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Computers

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by snowconcepts, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. snowconcepts

    snowconcepts Member
    Messages: 68

    Does anyone use computers in their truck. I was thinking about getting a laptop to keep in my truck and have wireless internet in it so that during a storm i could monitor the radar as to when the storm will be done.
     
  2. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Where are you going to pick up your wireless signal from?
     
  3. bryanj23

    bryanj23 Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    Best guess would be from a cell tower like sprint mobile broadband or the like.
     
  4. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    I take my friends laptop with me. He has wireless internet from Verizon. Just like your cell phone can pick up a signal, so cant the card in the laptop.
     
  5. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Dont you need a special hookup from your cell phone?...I dont think we have Verison type service here....
     
  6. DodgeRam1985

    DodgeRam1985 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 82

    The older type did require a special adapter because it ran the internet through your cell phone. Now they make it so you have a card that plugs into an open data port on your laptop (or desktop) that runs the internet itself and no longer requires the cable connecting it to your cell phone
     
  7. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    But, at what cost per month?

    I hear its real expensive.
     
  8. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    $60 per month, 2 yr commitment