

I also noticed that Verizon (not wireless) is now offering fiber into your homes: http://www22.verizon.com/content/ConsumerFios

-bj