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Helio First MVNO To Offer Data Card

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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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wfine81

Oct 5, 2006, 10:12 AM

Uh oh

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 fraction as blatent as this.

Way to go Helio!
wfine81 said:
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
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seamus

Oct 6, 2006, 12:51 PM

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.
seamus said:
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.
EVDO INFO

Oct 4, 2006, 12:16 PM

Helio Terms of Service

watch out, their unlimited services isn't what you think!

http://www.evdoforums.com/thread3452.html »
doesnt seem to "unlimited" to me. but i wouldnt get a card just for email, i guess thats just me though.
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WHO CARES, I am sure there are many things about their service that is misleading, this is the 2nd MVNO that will take a dump after MOBILE ESPN. If DISNEY, one of the largest companies in the WORLD cannot support an MVNO launch, who thinks SK TELCOM ...
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