What moblie service to get, part 2
jsuggs at murmp.com
Fri Mar 9 23:45:05 CET 2007
> mathew davis wrote:
>> you also don't _need_ to sign up for a data plan, but I would bet
>> if your getting this for the neo1973 you will have more features like
>> google maps, internet browsing, and many other features that would
>> require a data plan.
> Thanks by why don't I need to sign up for a data plan? Can I get on
> the web/internet without a data plan? Can I "dial" up like I asked in
> my last email?
> And if I can, then couldn't I just get google maps by opening up a web
> browser on my neo and going to maps.google.com, what's the advantage
> of a data plan?
>> What services are you looking for? You should check the wiki I think it
> As in what cell phone service plans- tmobile, cingular, contracts, sim
> cards, data plans, prepaid. what plans will it work with. This seems
> like an obvious set of common questions. The only thing I found on
> the wiki was "A: Wikipedia has a list of providers and technologies
> here. A brief look gives the impression that T-Mobile and Cingular
> (which is renaming itself AT&T) seem to be the only major ones."
> That's not enough.
You can "dial" up, it will be really slow and probably unreliable. I
think 9.6k is as fast as you can go. Not to mention that when you
"dialing in" you will be using your cell phone minutes. A data plan
allows you to use GPRS, which is a newer (still pretty old though) and
faster connection up to 56k. The down side is that you will probably
have to sign a contract. You will then either get an unlimited plan
(~$20-40/month) or a pay as you go plan (~.15/kb).
Let me know if you want more details. And anyone else feel free to
correct any mis-information.
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