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Old 03-31-2008, 12:44 PM   #15
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Right, reading email and paying bills can, as you suggest be done from many places.

But, I want to be use a Slingbox to access my DVR at home and having access to the internet via WiFi from inside the AS is necessary.SRW
SRW,

Something just occurred to me. . . If you want to use a Slingbox you might not want to sign up for Verizon cellular Internet service, on which streaming audio and video are specifically prohibited.

Here's what the Verizon catalog (Nov 2007) says:

“Data Plans and Features (such as. . . Broadband Access. . .that do not include a specific monthly megabyte allowance or are not billed on a pay-as-you-go basis may ONLY be used with wireless devices for the following purposes: (i) Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access. . . These Data Plans and Features MAY NOT be used for any other purpose. Examples of prohibited purposes include. . .uploading, downloading, or streaming of audio or video programming or games. . ."

They enforce it by tracking and limiting total monthly usage:

“Anyone using more than 5 GB per line in a given month is presumed to be using the service in a manner prohibited above, and we reserve the right to limit throughput speed or immediately terminate the service of any such person without notice.”

I don't know, but I imagine other wireless internet access providers have similar restrictions in their fine print.

When I was looking into satellite Internet service I found similar limitations. As I recall Hughes has a daily limit, the size of which varies depending on the class of service that you are paying for. If you exceed the daily limit the system cuts you back to dial-up speed for the rest of the day.

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Old 03-31-2008, 03:18 PM   #16
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...I don't know, but I imagine other wireless internet access providers have similar restrictions in their fine print....Nuvi
actually this has been a brewing issue for all the evdo/broadband providers and satellite services....

some have REMOVED that limit or INCREASED it so that a reasonable amount of video/music can be downloaded for personal use.

verizon has YET to kick it up...

the bigger issue is on the UPLOAD side where speeds are slower.

the goal is to prevent folks from using their personal/solo accounts as community hubs or repeaters for 24/7 traffic and mirroring sites.

so CALCULATE how much data will be downloaded and plan accordingly.

the monthly bill shows bit/byte tallies AND you can get a running total at any time too.

i've never been higher than 50% of the ceiling for downloads, even with an occasional video/movie.

television downloads are generally smaller while a 2 hour feature film is ~~1.5gb...

it's that all u can eat buffet thing analogy again...

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Old 03-31-2008, 08:04 PM   #17
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Great subject. Would like an WiFi extender but not sure which one to purchase since my AT&T aircard does not have coverage in Bozman.
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SRW,

Something just occurred to me. . . If you want to use a Slingbox you might not want to sign up for Verizon cellular Internet service, on which streaming audio and video are specifically prohibited.

Here's what the Verizon catalog (Nov 2007) says:

“Data Plans and Features (such as. . . Broadband Access. . .that do not include a specific monthly megabyte allowance or are not billed on a pay-as-you-go basis may ONLY be used with wireless devices for the following purposes: (i) Internet browsing; (ii) email; and (iii) intranet access. . . These Data Plans and Features MAY NOT be used for any other purpose. Examples of prohibited purposes include. . .uploading, downloading, or streaming of audio or video programming or games. . ."

They enforce it by tracking and limiting total monthly usage:

“Anyone using more than 5 GB per line in a given month is presumed to be using the service in a manner prohibited above, and we reserve the right to limit throughput speed or immediately terminate the service of any such person without notice.”

I don't know, but I imagine other wireless internet access providers have similar restrictions in their fine print.

When I was looking into satellite Internet service I found similar limitations. As I recall Hughes has a daily limit, the size of which varies depending on the class of service that you are paying for. If you exceed the daily limit the system cuts you back to dial-up speed for the rest of the day.

Cheers,
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Wow, I did not know that.

Thanks for the heads up.


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Old 04-16-2008, 08:01 PM   #19
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I spoke with a Verizon sales rep today and she confirmed that Verizon does not recommend the use of their system for watching TV via a Slingbox or similar device due to capacity limits.

Any usage that exceeds 5GB per month will be at a rate of $0.45 per minute

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Old 04-18-2008, 08:32 PM   #20
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You might try e-mailing the president of the Computer Intraclub. His name is Fred Hazen and his email is: jfhazen@earthlink.net If they have not set one up they likely know the whether the college already has it.
The following was provided by Fred Hazen in response to my email to him regarding WIFI at Bozeman:

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I am in the process of checking out what wireless
> service will be available
> at the International Rally in Bozeman through John
> Boutwell who set up the
> wireless service that WBCCI provided at the
> International Rally in Perry,
> Georgia last year. John was also an instructor on
> wi-fi wireless on one of
> the eight (8) seminars that I lined up at Perry as
> President of the WBCCI
> Computer Club. John will handle another seminar on
> wi-fi wireless at this
> year's International Rally in Bozeman. The
> International Rally will be held
> on the campus of Montana State University and I am
> sure that we will have
> the opportunity to tap into the university's
> wireless system. I have asked
> John to verify this. I have lined up facilitators
> from Montana State
> University to help us with some of the
> seminars/workshops that we have
> scheduled for the 51th International Rally. I will
> get back to you as soon
> as I hear back from John.
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> Fred

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I work for the State of Montana as their Network Architect and as such work very closely with the university where the rally is to be held. If you could let me know exactly where you will be parked and the dates, I am sure we can get some thing set up for you guys.

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I work for the State of Montana as their Network Architect and as such work very closely with the university where the rally is to be held. If you could let me know exactly where you will be parked and the dates, I am sure we can get some thing set up for you guys.

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J.Lester,

A phone call to WBCCI headquarters in Jackson Center, OH, should answer all of your questions. I doubt if anyone here knows the specifics.

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