Helio First MVNO To Offer Data Card
Oct 4, 2006, 5:00 AM by (staff)
Helio today launched the Hybrid, an EV-DO PC card based on the Sierra AirCard 580. Although the card itself only has a EV-DO, Hybrid includes software that will allow a Windows laptop to seamlessly switch between the card and the laptop's built in Wi-Fi. The monthly data subscription includes both EV-DO data as well as access to any hotspot on the Boingo network. The software will ask to join any Boingo or free, open hotspot when in range if that can provide a better connection. Helio is offering the card for free with a 2 year membership to the Hybrid plan, which costs $85 per month. It will be available in Fry's as well as online.
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Verizon got sued for their Bluetooth fiasco a couple years back and that wasnt even a fraction as blatent as this.
Way to go Helio!
Sounds like all these service providers that offer "unlimited" but with a cap on it are setting theirselves up for a lawsuit.
Verizon got sued for their Bluetooth fiasco a couple years back and that wasnt even a fr
Not the only one
This article claims that This is first system to allow smooth transition to Wifi hot spots. However with a Mac you can do this on any carrier.
And Macs NEVER get viruses or crash, either.
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