This or That?

Spending a fair amount of time out and about lately. Which is to say that I haven’t been anywhere near my Mac or an Internet connection, short of email/Facebook access from the Blackberry. Boy would it be handy if I had Internet access while out in the field. So I’ve been checking prices and I’m not happy with what I have found.

My local Starbucks use AT&T for wifi internet connectivity. I can buy 2 hour blocks for $4 or sign up for an account, locked into a 1 year contract for $20 per month. I could also add tethering to the Blackberry. For the ability to do this, Verizon will gladly charge me an additional $30 per month, again on a 1 year contract. While I’m not terribly keen on either of these, AT&T is appealing because it’s $10 a month cheaper, but I would be stuck getting access at Starbucks. Verizon is as well because I know the service is good and I would have the flexibility to access anywhere as long as I have a USB cable.

There is a new option that I will be researching this weekend as well.  As it turns out, since I am a Verizon FiOS customer, they are offering WiFi connectivity free at select locations.  From what I understand, I only need install an app on my computer to use for connecting.  I think this would be the way to go, mostly because I’m such a big fan of free.

I am curious as to how you connect when mobile via computer (not iPhone).

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.