do macbook owers have any options for cellular internet yet?

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    we lack the pcmcia slot, so older cellular cards will not work
    we lack the newer style slot (and companies aren't really working too hard to support it either)

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    Verizon has a card that will do it for a macbook pro. Its a little tricky to get it to work, but I've spoken to people that have.
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    When I bought my Q i had the option to use it as a modem for cellular internet. And the Q uses USB and Bluetooth, not sure how it would work on a mac modem wise. Back when i was working for apple i had to download a program to get it work like the PC software, but I didnt want to try to use it as a modem bc I didnt opt for it but had the unlimited data plan.
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Yea, if you have an EVDO/HDSPA Bluetooth phone, you can tether to the Mac and use it's high speed. There's plenty of guides on the internet for that.
     
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    I plan to do get a samsung a707 (cingular) in January when I'm due for upgrade. I've already searched the internet about tethering it, and all reports say that speeds are awesome over bluetooth. Great thing about HSDPA is that you can talk on the phone while you're using it for data :big grin: HUGE plus.
     
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    thats probably going to be the only option if i wanted something right now. i don't have an express card slot, so thats out

    i'm not sure usb cell adapters will ever come out - don't know why not though

    thanks for the input
     
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    my friend(another OTer) has an unlimited plan on his Q, i should try and see if i can connect via bluetooth one time, ive never thought of that but that would be really cool, ive been tempted ot get a Q or similar myself with an unlimited plan just for the times when i am without internet it would be badass to get it.
     
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    tehaviator what u think badass that me

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    Generally you have to download scripts, and mess with all kinds of settings. Looks like it involves lots of trial and error. Not something you can just set up and go.
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    They make USB ones too, like this:

    http://www.mobileplanet.com/p.aspx?i=141076

    Don't know how the OSX support is though.
     

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