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Verizon Offers Per-Day EV-DO Plan To Laptop Users

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Mar 29, 2006, 12:38 PM   by (staff)

Verizon today announced it would add a new price plan for users of laptops with built-in EV-DO data access. Laptop owners who do not already have a monthly plan can pay $15 for 24 hours of high-speed wireless access. They can sign up for the 24 hour plan and login directly from their laptop. Verizon expects this plan to convince owners of EV-DO enabled laptops to subscribe to monthly plans after trying the service for a day, but it could also be a boon to infrequent users. EV-DO data service costs $60-80 per month on Verizon, those who use their connection only a few days per month may choose to continue using the per-day plan. The 24 hour access package is available to owners of the following laptops with built in EV-DO data cards: Dell Latitude D620 and D820, Dell Precision M65, Lenovo Thinkpad Z60, T60 and X60, HP Compaq nc6140 and nc6320.

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MntnMan

Apr 4, 2006, 2:01 AM

Quit yer bitchin!

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I've said it once, I'll say it again.......

IF YOU DON'T WANT IT, DON'T BUY IT AND DON'T USE IT!!!

LOL!! 不 不

You're all correct that the monthly service package is cheaper than paying per day.
But only if you're going to use the service 4 times or more during each month.
This way the people who don't need it don't have to pay for an entire month to get it.

What you all are griping about is the same thing that Hotels, Motels, Convenience stores & restaraunts have done for years! I don't hear you whining about them!

Some of you all on here really need to get out more!!!!! LOL!!!!! 不 不 不
stevensocal

Mar 29, 2006, 8:28 PM

I used my laptop at any FREE WI FI coffee shop Etc

There are so many places now that offer's free wi fi. I think this service is useless to most user's . I have found traveling or local coffee shops and hotels have free wi fi. I don't see a interest at all on this service.
Let's say you are taking Amtrak train from Boston to NYC. To stay online you have 3 options.

1. Find a Starbucks router and set a bunch of retansmitters along the track.

2. Use a very long Ethernet cable.

3. Verizon.

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Humdizzle

Mar 29, 2006, 2:15 PM

$15 A DAY!!

Are you kidding?

OK, I can see that there is a very small market who MAY find this useful, but why not drop it down to $5 or $10 and watch the weekend users jump on board. Bad move IMO VZW.
yea, that price is really pathetic by verizon wireless. It is better to do get the pc-card and use it that way becuase it costs around $60 per month which is around $2/day not $15/day..

what a rip off!!!
I'd have to agree there. $15/day is really absurd.

Lets see, the average month has 30.41 days in it, their data service is $79/month (w/ no voice plan attached) so that's $2.59/day which means this $15/day thing is 579% higher cost than what they ...
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yes...I agree.

but they will make tons of cash and it will convince some people to try the even higher monthly plan due to the fact its a better "value"

Everyone complains (with good cause) but VZW just keeps making money.

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some coffee shops actually charge $9.99 for 24 hour access to their WiFi.
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15 bucks!?!? A DAY?!?!

T-Mobile only charages 10 bucks a day ($45.00 a month) for their T-Mobile Hotspots and if one is
a T-Mobile customer (and I am) access is free on the weekends.

$15 dollars a day is as bad as Sprint charging $2.00 doal...
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JamesEarlJones

Mar 29, 2006, 4:13 PM

Understand,

that this plan is directed towards the new laptops with EVDO embedded modules. The vendors who sell these are actually incented to sell standard plans along with the laptops, just like any other agent, but there will always be buyers who say they won't use it. The sole purpose of this plan is to get those users to TRY it, and then sign up for a regular plan. Comparing it to the per-day average of a standard plan is ridiculous - it isn't meant to compare.
Yes, I think most of us get that. The problem is $15/day IS a rip off any way you look at it.

Considering those laptops are in the range of $2,000 - $3,000 a better option would have been to INCLUDE a free month of the service with the purc ...
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Why pay , daily now and then when you can get it for free ?
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