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wpshooter
July 2nd, 2009, 02:37 AM
I have a friend who can not get DSL or cable type of high-speed Internet service at his home address.

He says that some sources are telling him that he can get high-speed Internet on either his laptop or desktop computer by getting an Internet service thru his mobile/cell telephone device and then get Internet connectivity on either a desktop or laptop computer by hooking the telephone into the computer via USB cable (or perhaps even wirelessly in some cases.

Since I am strictly a DSL (wired internet user), and I have no experience in this area, my question is, can he get what would be considered "high-speed" Internet service in the fashion as described above ?

And when I say high-speed, I mean something that would be comparable to my mid-range Verizon DSL service, which is rated at 3gbs, I believe ?

On an article that I just Googled on the Internet, it said that getting Internet service in this fashion was possible BUT that the Internet service would be more comparable to having a desktop or laptop computer with a old 56K dialup modem and dialup service.

Which is correct, can he get an actual high-speed Internet service thru his cell phone or no ?

Thanks.

hansdown
July 2nd, 2009, 02:45 AM
Hi wpshooter.

There are high speed internet USB sticks that operate on cellular

phone signals.

This is one from where I live.

http://your.rogers.com/Business/productsservices/wireless/servicesaddons/pccards.asp?&cm_mmc=grdrt-_-all-_-en-_-stick

There must be some where you live.

This should help.

http://www.high-speed-internet-access-guide.com/wireless/

The download caps may not be too pretty.

http://www.broadbandexpert.com/

t0mppa
July 2nd, 2009, 02:47 AM
And when I say high-speed, I mean something that would be comparable to my mid-range Verizon DSL service, which is rated at 3gbs, I believe ?

Verizon has 3 Gbs speeds on mid-range? I knew I picked the wrong ISP!

All kidding aside, it really depends on your friends mobile phone and the network coverage over where he lives. The older phones and networks merely support old fashioned modems, so they're limited to 56kbs. 2G and 2.5G networks with EDGE or EGPRS provide up to around 230kbs downlinks. 3G however introduced much faster speeds, with current HSDPA featuring up to 14Mbs and upcoming solutions promising 42Mbs downlink speeds.