[SATLUG] OT: Broadband cards

Zeb Fletcher zeb.fletcher at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 12:16:21 CDT 2008

You can use the Razr PAM (Phone as a Modem) but it will cost extra  you
should be able get speeds up to 1Mbs if your phone supports EVDO rev A more
than likely you will get speeds around 500-700Kbs. Here is a link from the
Ubuntu forums for setting up the RAZR though it is for Verizon I'm sure it
will be similar for Sprint.


On Sun, Jun 15, 2008 at 12:00 PM, Borries Demeler <
demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:

> > Yep. Annoying.  Worth the cost if you spend any time roaming and really
> need
> > internet from where ever you are.  The way to get around the contract is
> to
> > bring your own device.  Find one on EBay that is not used anymore and buy
> > it.  Call in to activate it with the ESID and you are done.
> Sounds intriguing, but I am not clear what kind of device you are talking
> about.
> Right now, I have an old-style ISA modem in one of my linxu boxes which I
> use for
> faxing and calling in with my cell phone for internet. I use my Razr for
> this
> connection (using kppp) and I get about 14.4 kbaud. It's good enough for
> terminal
> access, but really not practical for moving data and browsing, even with
> graphics
> turned off. What is ESID? My phone lists the following technology: dual
> 800/1900
> CDMA 1x-EVDO. Is there something I can do to get faster than 14.4 internet
> for
> free without having to sign up for these expensive plans? The 14.4
> connection is
> free to me. Any suggestions?
> -b.
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