07-04-2008, 09:55 PM
| | Re: Monthly broadband?
Thanks for your response. I have a slow treo, hence the desire for a
broadband modem. One question, though - if I can turn BBAC on and off at
any time on a pro-rated basis, I would assume that there is no activation
fee? Thanks again.
On 7/4/08 10:32 AM, in article email@example.com
"Dave Rudisill" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Andy Greenberg <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Is it possible to sign up for vzw's broadband on a monthly basis if I pay
>> full retail for the modem? I've called verizon sales and gotten different
>> answers from different reps. Thanks.
> No. The VZW data devices (PC Card, ExpressCard, or US all
> require a one- or two-year contract.
> You can, however, tether your Verizon phone to your computer and
> enable the BroadbandAccess Connect (BBAC) feature. BBAC can be
> turned on and off any time you want by calling Customer Service.
> It costs $59.99/month, but they prorate it on a daily basis. BBAC
> connect gives you the same speed and service as a data device,
> 1. You switch to the Nationwide calling plan. With America's
> Choice, you won;t have data service in Extended Network areas.
> 2. You get an EVDO Rev. A phone (there is only one so far). Other
> EVDO phones are Rev 0, which means their actual download speed is
> somewhat slower and their upload speed is much slower.
> Look here for a list of phones that will support BBAC: