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Old 11-03-2006, 04:56 PM
G.M. Durrence
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Default Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card - what is the downstream and upstream speeds?

I am considering using the Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card and
unlimited service for my only internet access. What speeds can I
expect? Is it really unlimited, or will they cut off my service if I
download something like a Gigabyte in a day? Another question, does
it have a SIM card that can be used in a cell phone for voice service?




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Old 11-03-2006, 10:51 PM
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I have the card, and it works really well if and when you get 3G
otherwise it drops you down Edge. 300-500kbps

It does have its own SIM card and therefore a separate number and no
they do not want you to use it in a cell phone.

Etienne

G.M. Durrence wrote:
> I am considering using the Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card and
> unlimited service for my only internet access. What speeds can I
> expect? Is it really unlimited, or will they cut off my service if I
> download something like a Gigabyte in a day? Another question, does
> it have a SIM card that can be used in a cell phone for voice service?
>
>
>
>
> G.M. Durrence
> (to reply remove -nospam from address)



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Old 11-04-2006, 06:51 AM
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Man are you lucky !!!

128k if I can get 4 bars.





etienne@etolivia.com wrote:
> I have the card, and it works really well if and when you get 3G
> otherwise it drops you down Edge. 300-500kbps
>
> It does have its own SIM card and therefore a separate number and no
> they do not want you to use it in a cell phone.
>
> Etienne
>
> G.M. Durrence wrote:
> > I am considering using the Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card and
> > unlimited service for my only internet access. What speeds can I
> > expect? Is it really unlimited, or will they cut off my service if I
> > download something like a Gigabyte in a day? Another question, does
> > it have a SIM card that can be used in a cell phone for voice service?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > G.M. Durrence
> > (to reply remove -nospam from address)



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Old 11-04-2006, 07:02 AM
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Man are you lucky !!!

128kbps edge if I can get 4 bars.

Only promises of 3G.



etienne@etolivia.com wrote:
> I have the card, and it works really well if and when you get 3G
> otherwise it drops you down Edge. 300-500kbps
>
> It does have its own SIM card and therefore a separate number and no
> they do not want you to use it in a cell phone.
>
> Etienne
>
> G.M. Durrence wrote:
> > I am considering using the Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card and
> > unlimited service for my only internet access. What speeds can I
> > expect? Is it really unlimited, or will they cut off my service if I
> > download something like a Gigabyte in a day? Another question, does
> > it have a SIM card that can be used in a cell phone for voice service?
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > G.M. Durrence
> > (to reply remove -nospam from address) Man are you lucky !!!



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Old 11-04-2006, 10:09 AM
etienne@etolivia.com
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Default Re: Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card - what is the downstream and upstream speeds?

Oops I meant 300-500k on 3G otherwise with Edge it drops you down to
128k or less. Sorry for the confusion.

Etienne

randy wrote:
> Man are you lucky !!!
>
> 128kbps edge if I can get 4 bars.
>
> Only promises of 3G.
>
>
>
> etienne@etolivia.com wrote:
> > I have the card, and it works really well if and when you get 3G
> > otherwise it drops you down Edge. 300-500kbps
> >
> > It does have its own SIM card and therefore a separate number and no
> > they do not want you to use it in a cell phone.
> >
> > Etienne
> >
> > G.M. Durrence wrote:
> > > I am considering using the Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card and
> > > unlimited service for my only internet access. What speeds can I
> > > expect? Is it really unlimited, or will they cut off my service if I
> > > download something like a Gigabyte in a day? Another question, does
> > > it have a SIM card that can be used in a cell phone for voice service?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > G.M. Durrence
> > > (to reply remove -nospam from address) Man are you lucky !!!



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Old 11-04-2006, 10:12 AM
etienne@etolivia.com
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Randy,

Where are you located. 3G is mainly available in certain metropolitian
areas and if you use the card anywhere else or have a weak signal you
are only going to get Edge.

Etienne

randy wrote:
> Man are you lucky !!!
>
> 128kbps edge if I can get 4 bars.
>
> Only promises of 3G.
>
>
>
> etienne@etolivia.com wrote:
> > I have the card, and it works really well if and when you get 3G
> > otherwise it drops you down Edge. 300-500kbps
> >
> > It does have its own SIM card and therefore a separate number and no
> > they do not want you to use it in a cell phone.
> >
> > Etienne
> >
> > G.M. Durrence wrote:
> > > I am considering using the Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card and
> > > unlimited service for my only internet access. What speeds can I
> > > expect? Is it really unlimited, or will they cut off my service if I
> > > download something like a Gigabyte in a day? Another question, does
> > > it have a SIM card that can be used in a cell phone for voice service?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > G.M. Durrence
> > > (to reply remove -nospam from address) Man are you lucky !!!



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Old 11-04-2006, 11:42 AM
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Columbus OH

They said August when I bought the service, then October.

