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Old 30-09-2011, 20:49   #16
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Re: How Do I Get My Internet and a Phone Going when I Get to the US Next Week ?

might have to sign a contract. Virgin mobile and Boost mobile offer pay as you go internet on a usb drive
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Old 30-09-2011, 21:15   #17
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Re: How Do I Get My Internet and a Phone Going when I Get to the US Next Week ?

I am interested in obtaining Mifi for cruising the coasts of the USA. From Wikipedia:
MiFi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It lists these outfits as suppliers of Mifi service for your personal computer: "AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Cellular South, Mobi PCS, and Virgin Mobile in the United States"
- - Anybody using Mifi? From any of these outfits?
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Old 30-09-2011, 21:22   #18
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Re: How Do I Get My Internet and a Phone Going when I Get to the US Next Week ?

radio shack and best buy sell prepaid phones. you might be able to find one that you can get internet through "tethering," that is, you connect your phone to the computer via usb and use your telephone as a modem
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Old 30-09-2011, 21:46   #19
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Re: How Do I Get My Internet and a Phone Going when I Get to the US Next Week ?

I have used a MIFI from virgin mobile with 3 computers connected to it. Had no problem. You just have to have a signal to start with. I currently use sprint or wireless on a usb device. From florida all the way to maine i got signal at most marinas.
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