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who accesses the internet with a laptop? also who gets internet thru verizon?

Posted by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 12:31 AM
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ok im sick of only getting internet thru my phone. i have been checking into getting a laptop from walmart then using verizons prepaid card 2 get internet. but if i dont get their card & just use the laptop 2 access internet at free wifi places like hotels & mcds isnt there an additional purchase i need 2 make other than just the laptop 2 be able 2 use free wifi?? if so what is it & how much does it cost?

for those who have verizon internet do u like it? would u recommend it. i dont want a contract but they keep telling me i have 2 sign a contract 2 get the $40 or $60 monthly option. this is crap. with phones if u purchase the phone u dpont have to sign a contract. how do u have urs set up? is iit worth the price u pay? $50 month sounds kinda high 2 me.
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AES514
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 12:38 AM

Bump. We have the internet through comcast and phone service through verizon. I love both. Just make sure to budget for it!!

steffielou_who
by Silver Member on Aug. 31, 2010 at 12:38 AM

As far as I know, it is free as long as you have a laptop with wireless capabilities..

mommawombat
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 12:42 AM

I have an acer from Wal mart. I had verizon broadband I love it but when I was at my mom's could not get a signal. Th idiot whom I married too did not pay the bill so I don't have it now.

 I have no problems connecting with a free signal. I usually go a library when I need a free signal for a long time.

mamakenzi
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 12:42 AM
You only need the laptop for wifi.
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mommawombat
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 12:45 AM

You can get a phone that acts like a modem though Verizon but don't know the prices.

Spidermonkey531
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 12:45 AM

I have phone with verizon... I don't need a card to access just make sure your laptop is wifi built in, not all do... hubby has a acer aspire 7736Z-4095 and has no problems with it what-so-ever.

rash232
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 12:48 AM
If u want to access free wifi. All u need is a laptop. All laptops come equipped with connecting with wifi. I don't know about verizon prices.
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nowaygourmet
by Gold Member on Aug. 31, 2010 at 10:17 AM
they told me this 2 but its all confusing. if i have a laptop & their prepaid card why would i need an extra ph line? if i dont use verizon 4 free wifi & dont have 2 purchase anything other than a laptop why do i have 2 purchase a card _lus a phone line 2 use verizon? i just get more confused the more i try 2 sort it all out. :`(


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You can get a phone that acts like a modem though Verizon but don't know the prices.


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dosthepost
by on Aug. 31, 2010 at 10:56 AM

The Verizon internet is a waste of money. We paid 69 dollars a month for the slowest damn internet I've ever used. 

spunky946
by Bronze Member on Aug. 31, 2010 at 8:46 PM

 We have verizon fios that includes tv/internet/phone for $130 per month.  For us it's great.

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