I'm afraid to ask again.

nne@etolivia.com wrote:
> Randy,
>
> Where are you located. 3G is mainly available in certain metropolitian
> areas and if you use the card anywhere else or have a weak signal you
> are only going to get Edge.
>
> Etienne
>
> randy wrote:
> > Man are you lucky !!!
> >
> > 128kbps edge if I can get 4 bars.
> >
> > Only promises of 3G.
> >
> >
> >
> > etienne@etolivia.com wrote:
> > > I have the card, and it works really well if and when you get 3G
> > > otherwise it drops you down Edge. 300-500kbps
> > >
> > > It does have its own SIM card and therefore a separate number and no
> > > they do not want you to use it in a cell phone.
> > >
> > > Etienne
> > >
> > > G.M. Durrence wrote:
> > > > I am considering using the Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card and
> > > > unlimited service for my only internet access. What speeds can I
> > > > expect? Is it really unlimited, or will they cut off my service if I
> > > > download something like a Gigabyte in a day? Another question, does
> > > > it have a SIM card that can be used in a cell phone for voice service?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > G.M. Durrence
> > > > (to reply remove -nospam from address) Man are you lucky !!!



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Old 11-04-2006, 03:01 PM
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Default Re: Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card - what is the downstream and upstream speeds?

EGPRS(EDGE) is capable of much faster speeds (160+ Kbps) with a suitable
(Class 10 or 12) device.

On 4 Nov 2006 02:09:59 -0800, "etienne@etolivia.com"
<etienne@etolivia.com> wrote in
<1162634999.443354.243450@e3g2000cwe.googlegroups. com>:

>Oops I meant 300-500k on 3G otherwise with Edge it drops you down to
>128k or less. Sorry for the confusion.
>
>Etienne
>
>randy wrote:
>> Man are you lucky !!!
>>
>> 128kbps edge if I can get 4 bars.
>>
>> Only promises of 3G.
>>
>>
>>
>> etienne@etolivia.com wrote:
>> > I have the card, and it works really well if and when you get 3G
>> > otherwise it drops you down Edge. 300-500kbps
>> >
>> > It does have its own SIM card and therefore a separate number and no
>> > they do not want you to use it in a cell phone.
>> >
>> > Etienne
>> >
>> > G.M. Durrence wrote:
>> > > I am considering using the Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card and
>> > > unlimited service for my only internet access. What speeds can I
>> > > expect? Is it really unlimited, or will they cut off my service if I
>> > > download something like a Gigabyte in a day? Another question, does
>> > > it have a SIM card that can be used in a cell phone for voice service?
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > G.M. Durrence
>> > > (to reply remove -nospam from address) Man are you lucky !!!


--
Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>

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Old 11-04-2006, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card - what is the downstream and upstream speeds?


Air Card 860, It should.



John Navas wrote:
> EGPRS(EDGE) is capable of much faster speeds (160+ Kbps) with a suitable
> (Class 10 or 12) device.
>
> On 4 Nov 2006 02:09:59 -0800, "etienne@etolivia.com"
> <etienne@etolivia.com> wrote in
> <1162634999.443354.243450@e3g2000cwe.googlegroups. com>:
>
> >Oops I meant 300-500k on 3G otherwise with Edge it drops you down to
> >128k or less. Sorry for the confusion.
> >
> >Etienne
> >
> >randy wrote:
> >> Man are you lucky !!!
> >>
> >> 128kbps edge if I can get 4 bars.
> >>
> >> Only promises of 3G.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> etienne@etolivia.com wrote:
> >> > I have the card, and it works really well if and when you get 3G
> >> > otherwise it drops you down Edge. 300-500kbps
> >> >
> >> > It does have its own SIM card and therefore a separate number and no
> >> > they do not want you to use it in a cell phone.
> >> >
> >> > Etienne
> >> >
> >> > G.M. Durrence wrote:
> >> > > I am considering using the Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card and
> >> > > unlimited service for my only internet access. What speeds can I
> >> > > expect? Is it really unlimited, or will they cut off my service if I
> >> > > download something like a Gigabyte in a day? Another question, does
> >> > > it have a SIM card that can be used in a cell phone for voice service?
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > > G.M. Durrence
> >> > > (to reply remove -nospam from address) Man are you lucky !!!

>
> --
> Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
> John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



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Old 11-04-2006, 05:34 PM
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In alt.cellular.cingular randy <rbeavers@gmail.com> wrote:
> Columbus OH


<http://onlinecare.cingular.com/coverageviewer/>
Shows 3G all over Columbus inside the 270 loop.
Also up 33 to West Mansfield, south to Carroll.

I get about 100Kbps on my Edge-v551. I would expect the cards to be better
than that.

