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Old 03-29-2012, 06:16 AM   #21
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Boat internet

OK, updated the PC to service pack 3 and the Verizon hotspot is working but my home wireless router doesn't seem to be transmitting anymore so I can't print or backup from the laptops. Funny it would fail at this point.

I was a computer support specialist in a large school for several years before I retired. Our favotite saying was "I hate computers!".

And I did order a new laptop anyway.

update: All day yesterday the home router wasn't working.* This morning, it works.

I hate computers!

On the plus side, I will have Internet access on my cruise next month.


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Old 03-31-2012, 10:40 PM   #22
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Its not cheap, but it works anywhere in the world.
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I use a Verizon WIFI; can operate up to 5 separate computers from it. It gives me very good internet service.
We also have a Verizon MIFI which handles up to 5 devices ... $50 per month for 5 gigs... and the service can be disconnected in the winter... However, I don't know what Verizon's coverage is in the rest of the country.
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We also have a Verizon MIFI which handles up to 5 devices ... $50 per month for 5 gigs... and the service can be disconnected in the winter... However, I don't know what Verizon's coverage is in the rest of the country.
How do they handle that disconnection in the winter if you are on a two year contract?
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The contract is extended by the amount of time the service has been interrupted.
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The contract is extended by the amount of time the service has been interrupted.
They don't mention that on their website but someone else told me about it. I didn't believe her but with your confirmation, now I do.

Are there any conditions on the suspension? How often, how soon, how long? I only really need this service several weeks per year.
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Are there any conditions on the suspension? How often, how soon, how long? I only really need this service several weeks per year.
Here is the link to the page regarding Verizon service suspension... Suspend Service

Basically, if you do not want to be billed during your suspension of service, you can do it twice per year for 90 days each time with no charge.
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Here is the link to the page regarding Verizon service suspension... Suspend Service

Basically, if you do not want to be billed during your suspension of service, you can do it twice per year for 90 days each time with no charge.
Thanks. That's good to know.
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