I took the plunge. I signed on the dotted line. I’m locked for a year. I’ll have high speed wireless wherever I go in my territory. Now I need to get my boss to pay for it. No problem, he’s easy. Actually, it should be a no brainer. I bet I spent more on WIFI hot spot charges last year.
Now you might be thinking, gee Keith, what kind of speeds are your really going to get? Heck I don’t know!!! Here’s the quote from my provider at their website:
Verizon Wireless BroadbandAccess is one of the fastest, fully mobile wireless Internet data solutions available. Quickly download complex files and view email attachments at typical speeds of 400-700 kbps, capable of reaching speeds up to 2 Mbps^. Access your mission-critical data and applications behind the corporate firewall and get the answers you need with customers in the field right there. ***
We’ll see what the real speeds are. I doubt I’ll ever hit 2meg speeds. From my research, it appears many of the 3G cell towers only have a T1 and considering that is shared bandwidth, I’ll likely never hit 1.5meg. I’ll be happy with something close.
I’ll have an entire year to test this. That’s my contract term. I really didn’t want to sign up for a whole year but if the service doesn’t work as advertised, I’ll bail out and either eat the early term penalty ($150) or haggle with my provider over it.
You might be wondering what I’m paying… well, fortunately we get a corporate discount although it isn’t a steep discount. One of my colleagues tried to tell me it was $20 per month. Unfortunately he was wrong. That would be a killer price. Some day we’ll all have cheap wireless internet access wherever we go.