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Old 11-05-2006, 02:48 AM
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On Sat, 4 Nov 2006 17:34:44 UTC, dold@XReXXCingu.usenet.us.com wrote:

> I get about 100Kbps on my Edge-v551. I would expect the cards to be better
> than that.
>


The V551 is not a very fast Edge phone. My CU500 is noticably faster
in Edge areas.

In addition, if you are using interfaces like Bluetooth, that can be a
limiting factor in 3G areas if you have a good connection of over
1mb/sec. I doubt it has been the limit for me, though, since i've
seen little better than 400kb/sec. Which has been more than good
enough speedwise, at least this early in the 3G conversion.


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Old 11-05-2006, 09:29 AM
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Last time I looked Ohio wasn't even listed.

Great picture blue all over I'm hoping to see it.

Cards firmware and software all up to date.

Looks like were getting closer.




dold@XReXXCingu.usenet.us.com wrote:
> In alt.cellular.cingular randy <rbeavers@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Columbus OH

>
> <http://onlinecare.cingular.com/coverageviewer/>
> Shows 3G all over Columbus inside the 270 loop.
> Also up 33 to West Mansfield, south to Carroll.
>
> I get about 100Kbps on my Edge-v551. I would expect the cards to be better
> than that.
>
> --
> ---
> Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley Lake, CA, USA GPS: 38.8,-122.5



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Old 11-12-2006, 10:31 AM
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FYI,

3G IS working in Columbus OH,

Had to get a new Sim card.

Only have one bar, but connecting in the 800 kbps download and 100
kbps upload.




randy wrote:
> Last time I looked Ohio wasn't even listed.
>
> Great picture blue all over I'm hoping to see it.
>
> Cards firmware and software all up to date.
>
> Looks like were getting closer.
>
>
>
>
> dold@XReXXCingu.usenet.us.com wrote:
> > In alt.cellular.cingular randy <rbeavers@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Columbus OH

> >
> > <http://onlinecare.cingular.com/coverageviewer/>
> > Shows 3G all over Columbus inside the 270 loop.
> > Also up 33 to West Mansfield, south to Carroll.
> >
> > I get about 100Kbps on my Edge-v551. I would expect the cards to be better
> > than that.
> >
> > --
> > ---
> > Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley Lake, CA, USA GPS: 38.8,-122.5



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Old 12-16-2006, 06:52 PM
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randy wrote:

>
> Man are you lucky !!!
>
> 128kbps edge if I can get 4 bars.
>
> Only promises of 3G.
>
>
>
> etienne@etolivia.com wrote:
>> I have the card, and it works really well if and when you get 3G
>> otherwise it drops you down Edge. 300-500kbps
>>
>> It does have its own SIM card and therefore a separate number and no
>> they do not want you to use it in a cell phone.
>>
>> Etienne
>>
>> G.M. Durrence wrote:
>> > I am considering using the Cingular 3G Laptop Connect Card and
>> > unlimited service for my only internet access. What speeds can I
>> > expect? Is it really unlimited, or will they cut off my service if I
>> > download something like a Gigabyte in a day? Another question, does
>> > it have a SIM card that can be used in a cell phone for voice service?
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > G.M. Durrence
>> > (to reply remove -nospam from address) Man are you lucky !!!


I'm about 20 miles north of Seattle and I get consistent 1.1mbs downloads
and 128kbs uploads even though hsdpa is capable of 256kbs uploads. When the
hsupa enhancement comes along the upload speed will increase greatly.
Cingular was slower to rollout 3g and only recently have many metro areas
come on line with hsdpa. The good news is that next month they will start
upgrading the towers to be 7.2mbs capable. I'm not sure if the network pipe
going from the tower itself will be able to handle it though. My link speed
is 1.8mbs right now and my actual throughput is steady at 1.1mbs with
occasional transfers at 1.2mbs. My signal is moderate. I plan on replacing
my finicky Option GT Max with a Novatel XU870 and a Novatel ExpressCard to
pcmcia caddy. The new SierraWireless AC875 is not advertised as being
7.2mbs capable but in order to get 3.6mbs capability, it would have to be
using the Qualcomm MSM6280 chipset which is 7.2mbs capable unlike the
MSM6275 chip used in the AC860 which is limited to 1.8mbs no matter what
you do to it. Hard to say if Sierra will unleash it depending on marketing
reasoning. Novatel is more forthright with information about their new
XU870 and the fact that it uses a USB2 serial interface built in, and the
AT command requirements are very forgiving which is what I have come to
know from Novatel. I would not waste a 2 year contract on either the GT Max
or AC860 right now if I was just getting started. I'm buying my XU870 from
a vendor since my Option GT Max was a contract deal until February 2008.
Still, it will cost me a good chunk of money to buy outright. Seems like
the hardware goes obsolete long before the contract is up if you sign up to
receive a discount.



Dave

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