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I own an IPAQ 5450.

Is there a wireless ISP that will allow me to access the Internet, receive
email from most of the Chicago area?

What are the costs?
 
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"Grumpy" <grumpy@nothappy.com> wrote in message
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> I own an IPAQ 5450.
>
> Is there a wireless ISP that will allow me to access the Internet,
receive
> email from most of the Chicago area?
>
> What are the costs?
>
>

With the documentation that came with the HP iPAQ it said there was
service from T-Mobile go to there web site http://www.tmobile.com and
look up for service prices and coverage. I know years ago PALM had
palm.net and another hand held computer had another service but I am
sure they are out there. also go to http://www.google.com and do a
search for them. The T-Mobile Hot Spot service is here:
http://tinyurl.com/3jcnv

I hope that helped?

Elector
 

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Thanks for the info.

From what I see, is this service available only in stores, i.e. Starbucks,
Panera Bread, etc.

How about if you are not near any shopping centers, retail, etc?
 
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"Grumpy" <grumpy@nothappy.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks for the info.
>
> From what I see, is this service available only in stores, i.e.
Starbucks,
> Panera Bread, etc.
>
> How about if you are not near any shopping centers, retail, etc?
>
>

In that I have no idea. However T-Mobile like Verizon, and AT&T are
wireless companies so you should be able to get service any where they
can provide it. (Get a signal) Nationwide, as well as locally with
your username and password.

Elector
 
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tough subject...

t-mobile's wifi only rates multiply out to fairly large amounts and the
coverage is very specific... normally, you have to be within 100' or so
of a t-mobile access point.

Consider looking at a data connection service through your mobile phone
or even if you don't have one, look at the price in getting an account
against the t-mobile rates.

Beverly Howard [MS MVP-Mobile Devices]
 
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"Grumpy" <grumpy@nothappy.com> wrote in message news:<1hwVc.1736$oE1.1429@newssvr16.news.prodigy.com>...
> I own an IPAQ 5450.
>
> Is there a wireless ISP that will allow me to access the Internet, receive
> email from most of the Chicago area?
>

Most wireless phone providers offer wireless internet. You can
connect your PPC to a phone via a cable, IR, or bluetooth depending on
the phone and PPC.

> What are the costs?

The cheapest is T-Mobile- they offer unlimited internet for $30/month
or $20 with a voice plan. Speed is okay- 25-40kbps- a little less
than standard dialup.

T-Mobile also has a cheaper plan (that I use) called "T-Zones". It's
only $5/month on top of a voice plan, and allows access to POP and
IMAP e-mail, and non-secure websites. (Port 80 access only, not 443.)
 

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